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shabadoo25 01-18-2013 10:48 AM

No Tech/Nav but with USB/Enhanced BT...
 
If you plug an iPod into your USB slot via the Apple white cable, do you get artist/song/album art on your dash display screen?

Slick Willy 01-18-2013 04:21 PM

Affirmative

rtb001 01-18-2013 04:43 PM

You will also get album art if you play mp3s stored on a usb thumbdrive plugged in at the center console.

Although this may only work if the album art is saved onto the mp3 file itself. For all my mp3s, I saved the album art into the id3 tags using mediamonkey.

Technic 01-18-2013 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rtb001 (Post 7323009)
You will also get album art if you play mp3s stored on a usb thumbdrive plugged in at the center console.

Although this may only work if the album art is saved onto the mp3 file itself. For all my mp3s, I saved the album art into the id3 tags using mediamonkey.

AFAIK... Album Art works if saved separately in the USB stick; no need to be embedded to the MP3. I just tried it and it works.

I'm using the same CIC software as the latest F30.

rtb001 01-18-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Technic (Post 7323020)
AFAIK... Album Art works if saved separately in the USB stick; no need to be embedded to the MP3. I just tried it and it works.

I'm using the same CIC software as the latest F30.

Cool, nice to know. Although it would seem much easier to put it onto the file itself. Then you don't have to remember to copy 2 sets of files, and any media player on a computer, smart phone, or the Bmw can then display the appropriate album art.

I remember when embedding the album art that mediamonkey does a pretty good job of automatically finding the right album art off the internet about 90% of the time. The rest you can embed manually.

boltjaM3s 01-18-2013 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by shabadoo25 (Post 7322274)
If you plug an iPod into your USB slot via the Apple white cable, do you get artist/song/album art on your dash display screen?

Do you have the widescreen LCD or the truncated one?

BJ

tturedraider 01-18-2013 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7323187)
Do you have the widescreen LCD or the truncated one?

BJ

No Tech/Nav = truncated.

shabadoo25 01-19-2013 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7323187)
Do you have the widescreen LCD or the truncated one?

BJ

I have the Tech package. I was wondering about the differences.

Technic 01-19-2013 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shabadoo25 (Post 7323711)
I have the Tech package. I was wondering about the differences.

Your title says No Tech/Nav... that's the confusion.

shabadoo25 01-19-2013 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Technic (Post 7323811)
Your title says No Tech/Nav... that's the confusion.

The difference between tech and no tech.

boltjaM3s 01-19-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 7323531)
No Tech/Nav = truncated.

Truncated 4:3 Display = No combox = No album art.

At least that's what I thought I'd read.

BJ

rtb001 01-19-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7323907)
Truncated 4:3 Display = No combox = No album art.

At least that's what I thought I'd read.

BJ

No, I have album art, as well as the truncated non-nav 4:3 display.

I do have BMW assist though. I think I read somewhere that if you don't have BMW assist, you won't get album art.

Technic 01-19-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by rtb001 (Post 7324682)
No, I have album art, as well as the truncated non-nav 4:3 display.

I do have BMW assist though. I think I read somewhere that if you don't have BMW assist, you won't get album art.

BMW Assist = Combox

boltjaM3s 01-19-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Technic (Post 7324995)
BMW Assist = Combox

Ah, thank you.

I thought Combox required the widescreen LCD. Learned something new.

BJ


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