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Can the Concert III (2010) CD Changer Adaptor Pick up CD-TEXT?

danA3T Jul 16, 2010

  1. danA3T

    danA3T Member

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    Hi guys,

    As some of you've read in my previous posts, my motor's got the very shoddy Audi iPod dock, which I'm trying a bit of software hackery to make a bit more functional (useful) - which I'll post up here as a guide if all goes well...

    But, my investigations have come to a dead end, as I can't find a definitive answer of whether the CD-Changer connector on modern Audi Head Unit's can receive / decode CD-TEXT via the CD-Changer port which my iPod dock is plugged into?

    I would guess it does as the head-unit gets CD-TEXT off regular audio CDs in the built in CD player, but the end-game is to hack the iPod so it sends track info to the head unit as if it were CD-TEXT rather than the useless 'track 1' that it gets at the moment.

    Thanks for any help guys!
     
  2. danA3T

    danA3T Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. philipjmarshall

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    hi Dan

    Did you say you get CD text information on your head unit, i only get track numbers on my symphony multi CD player??
     
  4. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    simple answer is no. non of the external interfaces support cd text

    concert/symphony ii does not support text internal or external
    concert/symphony ii+ does support text internal but not external
     
  5. danA3T

    danA3T Member

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    Thanks for clearing this up, this is a tree I'll stop barking up in that case. I'm writing a few scripts to control the output of a jailbroken ipod touch and I uncovered the ability to spit out track info down the dock port. Now if there'd only been a way to get the HU to recognise it eh? :)
     
  6. danA3T

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    I certainly did, but not all CDs have CD-TEXT on them - in fact it's rare to find an original CD with them on - most are the CDs which I've burnt myself and selected the option to include CD-TEXT. FYI - also plays MP3's and allows you to browse by folder and display the ID3 tags.
     

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