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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:57 PM
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Playing audio dvds in i-drive

I'm new to this so any info would be appreciated, i am attempting to play audio dvd's through the idrive but when loading the dvd it doesn't read or appear in the menu as highlited?
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:00 AM
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You need to have the mp3 retrofit option activated in a BMW dealer.
And even then I am not sure if it will play the DVD. A CD will play though.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:58 AM
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I have 2010 model and it plays DVD VCD etc.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:31 AM
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The in dash DVD player is for navigation only. The 2010 has the CIC unit which is different than the CCC. It has hard disk based navigation leaving the DVD for music.
The only way to get dvd/video is with an external video router and interface. Dension makes one that I am getting ready to install. I plan on using IPod video as the source.
I'll post the results.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:42 AM
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Here is what I know: The DVD drive does allow to play music in my 2006 650. However, if you cannot play MP3 music discs in your CD tray then you will not be able to do this with the DVD drive. I knew this was true but decided to test just to make sure, I burnt a DVD MP3 disc with hundreds of songs, I also burnt the music into individual directories. The Idrive will show you the directories along with the individual songs. Just scroll and select, when in a directory the menu above says ROOT->(DIRECTORY NAME).

I have not tested whether a dual layer music disc would work. Eight plus gig of music...


Here is what I do not know
: If the 645 supports this. Perhaps Taz can test, I think you have the MP3 playback enabled?

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:54 AM
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My 6 cant play music on the dvd player, so im interesed on this post to see how can i do to see dvds on the screen
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:57 AM
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Here is what I do not know
: If the 645 supports this. Perhaps Taz can test, I think you have the MP3 playback enabled?
I can play mp's (and I had the programming done in order to play them), just haven't tried on the DVD or CD since I use the IPod exclusively.
I'll give both a try tomorrow after installing the NEW Dension Video Interface!!!! Yeah Baby.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:11 PM
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Just remember, even if you have the older car and MP3 activated, it only works in the center console bays. The CD changer disc's only play standard audio CD's. Of course this is no concern for you Taz as you removed your changer!
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Question Can you play MP3 songs burned on a DVD?

Reviving and old thread given the advances in technology. I'm picking up a 4 series at the Welt next month and was wanted to find out if the latest gen DVD players would allow me to play MP3 songs burned on a DVD writable disk. Any feedback? Thanks
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:26 AM
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I would think the latest technology would allow this, but you really should get on the latest generation 3/4 series forum and ask that question!
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:30 PM
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I would think the latest technology would allow this, but you really should get on the latest generation 3/4 series forum and ask that question!
Absolutely right... I used the search and it ended me in this sub-forum. I thought I was in the Technology forum
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Absolutely right... I used the search and it ended me in this sub-forum. I thought I was in the Technology forum
On occasion it is!

You can look at the manual on-line and it should list that but I'd be very surprised if it did not play them.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:51 PM
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would tampamark please post his guide pls

hi Tampamark, could you please Post your guide for bur burning MP3 to DVD with sucsesscplease,
I have tried so many times but can't get it right, I can do cd MP3 in the front cd slot but not the DVD, thanks

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Old 01-09-2015, 10:50 PM
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I don't have a guide for you, I just grab whatever DVD-R was on sale, stick it in my Dell computer, and use good ole' Windows Explorer copy routine to move the MP3's to the disc. My current DVD-R selection is a 16x HP disc. For me it has always been no problem, I can use any CD-R or DVD-R with success, pretty much any program from Nero to Windows Explorer, and at max speed for my burner.
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:06 AM
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yep I have Nero and many others, its the settings that are important I think, ,thanks
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:09 PM
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yep I have Nero and many others, its the settings that are important I think, ,thanks
It doesn't really make any difference. Just burn it slowly (2-4x) and use decent DVD-Rs.

Use Windows to burn them, or even iTunes. You can just burn a playlist and it'll ask you if you want to do an audio CD or data disc - just choose data.

If you use Windows, just select all the folders/songs you want, and then right click->send to->(pick your DVD drive on your computer).
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:10 PM
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ok ill give it a go now with windows cheers
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