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A3 MMI plays .WAV files (lossless format) and possible for album artwork to display

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by PjDali, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. PjDali
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    Having had the new car a week or so have been playing with various file formats and seeing what would \ would not play I'm fairly chuffed I can play a lossless format as it does sound a bit more 'solid' compared to some of the MP3 (320) files I created....not a massive difference in sound I admit but for those of us who would prefer a non compressed music format, I thought it was useful to share.


    I have previously ripped all my CDs onto a WAV format by using Windows Media Player to make it easy to stream music in the house via Xbox 360 and whilst I was happy enough to see WAV files copied onto an SDXC playing in the car, I was surprised that simply copying the entire album folder to the SD card the Audi MMI picked up the album art.

    I know you cannot embed album art into a WAV file so looks like whatever files Windows Media Player creates for album art the A3 MMI can read it.
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    Interesting! Didn't think it could play any lossless formats. Does WMP create a companion file to contain the artwork then?
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    Had a wee look at the folder that WMP creates when ripping a CD and it does create a few image files relating to album art so can only imagine one of these files is being read by the MMI software. I did copy the entire folder onto the SD Card so the image files must also be on the card.


    Like you'd posted a while back there is no suggestion in the owners manual that WAV files could be played back but no complaints from me if they can be....
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    Bro, could you show in an image how it looks or describe the file extensions that WMP created for your CD rip?<br>Much appreciated!<br><br>Lumacmu

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    Will try and do this tomorrow.
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