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      10-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #23
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I have enchanged Bluetooth and no NAV

1) Apple cable to Iphone 4S from armrest - Everything cool + artwork works
2) But i can't play audio/music via bluetooth (Bluetooth Audio)

So I suppose you need a BMW assist :-( , so dissapointing.
Bt audio is disabled once connected via usb (and remains disabled). Music will still come through if you select usb audio in the media menu instead of BT audio.
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      10-08-2012, 02:07 AM   #24
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For media it is MN-001.020.022 and for telephone it is TN-001.020.022. I assume that USB is part of media.
interesting,

I am searching for an update for my Vehicle but it gives MN-007.000.075 only..
may be it is because I have only standard bluetooth in arm rest.

I couldn't figure it out why it sorts the tracks randomly.. even there is no logic in sorting... it is ******* annoying..
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      10-08-2012, 03:38 AM   #25
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interesting,

I am searching for an update for my Vehicle but it gives MN-007.000.075 only..
may be it is because I have only standard bluetooth in arm rest.

I couldn't figure it out why it sorts the tracks randomly.. even there is no logic in sorting... it is ******* annoying..
It might be that I have new nav (which is different hardware) as I have F31.
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      10-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #26
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It might be that I have new nav (which is different hardware) as I have F31.
I just got my F30 with the Technology and Apps etc. If I use the Apple cable into the USB in the armrest I get artwork and all and it's light years ahead of my old interface.

Do I gain anything by getting the BMW iPhone cradle or whatever they have?
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      11-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #27
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I've tried connecting my ipod classic to the usb port in center console via both the Y cable that came with the car and the ipod's white cable itself. With the Y cable I can see the songs and it plays them but there is no sound . With my Ipod cable I get nothing, it does not even register it.

I have both enhanced bluetooth and bmw assist so I can't figure out what is not working. My model is the 2013 sport line 328i.

The cables and ipod are all fine I've tested them outside of the car.
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      02-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #28
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I've tried connecting my ipod classic to the usb port in center console via both the Y cable that came with the car and the ipod's white cable itself. With the Y cable I can see the songs and it plays them but there is no sound . With my Ipod cable I get nothing, it does not even register it.

I have both enhanced bluetooth and bmw assist so I can't figure out what is not working. My model is the 2013 sport line 328i.

The cables and ipod are all fine I've tested them outside of the car.
I experienced the same thing you did when I connected mine today. I'm currious to hear what the issue is...
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      04-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #29
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I dont have my 328i yet - still 2 months away, my 328i has the Professional Nav but not the extended Bluetooth/USB.
Based on what ive read I think the following is correct...let me know if ive missed anything...

My understanding are the the following options exist (except radio and CD):
1. USB Memory stick in arm rest USB
2. iPod/Iphone in arm rest with BMW Y cable (USB and 3.5mm Stereo)
3. Copy from USB to internal HDD using USB in glove box.
4. iPod/iPhone in arm rest USB with standard apple cable
5. Bluetooth streaming

To use the above options you need:
1. Any model
2. Any model
3. Only with Professional Nav
4. Only with Extended Bluetooth/USB
5. Only with Extended Bluetooth/USB


What i havnt been able toget a clear picture on is what different functionality exists for these 5 options.

Can anybody add details about how the 5 different methods vary from a user interface/features perspective.

Im interested in:
Are there differences in the controls
Are there differences in the display (including cover art)
Are playlists available

1. Playlists:Yes (Tricky?), Album art:No
2. Playlists:Yes, Album art:No
3. Playlists:Yes, Album art:Yes
4. Playlists:Yes, Album art:Yes, 2 phones active (for calls) at the same time
5. Playlists:Yes, Album art:? Probably not im guessing, 2 phones active (for calls) at the same time




Thanks to LAnderson23, Rob72
I have the 2013 328i xDrive and tried last night playing music from USB stick using the arm rest USB connection. It does show album art perfectly. However, what I needed to do was embedding the album art into the ID Tag. I am using mp3 files at 320 kbps.

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      04-23-2013, 05:25 AM   #30
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I have the 2013 328i xDrive and tried last night playing music from USB stick using the arm rest USB connection. It does show album art perfectly. However, what I needed to do was embedding the album art into the ID Tag. I am using mp3 files at 320 kbps.
can you elaborate a bit ? do you have NAV ? what do you mean by embedding the album art into the ID tag ?
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      04-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #31
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can you elaborate a bit ? do you have NAV ? what do you mean by embedding the album art into the ID tag ?
Yes I do have the Navigation option. You can use a software like Tag & Rename to add cover art to your music files (mp3, wma, etc). My music is sorted in folders, by Artist/Album. Tag & Rename offers the option of adding the cover art picture to the whole folder and/or to individual files. Most of the players on Windows computers are able to recognize the picture if it's located inside the folder. However this is not enough for BMW's onboard computer.
The second option is to add the same picture to each individual music file. Tag & Rename has a batch function that reads the jpg files in each folder and adds them to the music files. The picture becomes part of the ID Tag this way, somehow embedded in the file.
Plugged in the arm rest usb of my car, the album art showed on BMW's display without problems.
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      04-25-2013, 06:08 AM   #32
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Yes I do have the Navigation option. You can use a software like Tag & Rename to add cover art to your music files (mp3, wma, etc). My music is sorted in folders, by Artist/Album. Tag & Rename offers the option of adding the cover art picture to the whole folder and/or to individual files. Most of the players on Windows computers are able to recognize the picture if it's located inside the folder. However this is not enough for BMW's onboard computer.
The second option is to add the same picture to each individual music file. Tag & Rename has a batch function that reads the jpg files in each folder and adds them to the music files. The picture becomes part of the ID Tag this way, somehow embedded in the file.
Plugged in the arm rest usb of my car, the album art showed on BMW's display without problems.
Thank you very much Alin ! I will try this on my Nav-less system, see if it works
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I just reviewed some of my files, those already have the art works in the tag as far as I can see, so it seems that my NAV-less idrive do not present art works even if those are tagged
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      05-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #34
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OK, Bare with me please! first post, and I promise ive tried to read the threads!

I have an F31 320D and an Iphone 5.

Sadly this is looking like a bad combination! My phone works perfectly with Bluetooth, but I can only play music through the earphone socket.

I have tried the Y cable from my iPhone 4 with a 30pin to lightning adapter - no joy.

I have also had it in the BMW garage for a whole day with there software specialist! who lied to me and at 6pm told me iphone 5's dont work with your car. Ill send it to germany for them to look at!


I dont have navigation or the enhanced bluetooth as far as i know!

Any advise welcome please


If this is in the wrong thread please move to more suitable location - thanks
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      05-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #35
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Quick question for you F30 experts. (Since I can't make new threads yet)

Is there a way to make Album info and Track info scroll in the iDrive menus?
Wether playing my Ipod Classic through Y-cable or playing through the USB-stick, it never display the full title/album, unless it's really short.

Example:
I have a track called:
"LL Cool J-Bartender Please (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins & Travis Barker) (Produced by Jean Claude Poke Oliver & Samuel J Tones Barnes)"

But on my iDrive, it will only show:
"LL Cool J-Bartender Plea" (Can't remember exactly where it cuts off, but full titles are never shown, I never know who features on the track this way..)

I think I have the newest software, my F30 was delivered 2 weeks ago..
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      06-10-2013, 03:53 AM   #36
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My understanding are the the following options exist (except radio and CD):
1. USB Memory stick in arm rest USB
2. iPod/Iphone in arm rest with BMW Y cable (USB and 3.5mm Stereo)
3. Copy from USB to internal HDD using USB in glove box.
4. iPod/iPhone in arm rest USB with standard apple cable
5. Bluetooth streaming

To use the above options you need:
1. Any model
2. Any model
3. Only with Professional Nav
4. Only with Extended Bluetooth/USB
5. Only with Extended Bluetooth/USB

1. Playlists:Yes (Tricky?), Album art:No
2. Playlists:Yes, Album art:No
3. Playlists:Yes, Album art:Yes
4. Playlists:Yes, Album art:Yes, 2 phones active (for calls) at the same time
5. Playlists:Yes, Album art:? Probably not im guessing, 2 phones active (for calls) at the same time
Having just taken delivery of an F30 328i with NBT but without extended connectivity, I appear to have a completely different experience to the above.

As I posted in the Australia sub-forum (http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848005). I seem to be able to play back audio from my iPhone 5 / iPod Touch without the Y cable. In fact I am able to use the white Apple cable, and album art appears as well. This is different from other peoples experiences on this and other forums.

Just to re-iterate, I do not have 6NL/6NK options. This can be seen in the below video where there is clearly no bluetooth streaming functionality. Looking up the VIN confirms that extended connectivity has not been optioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=AnbN4TpbhhA
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      06-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #37
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Hello, I'm from BsAs Argentina. I have my 328i F30 with professional nav. How can I tell if I have extended Bluetooth / extended USB? Thank you...
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I am buying a new BMW 320d M Sport Convertible on Saturday which has an iDrive.

I understand that I will need a Y Cable to connect my iPhone and control my music using the car's controls?

Is there a cable out yet compatible with the iPhone 5? If not, is it simply the case of buying a Y cable and connecting a lightning adapter to the end of it?

One last question: has anyone bought a Y cable from Amazon before. Do they work as well as the standard BMW ones?

I am trying to negotiate that the dealer throws one in FOC with the deal!
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Anybody did some testing with a 128gb SSD in a USB enclosure ?
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Having just taken delivery of an F30 328i with NBT but without extended connectivity, I appear to have a completely different experience to the above.

As I posted in the Australia sub-forum (http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848005). I seem to be able to play back audio from my iPhone 5 / iPod Touch without the Y cable. In fact I am able to use the white Apple cable, and album art appears as well. This is different from other peoples experiences on this and other forums.

Just to re-iterate, I do not have 6NL/6NK options. This can be seen in the below video where there is clearly no bluetooth streaming functionality. Looking up the VIN confirms that extended connectivity has not been optioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=AnbN4TpbhhA
Grr so NBT solved that problem. FML, my us 2013 won't be able to do this
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      07-30-2013, 03:45 AM   #41
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Having just taken delivery of an F30 328i with NBT but without extended connectivity, I appear to have a completely different experience to the above.

As I posted in the Australia sub-forum (http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848005). I seem to be able to play back audio from my iPhone 5 / iPod Touch without the Y cable. In fact I am able to use the white Apple cable, and album art appears as well. This is different from other peoples experiences on this and other forums.

Just to re-iterate, I do not have 6NL/6NK options. This can be seen in the below video where there is clearly no bluetooth streaming functionality. Looking up the VIN confirms that extended connectivity has not been optioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=AnbN4TpbhhA
Hi, i have the same experience. I've just received my 320D, i have COMBOX but no enhanced bluetooth or USB. I can play from my standard Iphone 5 cable, but when i start streaming from Spotify for example, the interface stops working after 15minutes and i need to press Media again on my iDrive.
(tried to turn off bluetooth on my phone, same issue)

Hope to do some coding next week, so i can code to enhanced USB & Bluetooth and hopefully no longer have the problem..
(i only have a spotify subscription and no local music.. so it is not fun to press the Media button every 15minutes..

anyone that has the same experience?
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Hi all

New to this forum, have a new F30 330d M-Sport arriving in September...

It is a UK car with Business Media (Nav), HK audio and standard (ie not enhanced) Bluetooth.

All questions regarding iPhone compatibility, album artwork etc on this forum seem to relate to the Pro Media. Can anyone explain what features I will get with the Business Media spec and an iPhone 4? Will I need the Y-cable, and does this come included with the car? Will artwork appear on the screen?

Many Thanks
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      09-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #43
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Is it possible to have extended BT retrofitted does anyone know please?
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Album Art & Renaming Titles

Hi,

New site user with a question on renaming tracks and album titles on an iDrive system. I seem to be able to do this on my own downloaded music but not with a store bought CD. Anyone else know if this can be done and if so how??

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