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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By astrohip
Thanks, good advice!

Thanks, good advice!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By astrohip
Correct. And that's an option. I am not up on the...

Correct. And that's an option. I am not up on the "state of tires" these days, and if there are better options, I'd love to hear about them.

But I have no issues with my current ones, which sadly...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By astrohip
Time for new Run-Flats; help me choose (550i Sport)

Several threads on choosing tires, but every one I could find were on replacing run-flats with std tires. I'm ok with my run-flats, and I like the security of being able to drive a few miles after a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By astrohip
If I understand you correctly, because the track...

If I understand you correctly, because the track number is in the TAG, it displays. I generally don't put the track number anywhere in the TAG, and so when they play, you don't see it displayed as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,225
Posted By astrohip
Thought you were talking about my wife for a...

Thought you were talking about my wife for a minute there...


Which dealer has it? I'd like to take a look at one, just out of curiosity.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By astrohip
I'm not sure why we would have differences, but...

I'm not sure why we would have differences, but in MP3s where I've manually inserted artwork (most use the internal Gracenote db), I use 300x300 JPGs. No problem. Ever.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By astrohip
I don't use iTunes. I just have a folder on my PC...

I don't use iTunes. I just have a folder on my PC called MP3, and an extensive sub-folder network underneath it, that has all my music. I copied that to a stick drive, and that was all I had to do.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By astrohip
I realize this is an older thread (sorry, been...

I realize this is an older thread (sorry, been away from the forum for a bit), but I had done extensive Album Art research last year, and posted the results in this thread. You may find it helpful:
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By astrohip
Album art comes from the internal Gracenote...

Album art comes from the internal Gracenote database, or it can come from Tag Fields in the music files themselves.

See this thread for more info...
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-17-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,062
Posted By astrohip
5 is also open now.

5 is also open now.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,430
Posted By astrohip
As others have stated, the X5 5.0i has no problem...

As others have stated, the X5 5.0i has no problem towing. My wife routinely tows two horses (BIG horses) and a trailer with hers. Going downhill with a strong tailwind, she can get 12-14 mpg.:)
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,621
Posted By astrohip
D*mn! Only 28 months to go on the lease.:D

D*mn! Only 28 months to go on the lease.:D
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,621
Posted By astrohip
Hmm, this is not always accurate. At first, it...

Hmm, this is not always accurate. At first, it clearly was doing this (#2 first). But now it is defaulting to using the Folder.JPG 100% of the time. It's almost like once it discovered it exists, it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-13-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,852
Posted By astrohip
I've driven for 40 years, probably 30+ without a...

I've driven for 40 years, probably 30+ without a front plate. It's a non-issue. If you do get stopped for something, then they could also write you up for no front plate, but even that's not a given....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-07-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,621
Posted By astrohip
Decided to play around and see what happens when...

Decided to play around and see what happens when various artworks exist, to see the priority. Yeah, full on OCD here... :bigpimp:

The order of display:
1) embedded artwork always displays if it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,621
Posted By astrohip
Did some more playing around... * If there...

Did some more playing around...

* If there is a FOLDER.JPG in the current folder, it -will- display that image. I had several albums (folders) that I guess aren't in the artwork database, and I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By astrohip
Is this where I make the statement about BMW...

Is this where I make the statement about BMW depreciating our cars by adding new features and I'm never buying one again?

Having said that... I would LOVE power side shades. I live in Houston and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By astrohip
I'll confess, since this is a 5-series forum, I...

I'll confess, since this is a 5-series forum, I never thought to look at his car... perhaps he should had said something, so us 5-forum readers would have known he was referring to another...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-05-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By astrohip
Ok, I'll bite... My side shades are manual....

Ok, I'll bite...

My side shades are manual. Only the rear shade is power.

What do you have?:dunno:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By astrohip
Well... not really.:( Since your first post...

Well... not really.:( Since your first post mentioned the very-rare BMW V-6 engine, I'm guessing it's really not sufficient. And since the OP asked about "which engine", I'll guess your answer of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By astrohip
You're right. I just went back and read the CIC...

You're right. I just went back and read the CIC manual. Center console is for playing audio, glove box for importing.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By astrohip
[/QUOTE] Smed... I'm pretty sure this is your...

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Smed... I'm pretty sure this is your answer. I read somewhere the USB in the center console is the only one that can talk to the music/entertainment system. The one in the glove box is for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By astrohip
I realize this doesn't answer your question, but...

I realize this doesn't answer your question, but can I suggest using a USB drive. I put (almost) all my music on a 32GB thumb drive. It loads instantly, doesn't require any onboard storage, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By astrohip
Thanks, I hadn't thought about deleting and...

Thanks, I hadn't thought about deleting and repairing. I'll try that.

And yes, I thought it should reset every time it reconnects, but... :dunno:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By astrohip
Any way to "reset" contacts? Weird problem...

Short version: At least one of my contacts displays the wrong name. And it's my wife!:yikes: Is there any way to force the car to purge and reload the contacts from scratch?

The other day I'm...
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