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DVD MP3 with Command

Hope this is a simple question.

Are all Command/NAV units (2005-up) capable of playing MP3's from a home burned DVD?
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just in the single unit and not in the 6 disk changer on 08 and early. 09 the multidisk is in the comand unit and plays dvds


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make sure you remove all the ID3 tags and convert the MP3s to 128kbps. Otherwise you'll endure very slow track searching/switching


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also as you organize your songs, there's a limit to the number of songs per folder that it will recognize. It's either 99 or 256, I don't recall at the moment. Try a search
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also as you organize your songs, there's a limit to the number of songs per folder that it will recognize. It's either 99 or 256, I don't recall at the moment. Try a search
It is 256 songs per folder.
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Thank you all very much for the feedback. I put a standard DVD movie in the main unit slot and I get a disk error. I read on the forums that I should get sound only. Anyway, I burned an MP3 test DVD disk using Roxio and we'll see how it goes. I was never clear as to whether all Command based NAV head units would play a DVD MP3 disk (or if it was another option).

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All COMAND units will play MP3 CDs or DVDs. US spec COMAND units will not play 'videos' i.e. DVD movies.






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On my '05 I've never been able to play a MP3 DVD in my head unit either. I've always assumed it was only CD capable. I thought the DVD unit came with NTG 2.5 - am I mistaken?
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I used Roxio to create an MP3 DVD (selected Joliet as the protocol). It works.
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09 comands play video in states but only when parked


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What's the maximum bit rate of the mp3's? Will it decode any other codecs? e.g. WMA.
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wmas play on the 09. i know they did not on my old 05


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I used Roxio to create an MP3 DVD (selected Joliet as the protocol). It works.
Very cool! When I tried this out and it didn't work the first time I just figured the drive couldn't read DVD's. However, I just tried again and it works great. Thanks for bringing this up and getting me to think about it again. That's what I love about this group - you get answers to questions you didn't even know you had
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I haven't had success with 320kbps.

I stick to 128kbps and remove the ID3 tags. Now I have no problem cycling through tracks quickly!

It also speeds up the loading time of each song.


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