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    MP3 Player with FAT filesystem

    I have a radio in my car that takes USB memmory sticks to play MP3s/WMAs. I'm thinking of buying an MP3 player that can work with it while I'm in the car. The problem is that the MP3 player MUST use FAT and support directories otherwise it won't work through the radio, and I want to avoid having extra audio cables running if possible.

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    I have a 1gb generic USB MP3 player stick I use in the Astra..Think it's FAT32. Might be FAT.

    I'm a cheapass though - standard boggo Vx radio unit, tape adapter with 3.5mm jack plugged into USB MP3 player, hidden in the centre console, powered from a 12v->USB adapter that I've hard wired in under the console and run out to a 4 port USB hub.

    Has the nice benefit that I can use it to power my satnav, charge the phones etc as well.

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    The problem with FAT or FAT16 is it's limited to 2GB. FAT32 would be more appropriate and should be compatible.

    I don't believe there to be any differences, apart from FAT32 addressing much larger single partitions.

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    FAT32's fine, but it has to support directories as the radio gets VERY slow at swapping tracks if there's a lot of tracks in one folder e.g. root.

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    Yep. Mine does that too. I have one for each artist.

    Sumvision M18 1GB MP3 Player BLACK - Buy discount Sumvision M18 1GB MP3 Player BLACK - Save on cheap Sumvision M18 1GB MP3 Player BLACK

    I do believe mine is one of those...heh.

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    My car cd player plays mp3 cd's, now thats the cheap ass way of doing it.

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    my car.... oh wait! I don't have one!

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    My driver doesn't put the radio on.
    I think it might annoy the other passengers on the bus

    God bless fruit-name-inspired-company portable music devices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    My driver doesn't put the radio on.
    I think it might annoy the other passengers on the bus

    God bless fruit-name-inspired-company portable music devices!
    Ah! You have a lemon!

    (Oh yes you do.)

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