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Hello, I have a 2014 GMC Sierra. The stereo will only recognize 68 folders, if I remove all the music from the folders it will still only recognize about 600 songs.

 

I'm using a 32GB SDHC card, class 10, formatted to FAT32. This card has 3700+ songs on it and works in everything I have tried it in.

 

Any suggestions?

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how the hell are you going to go through 3700 songs?

 

on that note, can you share those through google drive with me ? jkz

 

i really need a new playlist... ive worn mine thin, been using the same 200 ish songs in my truck, on my bike and at my desk at work for 2 yrs...

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All of my music if formatted to .mp3. I've tried reformatting my SD card to NTFS with no better results.

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Try putting the music on a stick and using the USB port. I use the SD slot and it reads 2500 songs for me with no problem but I have the 4.2" not a touch screen.

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UPDATE (Updating in case anyone has this problem in the future): I've purchased a new SD card and a USB drive and have had the same results. I've since figured out that it will only read the first 4GB (just over) of music no matter what the device. I tried reformatting everything to NTSF and it wouldn't even recognize the USB and the SD took forever to load and still wouldn't show all the music.

 

I've talked with GM and the person I talked to could not help me but provided me a number for their "infotainment team" and hopefully they will be able to help.

 

On the music that does work I have to put all the songs in the root folder to be able to shuffle/random play. If I create my own folders I can only shuffle/random within that specific folder. I would have thought that shuffle/random is supposed to include all folders.

 

I've also found out that only one FM radio station comes in clear on my radio, everything else is not listenable.

 

Fortunately, it seems that the problems I'm having are rare but hopefully for myself they are solved soon. If not I'll have to swap to an aftermarket head unit and that would be a shame on a new truck.

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UPDATE (Updating in case anyone has this problem in the future): I've purchased a new SD card and a USB drive and have had the same results. I've since figured out that it will only read the first 4GB (just over) of music no matter what the device. I tried reformatting everything to NTSF and it wouldn't even recognize the USB and the SD took forever to load and still wouldn't show all the music.

 

I've talked with GM and the person I talked to could not help me but provided me a number for their "infotainment team" and hopefully they will be able to help.

 

On the music that does work I have to put all the songs in the root folder to be able to shuffle/random play. If I create my own folders I can only shuffle/random within that specific folder. I would have thought that shuffle/random is supposed to include all folders.

 

I've also found out that only one FM radio station comes in clear on my radio, everything else is not listenable.

 

Fortunately, it seems that the problems I'm having are rare but hopefully for myself they are solved soon. If not I'll have to swap to an aftermarket head unit and that would be a shame on a new truck.

 

I'm afraid it might just be your unit. I have a 64Gig microSD card in my truck with about 40 Gigs of music on it. The head unit can read all the files (it took FOREVER the first time indexing, however) and I can play any of them. The only issue I have is I can't use voice to bring one up as the truck tells me, "The number of songs or media is too great... blah, blah, blah"... But I can access them all through the head unit or the steering wheel/DIC.

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I'm afraid it might just be your unit. I have a 64Gig microSD card in my truck with about 40 Gigs of music on it. The head unit can read all the files (it took FOREVER the first time indexing, however) and I can play any of them. The only issue I have is I can't use voice to bring one up as the truck tells me, "The number of songs or media is too great... blah, blah, blah"... But I can access them all through the head unit or the steering wheel/DIC.

 

Same experience here. i bought this 64GB USB USB 3.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive and loaded 14,474 songs in 1,708 folders (55GB) and all play with no issues. It probably took a total of a couple hours for it index it all over a couple of days. For what it's worth, for any other geeks like me, that USB drive has been fantastic. It's got incredible data transfer speeds.

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Same experience here. i bought this 64GB USB USB 3.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive and loaded 14,474 songs in 1,708 folders (55GB) and all play with no issues. It probably took a total of a couple hours for it index it all over a couple of days. For what it's worth, for any other geeks like me, that USB drive has been fantastic. It's got incredible data transfer speeds.

Me too. I'm using a SanDisk 128GB SDHC. 42.6GB used,7615 files, 656 folders, but I can play everything.

When I add to it, re-indexing takes awhile, but it works fine.

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so im def getting it to read and play songs with no issues...how are u guys organzing ur folders, playlist on the sd card it self...it seems that truck will detect artist and albums itself and i can sleect folder options...should i create a playlist folder in the root to use that feature as well ?

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so im def getting it to read and play songs with no issues...how are u guys organzing ur folders, playlist on the sd card it self...it seems that truck will detect artist and albums itself and i can sleect folder options...should i create a playlist folder in the root to use that feature as well ?

I have 170 -odd artist folders, 2000+ song files. I just copied the artist folders onto the root directory of the SD card.

 

Have not had any problems playing beyond the voice recognition on some songs. (E.G. Wouldn't play "Free Will" or "Free Bird" the other day, but I could play "Rush" and toggle up to "Free Will" with steering wheel controls)

 

Note: I have the 8" screen infotainment, don't know if there is a difference in the 4" screen for song browsing. (would not think so)

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dmo, I have the exact same problem with the radio in my 2014 WT. Tried 2 USB sticks and 2 memory cards.

 

All have the exact same issue. Only reads first 4gb, and only if the songs are in the root directory.

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dmo, I have the exact same problem with the radio in my 2014 WT. Tried 2 USB sticks and 2 memory cards.

 

All have the exact same issue. Only reads first 4gb, and only if the songs are in the root directory.

Mac or PC ?

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Same issue with the usb and SD. Tuner was OK though.

 

.. If not I'll have to swap to an aftermarket head unit and that would be a shame on a new truck.

 

That's what I was thinking too. But now that I've done it, it would have been a shame not to. I just had the basic 4.2" system, though.

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So after three weeks of GM telling me that their engineers are looking into the issue I get a phone call telling me that my stereo will only ever read about 500 songs/ 4gb of music. The info in the user manual that states the stereo can read up to 100000 songs is a general statement meant for all versions of the stereo.

 

I would not have bought the truck with that stereo version had I known this, been told this or been able to find this information myself. I don't think GM really had any idea as it took them quite a while and many trips to the dealership to get this info.

 

dmo, I have the exact same problem with the radio in my 2014 WT. Tried 2 USB sticks and 2 memory cards.

 

All have the exact same issue. Only reads first 4gb, and only if the songs are in the root directory.

Looks like we are both out of luck on this issue as it seems the stereo is doing what it is designed to do.

 

 

Same issue with the usb and SD. Tuner was OK though.

 

 

That's what I was thinking too. But now that I've done it, it would have been a shame not to. I just had the basic 4.2" system, though.

When you replaced your stereo did you buy the PAC wiring interface or not? Also, did you replace with a double DIN and if so how hard was it to cut out the plastic ledge behind the stereo?

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