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Can't play AIFF files downloaded from hdtracks.com

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by TexasEV, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    I downloaded an album from hdtracks.com in AIFF format, 96kHz/24bit and copied it to a USB. The songs play fine on my Mac. In the Model S the display shows the album and songs correctly, but all I get is static when I play it. Playing a mp3 file from the same USB plays fine. I thought the car can play AIFF files. Is the problem the high definition?
     
  2. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    I have used AIFF and it plays fine from a USB flash drive
     
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    But are your AIFF files ripped from CD or downloaded 24-bit files?
     
  4. Doug Gallarda

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    The car only plays 16 bit AIFF files. Convert your 24 bit songs to FLAC or WAV to play in your car.
     
  5. Steph_S

    Steph_S CAN #312 VIN P06173

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    I can confirm that the car plays FLAC 24/48, 96 and 192 HD tracks.

    You can convert your AIFF HD files to FLAC HD and the car will play them.
     

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