I recently bought a 32gb usb stick to use to plug into the front USB slot on my 2011 Dodge Ram Sport 430N Radio. When I plug it in and go to settings to add music, it doesn't recognize the usb stick. Do I have to reformat the usb, or is there some special format the music needs to be in?
I have the music set into this folder structure: Music -> Artist -> Songs
It is all drm free mp3 music. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I found that my USB stick had to be formatted with FAT32 file system.
Windows may have formatted it with NTFS file system, and my 430N would not read NTFS. If I'm speaking greek, let me know and I'll try to explain in more detail...
FAT32 and make sure you don't have any non mp3 files on there too. I had some awkward file types on mine and it wouldn't read. Once I reformatted and removed the wierd files types it read em like a charm.
If you use Android and/or DoubleTwist check the script I wrote to organize my music from playlists into folders so you can have fake playlists in your Ram.
If you dig in the manual you will find very specific settings that have to be used when creating the mp3 files. If your mp3's deviate from those requirements the system won't recognize them. Another reason may be the radio can't read off a usb drive that large, but I doubt that's the problem.
Well I removed any additional file types and empty folders from my zip drive (mostly JPEGs from album art, and a few WMV files), but I'm still having no luck. This time it at least tried to read the USB drive, but then I received a message that no valid file types were found.
Should I try to remove any folder structure and just put all the MP3s into one folder? I'm worried the folder structure could have something to do with this. Its Music (main folder) -> Artist -> Album -> Song.
I also have a Droid Bionic, would I have better luck just putting these songs on the bionic and trying to transfer them from there via the micro usb cable?