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    Default Maximum USB capacity for Citroen C5 X7

    I'm attempting to put some music and playlists onto a USB stick so I can play them in my C5 X7 with the factory USB auxiliary port.
    Would anyone happen to know the largest capacity USB stick that works?
    I have tried 64GB, but the music quality is choppy. The same mp3 files work fine on an 8GB stick.
    I tried 16GB and got message "USB peripheral error".

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselman View Post
    I'm attempting to put some music and playlists onto a USB stick so I can play them in my C5 X7 with the factory USB auxiliary port.
    Would anyone happen to know the largest capacity USB stick that works?
    I have tried 64GB, but the music quality is choppy. The same mp3 files work fine on an 8GB stick.
    I tried 16GB and got message "USB peripheral error".

    Thanks.
    Does USB stick need special formatting ?

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    No idea. I wouldn't expect so.
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    It sure does! But old formats.

    FAT32 or even antique FAT (Both obsolete Windows formats).
    USB 1 and 2 only.

    MP3 - mpeg1 layer 3
    Playlists are m3u, pls, wpl

    What I do like is that it also supports something decent like .ogg in all that obsolete stuff.

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    I should have added, FAT32 doesn't belong on your 64GB drive.

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    Google "formatting USB drive Fat32" and follow the instructions you understand best.

    I'd tell you how to do it at command line, however any error can be risky if you are not up speed to with Window OSs.

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    I tried FAT32 via windows 7. No go.
    I will try formatting as FAT and see how that goes.
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    First world problems... love it...



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    Buy an iPod nano. Around $50. Stores heaps of tunes and works well in the C5. Wife has one with over 1300 tunes on. ( ex a local radio station DJ)

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    Use new Ipods. Stuff using the MTP protocol needs a cable.

    Dieselman's problems I suspect are the oversized stick and an unreadable (NTFS?) format.

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    Does the C3 have the same issue? I have not come across it yet?

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    How are you playing your recorded music in the C3, Daniel?
    You've had the C3 for quite sometime as I recall.
    But then the C5X7 has been here for a few years too. Damn fine car in my thoughts!

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    Damn fine car!!!! Yes!!!
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    Belkin FM modulator and iPod Classic 160Gb capacity does it for me and works in any car that has an FM radio and a ciggy lighter. Done deal, thousands of tracks.

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    I have a late model ipod on its way via ebay.
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    I dunno. I'm only a nerd, but I went and formatted a common or garden old USB drive to FAT 32, copied on the Bach cello suites in both MP3 and OGG formats (my favourite pieces and a damned good speaker test) took it out to the car, et voilŗ! It really works. Having the port so hard to reach means I'll stay with CDs, though none of the little cubby holes will take one.

    It's just an old fashioned crappy Windows format, max file size 4 GB. Citroen probably uses it as Apple can write to it as well as Windows. I used Linux. FAT 32 was the usual supplied partition on smaller USB sticks.

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    What size was your USB stick?
    8gb and under seem ok.
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    Using a usb stick in the port in the centre console will not give you any functional controls on the steering wheel as I found out. I now use an iphone, charged from the rear usb in ashtray and bluetoothed to stereo. full dash control then. If connected to front usb random, and skip functions do not work properly.

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