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Old 06-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #18
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When you do this...how will the songs be seperated?..meaning will the thumb drive just have one large list of songs or can it be seperated into artists,albums, or genres for example so your head unit will display this information in that way?
If you have all your mp3 files tagged with the artist/album/genre info, the Camaro should be able to separate your songs into any of those categories from what I understand. The default order that shows up while it's still indexing your files is alphabetical by song title.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:14 PM   #19
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They are albums that I have imported using iTunes. For example, to illustrate my problem, if I delete an album that the folder has a letter B, then the album afterward that starts with a C will then be indexed.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:17 PM   #20
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They are albums that I have imported using iTunes. For example, to illustrate my problem, if I delete an album that the folder has a letter B, then the album afterward that starts with a C will then be indexed.
Check your rip settings. Make sure that it's ripping to MP3 and not AAC (the default). Other than that... no clue. Maybe it just needs to be re-indexed? I don't have my car or the manual but I would think there's a way to force this. If nothing else, disconnecting the battery for a few minutes to clear the settings should do it.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:18 PM   #21
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Check your rip settings. Make sure that it's ripping to MP3 and not AAC (the default). Other than that... no clue. Maybe it just needs to be re-indexed? I don't have my car or the manual but I would think there's a way to force this. If nothing else, disconnecting the battery for a few minutes to clear the settings should do it.
Well, the files are all mp3. I have taken the thumb drive out and have let it reindex several times with the same effect.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:26 AM   #22
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when importing music onto itunes from a cd its automatically converts it to an m4a format, there are several programs you can get to convert this to mp3 just google "m4a to mp3"
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:55 AM   #23
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You can also convert them from iTunes as well. Or change the setting so it will rip in mp3 format. There are some batch conversion programs, but I don't have one off the top of my head.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:02 AM   #24
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i am new at all this how do i copy songs to my flash drive from a cd? do i need some kind of software?
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:20 AM   #25
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When are they going to issue a firmware update on this thing? It no longer even recognizes my Zune
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:46 AM   #26
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i am new at all this how do i copy songs to my flash drive from a cd? do i need some kind of software?
windows media player 10 or 11 will have a rip tab at the top, you can use that to rip songs from the cd into a file that can be put onto a flash drive.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:50 PM   #27
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Whenever I plug my ipod or thumb drive in the usb nothing happens. My thumb drive lights up for a second and then goes out. The ipod does nothing but light up when I turn the radio off. I can't get any type of menu to come up. The radio portion works fine.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:04 PM   #28
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Whenever I plug my ipod or thumb drive in the usb nothing happens. My thumb drive lights up for a second and then goes out. The ipod does nothing but light up when I turn the radio off. I can't get any type of menu to come up. The radio portion works fine.
Which iPod do you have?
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windows media player 10 or 11 will have a rip tab at the top, you can use that to rip songs from the cd into a file that can be put onto a flash drive.
so when i rip them to the flash drive thats all i need to do to get them to play?
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #30
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The manual says that the first 10,000 songs are recognized, but with my thumb drive, it doesn't index all the songs. I have several full albums on there but it only recognizes about half of them. It shows the folders but not the songs. Anyone seeing anything similar?
So I just clarified the amount of songs that the unit can index, and it's 2,500, not 10,000 like the manual indicates. I'm really sorry for any confusion that this has caused. I know this is a real bummer for those of you who wanted to hook up a huge flash drive and be able to play all your music from that. The only real workaround that I've been able to figure out is to use an iPod. Since that indexes the songs itself, we are able to see its entire collection, no matter how many songs are on it. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but I wanted to be open with you guys.
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Whenever I plug my ipod or thumb drive in the usb nothing happens. My thumb drive lights up for a second and then goes out. The ipod does nothing but light up when I turn the radio off. I can't get any type of menu to come up. The radio portion works fine.
Reply back with what iPod you're trying to use and what types of files you have on your thumb drive. It could be that your iPod is not one of the supported ones and your thumb drive doesn't have the right type of music on it. You'll need MP3 or WMA files on your thumb drive to play, and you need a relatively new iPod (within the last 2-3 years or so) to be recognized. If you do have both of these, let me know and I'll give you a few other things to try.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:17 PM   #32
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Ok So there is a limit of 2500 songs that can be indexed from the USB flash drive and to get around this you need a PlaysForSure Device that will index the songs first. Is there a list of such devices and can you have an unlimited amout of songs (limited by the storage of the player)

I have about 55gb of music and was hoping to just put in a hard drive in and leave it at that.

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Ok So there is a limit of 2500 songs that can be indexed from the USB flash drive and to get around this you need a PlaysForSure Device that will index the songs first. Is there a list of such devices and can you have an unlimited amout of songs (limited by the storage of the player)

I have about 55gb of music and was hoping to just put in a hard drive in and leave it at that.

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No, a PlaysForSure device will have the same limitations as a USB drive. When those connect up, they act almost identially to a flash drive where the vehicle has to index the whole thing. Actual iPods are the only ones that do the indexing themselves, so for you you'd have to grab a 5th Gen or newer iPod classic to fit your 55 gig of music.
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Ok,

Thanks for clarifying this, i must admit it is a bit of a dissapointment but I'm sure i can find an ipod cheap enought.

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