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      01-15-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Does the CD player play MP3?

I tried this morning and nothing, but wanted to check here to make sure. I had songs in folders, if that makes any difference.

It sucks not having the USB port on the car and not being able to retrofit it easily.
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not trying to be a smart ass or something but if you just dragged and dropped the songs in a cd folder and ejected it, it won't work you have to use a program like a windows media player or nero to burn the mp3 onto the cd and then if you do that properly it will play 100% because all of my cd's are mp3s.
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I tried this morning and nothing, but wanted to check here to make sure. I had songs in folders, if that makes any difference.

It sucks not having the USB port on the car and not being able to retrofit it easily.
In-dash player is MP3 capable.
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not trying to be a smart ass or something but if you just dragged and dropped the songs in a cd folder and ejected it, it won't work you have to use a program like a windows media player or nero to burn the mp3 onto the cd and then if you do that properly it will play 100% because all of my cd's are mp3s.
Thanks for the info. So drag/drop won't work, but if I rip to the CD with Media Player in MP3 format, it will will work?
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can people just say a fact instead of throwing around a yes and a no...

either it can play mp3's ( and that means drag and drop folders) or it can't, so which is it?
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can people just say a fact instead of throwing around a yes and a no...

either it can play mp3's ( and that means drag and drop folders) or it can't, so which is it?
It's MP3 capable, provided you burn the MP3 CD properly.
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Hi,

YES it works with MP3 (you drive the e9x M3?!).
According to BMW you should use the "Frauenhofer Decoder" with a Datacompression between 128 - 320 kb/s. ("Cdex" might also work)
You should burn them in "track-at-once" and not "disc-at-once".

or simply check this one: Here are all answers
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Thanks for the kinda info. It's sad I had to go to the E90 site to get any coherent info.
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