I have a 05 ZX4. I am having difficulties with the entertainment unit.
Firstly, I can't make it read a MP3 CD. It has been suggested to me that
putting all the tunes in the root is what's giving me the "bad CD"
message. Anyone know if that's true?
Secondly, how on earth do I do anything with the "aux"? I would love to
connect a 2G jump drive via USB, or some other connection type, but I
can't figure out how.
I'm not a computer whiz, but whenever I copy MP3 files to a CD, they're
individual files, and not lumped under a master file name. Don't know if
that helps or is even remotely connected to what you're asking, but they
work on my 2004 ZX5 that way.
Does another CD/MP3 player (other than the one on your
computer) read the disc you made? What software are you
using to create the disc? You can't just copy the MP3 files
to a CD, you MUST have a software program that puts the MP3
files on a disc in the format that a CD/MP3 player can read.
If that is not the problem I would suggest that you try
different media. Some CD/MP3 players read some brands of
media better than others. I have been using Optimum brand
48x discs and my 6 disc changer and it has not had a problem
reading any of them. I put about 225 songs on each disc
(over 10 hours) so I have over 60 hours of MY favorite music
available in my player.
As for your question on the use of the "aux" input, I would
like to know the answer to that too.
i have the same car, same radio and i burned numerous mp3 cd with nero
and never had an issue with playing cds on it. i also put all the songs
in the root directory.
does the cd play any cd at all (audio or mp3)? did you put a label on
the cd, if so the manually tells you nor to put paper labels on home
if it will help. shoot an email to me privately and ill tell you how i
burn them to see if this may help you out. theres no magic to what i do.
have you tried posting your question/issue the one of the cd news groups?
I never put labels on. The player plays Music CDs fine, just not MP3
CDs. No I haven't tried other groups yet. There can't be much of a
trick, unless you're talking about burning at a speed lower than the
writer's max, like at 24x instead of 48x. I have tried that already :)
Could be the sampling rate being too high or an issue using Variable BitRate
MP3's. My older 2003 Blaupunkt model has no problem reading 192 Kbs MP3
Constant BitRate on CD-R's but no luck with CD-RW's.
The Aug input is, I believe, accessed via the rear of the radio.
If the player plays CD discs but won't play MP3 discs it is
likely not a player problem. Have you had someone else
create a MP3 disc for you (using a different software
package than you are using)? I know someone that had the
exact same problem you had (not in their car though). He
swore it was the MP3 player but when I made a disc for him
(using NTI CD/MP3/DVD maker) it played fine.
I was looking at the manual for my '05 Focus last night and
saw that only some '05s come with the MP3 player (I thought
it was standard on ALL '05s). If your CD player does not
have the MP3 logo (directly below where you put the disc in)
your player can only play CDs. Does yours have the MP3
logo? If it does (and will not play them), take it back to
the dealer and have them look into the problem.
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