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      04-26-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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WMA FILES

Does anyone know why the iDRIVE CD player only plays MP3 and not WMA files?

When I had an E90 loaner with non iDrive it played mp3 AND wma file. My new E90 with iDrive only seems to play MP3 files.
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      04-27-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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haven't a clue but thought I'd show moral support
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Thank you.

Maybe most people just use MP3?
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Certainly when I bought my E90 (15 months ago now - how time files!) If you had iDrive, the in dash CD drive would only play mp3 (not wma).

I also purchased the 6 disc changer. - That does play mp3 and wma. I have six CDs loaded, mainly crammed with wma files. That's over 60 albums online . I keep the dash slot free for one off cd plays.

At that time without iDrive, the in-dash player would play mp3 and wma. I verified this on a loaner.

What I have not kept up to date with is whether newer software has enabled wma from the in-dash player for iDrive equipped vehicles.
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      04-28-2007, 05:22 PM   #6
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I understood that the E90 played MP3's only

But the E92 could play MP3 and WMA

Any idea what the max WMA bit rate supported?
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Have no idea what the maximum bit rate is, but I have used 128k for my CDs. This gives reasonable quality (to my ears!), whilst generating smaller files than the equivalent mp3s.
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128kb?? - Last time I heard a 128kb recording was back at uni (1999).

All of my collection is WMA lossless (done before I got the car) - As i've ripped my whole CD collection (180Gb). I don't think I can easily downgrade my bit rate to that level again

I've also created a duplicate AAC lossless collection (for the iPod).
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All my CDs in the car are WMA 192Kbps, and they play fine, both in the head unit (Non-iDrive) and the 6CD changer.
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      04-29-2007, 10:01 PM   #10
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OOHHHHHH MY DAYS!!!

I've Bin Driving a E60 sport 535d for the past two years, and i got a 335d on order.. and i never even thought my car would play MP3s... i'm such an idiot.. i just never even tried it.. but at least i know now, so when i get the E92.. i can take advantage of it..


thanks guys..

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