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      09-08-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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Can't play MP3s

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I wish to know if I can play MP3s in my BMW professional audio system. My car is a 2006 320i with CD player in the dash and 6 CD changer in the trunk. I've burned a CD with some MP3s inside and inserted it in both places and I get a CD error. Is there anything I can do?

I don't know if my firmware is up to date.
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What program are you using to burn the MP3 CD?
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It may also be the type of cd that you are using. Try Memorex.
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I know that with older E60's the MP3 is a "feature" that could be coded.
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      09-08-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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What program are you using to burn the MP3 CD?
I'm using Windows 7 integrated CD burning software and choosing the "Act as USB drive option". Should I use another software?

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It may also be the type of cd that you are using. Try Memorex.
I'm using a printable disc, I can't recall the brand. I will try Memorex.

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I know that with older E60's the MP3 is a "feature" that could be coded.
My car is an e90, mp3 capability should be an standard right?
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I'm using Windows 7 integrated CD burning software and choosing the "Act as USB drive option". Should I use another software?
There's your problem. Burn with the other option, something about "regular disk".
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There's your problem. Burn with the other option, something about "regular disk".
Thanks, I will try that right away.
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You can also use Apple iTunes to make MP3 CDs.
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Thank you all guys. The problem was writing the disc like a USB device. I recorded it like a CD player and MP3s play just fine from the dash panel and cd changer.

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