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|10-18-2013 10:25 AM|
Android NOT Microsoft
see a pattern?
Oh and BTW the mic is in on the console for the sunroof on the headliner, looks like horizontal slits.
|10-18-2013 10:07 AM|
Where are the microphones for Sync and why would this change with nothing more than a change in phones?
|10-14-2013 03:13 PM|
|Jvs1991||Im starting to become fed up with sync. So I have tried resetting my iPod and iPhone numerous times, voice commands still are not available on either device. So I put a couple albums on a flash drive and put it in, plays fine but again voice commands just do not work, I dont understand it. It all used to work fine for the first month I had the car. Another issue is that whenever I say "call home" or someone else, sync will say "say 1 for work, say 2 for cell, say 3 for mobile" so Ill say 3 and it doesnt even call the right person. Also used to work fine, its rather frustrating because everything else about the car is great but this stupid radio. And scrolling through my music is no help because that takes way too long.|
|10-11-2013 08:50 PM|
|10-11-2013 03:47 PM|
Rebuilt the collection onto the 64GB drive and as expected, too many files for track voice commands.
I have a 32GB drive and loaded about 28GB of music onto it, more or less what I would usually listen to and it works great. I didn't mess with the tag data at all, which makes me think it's a straight file count limitation.
64GB drive - 6,453 files
32GB drive - 2,965 files
The Sync lady is happy now!
1 other thing that seems odd -
There's no way to select different sources from the steering wheel controls. The manual shows a different setup with a media button. Mine has OK in the middle with arrows around it. Am I missing something, or did they just leave it out?
|10-11-2013 09:10 AM|
I have a 2012 SEL with SYNC but not MFT and had a wierd issue popup.
Last Thursday, my bluetooth audio decided to no longer work from my phone. I keep getting "bluetooth device not detected" although I see the bluetooth symbol on the screen and on my phone. However, when saying other commands such as Services or making a call, it works flawlessly. I used to have an Android phone and didn't have any trouble. I got an iPhone 5 3 months ago and didn't have any issues until a week ago. I've reset the car and my phone several times, deleted my phone from Sync, and re-added it, all to no avail. I'm just afraid that it's going to be a Ford vs. Apple issue with them pointing the fingers at each other and putting me in the middle. Software and features don't just disappear. Is there anything else I should do or should I just have the dealership take a look? I'm really losing patience over other little things that keep happening.
|10-11-2013 08:52 AM|
That was the way I understood it but who knows? I wish Ford provided a lot more depth and clarity about the system/limitations, etc. on their SMR site.
Good that the smaller library you tested worked but now you have to figure out why your old library wouldn't work before. The only two things I can think of would be that you either were over the grammar object limit and the new library was well below that or you had one or two songs with questionable tags before and the new library didn't include that. I suppose maybe if you have the patience you could add tracks to your original drive in chunks, like 100 at a time or so, and repeat until you hit the wall. Then at least you would know that either that chunk of 100 songs put you over the limit or one of the tracks in that chunk has a bad tag.
|10-10-2013 06:53 PM|
I had my entire collection on the flash drive. I deleted a bunch of stuff that I would rarely or never listen to and got it down to just under 6,500 tracks. Still no voice for individual tracks.
I read on another forum that it's really fussy about the fields in the ID3 tags and you should just have Album, Artist, Genre, Title, and Track. I downloaded MP3tag and deleted all of the other metadata. I was surprised at all of the other fields I had populated. I did this operation directly on the flash drive and it took a while. Still no voice for individual tracks.
I low level formatted the flash drive, which took hours and copied the tracks to it with no directory structure. Still no voice for individual tracks and at least 1 album started playing in a wacky order.
When it re-indexed each of these times the Sync lady would say "Due to the number of tracks on this device voice commands are not available for individual tracks". Makes me think that there's a number where it just can't build the individual track index any more.
Reformatted (quick) and am copying the library back to the drive the way it started out.
I have some smaller flash drives that I'll try with fewer tracks. Would love to know what the magic number is.
Put some stuff on a 2GB flash drive. Made sure to mix some tracks I bought as MP3 and some ripped and it worked great. Indexed very quickly and able to get tracks via voice.
|10-09-2013 05:56 PM|
So, say you have a 10-track album. That album would represent 12 articles--the 10 track names, the 1 album name and the 1 artist name. Likewise a 6-track album would represent 8 grammar articles, and so on...
I have found that my mix of music puts me over the limit somewhere around (but just under) 10,000 tracks. If your music was from a wider variety of album names or artists, I suppose you could potentially be up against the limit at 8,000 tracks. If you cross the limit, none of the music is available via voice command.
|10-09-2013 01:48 PM|
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