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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,248
Posted By RobertaZ
People seem to be going through a lot of hassle...

People seem to be going through a lot of hassle for no reason. Simply rip your CDs to lossless WAV format and they will play perfectly fine from USB flash drives.

I recently purchased a 256GB USB...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
Is there a maximum number of tracks that the head...

Is there a maximum number of tracks that the head unit can read?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
I connected a WD Passport (non-SSD) drive and got...

I connected a WD Passport (non-SSD) drive and got the same "reading", then "unavailable" messages.

I guess we need to find drives that can be powered with 500mA, if such a beast even exists.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
I couldn't agree more. With storage media so...

I couldn't agree more. With storage media so inexpensive these days, it seems ludicrous to me why anyone would use lossy compression for their music.

Unfortunately, the only lossless codec that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
As for smaller formats that are "better" than...

As for smaller formats that are "better" than WAV, please name one that the BMW can handle. The only current formats that are better than WAV are 20-bit or 24-bit FLAC files, SACDs, DVD-As and DSD...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
There's no issue playing WAV files from flash...

There's no issue playing WAV files from flash drives. As I mentioned, I currently have these files on a number of USB flash drives, but would like to consolidate them onto one storage device.

As...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
650 aren't enough.... :) With any luck, I'd...

650 aren't enough.... :) With any luck, I'd like to have all of my albums available at a moment's notice (1.5 TB ought to do it for now). I never know when I'm going to want to hear Bill Evans...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
I currently have about 650 albums in WAV format...

I currently have about 650 albums in WAV format stored on three 128GB and one 64GB drives, but would like to have all of my music accessible on one drive.

Hmmm...just read that the F30's USB port...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By RobertaZ
Play music from solid state drives?

I know that I can play music files on USB flash drives, but was wondering if the F30 will play music from a solid state drive, if it is plugged into the USB port?

Has anyone tried this?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-29-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By RobertaZ
USB 3.0 will only be advantageous when copying...

USB 3.0 will only be advantageous when copying files from your PC to the flash drive. There is no difference when playing music directly from the stick. I use four 128GB flash drives in my F30 and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
No. It can play WAV files from a flash drive, but...

No. It can play WAV files from a flash drive, but not gapless WAV.

A 128GB flash drive will hold approximately 200 CDs in the WAV format.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
As I said, "your mileage may vary". Nothing...

As I said, "your mileage may vary".

Nothing personal, but I always find it interesting when people seem to "know" what other people can hear, see or taste.......

Just because I cannot tell the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
Of course you'll be able to hear the difference...

Of course you'll be able to hear the difference when you're waiting at traffic lights, driving in the city when there's little wind noise, playing at fairly high volumes (which I do ALL of the time),...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
Lossless will always sound better than lossy....

Lossless will always sound better than lossy. However, as some people cannot hear the difference between 320kbps MP3s and CDs/FLAC/WAV files, I would suggest trying both for yourself. If you can't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-31-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
How do you play the FLAC files? The BMW head unit...

How do you play the FLAC files? The BMW head unit does not support FLAC (to the best of my knowledge......)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By RobertaZ
My Toronto-based 2013 F30 developed squeaking...

My Toronto-based 2013 F30 developed squeaking brakes in the last few weeks since the cold snap hit.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By RobertaZ
I have a 2013 F30 and play WAV files from each of...

I have a 2013 F30 and play WAV files from each of three different 128GB flash drives without any problems. I can easily access any of the approximately 200 CDs that each drive holds.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By RobertaZ
I put Michelin PA2 ZP, 225/50/17 RFTs on my 2013...

I put Michelin PA2 ZP, 225/50/17 RFTs on my 2013 F30 Sport Line for winter driving here in Toronto and Blizzak LM50, 225/60/17 RFTs on our 2011 X3. So far, so good!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,619
Posted By RobertaZ
Thanks! I'm sold! Roberta

Thanks! I'm sold!

Roberta
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,619
Posted By RobertaZ
....from a driver who knows very little about...

....from a driver who knows very little about this stuff:

I had an E90 with SS and the handling and ride were excellent. My major complaint with the F30 is in how it takes imperfections in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By RobertaZ
If you want a real kick (and can afford it),...

If you want a real kick (and can afford it), replace the amp and speakers with a nice combo. It will make the stock and HK systems sound like crap.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By RobertaZ
I'd agree that the base stereo in the F30 is...

I'd agree that the base stereo in the F30 is superior to the one in the E90. I had upgraded the stock E90 system with a Cleansweep, an external amp and replaced all of the speakers - it sounded very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,563
Posted By RobertaZ
I have the 704 sport suspension on my 2013 Sport...

I have the 704 sport suspension on my 2013 Sport Line F30 and am thinking about installing H&R Sport springs as well. Would my winter tire/wheel options be any different if I decide to get the H&R's?...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,485
Posted By RobertaZ
The quality of satellite radio is beyond pitiful....

The quality of satellite radio is beyond pitiful. Load up a 128GB flash drive with WAV files, plug it in under the armrest and hit the road!
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