07-06-2011, 06:42 PM
I have the standard tundra radio cd player w/ mp3 & usb aux inputs. i put a bunch of music on a usb flash drive and it plays the music, however it stops playing the song....pauses.... and then starts up where it left off. does that mean that i burned the songs in the wrong format or speed? they are all saved as mp3's.
thanks for your technical expertise.
07-10-2011, 07:05 AM
they weird thing is that when i plug in my mp3 player w/ the usb cable, the music playes w/ no pauses or problems. the music is saved in the same format on the mp3 player as the usb thumbdrive. ??? i returned the usb thumbdrive and got a new one and it still represents the same problem. guess i'm stuck not being able to use usb thumbdrive's w/ my stock stereo. anyone else have a resolution/experience w/ this?:dry3d:
07-10-2011, 08:10 AM
The only thing I can think of is, did you buy a cheap Thumbdrive? Cheaper thumbdrives tend to have slower memory than the better ones, and maybe the thumbdrive cannot deliver the data as fast as the player needs it.
Check the transfer rate of the thumbdrive and see what the bits-per-second rate is.
07-10-2011, 02:45 PM
aagh, i didn't think of that...thanks, i'll check it out. explains why both thumbdrives were having the same problem...
07-22-2011, 04:42 AM
I did a little testing these past few days and here is what I came up with.
Yes, a cheap USB drive will have more momentary pauses than a good one.
However, you can offset this somewhat by using a lower bit-rate for your music.
I ripped some songs at 256 Kb/Sec and got a lot of pauses. Then I ripped the same songs at 128 Kb/Sec and the pausing went away. You really could not tell the difference between songs ripped at 128 or 256.
Hope it helps.