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      10-21-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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MP3 problem

okay so i burned an mp3 disc and popped it in and the screen only displayed 5 songs and when i tried to turn the idrive knob to scan for more songs i kept getting the resistance. so i pushed the knob down hoping it would give me more songs, still didn't work. the only way to skip to the next songs was to use the scroll buttons on my steering wheel or the scroll button next to the eject button.

starting to get a little frusterated with the idrive button.
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      10-21-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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I have an MP3 disk and it only shows five songs too. As to your problem, I can keep scrolling to all the songs. I hit the resistance but if you keep the knob turned it will continue on to the next five. In your post, you say you pressed down which is not what you should do - just keep the knob turned.

PS I like the sound quality and how the idrive displays song and artist for the song currently playing.
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      10-21-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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now turning against the resistance won't damage the idrive knob?
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      10-22-2006, 02:21 PM   #4
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now turning against the resistance won't damage the idrive knob?
you don't have to turn harder. Just turn it to the limit and keep it there.
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      10-23-2006, 01:02 AM   #5
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Scrolling through MP3 directories....

Hi,

Got my e90 last week. Burned an MP3 CD and experienced the same problem with the resisting i-Drive controller when you scroll down further than 5 entries. Does anybody know a workaround for this? Maybe it is possible to burn the CD a bit differently (with a playlist or something). It would be wonderful if I could scroll through "25+ MP3 files" directories quickly...... Regards,

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      10-23-2006, 01:30 AM   #6
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can the car play .m4a format or any other files? or is it just mp3s?
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      10-23-2006, 03:23 AM   #7
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i have like 5 mp3 cd they all worked.
im using NERO CD/DVD burning program
with a mp3 disc... you have difference folders and the idrive screen will show the folders of mp3

mp3 disc is cool. its like having a disc changer
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      10-23-2006, 05:41 PM   #8
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Have the same problem on my newly picked up E90 335i. All my discs with MP3s refuse to scroll without resistance from I-Drive.

Hopefully there's an update coming for this.
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      10-23-2006, 06:11 PM   #9
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My iDrive doesn't smoothly scroll over all the songs on an mp3 disc either. I thought the resistance from iDrive was normal(?). BTW, I have a 2006 325xiT built 12/05. Is there something wrong?
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the "resistance" is the way its designed so we'll all just have to get used to it.
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ohh...i think you have to press on it and pick PLAY SONG. or you can change the songs on ur steering wheel.
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      01-11-2007, 06:41 PM   #12
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I just get my 330D E92 and i ve got the same problem, when i m playing mp3 with cd i have to force the idrive to sroll down to next 5 songs... Is anyone aware of a solution at this problem now?

Thank you!
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      01-11-2007, 10:45 PM   #13
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I tried many option using differnt burung softwares like Nero,Recordnow,iTunes etc at differnt speeds and Bit rates and still i cant play mp3's on my 2006 330i.Do you think i need a software update ? How would i know which software version I have now.

Thanks a lot guys
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PS I like the sound quality and how the idrive displays song and artist for the song currently playing.
Do your song titles/artists etc show spaces - meaning do they show as "Taller In More Ways" (without the quotes) or do they appear as "Taller_In_More_Ways" i.e with "_" instead of a space?

A colleague has the CD changer (I don't) and he says that the single CD player displays spaces as "_" and the CD changer doesn't, i.e. it displays the space between words.
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Do your song titles/artists etc show spaces - meaning do they show as "Taller In More Ways" (without the quotes) or do they appear as "Taller_In_More_Ways" i.e with "_" instead of a space?

A colleague has the CD changer (I don't) and he says that the single CD player displays spaces as "_" and the CD changer doesn't, i.e. it displays the space between words.
Either player will display track names etc without the underscore... it's the options in the CD burner program that allow it to be displayed this way. iTunes is no good if you want a nice display with all characters displayed as they should be.

Nero is the most popular... but not the only one. There are many posts in this forum that give the settings for Nero etc...

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help me!!!
I burned my mp3s and they play, however the 8th folder doesn't swho up at all and from my 7th folder I can see just one subfolder, although there are many more... anyone knows what to do???
thanks...
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help me!!!
I burned my mp3s and they play, however the 8th folder doesn't swho up at all and from my 7th folder I can see just one subfolder, although there are many more... anyone knows what to do???
thanks...
Can you show us the folder layout.?
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      01-14-2007, 03:14 AM   #18
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here you go... quite a lot of them... could it be a problem that I am using nero Express which cam with my burner and not Nero? this one doesn't let me set the depth of folders...
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here you go... quite a lot of them... could it be a problem that I am using nero Express which cam with my burner and not Nero? this one doesn't let me set the depth of folders...
Looks fine to me..

I will be burning some 8Gb DVD's in a similar way once my iTunes database has finished converting over from AAC back to MP3, at that point I can comment further

However, I cetainly have had many more root folders than you have and had no problems...
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are you using 2 layer dvd medium? which type?
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are you using 2 layer dvd medium? which type?
Yes... they work fine...

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      01-14-2007, 07:28 AM   #22
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well I'll try burning it again and with different layout... let me know how your burning goes
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