We get ours this Saturday morning, so that is G-R-E-A-T news since my husband and I are both music freaks - he programs a 60 & 70s station on iTunes, I have an 80s alternative station on iTunes - and due to that fact, most of our music collection is impecably tagged, but in MP3 format on our computer HD (current vehicles don't support MP3 playback) and iPods. We should get our thousands of songs in our vehicle easily and still get the benefit of the tags...THAT makes two very happy drivers! Thanks for that update! (I only wish I could get our stations content on XM :-[)Yes. It scans the disk and shows the folder structure. You can then choose a folder to see the songs in it. Alternately you can view it by Artist or Album. Instead of showing folders it reads the tag info in the MP3 to group by artist or Album. If I get some time I'll post a couple of pics showing this. And if you dont like either of those there is an "All" option... this just lists every song on the CD/DVD without folders.
You can also burn mp3s to a DVD and play it as audio... So instead of having 7 CDs full of MP3s, you can have just 1 DVD full of MP3s!!! I burned one yesterday and put some 1000+ songs on a single DVD!
I've been using MP3 disks in my other car for several years and love it. But it never even occured to me to try to burn a DVD of mp3s. What a great idea! 8GB of storage = same as having a top of the line Nano in the car with you! Thanks for the tip!AcadiaSigma said:You can also burn mp3s to a DVD and play it as audio... So instead of having 7 CDs full of MP3s, you can have just 1 DVD full of MP3s!!! I burned one yesterday and put some 1000+ songs on a single DVD! You can also burn mp3s to a DVD and play it as audio... So instead of having 7 CDs full of MP3s, you can have just 1 DVD full of MP3s!!! I burned one yesterday and put some 1000+ songs on a single DVD!
For anyone who is interested, the jack size you need on this cable is 3.5mm, or sometimes it will be labeled as 1/8 inch. It should have male plugs of the same size on each end, as stated by Naplesam. You should be able to find one at Radio Shack, or in the iPod area at Circuit City or Best Buy. When you plug in your MP3 player, you will need to turn the volume up most or all of the way (on the player) since the headphone jack is an amplified jack (not a true line-out).Naplesam said:Yes, right on the NAV unit. All I had to buy was a double male cable---forgot the actually size, but it is the same plug that you use for the headphones on your MP3, only it has a male connector on each end. I did have to crank up the volume though.
I've been using this unit (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/tuneflex/) for quite sometime and it works very well. The line level output is in the base instead of coming from the mini-plug output of the ipod. I think its the one illustrated in the Outlook brochure.kjf said:Another alternative is to use this unit from Belkin: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=193794. You plug this into a 12 volt outlet. It has a cable that charges your iPod, and a true line out. You then run a cable from the line out on the Belkin unit to the aux in on the stereo. I have used one for years in my Acura MDX, and it works great. I plan to use one with the power outlet in the storage compartment under the arm rest.