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hi i just found out yesterday from the post discovered about the f56 i didnt know about the cd player changer being an optional extra i think it will save me having cds lying around but i do like my music whats the options does everyone else use ipod or mp4 player or can you plug in a memory card thanks .
 

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CD player isnt even an option, there's no physical player at all & no location for one in the cabin.

there's a 20Gb hard drive as an option which music can be loaded onto, otherwise it's Bluetooth or USB connection to phone, ipod or USB stick
 

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CD player isnt even an option, there's no physical player at all & no location for one in the cabin.

there's a 20Gb hard drive as an option which music can be loaded onto, otherwise it's Bluetooth or USB connection to phone, ipod or USB stick
I suspect he is referring to the DVD Changer option that sits in the secret compartment. But yeah USB or Bluetooth is where it's at IMO
 

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Lol Thanks yes i meant the dvd changer how much is the harddrive and can you control your attached device threw the on board display i had a sirocco before and when you plugged in the usb you could use the display again .
 

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Yes any device connected can be controlled on the main display. Not sure on the cost of the internal drive but i know some people have had issues with its usability - no playlist support, difficult to get music back off the drive. Be worth searching a few online sites before splashing out, see if its the solution you need or not. Im just using a 64gb usb stick in place of my ipod and spotify on my iphone via the mini connected app
 

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I think the hard drive is the best option. I've moved all my music there. No battery drain streaming from your phone. Instant on. Sounds great, easy to search, etc. Just rip all your cds to mp4 and move them over via the USB port.
 

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I agree with txfan, the hard drive is brilliant and works really well.
 

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I use a 16GB usb stick. Just copy music from my iTunes media on my PC.
Works great now I know how to navigate the iDrive system.

Album artwork only works if I had manually copied and pasted an album image in iTunes. If I use the image automatically found by iTunes it does not show up, very strange.
 

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Lol Thanks yes i meant the dvd changer how much is the harddrive and can you control your attached device threw the on board display i had a sirocco before and when you plugged in the usb you could use the display again .
The hard drive requires the Connected XL screen, the cost will depend on country and packages..

A lot of people just load up a USB flash drive and navigate audio from that.
 

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I use a 16GB usb stick. Just copy music from my iTunes media on my PC.
Works great now I know how to navigate the iDrive system.

Album artwork only works if I had manually copied and pasted an album image in iTunes. If I use the image automatically found by iTunes it does not show up, very strange.
This is due to the fact that iTunes stores its album art separately to the MP3 file, rather than embedding it as part of the MP3's ID3 metadata.

If you have a mac, there are some applescripts online that can automatically embed the image. Alternatively, if you have a Google Music account, you can use the Google Music manager application to upload all your MP3s to the google cloud, then download them again and they will all (or most) have album art attached.
 

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I find CDs in cars to be clumsy and prone to damage. I'm happy with a USB memory stick and even a lowly 4GB one will hold many tracks in MP3 format, even if the files are encoded at 320 kbps. Just means I need to look ahead if planning a long trip plus I usually have a 'juke box' selection on my phone which is always to hand.

Need to find out if I can play FLACs or WAVs through the USB input - doubt it, but that would be useful for me as that's how I store my music at home; it would save having to trancode to MP3 for in-car listening.

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Need to find out if I can play FLACs or WAVs through the USB input - doubt it, but that would be useful for me as that's how I store my music at home; it would save having to trancode to MP3 for in-car listening.

Derek
You can play WAVs, FLACs didn't work for me.
 

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I only use wavs, they work fine but as profiteroles says album art can be erratic!
 
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