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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-04-2016, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, for some reason I'm so far having some trouble locating the right information for the audio/phone system in our new Civic EX. Today I loaded some MP3 files onto a USB flash drive and put it in the slot behind the console and while it recognized all the file names and it listed them all in order, each time I tried to select one it told me it was "Nonplayable format"
Can someone advise just what type of file formats this radio can recognize ? I'm a little surprised it wouldn't recognize MP3 as its a rather common format these days. I can convert them at home to just about any format if I knew which format it can read. I've seen nothing about all of this in the manual.
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.....Surely someone knows what music formats this audio system can recognize. ? ?
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Mp3 format should work. Also try putting your USB drive in FAT32 format.
Maybe try with another USB device and see if it's a usb problem.
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Thanks 4 Tires I'll have to keep messing with it.
I don't know if this thing is quirky or if it's just me
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It's quirky alright. Such is the way with "state of the art" OEM infotainment systems. But an MP3 should play. See OM p. 273:
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"Your audio system reads and plays sound files on a USB flash drive in either MP3,
WMA, or AAC*1 format."
Start simple: one MP3 file in the root of a newly FAT32 formatted device.
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Let us know what works! If all else fails you could always just give your dealership a call and ask them what format is needed.
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MP4 format might also work since it's one of the most popular formats around right now and might be what this system has been programmed to pick up on. And of course MP3 is another very common one. Even on computers this is a problem, no all programs will play all file formats.
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Hi all, for some reason I'm so far having some trouble locating the right information for the audio/phone system in our new Civic EX. Today I loaded some MP3 files onto a USB flash drive and put it in the slot behind the console and while it recognized all the file names and it listed them all in order, each time I tried to select one it told me it was "Nonplayable format"
Can someone advise just what type of file formats this radio can recognize ? I'm a little surprised it wouldn't recognize MP3 as its a rather common format these days. I can convert them at home to just about any format if I knew which format it can read. I've seen nothing about all of this in the manual.
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I believe it has to be an mp3 file type. I had the same issue and had to convert the unplayable files. Let me know if that works out. If not, I will ask my tech guy what he did to reformat the files that wouldn't play in my car.
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You can even try contacting Honda, not the dealership, Honda's help line. Then of course there's the owners manual which I think sometimes outlines stuff like this. With how connected tech like this is these days I wouldn't be surprised.
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I'm going to try a different flash drive but the one I have is formatted to FAT32 and all of the files are in MP3 format. I'm going to try just one or 2 files on a different drive. I'll be back
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