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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by GARTHY, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. GARTHY
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    [Oct 14, 2011]
    Am I right in thinking I can play CDs in the standard rnse ( audio system)? I assume you eject the nav dvd and insert the cd - am I correct?
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    [Oct 14, 2011]
    I actually thought the navi disc was locked in the DVD drive, Garthy. It can be unlocked and ejected using VCDS. AFAIK it's an anti-theft measure. :)
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    [Oct 14, 2011]
    So how do you play CDs?
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    [Oct 14, 2011]
    You can play CD's (regular or burned ones) in the RNS-E disc drive, if you remove the Nav disc via VCDS first, but you won't be able to run the sat nav simultaneously without the nav disc in the drive. The only other option is to use an external CD player, such as the 6 CD multi changer option which is the alternative to the glove box Multi Media Interface. :)
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    [Oct 15, 2011]
    I have the 6-CD stacker as a no-cost-option for exactly the above reasons! It's nice to be able to play CDs and have sat nav. :)
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    [Oct 15, 2011]
    Me too and I can play all the MP3's I want on the 2 x 32GB SD cards. :)
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    [Oct 15, 2011]
    I cant see the point when it has 2 sdhc slots that can take literally thousands of tunes, rip cd's to mp3 which is a quick job, then shove on a 32gb sdhc card, of which I can supply for a good price, class 10 aswell :)
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    Agree with NHN - 2x32=64 is about a month of solid music at a decent nitrate (256) - you'd never have to touch a CD again! Just make sure you put it all in sensible folders, and that all music is in MP3 format.

    Foobar2000 will take just about any music format in from whatever mess of a folder(s), convert it to the right format (if its not in the right format already), and save it all to whatever folder structure you want (I do artist\Album, with a compilations artist folder).
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    [Oct 16, 2011]
    ...and me too! But it's surprising how much time a little child takes up and how long in takes to get around to ripping things from CD, to computer, to finally add to your SD card(s)!!
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    [Oct 16, 2011]
    Easy - train the child to rip the CDs :p
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    [Oct 17, 2011]
    Hand book says eject the nav dvd and insert the cd - so I can't see why I can't do it.
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    [Oct 17, 2011]
    If you cant eject the dvd then its locked in & requires someone to disable the lock with vcds or a dealer.
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    [Oct 21, 2011]
    dealer going to look at it - it shoulds be able to eject nav dvd and play cds.
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    [Oct 21, 2011]
    normally the satnav DVD should be in the same drive as you would put cd's in ergo you can do both at the same time. but what you can do is put a blank HDSD card**** in at the same time and the media player will ask if you want to downlaod. press yes and the sat nav will download onto the HDSD card, and then you dont need to have the satnav DVD in so long as you have the HDSD card in. and you have 2 card slots so just keep the card in and you still have one free!:D

    **** in the manual it says an 8GB card will, do if you have post summer 2011 maps you will need a 16GB card!! Manual was printed early 2011


    hope ive helped
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    [Nov 4, 2011]
    Dealer going to release the dvd and put it on a sd card for me, think it is the best solutionn tobe honest.
    thank, you all for your help
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    [Nov 4, 2011]
    Download the nav data onto an sd card, afaik thats not avaiilable on the 8P mk1 or mk2 unit, you sure they've not confused themselves with the mmi system on the bigger more technological chassis?
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    [Nov 4, 2011]
    One sec, as we saying the RNES unit can copy the nav DVD to a SD card and thus free up the CD/DVD drive to use with CDs?
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    No mate as the mk1 rns-e never had the ability or the firmware programming to use the drives (mk2), now thats not to say it cant be done, but you'd need to reprogramme the firmware as such, given the drives are now sdhc so allot faster & handle vastly more data, anythings possible, but mk1's would never of been able to handle it, hardware restriction imho.
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    My dealer says once I have an 8gb sdcard he'll copy it for me. Says it'll only take a few minutes. My S3 is only 1month old. Plus they say you can alter hw the doors open through the DIS - one click open all or just drivers door.
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    TBH mate never ever known or heard the rns-e to be able to use sd cards for the nav, so either its a new feature I'm not aware of or he's talking ****, I'm going with latter atm, but happy to be proven wrong!!!
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    Once I have the sd card I'll book it in and hopefully it'll work - but I am happy to remain on the fence until proven either way.
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    Let us know! I'll be surprised as well!
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    [Nov 5, 2011]
    The post from a4portree made me ask the dealer and now we wait.
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    [Nov 11, 2011]
    Car booked in for 29th - they still adamant it'll work.
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    [Nov 12, 2011]
    Rip your CDs to ALAC lossless format, put them onto an iPod and plug that into the AMI.

    Full control of playlists, albums, artists etc, music at perfect quality, and no cocking about changing the CD when you get fed up of hearing your Top Gear Driving Songs CD loop for the 8th time. Davie Bowie is great, but I can't look "Rebel Yell" in the eye for at least another 6 months.
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    [Nov 29, 2011]
    Well he was talking b*llocks. The nav dvd has been released but the rns-e cannot work nav off the sd card. AS.N 1-0 Audi dealer
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    How did i know you was gonna say that lol!! Audi dealers =FAIL!!!!!
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    [Nov 29, 2011]
    My nav disc just ejects when I click the button? (2011 S3)
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    LOL, what a Fail!
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    lol does anyone know if its possible to play MP3's from the SD card while using the Nav? or is it a one or the other choice? i often have to drive long distances for work and need both, and am thinking of making the upgrade to either MK1 or Mk2.
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    Yes can play whilst using nav.
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    [Dec 6, 2011]
    Cheers Nige!
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