Originally Posted by xugator
It has happened to me 4 times now in the first week I have had the car and has always happened when I have been listening to mp3 from a USB flash disk
I updated the software with the bin file on the BMW site and that did not fix the issue as it occured again even on the newest version. I am going to try a different flash drive and reformat it.
I am not sure formatting will work. I believe the software component regarding mp3 player functionality is not robust enough and consumes much of the resources and crashes occasionally, but I am not sure about that. Slowdown of iDrive response during mp3 play makes this hypothesis stronger.
A software release will fix this issue occasionally, but I don't know when this will happen. Furthermore, I believe mp3 functionality (sorting of files, display of ID3 options, display of album art, etc.) has huge shortcomings, which also needs to be improved.