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Thread: TuneFusion - Different car players

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    TuneFusion - Different car players

    In my family we have different car brands. So it seems that a slightly different approach is needed to build a USB or SD card of music that will play properly.
    It seems that what is workable in one car may not be ideal for the other(s).
    What seems to be necessary is to read the fine print in the manual regarding how the media player in a particular make / model car handles a USB or SD an card as far as music is concerned.
    eg the Toyota V8 Landcruiser manual states:

    " USB memory
    Compatible devices
    USB memory that can be used for MP3 and WMA playback

    Compatible device formats
    The following device formats can be used:

    USB communication formats: USB2.0 FS (12mbps)
    File formats: FAT16/32 (Windows)
    Correspondence class: Mass storage class
    MP3 and WMA files written in any format other than those listed above may not play correctly, and their file names and folder names may not be displayed correctly.

    Items related to standards and limitations are as follows:

    Maximum directory hierarchy: 8 levels
    Maximum number of folders in a device: 999 (including the root)
    Maximum number of files in a device: 65025
    Maximum number of files per folder: 255"

    Can I assume that this means that you can have, say, a directory called Toyota Car Music (or whatever) with
    up to 999 folders in it ( eg a Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zep, AC/DC etc etc folder)
    And each of these sub folders can only have up to 255 tracks in each ( ie up to 255 Beatles in the Beatles folder and up to 255 in the Deep Purple etc etc etc) ?
    And overall a max number of files of 62025?
    So I guess the art seems to be in interpting the info in the manual ( assuming a firmware update for the car does not change things from time to time)

    eg as above for the Landcruiser

    "Items related to standards and limitations are as follows:

    Maximum directory hierarchy: 8 levels
    Maximum number of folders in a device: 999 (including the root)
    Maximum number of files in a device: 65025
    Maximum number of files per folder: 255"

    This together with the codec,bit rate and sampling limitations mentioned in the manual needs to be taken into account in order to put together a USB or SD of music for a particular make/model.

    The Merc C63 on the other hand seems to have a very different set of limitations for a 2014 model. ( And different again for the 2016 model).
    Something like 8 folders with up to 1000 tracks per folder with a maximum of 10000 tracks ( maths dont add up but who knows)

    As well a Toyota Corolla is quite different to the Landcruiser. Audi is different again...and all of them seem to write / word their media player limitations slightly differently.
    So I guess it depends very much on the multimedia player a particular car uses.
    Is my assumpion in reading the manual regarding the Landcruiser example (at least) correct as far as interpreting the wording?
    I use bascially the Tunefusion defaults for the music.
    For the Merc I have had to do things differently before using Tunefusion to produce a result because it seems to only allow 8 folders ( the firmware in the model I have) with up to 1000 tracks in each...but it works well. Anyone interested I could elaborate if wanted.
    Hopefully this makes sense

    Thanks
    Last edited by Floyd; 01-11-2020 at 11:06 PM.

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