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Spaceryder
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USB recognition

Post by Spaceryder » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Slightly technical question here.

I have a Mac and formatted a USB stick as Mac Journaled. Have loaded both mp3 and Apple Lossless but the car isn't recognising the USB stick.

Any ideas? The USB port works as I've plugged a phone into it and the USB stick works on my Mac so its not a dud.

Thanks


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Re: USB recognition

Post by Septercius » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:10 pm

You'll probably need to format it as exFAT as the car presumably doesn't recognise Mac-formatted drives. You should be able to do this from Disk Utility:

https://www.howtogeek.com/255251/how-to ... -your-mac/
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Re: USB recognition

Post by hdasmith » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:52 pm

I’m not sure it’ll be able to decode Apple lossless either.
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Re: USB recognition

Post by Rifleman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:40 pm

hdasmith wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:52 pm
I’m not sure it’ll be able to decode Apple lossless either.
The manual says it supports AAC files with extensions of .m4a,.m4b,.acc using the AAC LC codec which I think is the Apple lossless format?
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Re: USB recognition

Post by hdasmith » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:05 pm

Rifleman wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:40 pm
The manual says it supports AAC files with extensions of .m4a,.m4b,.acc using the AAC LC codec which I think is the Apple lossless format?
You might be right. According to Wikipedia though, AAC is a lossy format, apple lossless is abbreviated to ALAC, which I can’t see in the manual’s list. I guess give it a go and let us know.

I use it on my iPhone, but then I believe the iPhone does the decoding rather than the Sensus.

I could, of course, be completely wrong. I’d be interested to hear other people’s experiments with this.
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Re: USB recognition

Post by Brandyman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:45 pm

I had all my music as Apple lossless which it couldn't read off a USB so I had to convert
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Re: USB recognition

Post by Spaceryder » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:28 pm

Thank you all: formatting to exFAT worked a treat and it works for any format bar apple's own!

Just another question, and I seem to recall I may have come across this in another thread, but I loaded a few albums just to give it a try, and on the display, I'm just getting a list of ALL the tracks and not divided into albums.

Any ideas/solutions?

Thanks once again


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Re: USB recognition

Post by Silver Moose » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Spaceryder wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Thank you all: formatting to exFAT worked a treat and it works for any format bar apple's own!

Just another question, and I seem to recall I may have come across this in another thread, but I loaded a few albums just to give it a try, and on the display, I'm just getting a list of ALL the tracks and not divided into albums.

Any ideas/solutions?

Thanks once again
When you say 'on the display', have you clicked on 'library'? That should give you columns such as artist, album, genre, etc.

I have my collection sorted into top level folder of artist, & 2nd level as album - though I have a feeling that Sensus just uses the tags??

It's not that intuitive & you have to play around a bit. 'library' takes you into selections; 'now playing' gives you access to shuffle etc.
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Re: USB recognition

Post by Spaceryder » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:22 pm

@Silver Moose
Thanks- viewing in Library gives me the artist and then the albums. Sorted! Thanks once again


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