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Old 03-05-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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2005 MP3 Headunits

Does anyone have advice for burning MP3 CDs for playback in 2005 headunits?

I just got my car today and my first try at a disc wasn't too successful. Any formating trips? I'd like to be able to use the folder buttons and everything. I burned my one disc so far in iTunes as an MP3 CD. Maybe if I did it as a data CD it would give me the folder structure. My first couple songs wouldn't play and iTunes didn't create folders.

What bitrates does the headunit play? Any advice? Just trying to minimize the number of coasters and get the optimal setup for the disc.

Hopefully there will be an AUX input iPod adapter soon so I don't have to worry about this. The fact that this headunit works with CD Text and ID3 tags gives me hope that the iPod adapter may even show the iPod info on the headunit. That would be REALLY sweet.

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Old 03-05-2005, 08:56 AM   #2
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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since itunes is supposed to be 'anti-piracy friendly' itunes may be burning the cd only so it will read on the computer correctly through itunes, might want to try using like ezcd creator or something like that, but you should still be able to make an mp3 cd
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Has anyone figured out what version of ID3 tags are supported? The current version of iTunes uses V2.2 and this seems to be too new or something. My radio shows no ID3 info.

How about bitrates? Anyone know what is supported?

It sucks to have to figure all of this out by trial and error...
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Old 03-08-2005, 03:20 PM   #5
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iTunes creates mp3 CD's by playlist and not by directory. So whatever the playlist is that you burned, is how iTunes will display it when you load the CD into your computer/cd-player.
iTunes does not do any sort of anti-piracy stuff to burned CD's (unless it's purchased from the iTunes store I believe).
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I use Nero 6 and just burn them as a data disk. Usually at 192 or higher bitrate. Havnt had a problem since and i've had my car since late June.
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:59 AM   #7
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dont use itunes jsut burn a data CD liek Nevyr28 was saying, it is weird that the Owners guide dont cover the who and what of mp3 cd but it must be common enough now they dont.

Drag and drop mp3's and folders of mp3's to the CD to be burned, untill i get my HU with XM back in the car its all i got and i ahve 6 cd's of mp3 inthe car its actually nice i have a shit load of music to listen to with no loose cd's

i have 256 and VBR i really dont think that there is any limitation on the mp3 decoder capability any more, as for the text since this POS dont scroll i dont care much about the text but like poster was saying dont use itunes yo.
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I too am goin to be messing with this as well. I also have I-tunes but can see that you all use another cd creator. When I make a folder with the songs I want, how many minutes do I stop at/or mb is full at when???? You know what I mean? ;)

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use windows XP built in cd burner or nero or somethign else not Itunes this is a DATA cd not a audio CD and you stop when the cd DATA is full (650/700)
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I used I-tunes a few times and i'll never use it again, slow burn times and the radio couldnt read the discs so i use Nero 6 now and i dont have any problems at all... just make sure you use decent quality cds; Memorex, Sony, Etc.
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