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brybry642 09-01-2012 07:44 PM

Playing Music - Pros/Cons of USB Drive
 
Hey guys,

New to the Legacy family and to this forum. I have an iphone which is paired via bluetooth to my 2013 Legacy, but with only 8GB of storage, I'm weighing my options for getting more music into my car.

What are the Pros/Cons of using a USB drive versus buying an ipod to keep in my car? Price difference is obviously significant...is it a pain to navigate through music when it's stored on a USB?

I'm looking at this drive:


Thanks!

Magic Marker 09-01-2012 08:10 PM

Or just run Pandora through your phone and into the car via BT. That is if you have that media player option....

CL21376 09-01-2012 09:05 PM

Flash drives don't remember their stopping point, so the go back to the top of the directory whenever you turn off the car. It's a PIA to navigate from the top every time.

brybry642 09-01-2012 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 4052861)
Flash drives don't remember their stopping point, so the go back to the top of the directory whenever you turn off the car. It's a PIA to navigate from the top every time.

From reading online, it sounds like you can avoid this by putting your music into sub folders? I haven't tried this myself.

CL21376 09-01-2012 09:45 PM

Yeah, but you always have to start at the top and navigate down.

Sleepr56 09-01-2012 10:31 PM

I use the USB mostly, and I'd say the biggest pain is navigating folders, as it makes you search from the song folder (typically album), then to the artist, then to the list of artist, all of which could have multiple pages depending on what your looking for.

Now that I am getting more familiar with the nav unit, I can get to what I want pretty quickly, but this USB interface isn't as good as the aftermarket Pioneer head unit I had in the STi.

colombo 09-02-2012 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 4052890)
Yeah, but you always have to start at the top and navigate down.

This is not quite right. I've been using flash drive from the begining without any issue. It always starts playing at the point it was shut off.

Rhett 09-02-2012 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colombo (Post 4053734)
This is not quite right. I've been using flash drive from the begining without any issue. It always starts playing at the point it was shut off.

Yep, same here. Starts right where it left off with the Pioneer HU.

Ellesedil 09-02-2012 10:13 PM

It will only start over if you remove the drive.

I'm currently listening to XM while the free trial lasts. After that, I'll be using a USB drive.

CL21376 09-03-2012 08:02 AM

I wonder if this was a change from 2010 to 2012? Mine always resorted to the top of the directory on the flash drive.

acumenhokie 09-03-2012 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 4054149)
I wonder if this was a change from 2010 to 2012? Mine always resorted to the top of the directory on the flash drive.

Pretty sure my 2010 starts from the top too so maybe it is a change. I find it to be enough of a pain to just burn MP3s onto a CD instead.

Magic Marker 09-03-2012 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellesedil (Post 4053891)
It will only start over if you remove the drive.

I'm currently listening to XM while the free trial lasts. After that, I'll be using a USB drive.

I run XM and always pay a discounted rate annually, but debating about ditching it and just run Pandora via BT streaming.

alcopaulic 09-03-2012 09:40 AM

I have a 2010 and it does NOT start from the top each time... although the USB drive for a music option still does kind of suck. I deal with it. I try to organize music by genre, then put it on random.. but it sucks. I thought of a few options, maybe using a voice activated BT setup with the phone, but then you have to push a button down on the phone to search for music.

zed32 09-04-2012 12:24 AM

i have a 2013 with the HK audio system, and it wont read all of the music on my flash drive. i have a 32GB flash drive which worked perfectly fine in my 2012 Civic, but for some reason on the Legacy it won't access all of my folders. looking thru the owners manual, it seems like the HK audio system can handle only a fraction of the amount of files that the base audio system can handle.

:iam:

redstriker 09-04-2012 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 4054149)
I wonder if this was a change from 2010 to 2012? Mine always resorted to the top of the directory on the flash drive.

Most likely a change. Mine always starts at the top and by the "oldest" folder has the priority.


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