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    Playing video on the mmi screen

    Hi,

    Does anybody know if it is possible to play video through the mmi screen (from an SD card or from iPod) if you haven't got the tech pack? Would be really useful when I'm waiting for bloody ages to pick the misses up from work!

    If it is possible, what formats work?

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    I think someone on here tried it and said it wouldn't work without the Tech Pack but don't quote me.
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    It works with me and I dont have the tech pack only the AMI cable with the red collar. It will stop playing as soon as u drive away for safety reasons.

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    I don't think you can. The same movie file that plays in my tech pack does not play in my colleagues non-tech pack car. It just comes up with an error along the lines of unrecognised file format.
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    Oops, think we both posted at the same time. So possibly the non-tech pack will play videos from an iPod, but not from an SD card?
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    I've read you can off iPod or iPad with the right cable........... I will try it , see if I can buy said cable!

    Also the safety can be taken off with vag com / vcds . .??????

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    Quote off audi forum "Then order the red cable part no. 4F0-051-510-R from your local dealer or online. It was £35 after taxes from my dealer some others have paid around $80 for it."

    Done some digging and above is the RED cable part number , some say plays album artwork only and some says plays video stationary , one member and seat hamburg say it can be unlocked for in motion vim by vcds but NOT recommended.

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    Cheers, il just see what happens when the motor arrives!

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    Anyone else try getting this done on a non tech pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STERLING VOID View Post
    Anyone else try getting this done on a non tech pack?

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    I have video working with red cable from iphone, but have tried 2 different mp4 on SD card and it doesn't play (non tech pack).
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    I have it working on an ipod touch and the red cable
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    Is there any way to get it working with an android phone?

    S4 mini to be precise.

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    Just to clarify-only the tech pack allows video from SD card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenks108 View Post
    Hi,

    Does anybody know if it is possible to play video through the mmi screen (from an SD card or from iPod) if you haven't got the tech pack? Would be really useful when I'm waiting for bloody ages to pick the misses up from work!

    If it is possible, what formats work?

    Cheers
    Check this out, I haven't tried it, but worth a shot

    Guide to successfully playing video from SD Card with MMI (HDD) - A5_OC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keef View Post
    Check this out, I haven't tried it, but worth a shot

    Guide to successfully playing video from SD Card with MMI (HDD) - A5_OC
    Thanks, will try this out. Will keep you posted.

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    Update,

    Tried that tutorial yesterday. Could not be played. MMI threw an error, something along the lines of format unrecognised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steviedr View Post
    I have video working with red cable from iphone, but have tried 2 different mp4 on SD card and it doesn't play (non tech pack).
    is it just a matter of playing video on device and then selecting something through the mmi?
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    You can play video from an SD card in an A5 with Tech pack but not on A3 with SD Nav

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorjj View Post
    Great if someone has managed it.. that screen looks larger than the standard SD screen to me! Wonder how they did it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Great if someone has managed it.. that screen looks larger than the standard SD screen to me! Wonder how they did it??
    No I am pretty sure it's the same size, bezel all the way around- the screen isn't actually as small as it sounds- 1.2 inches isn't huge difference! I think it is perfectly adequate, as tempted as I was to spend an extra £1.1k vs retrofitting!

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    Had the Smaller SD screen in A 7 which was OK. In the end with a bit of discount tweaking I managed to upgrade to Tec pack for less than £200 even though I have no wi fi hot spot. The Tec pack includes more features and free upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Had the Smaller SD screen in A 7 which was OK. In the end with a bit of discount tweaking I managed to upgrade to Tec pack for less than £200 even though I have no wi fi hot spot. The Tec pack includes more features and free upgrades.
    I would defo have gone for tech pack at that price! But as I already got a great discount on the whole car, think that I wouldn't be able to get a further discount on the tech pack - and even if they made it half price, i still couldn't justify an extra £650

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    Agree with you. We ended up with 9% and £500 from Audi.

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    does anybody know if the white/green apple specific will play the video through non tech pack mmi?
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    Ipod with red cable, non tech pack, plays video on MMI
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    I have purchased the red cable today,I get the soundtrack from the video but screen just shows pic of iPod with a circle spinning.any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegnomeat View Post
    Thanks for that,funny how audi can't tell you but you can find out here.Red cable going back now then.
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