- Mar 2, 2002
Sadly, all of mine except the current 32GB one has went rogue. In fairness, I'm talking about failure after years and years of use so I have had my money's worthOh just great! I have those also. It was a PITA because I had to go into iTunes and convert every song from an ALAC to AAC because the bloody JBL "Premium" Audio System in my car won't recognize anything other than MP3 and AAC. So you are telling us that the SanDisks are going to fail? At least I have them all backed up on a second thumb drive.
I use DriveSort also. I mentioned it in my previous post without actually mentioning the actual name of the program.- I recently discovered the free program "DriveSort" which does a magnificent job of fooling the car into sorting the files as wanted (in my case, alphabetically).
Good news bad news with my 2017 Ford Escape. I loaded different rates of DSF (SACD) files and no go, wouldn't even recognize them as non playable.Good to know the Fords will play FLAC. Will your Ford play gapless too?
When you get an answer on playing higher res FLAC files, let us know.
I've got the 2Tb on the right, and I love it (not for my car, just for my surround playlist of "ultimate surround tracks")... so much faster than when i used to use a standard external hard drive
I love these things, since prices have dropped the last few years, I always go for the 2TB model. They work great in the front USB input on the oppos also.This does look pretty nice, $159.00 but tons of storage whereas my current little stick will only hold about 6 CD's and I am frequently loading and unloading.
Looks like the body is a little bigger but it has a nice cord that goes into the USB port so it is very flexible. I think I am gonna get it after I finish experimenting with all my different FLAC files, would love to get some DVD-a's in there.
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Foobar2000 with a plugin can convert those dsf files to flac or wave, might also check with Garry, his software may do that as well (not sure.) More work for ya MarkGood news bad news with my 2017 Ford Escape. I loaded different rates of DSF (SACD) files and no go, wouldn't even recognize them as non playable.
However It did play my one FLAC file Supertramps Crime of the Century, 2.0 Blu Ray in 24/96 and it sounded great.
So this gives me a ton of music to play in car most importantly FLAC files that I purchased from HDTracks and I don't own any hard copys.
I still need to do some experimenting, need to try a FLAC surround file and see if it plays in stereo and will it play as surround. There is a surround choice in my settings but I do believe it is for a faux surround. All this is good news but bad news for my ears as I think most of my hearing loss has come from cranked up tunes in my car, 50 years of it.
I love using my 'phone via bluetooth in the car! I've no idea what the data rate for streaming across is, but it's fine for car use and the 'phone seems to play whatever format I stick on it, whereas the car stereos we use can be more limited with what they'll accept.They just expect you are going to play MP3s from a USB drive or your phone via (gasp...) Bluetooth.