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Audio: OCD Playlist solution

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by PattyChuck, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. PattyChuck

    PattyChuck Model S P100D, Model X P90D

    Jan 24, 2012
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    I've got a touch of OCD (my wife loves it because I always do the dishes). I was disappointed that the audio system doesn't yet support playlists or recognize my iPod Touch. I have a 2-year-old daughter that has some very strict musical requirements for our daily drive to day care (OCD, just like her old man!). Due to an intermittent Bluetooth connectivity problem (it's my phone that's squirrely, not the car) I have my music library loaded on a thumb drive. Originally, I had copied all of the music from playlists into folders on the USB drive, but as drivers of the car may know, if a song is played from the folder browser, the car doesn't display any ID3 tag information (Album, Artist, or Album Artwork). This bothered me more than it should have, but I found a cheesy yet workable solution. Since all of my music is copied to the thumb drive and thus wouldn't affect my original library, I figured I could edit the ID3 tags to my hearts content. I found that if I edited all the songs in a program capable of multi-file ID3 editing (like iTunes) to remove the Genre tag, I could then replace the Genre with my own custom name, like "Ellie's Car Songs" and "Music for Driving in Traffic". Clicking the Genre menu now only displays the pseudo-playlists I've created, and as an added bonus, all the other ID3 tag information is there, thus assuaging my OCD.

    I'm 100% confident that Tesla will be introducing not only playlist support, but iPod-in-the-USB support in the coming months (and maybe even more basic functions like, oh, I don't know, shuffle) but for now, this seems to be working really well.
  2. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

    Apr 20, 2012
    Rocklin, CA
    Interesting solution. Thanks!
  3. Bound466

    Bound466 Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Brilliant!! So simple. I never use the genre view anyways, so this would work perfectly.. Thanks for the idea!!
  4. Chico

    Chico MX 85D, MS P85

    Dec 30, 2013
    11 months later and counting.

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