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11-18-2012 09:13 AM
Dick W I experience this playing from a USB stick so not sure the problem is a BT problem or more fundamentally a streaming data through the codec problem...
11-16-2012 10:33 PM
dragonpalm
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Originally Posted by dbenney View Post
Where the hell do I get MFT 3.5.1? I am currently running 3.2.2 and my upgrade to that went without a hitch. I didnt have the Climate issue that a lot of people here had. Do I have to go to the Dealer to get the update to 3.5.1? I have went to SMR.com and it is not showing an available update for me.
If you don't have navigation, you can update it yourself here. Click on the link in the PDF file. *Ford recommends that a dealer does this update so do it at your own risk.*

If you do have navigation, you will need to go to a dealer because it requires a new navigation card (A4). Some dealers may require you to prove you have an issue with your current version that 3.5.1 fixes. Some may not and will update it for you with no hassles.

But like I said, the new version does not fix the audio skip problem while using Spotify. Who knows, maybe Spotify is the problem.

Here is the original thread.
11-16-2012 10:15 PM
dbenney
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I only listen to music in the car via BT streaming and use Spotify Premium on a 4S with iOS 6.0.1 (latest). I haven't experienced #2 but #1 has happened both on 3.0.2 and on 3.5.1. It's infrequent but can happen after the first 30 seconds of operation. A song will start to lag and then skip, sometimes repeatedly and changing the track won't help. It's often just one skip but it has skipped/lagged for ~10-20 seconds before (on 3.0.2). So far on 3.5.1, I've only experienced a single skip, randomly, every once in a while. I have yet to figure out what is causing it but doing a quick reset on the phone (power button+home button) will fix it temporarily. I thought it may be a phone network connection issue but it's never skipped while off Bluetooth before.
Where the hell do I get MFT 3.5.1? I am currently running 3.2.2 and my upgrade to that went without a hitch. I didnt have the Climate issue that a lot of people here had. Do I have to go to the Dealer to get the update to 3.5.1? I have went to SMR.com and it is not showing an available update for me.
11-16-2012 01:41 PM
dragonpalm
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Okay, just want to throw this out there to see if anyone else is having the problem. This might just be a fluke as I haven't tested the system for an extended amount of time yet.

Issue #1: Bluetooth audio will stutter a bit during the first ~30 seconds of operation (I'm thinking turning of phone book auto download might fix this, bandwidth issue??, just speculation)

Issue #2: I was using spotify per usual and the car skipped to the next track like I had pressed the advance button. It made the sound and everything. Really odd, it did it twice on the same track so maybe it is somehow the track. Who knows.


My setup is an iphone 5, spotify premium, bluetooth only. I hope this is just a fluke because aside from this MFT is working better with my phone now than it ever has in the past. Metadata updates correctly and my phone stays paired for once. Anyone have some experience with issues like these? Also, please don't turn this into a Android vs iphone or a Microsoft blame game thread.

Thanks all
I only listen to music in the car via BT streaming and use Spotify Premium on a 4S with iOS 6.0.1 (latest). I haven't experienced #2 but #1 has happened both on 3.0.2 and on 3.5.1. It's infrequent but can happen after the first 30 seconds of operation. A song will start to lag and then skip, sometimes repeatedly and changing the track won't help. It's often just one skip but it has skipped/lagged for ~10-20 seconds before (on 3.0.2). So far on 3.5.1, I've only experienced a single skip, randomly, every once in a while. I have yet to figure out what is causing it but doing a quick reset on the phone (power button+home button) will fix it temporarily. I thought it may be a phone network connection issue but it's never skipped while off Bluetooth before.
11-15-2012 08:24 AM
TehMark hmm, yeah, i didn't have any drop outs on my way into work this morning as well. maybe the master reset fixed it. I've got a 3 hour drive this weekend so that'll be a great test :D
11-15-2012 07:01 AM
copernicium112 So I launched Spotify through BT last night before leaving work. Ran it on the drive home and on the way in this morning. No track skips (or even audio drop-outs for that matter). Granted only about 50-55 min all in between the two drives so hardly a long-term test.

Edit: Setup - iPhone 5, Spotify freebie version
11-14-2012 10:28 PM
mk007002012 Had some "skip"s but not on a regular basis. phone book sync is on.
I'm just using iphone 5 and Music app (i'm too lazy to pull out phone and enter app). For me 3.5 is way better than 3.0.2 since in the latter BT is essentially unusable, on both iphone 4 and 5.
11-14-2012 08:35 PM
TehMark On my way home tonight I fired up the iphone podcast player and experienced multiple instances of audio lag when listening to an hour long podcast. The audio would just cut out for a quarter of a second then come back in. So this is no longer a Spotify issue.

I ran a master reset on my car
Next I ran the reboot app
Re-paired my phone

No immediate audio lag/skipping yet. I'll see how this works again tomorrow morning when I have another 30 minute window of testing. I really want this to be a fluke. 3.5 works great otherwise.
11-14-2012 12:10 PM
TehMark I'm going to give the podcast player a go on my commute home tonight to see if it tries to skip tracks. If it works then I'll probably just dump spotify. I've been looking for a reason to cancel on them for a while anyway because they have terrible support.

Things I'm going to try.
1. rebooted phone (done)
2. Reinstall spotify (in progress)
3. MFT master reset
4. Restore of phone
11-14-2012 12:04 PM
copernicium112 Hmmm, have you tried any other streaming apps to see if it happens with those as well? Like I said it has happened to me with Slacker but so rarely that it was no cause of concern to me. I think I'll fire up Spotify and use it on my drive home tonight and see what happens.
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