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Music from USB skips

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Edward D, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Edward D

    Edward D Member

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    When I play music from a USB drive on my standard MS sound system, I am experiencing skips. I have tried two different USB drives from different manufacturers with the same result. Then I tried playing the music on my computer from the USB drive and there are no skips. So I am assuming the problem is in my MS sound system. The file format is wma (windows media audio). I don't see anyone else on the forum having this problem. Any ideas for solving this problem?
     
  2. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

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    Are you sure the music is not DRM protected?
     
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    I had the same experience with music I stored with the standard windows media. My car just didn't seem to like the files. It would play, but there were lots of errors/skips in the Model S, but it would play just fine in my Leaf. I downloaded Freerip and have had no issues with the same music.
     
  5. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Yep. I'd suggest that you change the audio format. 99.9% sure that's the problem.
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Agreed. In particular Apple Lossless is unplayable by the Tesla. Changing the format to FLAC works perfectly--and doesn't take very long because you can directly change other lossless formats to FLAC right on the thumb drive:

    Software used:
    Max (Macintosh Audio for OS X)

    Settings:

    General: Maximum number of encoders: 2
    Format: FLAC
    Output:
    Output files: Select your mounted thumb drive
    Temporary files: Default
    Delete source files after conversion: Check the box

    No other preference settings need to be changed from the defaults.
    When using Snow Leopard, Format will crash the app if you don't check "Start using Rosetta" in the Finder (the i icon)

    Drag the directories on the thumb drive to the File Conversion window (File-->Convert files), press convert.

    I'm sure there are other programs, but this was the first one I found.
     
  7. Edward D

    Edward D Member

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    Sounds like a common problem after all. Thanks for your help! I'm going to try the iTunes format.
     
  8. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    My FLACs play flawlessly, but I encountered "stuttering" yesterday while playing a MP3 downsampled from a WAV file using variable rate MP3 encoding (~300kps), played from my USB. The playback kept jumping ahead seconds at a time; if I manually used the slider to restart the track into the section that was being skipped through, it played fine.
     
  9. CarlE_P439

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    I've experienced the skipping or stuttering problem as well with my iPhone connected via Bluetooth.
     

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