USB options?

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  1. akj27

    akj27 Member

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    I just recently bought a new deck for my car, (Pioneer AVH-p3100) and it has a usb port, I can charge my droid using it but it won't let me play music or do anything else... Anyone know if there's a way for it to recognize it as a music player? Maybe an app for stuff like that? lol
     
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    haha, very good choice, i was about to buy that (off topic: how annoying is the 24 hour time?)
    anyways, im probably still going to get that exact one, but ya, i need a way for this to work too. does anyone know?

    wouldnt the sd card just need to be mounted or something?
     
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    Nah, man, I tried mounting it but it didn't make a difference.

    Yea, it's a very nice deck, and for only 297, you can't really beat it. I'm just hoping I get the usb thing to work :)
    I mean, I can still use the aux port, but it's not the same lol, plus it doesn't charge my droid.
     
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    well you could have it plugged in to the usb and the aux, but that would just be annoying (and the sound sometimes gets crackly on high volume form the headphone port)
    that is a really great price, i found one around that online
    i hope something is worked out, but you can always get a micro usb/ usb port adapter and put ur sd card into that, but its not the same, good luck
     
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    thanks, just to let you know, I bought mine from amazon.
     
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    would a usb flash drive work on that player? If it did I would go with that option instead
     
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    It probably would, but I really wanna charge my droid at the same time without having 20 cables.
     
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    o thats right never mind I would try do same thing as you but I wouldn't know. sorry
     
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    I think it's just not finding the right folder, anyone know if there's something I can do differently?
     
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    I would check out the manual that came with the deck. I know for my JVC, files on any usb drive have to be in a certain format or my deck won't recognize anything.
     
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    Read the manual and see if the songs need to be in a certain folder. Seems like it should work after mounting the sdcard.
     
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    This is what the manual says:
    Portable audio player compatibility
    ! Make inquiries to the manufacturer about
    your USB portable audio player/USB mem-
    ory.
    This unit corresponds to the following.
    — USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) compliant
    portable audio player and memor y
    — WMA, MP3 and AAC file playback
    — JPEG file playback The SAT RADIO READY mark indicates that

    more



    You can play back MP3 files recorded on CD-
    R/RW/ROM (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 stan-
    dard), DVD-R/RW/ROM (ISO9660 Level 1/Level
    2 standard, UDF 1.02) and USB storage device
    (FAT 16, FAT 32).


    Portable audio player compatibility on page 9.
    Operation of JPEG in a USB storage device is
    the same as JPEG on a disc.
    1 Source icon
    Shows the media type currently playing.
    2 Folder number indicator
    Shows the folder number currently playing.
    3 File number indicator
    Shows the file number currently playing.
    ! Last four-digit can be displayed as the
    file number.
    4 Play time indicator
    Shows the elapsed playing time of the cur-
    rent file.
    5 Song information
    Shows detailed information of currently
    playing song.
    Notes
    ! Optimum performance of this unit may not be
    obtained depending on the connected USB
    portable audio player/USB memory.
    ! If folder 01 (ROOT) contains no files, playback
    commences with folder 02.
    ! If an error message or icon is displayed, refer
    to Error messages on page 96.
    ! When the USB portable audio player having
    battery charging function is connected to this
    unit and the ignition switch is set to ACC or
    ON, the battery is charged.
    ! You can disconnect the USB portable audio
    player/USB memor y anytime you want to fin-
    ish listening to it.
    ! If the characters recorded on the audio file are
    not compatible with this unit, those charac-
    ters will not be displayed.
    ! Text information may not be correctly dis-
    played depending on the recorded en-
    vironment.


    This is everything that's usb related on the manual.

    I don't know what to do :(
     
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    Also, forgot to mention. If you mount your sd card, then you can't access the card from your phone.
     
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    I'm going to reference my JVC because that's what I'm familiar with. But, on my JVC deck all of the mp3's on my thumb drive have to be in a folder, with that folder being named a certain way. For instance my manual states that the my folders names must first be numbered (ie: 01) and then can be named (ie: 01 Jay-Z Bluprint 3).

    Give this a try.
     
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    Didn't work :(

    I guess I'm gonna contact Pioneer.
     
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