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Old 04-21-2003, 06:33 PM
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Can a CD player decode MP3?

I found these are the standard features in Canadian 04 coupes:

ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES
AM/FM stereo radio with radio data system
Single CD player
MP3 player compatible
Steering wheel mounted radio controls
6 speakers
Window grid diversity antenna


in http://www.bmw.ca/configurator_new/c...model_page=yes

Does "MP3 player compatible" mean the CD player can decode MP3? Anyone tried?

Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:46 PM
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Re: Can a CD player decode MP3?

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Originally posted by yamato
Does "MP3 player compatible" mean the CD player can decode MP3?
I'm guessing here, but that sounds like marketspeak for "has an auxiliary input". I'd expect to see something like "MP3-capable single CD player" if it actually played MP3 CD's.

Car-manufacturer-installed MP3-capable drives still seem pretty unusual - even when they are made by a company (like Alpine) that offers the non-OEM version with MP3 support, the OEM ones seem to be missing that feature.
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:22 PM
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Re: Re: Can a CD player decode MP3?

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I'm guessing here, but that sounds like marketspeak for "has an auxiliary input". I'd expect to see something like "MP3-capable single CD player" if it actually played MP3 CD's.

Car-manufacturer-installed MP3-capable drives still seem pretty unusual - even when they are made by a company (like Alpine) that offers the non-OEM version with MP3 support, the OEM ones seem to be missing that feature.
You are right. I just proved the CD player on a 04 coupe can't play MP3.

I can't seem to find where the aux input is. I wonder if it exists.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:50 PM
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Re: Re: Re: Can a CD player decode MP3?

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You are right. I just proved the CD player on a 04 coupe can't play MP3.

I can't seem to find where the aux input is. I wonder if it exists.
Rear of the unit. There is a kit to run a special adaptor from the unit to any location of the car you want, and it is a standard headphone jack. Ask your dealer or do a search here.
 

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