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Anything that comes out of the Android can be played thru Bluetooth... :cool:
 

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Thank-you! I just needed a little prodding. Connecting iPhone to Bluetooth was a little slow, but connection was made. My iHeart Radio stations came on just great. Every little techno-skill I gain increases enjoyment of our car! Now I can focus on the Nav system!
Your help is appreciated.

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My C7 was built Nov 1st 2013 if it matters. I'm using a 16 gig SD card in the SD slot in the armrest. I'm having trouble getting my C7 to do what the manual says regarding SD cards (or USB thumb drives, for that matter). Namely,
1) The car does not recognize (or display) folder structure; i.e. In "menu" where the option is supposed to be located, I think, it does not appear (or anywhere else I can find).
2) Regardless of how I've arranged the MP3 content on the card the car arranges it the way it wants to: by title, album, artist - and does so alphabetically. This happens even when I've renamed the song files preceded with a number such as the way computer folder structure works when "arrange by file name" is selected. The car ignores the file name and still arranges them alphabetically.
3) No option I can find appears for "play all" so I have to select a new song or album each time.
4) It does not recognize playlists created in either WMP or Amazon Music, or else it does and only does what is described in "a)" below.
I have tried a number of things thinking the files might have the wrong or incomplete or corrupted hidden file info such as:
a) format a thumb drive or SD card and put the songs (only a small number - like 40 for test) and playlist file (created by either WMP or AM) directly on the card or thumb drive.
The car finds the playlist and plays (or lists) only 5 of the 43 songs.
My Sanza MP3 player works fine plugged in with the "stereo mini-plug" into the armrest plug.
Does anyone have some answers for me? Does your C7 recognize the folder structure of your SD card and display it onscreen to select from?
 

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May I verify please: I copied some music from iTunes onto a 4 GB USB stick: according to the above, it will not play in my C7? Instead the solution is to just plug in my iPod, correct? Thanks. Old guy here.
 

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Not up on the techno stuff, but this is all I did, got a SanDisk 32GB Cruzer USB thumb drive, downloaded my CD tunes from the computer to the SanDisk, plays well on the '16 Vette, and my '20 Colorado.
 

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Same as Norm. I've down loaded hundreds of songs (from various sources) to a USB thumb drive. Never had a play back problem in my '15 Stingray.
 
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May I verify please: I copied some music from iTunes onto a 4 GB USB stick: according to the above, it will not play in my C7? Instead the solution is to just plug in my iPod, correct? Thanks. Old guy here.
A couple of thoughts: were you able to plug the usb stick into your computer and listen to the music off of it? when you plugged it into your C7, did you select the source (usb) from the audio options in your Infotainment screen?
 
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A couple of thoughts: were you able to plug the usb stick into your computer and listen to the music off of it? when you plugged it into your C7, did you select the source (usb) from the audio options in your Infotainment screen?
Yes, I tested sons on USB while in my computer. I will try in my Corvette tomorrow. I made a special playlist to celebrate the car, and plan on making a duplicate as a gift to my friend with a black, identical C7 convertible
 

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I have a 256GB Thumb Drive with mp3's on it. Just put it in the 14's drive slot, set the input source to USB and away I went. Can't think of what could be the issue, but will be watchin'.

Just curious, what playlist you put together to celebrate the C7?
 

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May I verify please: I copied some music from iTunes onto a 4 GB USB stick: according to the above, it will not play in my C7? Instead the solution is to just plug in my iPod, correct? Thanks. Old guy here.
When you say you copied some music, what file formats was the music in. You might need to export the music to MP3 files. The info below is right out of the ‘15 Infotainment Manual and discusses the file formats needed.


USB MP3 Player and USB Drives

. The USB MP3 players and USB drives connected must comply with the USB Mass Storage Class specification (USB MSC)

. Hard disk drives are not supported.

.The following restrictions apply for the data stored on a USB MP3 player or USB device:

-Maximum folder structure depth: 11 levels.

-Applicable audio extensions are mp3, wma, aac, m4a, and aif.

‐WMA and Apple lossless files are not supported.

-Supported file systems are FAT32 and NTFS.



To play a USB device, do one of the following:

. Connect the USB.

. Press MEDIA until the connected device is shown.
 

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When you say you copied some music, what file formats was the music in. You might need to export the music to MP3 files. The info below is right out of the ‘15 Infotainment Manual and discusses the file formats needed.


USB MP3 Player and USB Drives

. The USB MP3 players and USB drives connected must comply with the USB Mass Storage Class specification (USB MSC)

. Hard disk drives are not supported.

.The following restrictions apply for the data stored on a USB MP3 player or USB device:

-Maximum folder structure depth: 11 levels.

-Applicable audio extensions are mp3, wma, aac, m4a, and aif.

‐WMA and Apple lossless files are not supported.

-Supported file systems are FAT32 and NTFS.



To play a USB device, do one of the following:

. Connect the USB.

. Press MEDIA until the connected device is shown.
Thanks, according to this article, iTunes songs are in AAC format. So, they should play on the Corvette?
I need to go for a drive and find out.

 

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Well, the Apple iTunes AAC music does not play. So much for the USB stick idea. Try my USB iPod instead? Bluetooth from iPhone worked, but fussy. No idea why stick fails yet.
 

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Not sure if the vette is "smart" enuf to decode AAC format. Why not convert them to MP3? (bet thats in the manual) Yes, connected USB devices should play straight away... assuming the car recognizes the ipod... I have decent luck with bluetooth on my galaxy... not sure why urs is "fussy".

PS: The manual makes no mention of any other format than MP3
 
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Not sure if the vette is "smart" enuf to decode AAC format. Why not convert them to MP3? (bet thats in the manual) Yes, connected USB devices should play straight away... assuming the car recognizes the ipod... I have decent luck with bluetooth on my galaxy... not sure why urs is "fussy".

PS: The manual makes no mention of any other format than MP3
Ok,
I figured out how to convert AAC to MP3 in iTunes, and copied one MP3 song onto USB stick. One search on the USB stick said the car needs "time" to register the music.

I will try again and see if the MP3 song will play: Prince's "Little Red Corvette".

I prefer not to use my iPhone bluetooth connection to play music as I use the bluetooth to connect to my hearing aids. Yes, I am an old guy.
 

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Did you have any luck with your memory stick? I have not done that myself but recall reading many threads here saying that the car does have to create an "index" of music.

Understood re bluetooth... plenty of reasons to need help hearing! One last try is just connecting your iphone directly with the usb cable and listen that way. Agree it's not as convenient but you can use your forward button on your steering wheel to advance songs.
 
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I believe Racer_X is right. I have a micro USB plugged in behind the display and it took quite a while to "index" the 1700+ songs on it. All are MP3 format.
 

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I believe Racer_X is right. I have a micro USB plugged in behind the display and it took quite a while to "index" the 1700+ songs on it. All are MP3 format.
Interesting on "indexing"-- I will give that a go. Thanks for your kind help everyone! Will report results.
 

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Ok, left the music USB in my car, and tonight it worked! BUT, it plays only one song over and over...lmfao...now what? Any ideas?
 

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I got nuthin o_O
 
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