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Old 7/23/10, 05:18 PM   #1
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radio does not recognize my usb?

I put some music on a 1gig usb thumb drive and it said something to the effect it cannot play music from it. Any ideas what this might be?
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Old 7/23/10, 05:44 PM   #2
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Is it formatted FAT32? If not...do it.
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Old 7/23/10, 05:53 PM   #3
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I will check that thanks for the tip.
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Old 7/23/10, 05:56 PM   #4
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nope it was fat so i did a format in fat32 and will see if that was it
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Old 7/23/10, 07:40 PM   #5
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Mine did that the first time I plugged it in on both the Taurus and Mustang. Second time it worked (on both). I didn't pay any attention to what format it is... whatever is 'standard' from Windows Media Player.
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Yes, I had issues at first as well. I think it has to "Index" the songs? I've only just now got it to start playing the USB when I start the car, and play them in order. It's in that Synch manual, sit down with that. I hope that helps?

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Old 7/25/10, 09:37 AM   #7
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Ok the format did not work. It is saying the usb device does not support protected files or something to that affect. I am guessing i need a new usb drive. Can anyone conform this?

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If the song is protected... then you can't transfer it to other devices.
http://www.convert-protected-wma.com/protected-wma/

Get itunes & an ipod. It's headache free.
I just use an ipod strictly for my car and just leave it in there.
They're really not that expensive... as you can get one for ~$100

Or you can try this as it's a popular choice for 'free...' downloads and just save them to your flash drive.
http://www.mp3raid.com/search/
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So if i get an ipod will i be able to load my existing music and play it or will i need to buy music directly from itunes to play. Sorry for the stupid questions. I just figured it would work to load up a usb drive and play it.
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Mine did the same thing. iPod worked, then it wouldn't recognize my USB or my iPod. I bought 2 different kind of drives, and still nothing.

I pulled the fuse, and still nothing.

I finally did a Master reset (I have the NAV), and it fixed the problem. However, I lost all my Sirius memos... Mess around with that reset...

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Mine did the same thing. iPod worked, then it wouldn't recognize my USB or my iPod. I bought 2 different kind of drives, and still nothing.

I pulled the fuse, and still nothing.

I finally did a Master reset (I have the NAV), and it fixed the problem. However, I lost all my Sirius memos... Mess around with that reset...

No problems since.
Ok thanks ill give that a try
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So if i get an ipod will i be able to load my existing music and play it or will i need to buy music directly from itunes to play. Sorry for the stupid questions. I just figured it would work to load up a usb drive and play it.
You can add your own music to your itunes library then sync it wih your ipod. No need to purchase via itunes.
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