FYI: Page 22 of the "Owner's Manual for the Radio" (I have the standard "Business CD") -- "The CD player can also play CDs containing compressed audo data in formats such as MP3 or WMA..." If you've got the same sound system and you didn't get a manual for it you might want to ask your dealer for one. It has a few 'hidden' features that aren't obvious just by playing around with it.Originally posted by battleship_potemkin+Feb 19 2005, 03:10 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(battleship_potemkin @ Feb 19 2005, 03:10 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BimmerJD@Feb 18 2005, 10:10 PM
This is great info! Here's one I didn't think I saw... on the 2005 models, the CD player recognizes and plays MP3 CD's (ie: 120 songs on 1 700mb disc). There is no mention of this in any of the literature or the info that came with the car. I just knew that it worked in an '05 Mini Cooper, and the head-units are the same behind the face-plate. Try it... it works in my car!
By the way, anyone know if it supports any other formats? The manual seems kind of vague about this.
The in dash player only seems to recognize a limited number of files on a disc. I've been squeezing about 30 albums (each in its own folder) onto a disc, but the the player only plays about the first 20 or so (~260 songs) then starts over from the start. I'm assuming its a limitation of the decks internal memory.
Anyone have anything specific on this?
Thats exactly right. It is because the deck runs out of memory. Thats why the amount of tracks/cds per disk varies with the leangth of the songs contained therein.....