... So I guess I'm doing 192 VBR mp3 from now on. I'm not THAT paranoid. And thanks HydrogenAudio for all the fish.
Yeah, cars suck. Media support is patchy, often obsolete, and very poorly documented. BTW, I also like the USB stick approach, again not as common as it should be in car.
I always wondered why the hell cheap/car players read the files from the FAT instead of the filename, it just seems that the latter functionality is always implemented even on the barest of OSes, while the former would have to be separately implemented... unless I'm horribly wrong about it.
I settled with bluetooth playback pretty much because of the reasons stated here.
Quote from: ChronoSphere on 16 April, 2017, 07:01:30 PMI settled with bluetooth playback pretty much because of the reasons stated here. There are some odd things about Android music playback to car audio Bluetooth - especially with the voice driven media system that make it less desirable than direct playback via USB stick or even MP3 CD. ;-) Even the Aux cord solution is better. One annoying thing about my Nexus 6 is that Google Play Music drops the volume a LOT when the EQ is active. Thus I leave it off.
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Then of course it is anybody's guess whether it will play gapless ...
Transcode straight into non-MPT devices and sticks . This is more efficient than keeping several collections . A universal compact setting would be something like lame -b160 -f or gogo -b 160 -q 7. Replaygain can be hardcoded and IDV3 tags set to v2.3-compat or 1.x in foobar. This has worked with everything legacy for me.