CD rip to MMI help

barkliejm

Registered User
I have seen you can get this to work via the following;

Enable Import CDs to MMI's HD

[Hidden menu]
Main/Diagnose/Settings
Import Media
Set to 4 of 4 "Copy/Ripping"

I have the hidden menu activated but how do you enter the hidden menu again?
Also what does it mean by, Set to 4 of 4?

Hope thats not a silly question lol

Thanks

Jase
 

GeoffDunk

Registered User

barkliejm

Registered User

barkliejm

Registered User
First off you need to have the green menu activated by VCDS software, If you have the cable and software do the folowing change;

[5F - Information Electr.]
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 6 -> Change 0 to 1
Save and Exit.

Next hold the car and menu buttons together to get the green menu;

Basically you need to navigate to the following address Main/Diagnose/Settings/Import_multimedia

You will see the following page when you enter the green menu..........select "diagnose" (sorry i took the pic with the arrow showing it pointing to dispay!)
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Then select "settings" and you will see the below menu,
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select "Import_multimedia"

Then naviigate to ripping and select it so the block appears green (when i first went in here only Copying showed a green box)

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All done!

Then when you use the copy function it will now allow you to select the CD player as a source :)
 

Zafi

Registered User
Why choose to do it this way? It would be more convenient to use SD cards to load up the hard disc? Rip CDs to MP3 in the comfort of your home and save them on your PC??
 

barkliejm

Registered User
Why choose to do it this way? It would be more convenient to use SD cards to load up the hard disc? Rip CDs to MP3 in the comfort of your home and save them on your PC??
Yes I choose to do it they way you say which is great, until the day my mate had a crackin cd in his car and I couldn't copy it, didn't have my computer with me to rip it! So for me it's a worth while thing ;-)
 

GeoffDunk

Registered User
I like the idea of this feature but I'd want to know a few things:

  • Does it rip it RAW or convert to a file type (mp3 etc.)?
  • If it converts to a compressed format like mp3, at what BIT rate does it convert it to. I rip all my CD's at a rate of 320 kbps in order to not clip the top and bottom end frequencies off giving that full sounds. most default mp3 converter rip at a lower frequency and thats what gives that crappy tiinny sound.
  • If there is no conversion or comrpession my 40G HDD will be full in no time, although I have 160Gb of 320 kbps mp3's in my iTunes library so I will use and external disk connected via USB on a daily basis.
 

barkliejm

Registered User
Not a clue mate, all I know is that all songs play as if you still had the cd in.......sounds exactly the same:)
 

cmdllbA4

A4 Avant Black Edition S Tronic Quattro
I like the idea of this feature but I'd want to know a few things:

  • Does it rip it RAW or convert to a file type (mp3 etc.)?
  • If it converts to a compressed format like mp3, at what BIT rate does it convert it to. I rip all my CD's at a rate of 320 kbps in order to not clip the top and bottom end frequencies off giving that full sounds. most default mp3 converter rip at a lower frequency and thats what gives that crappy tiinny sound.
  • If there is no conversion or comrpession my 40G HDD will be full in no time, although I have 160Gb of 320 kbps mp3's in my iTunes library so I will use and external disk connected via USB on a daily basis.
Genius. Didn't think about external HDD!! I'm going to try this now.
 

razza1

Registered User
How many tunes do you listen to lol, I find one 4GB card is enough for me...
 

razza1

Registered User
For what? Surely you must be in that car a lot each day for that many tunes, that must be in the 1000's of tracks, how do you even remember what's on them?
 

GeoffDunk

Registered User
I have a full 160Gb Ipod and still I don;t have enough space.
 

cmdllbA4

A4 Avant Black Edition S Tronic Quattro
Uploaded 402 songs yesterday. Did it via the SD card in the end. External harddrive didn't work :keule:. However, sound quality seems a bit rubbish. Most are at 192kbps but the worst offenders are 256kbps. :angrymod:
 

GeoffDunk

Registered User
External HDD is limited to 32GB just like the SD cards, which is apoor design. All my iTunes music is ripped at 320kbps in order not to loose anything. If I had known I was going to have a car that would read the iPOd directly I would have orginal started the library way back when using Apple's ;ost;ess format.

One of the tricks of MP3 compression is "clipping" which clips the lower and upper frequencies, converting at 320 kbps eliminates this but file size isn't as small as some would like. Better than 1:1 as other compression algorithms are used too.Geoff Dunk
 

cmdllbA4

A4 Avant Black Edition S Tronic Quattro
Yep. Me, too. Most of what I have on iTunes is historic and the original CDs are God knows where. I use Deezer nowadays to stream via Bluetooth (sync to iphone) at 320kbps. That's why I noticed the difference in quality. Especially through the B&O. Shame, but hey-ho.
 
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