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USB Music Needs to Reload Every Time I Get in the Car???

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by dschamis, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. dschamis

    dschamis Member

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    I've recently created a 256GB USB stick with tons of music. Mostly either MP3, AAC or FLAC format. It all works well - album art works, sound quality is good, etc. - but there is one problem. Every time I get in the car it takes about 10 mins to load the music from the USB stick before you can listen. There doesn't seem to be any caching going on to avoid this each time.

    Any ideas?

    I'm using A Lexar stick formatted in the FAT32 format.
     
  2. Merrill

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    The thing that bugs me the most is it will not stay at the album and song that you played once you leave the car. You come back and it reverts back to the main screen. This is not brain surgery, my 3 year old model s remembers what is so hard on the X that you have to go find the album and song and reset it.
     
  3. dschamis

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    Interesting - so this works better on the S than on the X - that's actually encouraging to hear - hopefully that means that it will be fixed on the X on an update. If this worked the same on the S I would be much more worried.
     
  4. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    I brought an audio book on my trip and when I get out of the car and come back, the same file is still set to play but the timeline bar is gone and I think it is just playing for a bit from cache after which it continues with the next file or sometimes from the beginning of the same file. Either way, not ideal for an audio book....
     
  5. Rockster

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    Mine, too! I change from Slacker to USB after getting in the car and the USB needs to reindex. It's not convenient.
     
  6. dschamis

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    I really hope that this gets addressed in 8.0 - it seems so basic yet so important.
     
  7. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    I would be worried. Since the Model X has the upgraded sound system this could end up on the S too.:mad:

    There have been more updates lately than I have driven my car. I have not driven it since the last update. Before the car only refreshed the drive contents after a fw update. It did stick from drive to drive. Perhaps now it's every time?
     
  8. dschamis

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    Seems like a weird "upgrade" - we will have to wait and see. Hopefully 8.0 will be out soon.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Yup, mine does this. Hopefully it gets resolved, the Cadillac I drove 10 years ago didn't have this problem.
     
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  10. systemcrashed

    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    Has anyone tried with Energy Saver off?
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Yup, my energy saver has been off since delivery and always connected has been always checked
     
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Happens here as well. I always take the stick with me. Would be nice if there were some manner in which it could remember where it was during the last session. When the stick is left in it sometimes "remembers". However, most often it skips jumps to another song/track/file..
     
  13. dschamis

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    I really hope that this is a known problem that they are addressing in 8.0. Seems utterly addressable - as someone else has said, their 10 year old Cadillac didn't have this problem.
     
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    Send an e-mail to Tesla to make sure it's a known problem. Problems don't report themselves (or do they...?)
     
  15. dschamis

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    I just sent the below to Tesla:

    Please have a look at this thread: https://goo.gl/YgwH2A

    I use USB audio with my Model X. All in all it works great - audio quality is excellent, but there are two very big problems:

    1. Every time you connect the USB stick AND every time you leave and get back in to the car (even if you leave the stick connected) the car has to go thru a process of loading the songs and reindexing them. This can easily take 10 mins - its fine if you are on a long trip but when you're in and out of the car its useless.

    2. There is a very obvious and visible slowdown of the entire system when the stick is connected. This isn't necessarily immediate but it generally happens. It makes doing anything else harder.

    According to reports I've seen the Model S doesn't have these problems, so hopefully this can be solved in a firmware update - I just want to make sure its on your radar screen (no pun intended).

    Thanks very much - love the car!

    David
     
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    Hoping this will be fixed tomorrow morning. It takes forever to rescan my 1TB SSD every time I go for a drive... Kinda defeats paying for UHFS.

    //TB
     
  17. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    It probably takes forever for you to decide what album you are going to listen to every time you go for a drive. :)
     
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    I usually have it on shuffle everything, but having to fiddle with the screen to get it to play again is annoying and an unnecessary danger.

    //TB
     
  19. Merrill

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    I agree, do not understand why they could not install the software as it is in my 3 year old Model S.
     
  20. K-MTG

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    Is it fixed with 8.0
     

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