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I am hoping you can help me find the answer to a question about the Navigation system and the file types it accepts for music?

I read there was 10GB for Music and 30GB for Maps, etc.

Do you know what file types it reads for music on the Nav/entertainment system? WMA, MP3's, and Apple M4A files?

Thanks :)
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MP3s are a safe bet, and possibly WMAs. Do you have your Navigation Supplement? It should say something about it in there.
 

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I havent actually purchased one yet.

I got approved yesterday to buy one.. was going to go and finalise the deal today or tomorrow.
but I was curious about the Navigation system and the files. cause on my computer all my files are pretty much on iTunes...:( so I am unsure how to get them to MP3 format...
 

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Welcome to E-C!

There are several inexpensive shareware programs that do a great job of creating high-quality MP3s directly from iTunes. I've used this one before:

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Mult ... erter.html

I've also had good luck burning a CD-RW from iTunes, then ripping the CD-RW into a program I have called Sound Forge, which can save MP3s directly.

Whatever you use to create MP3s, make sure you save them at no lower than 128K, and at the highest quality setting.

Please let us know more about this system when you have it!
 

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Sweet. Thanks so much for your help with this...
Just got a call today that the Escape I am wanting will arrive later this week maybe Thursday or Friday (may possibly be monday) because tomorrow is a Remembrance day in Canada...
Totally stoked, I will keep you posted on the system and will post some pics in the pic section later.
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mkritch said:
I am hoping you can help me find the answer to a question about the Navigation system and the file types it accepts for music?

I read there was 10GB for Music and 30GB for Maps, etc.

Do you know what file types it reads for music on the Nav/entertainment system? WMA, MP3's, and Apple M4A files?

Thanks :)
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MK
I'm assuming you are talking about the new system in the 2009. I'm currently using a 4GB USB drive that has MP3s and AACs on it. Everything seems to work fine. The only thing that you can't play with a USB drive is protected content. In order to get music onto the hard drive you will need to use CDs and rip the music just like a computer. I haven't had a chance to do that in mine yet.
 

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Thanks guys for your help...
I closed the deal on my escape on Monday, so I should have it here in Vancouver by Friday...ill get some pics up asap....
I put together about 300 of my favorite cd's which I will spend the next month ripping to the hard drive..lol Since I will be going on a road trip for Christmas to Calgary/Saskatoon/Edmonton/Lethbridge/and then up through the usa through Idaho and Washington and back to Vancouver...I guess I will also have satellite radio...but it doesnt always play all the tunes that you really want to here..
Ill keep you posted with some pics, etc soon!

Thanks again for your help.

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Congrats on the new Escape man! You better post some pics up when you get it!
 

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Scooter Scott said:
Congrats on the new Escape man! You better post some pics up when you get it!
Or else you might end up like this guy.

 
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