Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Solo Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2010, 11:19 AM   #18
ZombieEatsYou

 
ZombieEatsYou's Avatar
 
Drives: "Bmblbee" 2010 RY 2SS/RS. VIN 12043
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waldorf, Maryland
Posts: 1,277
Here's something I learned about this item: "When the car starts, it will continue playing the previous song however after that it will continue in alphabetical order. "

I you listen to the radio or cd and let your device finish indexing before the current song is over, then it will proceed to the next song in order. If not, then when your current song is over it will then start at or near the beginning of the alphabet again. I think it will pick up at whatever song the indexing happens to be at. For me, after a typical 3 minute song, the next one will start with a "C." Usually "Chains" by Juda Priest.

So, tips for you- Never turn off the car between songs or let a song end before indexing is finished; it will start with an "A" song or wherever the index happens to be when the song ended. In my case "Chains." Let your device finish indexing before listening to it, it will start at the beginning of your previous song and continue in alpha order after that. I've got about 700 songs and podcasts on my zune and indexing takes from 9-11 minutes.
ZombieEatsYou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 10:55 PM   #19
jmiele
 
jmiele's Avatar
 
Drives: RIP
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 86
Quote:
What audio devices does my car support?
All models come with the Auxiliary input. This allows you to plug in any music playing device that can connect to a pair of normal headphones. You’ll likely just need a male-male 1/8th inch stereo cable. If you have a 1LT with the C&C package, 2LT, or 2SS you have the PDIM module (explained next). And of course there is that slot you can stick a CD into.
Based on this I understand that you do not need the C&C package to use an iTouch with any model Camaro. Going this route (using a stereo cable), is song selection controlled by the iPod, the head unit (which I'm assuming is the car radio control), or both?

Would there be any reason to add the C&C package if I only plan to use it to connect an iPod if I don't care about steering wheel mounted controls or Bluetooth connectivity?
jmiele is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:55 PM   #20
slick rick
SoCal Mayhem
 
slick rick's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Foothill Ranch, CA
Posts: 5,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmiele View Post
Based on this I understand that you do not need the C&C package to use an iTouch with any model Camaro. Going this route (using a stereo cable), is song selection controlled by the iPod, the head unit (which I'm assuming is the car radio control), or both?

Would there be any reason to add the C&C package if I only plan to use it to connect an iPod if I don't care about steering wheel mounted controls or Bluetooth connectivity?
Using the Auxiliary input requires that you select the song from the iPod. You will not be able to control the iPod from the head unit.
__________________
slick rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 09:34 PM   #21
james2SS
Rehabing Speed Addict
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS, 1976 Fiat X19
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 23
I'm using a usb stick and I'm having a hard time figuring out how the label/name the tunes such that they'll play in the order I designate. When viewing the files in windows, I have them in the order I'd like when I sort by name, but it translates into something different when I play the stick in the car.

How does one control the ordering of the playlist in the Camaro's implementation?

~Jim
james2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 03:14 PM   #22
james2SS
Rehabing Speed Addict
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS, 1976 Fiat X19
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 23
Finally figured it out, but it's not pretty. I tried a bunch of different ways to get a playlist on a USB stick (windows media player, itunes, mediamonkey, iExplorer) and no matter what I did it always played in alphabetical order. I attempted to add a prefix (e.g., 1a, 1b, 1c) to the file name, but it made no difference. I discovered that you can do this, but it has to be under properties for the file and is needed to be done on the title, not the filename.

Too much work when you're talking thousands of songs. :-(

~Jim
james2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 04:13 PM   #23
TonyNo

 
TonyNo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT, IBM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 979
Song title?

Seems like this needs to be an option in the menus. Who listens to stuff alphabetically?
__________________
TonyNo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #24
james2SS
Rehabing Speed Addict
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS, 1976 Fiat X19
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 23
Exactly, that's why I've been screwing around with this for way too long!

~Jim
james2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 12:32 AM   #25
UCF w00t
Geek
 
UCF w00t's Avatar
 
Drives: IOM 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Orlando
Posts: 4,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by james2SS View Post
I'm using a usb stick and I'm having a hard time figuring out how the label/name the tunes such that they'll play in the order I designate. When viewing the files in windows, I have them in the order I'd like when I sort by name, but it translates into something different when I play the stick in the car.

How does one control the ordering of the playlist in the Camaro's implementation?

~Jim
Try creating a playlist. Something like Winamp can do it. Standard M3U playlists work. Just put it in the root of your flash drive. Then go in the menu and select it.
UCF w00t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 08:58 AM   #26
TonyNo

 
TonyNo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT, IBM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 979
Is that also a way around the indexing?
__________________
TonyNo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 11:40 AM   #27
UCF w00t
Geek
 
UCF w00t's Avatar
 
Drives: IOM 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Orlando
Posts: 4,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyNo View Post
Is that also a way around the indexing?
Not at all.
UCF w00t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 12:25 PM   #28
TonyNo

 
TonyNo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT, IBM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 979
Bah. :(
__________________
TonyNo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 02:43 AM   #29
Brownhornitt

 
Brownhornitt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 White Corvette Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 948
Are there any dealerships in the San Francisco south bay area (San Jose) that know how to add the PDIM/USB port? And can they hook it up to a leather steering wheel with the audio controls?
__________________
The Corvette is an animal.
Brownhornitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 01:26 PM   #30
SSGirl
Life's Good!
 
SSGirl's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS SW with Black Stripes
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,211
Send a message via AIM to SSGirl Send a message via Yahoo to SSGirl Send a message via Skype™ to SSGirl
Future PDIM Compatibility With More Than iPod?

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeman71 View Post
Yeah I know...when you leave it up to engineers, that's what you get
Codeman - I just got the PDIM installed in my 1SS (Henderson Chevy in the Las Vegas area - first time they did it but it went well). HW=CC, FW=CE. My song collection is greater than 2,500. I was hoping to use an existing Zune or USB Flash Drive, but apparently neither is an option. If the Zune has to index for an hour every time the vehicle starts, its of no use to me.

I read in this FAQ that the PDIM supports iPods much better. Plugged in my daughter's 4th gen 16gb nano and it worked perfectly. No indexing and everything was immediately available. Yay!

Any plans for future firmware to truly support other digital players like the Zune or Sansa the same way it does the iPod - with all the indexing being handled by the player? I really don't want to drink the Apple koolaid.

Thank you for participating in the forum and offering to answer questions like this.
SSGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 10:40 PM   #31
UCF w00t
Geek
 
UCF w00t's Avatar
 
Drives: IOM 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Orlando
Posts: 4,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGirl View Post
Codeman - I just got the PDIM installed in my 1SS (Henderson Chevy in the Las Vegas area - first time they did it but it went well). HW=CC, FW=CE. My song collection is greater than 2,500. I was hoping to use an existing Zune or USB Flash Drive, but apparently neither is an option. If the Zune has to index for an hour every time the vehicle starts, its of no use to me.

I read in this FAQ that the PDIM supports iPods much better. Plugged in my daughter's 4th gen 16gb nano and it worked perfectly. No indexing and everything was immediately available. Yay!

Any plans for future firmware to truly support other digital players like the Zune or Sansa the same way it does the iPod - with all the indexing being handled by the player? I really don't want to drink the Apple koolaid.

Thank you for participating in the forum and offering to answer questions like this.
There's no plans to get past the 2500 song limit with the current PDIM module. Apparently that will require new hardware. Your Zune shouldn't take that long to index, especially not each time. The first index will be longer but once it's done that it should only take a couple minutes, max. If you connect another device it will lose the previous index entirely so make sure you're not swapping devices in between.

As far as I'm aware, other devices do not provide an index to the car at all so there's nothing for them to use. It's not out of the question that a future PDIM (software and/or hardware) could have a legit indexer instead of the junk it has now and it would resolve the problems (including the 2500 song limit) but it would still be up to the PDIM to handle the index. Fingers crossed. Hopefully sooner than later.
UCF w00t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2010, 09:23 AM   #32
spyder
 
Drives: 2010 V6 | M6
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 294
Quote:
What audio devices does my car support?
All models come with the Auxiliary input. This allows you to plug in any music playing device that can connect to a pair of normal headphones. You’ll likely just need a male-male 1/8th inch stereo cable.
is that true tht all model come with aux input? I have a ls n I'm assuming that the Jack would be in the armrest compartment. In mine there's just a small cover there with no input Jack. Anyways i'm just wondering how much will it run me if I want yo add aux input Jack to the ls. The stereo does have an aux button.

Last edited by spyder; 03-27-2010 at 09:31 AM. Reason: Quote
spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2010, 09:54 AM   #33
Nutbutt


 
Nutbutt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2LT/RS Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,380
If you are talking about a stereo input jack, yes the LS does have one. If you are talking about a USB input jack, No the LS doesn't have one, but it can be added.
__________________
1st IPF Supercharged 2011 2LT/RS RJT Convertible
Nutbutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2010, 10:24 AM   #34
spyder
 
Drives: 2010 V6 | M6
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 294
Where is the input Jack for the stereo?
spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestion: FAQ stick or thread [KRPT]ECP Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 5 03-27-2009 01:23 AM
GM Supplier Pricing for Recent College Grads The_Stache Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 6 05-12-2008 09:43 AM
Camaro FAQ? AConn 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 19 09-22-2007 11:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.