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Old 01-14-2011, 04:50 PM
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Cd does have better sound quality.

I can bluetooth Pandora off my phone and it is better then the USB
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:50 PM
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I think I asked the question wrong, I think I mean in windows media player burning an "audio cd" vs "data cd" where the data cd holds more songs cause it fills up through how much memory it can hold vs music length
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I would just go with burning an audio CD rather than a data CD because with a data CD, those can only be played on computers while audio CD's can be played through DVD players, computers, laptops, and head units. If you see that audio CD doesn't hold as much songs as you would want it to hold, then get a flash drive and put all your songs on there (that's what I did) but I tend to use my iPod.
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Mykhael what model do you have, as I'm also looking for a headunit with front USB port
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Mykhael what model do you have, as I'm also looking for a headunit with front USB port
Pioneer FTW! Check these out:
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I would just go with burning an audio CD rather than a data CD because with a data CD, those can only be played on computers while audio CD's can be played through DVD players, computers, laptops, and head units. If you see that audio CD doesn't hold as much songs as you would want it to hold, then get a flash drive and put all your songs on there (that's what I did) but I tend to use my iPod.

Wrong. I had a Kenwood double din and I burnt a data disc to play in it. I put music into different folders such as ROCK, RAP, FOLK, etc and burnt them to disc using Windows Media player. I fit 4 gigs on a DVD disc. The headunit played them flawlessly. It was an older double din too. You could go through the disc just like you do on a flash drive.



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Oh yeah for double din definitely. When I hear data disc I think disc's with programs, security logs, recoveries and what not (I'm a computer analyst). But yeah, I actually tried a data disc with my double din and it was like scrolling through my iPod; folders and what not. Yeah give that a try, it would hold a lot more than making a audio CD but do not know about the sound quality vs an audio CD.
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what do you guys think about the Pioneer DEH-3200UB?

I have a $65 gift card to radio shack and didn't see any alpines on their website.
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what do you guys think about the Pioneer DEH-3200UB?

I have a $65 gift card to radio shack and didn't see any alpines on their website.
I say get it! That is a very nice unit with everything that you need like the usb and aux input. Great buy
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Oh yeah for double din definitely. When I hear data disc I think disc's with programs, security logs, recoveries and what not (I'm a computer analyst). But yeah, I actually tried a data disc with my double din and it was like scrolling through my iPod; folders and what not. Yeah give that a try, it would hold a lot more than making a audio CD but do not know about the sound quality vs an audio CD.

Lots of single dins will do it as well. Plays just fine on SOME. The audio quality is the same to my ear, as IPOD, on my PC, or USB flash drives.

FYI - most headunits that I know of can only recognize 254 individual folders on a data disc. I do believe with a maximum of 254 songs in each? Not sure on that last part. In my last data disc I had only 3 folders but in just those I had 4 gigs of music, so it must vary by headunit.



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Lots of single dins will do it as well. Plays just fine on SOME. The audio quality is the same to my ear, as IPOD, on my PC, or USB flash drives.

FYI - most headunits that I know of can only recognize 254 individual folders on a data disc. I do believe with a maximum of 254 songs in each? Not sure on that last part. In my last data disc I had only 3 folders but in just those I had 4 gigs of music, so it must vary by headunit.

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Keyword "SOME" lol. But yeah I haven't tried it on any single dins so that is why I said that. And yeah I would say it must vary by the head unit for sure. Oh and what does GB mean?
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I only said SOME because every one I've tried a data disc with has played it but someone may have one that won't.


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So are ya'll saying I might be able to burn music in the data form onto a DVD-RW or only CD-RW? I saw you put 4 gigs but the CD's I have say 700MB. I do however have an unopenned pack of 10 DVD-RW's if they might work?
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They will work. How much does the DVD-RW's say as there storage capacity?

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I only said SOME because every one I've tried a data disc with has played it but someone may have one that won't.


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Ah lol that I get and yeah I can understand that with some people working and other not with the disc. All depends on the unit. Reason I ask about the GB is because I think I see other writing that as well after leaving a post on a thread or something...
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