The car is on order and I have to clean up my Terabytes of music to ensure optimum road trip back from the museum. I know there are multiple ways to get sound waves pumping, but I am interested in the SD card and the USB, plus some of the features the C7 either uses or excludes. Most everything I have is mp3 and I believe that mp3 is fine on a SD card to be played in the Chevy codec.
- How are you people putting together music for presentation in the car?
- Are there other formats that the system can recognize (e.g. wma, MP4A, etc)?
- Are you using all of the tags afforded to the format (e.g. tags like genre, artist, release date, cover art, etc)?
- Does all of that information get displayed when playing the music?
- What is displayed on the HUD?
- What is displayed on the infotainment screen or the middle screen dash?
- What is the largest SD card that can be used in the system?
- Is there a difference between the capabilities of USB delivered music and SD card provided music?
- Can I connect a 2 TB hard drive to the USB input and have it provide many Terabytes of music or am I limited on the maximum size of the library provided?
- Is there enough USB power to drive the current required of a hard drive on the USB input?
- Is Chevy using anything like playlists, if so, what format would these be in?
- Does the system recognize FAT32 drive protocol or is it something proprietary?
I appreciate any and all help from you people that own the car and understand what I am talking about. If you only know a little, that would help too. Thanks.
I made a Corvette ride home play list on my Iphone with I tunes...I could either access via blue tooth or USB (which is what I did on the ride home keeping the phone connected inside the console as it charged also) List was 6 hours long
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Very interested in the USB hard drive idea, and if it will work. Bought a 2 TB one and tried it in my 2013 GMC Yukon Denali, and it didn't work.
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no a usb hard drive will not work...lipstic has the best option above - or buy a cheap used ipod and stick it behind the display via usb - the quickest way to get songs, storage and playlists...
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Quote: "Very interested in the USB hard drive idea, and if it will work. Bought a 2 TB one and tried it in my 2013 GMC Yukon Denali, and it didn't work."
It may just need additional power. That is generally the issue with USB outlets... not enough current to drive the HD. Some USB drives have data and power separated. In that case there would be a way to do it. Drives are getting more efficient though. I had a drive that came with a cable that plugged into to USB ports to power the drive and provide data connection.
Last edited by Dusty Starbucks; 01-17-2014 at 09:12 PM.
I downloaded about 50-60 songs (Christmas gift cards) from iTunes. A mix of 60s, 70s, 80s music.
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The infotainment user manual is available online, and should be a mandatory read for prospective C7 owners. Page 21 has most of the info on USB devices. This also applies to music on SD cards. Apparently, the latest enhanced SD standards are not supported, so 32GB is the effective max size of an SD card. USB hard drives are not supported, according to info on pg 21.
When we picked up our car, my wife had a 32GB SD card she had loaded up with about 4000 songs in .MP3 format, most of 192kbps or better quality. This only took up about 19GB of the 32 available. You can have the files in folders. For music where we have many songs from one artist, we use the /artist/album/ folder structure. We also have a folder for Christmas music, as well as a couple of generic music type folders. You can select music by artist, album, or genre. Also, if the .MP3 has an album picture imbedded in the file, it will display on the dash or console panel when the audio screen is selected, along with artist, song title, and album.
IIRC on the HUD, when songs change, the title and artist appear for a few seconds.
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Thanks Fdxpilot, that is good info. Looks like I'll have to organize a little different. I think I can get a hard drive to work, but will load up some SDs for the trip. That would be the trip I may never take if my order never moves. Ah well, there's always 2015...
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