^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^It should work since it would be considered a "USB Mass Storage Drive"
but I dont find it feasible based on its size in comparison to thumb drives and its an actual hard disk drive lol
thumbdrives are quite cheap now and they are available in small form factors as well.
but yeah, it should work.
Sorry, I'm not an audiophile so I need some clarification. Are you implying that the actual music files themselves determine the playback quality, regardless of the medium used to record them? Or does the system used (DVD vs. USB thumb drive) determine that?Sound quality is determined by the mp3 bit rate and quality of the encoder. 256kbps or 320kbps are virtually indistinguable from the raw CD.
Exactly. There is a USB port in the armrest, where you can plug in a USB thumb drive or hard drive. It will scan the drive for folder that contain mp3 files and pickup the mp3 tag for each file. It will record artist name, album name and song name. On a big drive i can take several minutes to scan the whole drive the first time you plug it in. But after that, next time your start the car, it only takes a few seconds and you have your whole library of music at the tip of your fingers!please pardon my complete ignorance, but i would love to know what you guys are talking about. are you putting music on thumbdrives and then plugging them in the port in the console? is this better than an ipod or just another way to play your personal digital music library?
Not to muddy the waters a bit, but this isn't 100% true. The two devices are treated differently.thumbdrives do exactly what the ipod does because its completely controlled through the car so it doesn't differ, so the ipod only acts as a storage, might as well get a thumbdrive since they're dirt cheap now.
Amen. The CD player in my 97 XK8 would skip every time I cross rail road tracks.A big benefit of thumbdrives is that they are purely electronic. Every file is stored on a memory chip, vs a HDD which is an electro-mechanical device.