General Chat Thread, MP3 Player with FAT filesystem in General; I have a radio in my car that takes USB memmory sticks to play MP3s/WMAs. I'm thinking of buying an ...
11th September 2008, 12:13 PM #1
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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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11th September 2008, 12:30 PM #2
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.
11th September 2008, 12:35 PM #3
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.
11th September 2008, 12:38 PM #4
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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.
11th September 2008, 01:12 PM #5
11th September 2008, 01:24 PM #6
My car cd player plays mp3 cd's, now thats the cheap ass way of doing it.
11th September 2008, 04:13 PM #7
my car.... oh wait! I don't have one!
11th September 2008, 04:27 PM #8
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!
11th September 2008, 04:42 PM #9
Ah! You have a lemon!
Originally Posted by Pete10141748
(Oh yes you do.)
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