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Solidjake 05-22-2007 04:22 PM

2000 528i CD player
 
Hey guys. I recently acquired my car but it is still in the shop. :( Can anyone tell me if the 6CD changer plays MP3 cds or just regular cds? Thank you.

skgiro 05-22-2007 04:48 PM

If its BMW OEM, it will not play MP3s.

Solidjake 05-22-2007 05:09 PM

Damn, thanks.

huttey 05-22-2007 05:31 PM

But you can buy MP3 CD stackers that plug and play, have a look at eBay

Solidjake 05-22-2007 06:04 PM

This?

GlobalIntention 05-22-2007 06:16 PM

Solid are you talking about burnt cd's because I have stock 6 disc cd changer in my 98
528i and I play burnt cd's all the time. Not sure if a burnt cd is a mp3 though.

Jrthomp 05-22-2007 06:38 PM

No, stock one's won't play mp3's, considering the changers came out in 98, mp3's weren't even invented yet I don't think, let alone on the market :P

Solidjake 05-22-2007 06:41 PM

Lol, so will that adapter work?

huttey 05-22-2007 06:43 PM

Try this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3APIC&viewitem=&item=110125186400&rd=1&rd=1

GlobalIntention 05-22-2007 10:23 PM

Noone answered my question are mp3's burnt cd's? Or what is an mp3? Because I understand that an mp3 is a burnt cd and some cd's will work and some won't. Mp3's came out along time ago like in 95 or something like that my 6 disc cd-changer in my car will play some cd's but not other's. Same with my brother's car and my friend's car they play burnt cd's just certain one's.

oembimmerparts 05-22-2007 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlobalIntention (Post 2396550)
Noone answered my question are mp3's burnt cd's? Or what is an mp3? Because I understand that an mp3 is a burnt cd and some cd's will work and some won't. Mp3's came out along time ago like in 95 or something like that my 6 disc cd-changer in my car will play some cd's but not other's. Same with my brother's car and my friend's car they play burnt cd's just certain one's.

A mp3 is a type of music file .. A burt cd can be either a mp3. or a wav. music file. Most cd burners default to burn a cd as a wav. file because common cd players i.e. home cd player, car cd player, walk-man etc play this type of file. You can burn a cd with the music as a mp3 file but you must have a mp3 capable player to play the cd with mp3 music files.

GlobalIntention 05-23-2007 05:59 PM

TY oem got yah. So if you don't have a mp3 compatible player why not burn the cd's as a wav?

oembimmerparts 05-23-2007 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlobalIntention (Post 2398364)
TY oem got yah. So if you don't have a mp3 compatible player why not burn the cd's as a wav?


That is exactly what I do:) as most Im sure.. The only drawback is you can only fit about 15-17 wav. songs on a cd as opposed to 200-300 mp3. songs. but with a 6 disk changer 15-17 X 6 is more then enough for me;)

Solidjake 05-23-2007 06:15 PM

I wish I could attach my ipod directly to the car. The monster fm transmitter sucks in the city. :/ Me and my 3000+ songs

spydrz 05-23-2007 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 2398398)
I wish I could attach my ipod directly to the car. The monster fm transmitter sucks in the city. :/ Me and my 3000+ songs

Get a newer CD player that allows the AUX input...check eBay for a used one.

Solidjake 05-23-2007 06:26 PM

Doesn't it need to have a certain part number to be compatible? Or just get one thats for an e39 2000?

spydrz 05-23-2007 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 2398419)
Doesn't it need to have a certain part number to be compatible? Or just get one thats for an e39 2000?

Any E53/E39 cd player will fit...you might need adapter plugs from BMW but they're cheap.


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