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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 11th, 2014, 7:02 pm Thread Starter
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Question USB and BMW Sound System

I transfered 102 I-tune files to a Flashdrive and connected it to the USB port on my 2014 R1200RTW. When I switch the sound system to the USB, I got "No Data" on the display. I can put the flashdrive in my Toyota Truck and Honda Crosstour and it plays perfectly.

Does the BMW system only recognize MP3 files and not I-tunes files? I have a converting program and converted them to MP3 files. I'll see if that works when I ride again on Thursday.

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post #2 of 8 Old Nov 11th, 2014, 11:11 pm
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I transfered 102 I-tune files to a Flashdrive and connected it to the USB port on my 2014 R1200RTW. When I switch the sound system to the USB, I got "No Data" on the display. I can put the flashdrive in my Toyota Truck and Honda Crosstour and it plays perfectly.

Does the BMW system only recognize MP3 files and not I-tunes files? I have a converting program and converted them to MP3 files. I'll see if that works when I ride again on Thursday.
Dick,
You're correct, it reads only MP3 files. I had a similar problem with Windows Media Player ripping them as WMA files and the bike not reading them with "no data". Once I changed settings to rip them as MP3 files it plays them.

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post #3 of 8 Old Nov 12th, 2014, 8:30 am
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Re: USB and BMW Sound System

Hopefully, when you do make the MP3 conversion, the file tags are intact, otherwise you wouldn't be able to play by genre, artist, album, and such!

I have 32 Gb of MP3s that I play via the USB, and it is very good.

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Re: USB and BMW Sound System

I created a USB stick when I first got my RT and if I remember right for the 2012 RT you need to organize the music into playlists named BMW 1, BMW 2 etc. I found that my first generation iPod touch worked well so I quit using the USB stick so my memory is a little vague on this.

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I created a USB stick when I first got my RT and if I remember right for the 2012 RT you need to organize the music into playlists named BMW 1, BMW 2 etc. I found that my first generation iPod touch worked well so I quit using the USB stick so my memory is a little vague on this.

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I believe that you are correct. However, arranging the files into the BMW1 etc. folders to create the playlist doesn't work with the audio system of the RTW. I want to have more than 32 Gb of music available, and 32 Gb is the max that can be access via USB, and so I am in the process of getting my 64 Gb iPod set up.

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Re: USB and BMW Sound System

Thanks to everyone that responded. I converted my files to MP3 and will try them out tomorrow on my way to Atlanta.

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Re: USB and BMW Sound System

On the 2014 there is no need to create a playlist. I ripped several CD's to a MicroSD yesterday and then put it in a USB adapter. VIOLA. You can browse the folders on the drive by using (I think) the Mode button on the fairing and then browse the folder with the wheel. Using the Mode button also allows random playing.

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Re: USB and BMW Sound System

I have a Sony Walkman with 32GB of music in FLAC format on it. I have not tried it yet, but hope it will recognize. I usually just put it on random and let it run.

I store no music on my iPhone... Not sure why not. I may convert everything over and move it. Then I could use 1 device.

I really need to just pay for a good program that does better tagging and converting.
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