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Playing FLAC over USB

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by flashflooder, Jul 2, 2018.

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If you've tried playing FLAC files on a USB stick, have you experienced:

  1. Random Stopping / Restarting of songs

    11.8%
  2. Random Skipping

    5.9%
  3. Complete Failure (stops and will not resume)

    23.5%
  4. Nothing but smooth, blissful playback!

    70.6%
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  1. flashflooder

    flashflooder Member

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    I have lots of problems playing FLAC from a USB stick, so decided to do a poll to see if I'm just doing something wrong (bad stick/ formatting, etc). Please only answer if you've played FLAC enough to have a good feel for this.
     
  2. Rockster

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    "Loading error..." is my most popular song.
     
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  3. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Grouchy

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    @Rockster Don't feel like this is a Model 3 specific issue - "Loading Error" is quite popular in Model S too.
     
  4. jpoet

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    Does Tesla have a "bug reporting system"? Is there any way to know how much of a priority they put on an issue like this, or do you basically have to 'tweat' Elon?
     
  5. RichardL

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    There is a very detailed (and long) thread called 'Comprehensive USB Bug List' that goes through everything and seems to apply to all models.

    I have 5000+ FLACs on a 256GB USB stick and they play perfectly all the time. There are issues with re-scanning and when you first start out (not being seen for a few minutes), but once they start they play well (some are 24/192 and they play great as well)
     
  6. Aellinsar

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    I've had no problem with USB playing songs in my limited time int he car. I do find it extremely frustrating that upon exiting/re-entering the car that it switches to Bluetooth instead of USB. For that reason, I haven't used USB all that much, refinding/starting where I was every time is annoying.
     
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  7. flashflooder

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    Are you talking about playing FLAC, or just music in general? I’m asking specifically about FLaC files
     
  8. Aellinsar

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    Either. Most of the music on my USB stick is FLAC, but there are a few mp3 files.
     
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  9. Bobg5124

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    This issue may have been fixed in V9 because I don't have any problems playing Flac (and wav) files (hi rez up to 24/192) off of a USB stick. Sounds great!
     
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  10. flashflooder

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    It just occurred to me that I haven't even tried FLAC under V9 yet, I had kind of given up on it. Hopefully my issues are fixed, will report back.
     
  11. GPinzone

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    Almost all my music files are FLAC and they all play fine..mostly. Every once and a while I'd hear a tiny little glitch in the playback. Like a tiny skip? I just got 42.2 over the weekend and I haven't heard this happen yet, but I need to test more.
     
  12. sduck

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    FLACs still work fine in v9. Almost all of the USB audio system is the same, except they added shuffle. All the old problems are still there. They promised a big fix sometime soon after v9 came out, but I tend to be skeptical about these kinds of promises.
     
  13. GPinzone

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    Still there.
     

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