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      09-23-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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Playing Itunes Purchased Music on IDrive Pro

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does anyone else have any problems with playing tunes that they have purchased through itunes, either with ipod plugged in or with a USB drive??

i can see the titles on the ipod, but when plugged in i cant see it or play it on the Idrive screen.

Also, my ipod touch will not work in the idive either, my norman nano works fine (apart from not playing purchased music). it just charges but is not seen by the idrive.

any ideas would be much appreciated.

thanks....
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You're using the USB cable instead of the Y-cable, aren't you?
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      09-23-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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i am.

will the y cable (usb and jack plug) make a difference do you think?

Thanks again...
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      09-24-2008, 04:37 AM   #4
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Yes there is a difference.

There are 2 ways you can use the Ipod with the 6FL option.

1. With the Y cable delivered by BMW.
In this way the Ipod is doing the job (plays the file and sent it through the aux to the HIFI system of the car. You can handle the Ipod through the iDrive system of the car.
In my opinion the soundquality is not very good in this way.

2. With the original USB cable which came with your Ipod and which you use to conect your Ipod to your computer.
When you use it this way, the Ipod is used as an external harddrive. The files must be WAV, WMA or Mp3 on the Ipod (the ipod itself can't play these files). The car can't play AAC files (the format Ipod use for audio). Playlist you use have to be M3u (very easy to make with the program MediaMonkey).
When you use WMA lossless in this way the soundquality is tremendous.
6FL can automatically index ID3 tags, when you have a lot of songs it takes a lot of time (the first time). When using the Y cable this proces is much faster.
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thanks for the info

spose i need to go and get the y lead from the dealler.

is the part number for that lead 6FL or is that the number for the USB option when ordered?

THanks again....
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6FL Cable Part#: 61 12 0 440 796

~57.00 USD
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great...thks again..!

wonder if my dealler in the UAE has one.
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great...thks again..!

wonder if my dealler in the UAE has one.
My dealer here in the states had to order from Germany..
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