gramsay said:Just curious .......
I noticed that while playing the radio the song/title displays sometimes which is fine with me.
However when I play CDs or CDs (burned with mp3s) there is no song/title display.
Am I missing something ?
Is that normal ??
2002 BMW M5
Yikes, my NAV is outdated already and cant handle mp3 title info.grp said:I'm not 100% but I think this information is sent by the radio station itself (RDS?) and is nothing to do with the unit. The unit doesn't understand text like mediaplayer does on a PC (it's older technology).
Lscman said:There are many BMW tip and trick places to obtain info relating to upgrading the DSP E39 cars to play mp3's. The aftermarket provides plug and play modular adapters that allow a non-expert to install one very easily. You don't have to tear the car apart or use special tools or solder. Several newer E39-compliant adapters have come to market that access songs faster and and offer excellent sound quality.
The total cost for this upgrade is around $500 & that includes the Alpine changer.
This mp3-CD changer "solution" is in direct competition with Phatbox and other hard drive based solutions for E39 that are now quite cheap. Some folks like the option of retaining a CD changer in the trunk, but a trunk hard drive solution with dash CD is quite flexible too.
How can we add a dash CD even if it means upgrading the CD player in the trunk? I would be very interested in this option.Lscman said:Some folks like the option of retaining a CD changer in the trunk, but a trunk hard drive solution with dash CD is quite flexible too.
I looked into this a bit. The updated changer will give you mp3 playback, but won't give you id3 tag display. The main downside that I found in searching is the skip is one track at a time, so for a 100 track mp3 CD, it takes a long time to navigate.maz750 said:if i am not mistaken there is a way of getteing id3 tags and playing MP3s in an e39..The problem is that the cd changer has to be changed to newer style apline mp3 changer.This should then display track and artist name.
hope this helps :flag:
This is what I looked into. I don't believe there is an upgrade that will display title/artist info on the Nav display unit. Even if the new changer supported it, the display software in the Nav unit wouldn't be looking for it and would just ignore it. I believe it gets very limited info from the changer.M5Racer said:Hi Every one, does any one know the part number for the cd changer that will in fact display the titles.? I would like to get one.