By Nick The Great
I searched for this and couldn't find anything.
But does anybody else have any issues with losing favorites on in their truck? I have a USB drive in the USB port in the console, with a bunch of music for me and some for my kids.
But every so often, the favorites from the USB drive just disappear. The USB is still plugged and powered and working, but the favorites disappear.
It seems to happen more often if I'd been listening to something off the drive, and shut off/restart the truck. But certainly not every time I shut the truck off. They never come back on their own, I just have to manually re-add them.
I hate to be one of those guys who say this, but a >$50K vehicle shouldn't have this type of thing happen. I'm hoping it's operator error and I can fix it.
How to organize .mp3 files on SD Card to have MyLink categorize them correctly (i.e. Audiobooks and Podcasts)By Gadgetman53
I have a 64 GB SDCard in my 2014 Silverado and I love having music, audiobooks and pocasts on this - especially for long road trips. I have edited the ID3 tags of the .mp3s for Audiobooks and Podcasts to show "Audiobook" and "Podcast" respectively for the "Genre" field. When I go to browse, they still don't show up under the Podcast or Audiobook categories (bottom of list under composer, artist, genre, etc).
While I'm able to get "Audiobook" and "Podcast" to show up as a genre when browsing Genre, I'd like the audiobooks to show up under the audiobook category and podcasts to show up under podcasts.
Does anyone know how to do this? If anyone is unsure what I mean, I'll try to upload a picture later of the "categories" of which I refer.
I've been looking for a manageable way to get my playlists and songs from iTunes to a flash drive to play in Mylink (2017 LTZ). I've seen a few solutions out there that mostly revolve around editing the playlists files, but those are not practical for me as I can't copy over my entire music file to a flash drive.
My solution involves an Android phone or tablet (sorry iPhone users).
Android phone or tablet Synctunes app from Play Store (paid version) PC Flash drive
Synctunes is an app I found to get my iTunes songs and playlists over to my Android phone easily. I like iTunes for album and playlist management. The app has two components - one on the PC, one on the phone. On the PC, it connects to iTunes and reads the playlists. You choose the playlists you want to send to your phone and when you connect your phone, Synctunes will send over the playlists and the songs while maintaining the file structure of the songs (i.e. Artist>Album>Song). This makes it easy for me to play my iTunes playlists on my Android phone with the phone's built in music player. I copied over about 15 playlists and 2500 songs.
I then physically connect the phone to the PC with a USB cable and copy the songs to the PC. You can copy straight to the flash drive from the phone but it will likely be a longer process than copying from phone to PC, then PC to flash drive. In Synctunes, you can state whether you store music with the internal storage or external, if you have it. The actual location is not intuitive, so look at the storage address in the phone app.
So I navigate the folders in the phone and copy all of the folders into a temp folder on the PC. I then put the flash drive into the PC and copy over the contents of the temp folder to the flash drive. At the root (top) level of the flash drive you should see your playlist files and your Artists folders. You should not have a "Music" or other similar top level folder.
I put the flash drive in my truck and it took about 3-4 minutes for Mylink to read the file structure, but it's all there. All of my playlists and dozens of artist folders with hundreds of subfolders. I'm sure people have other solutions but this one worked well for me.
2017 LTZ with 8" MyLink.
Periodically the truck fails to recognize USB devices when I start the truck, including USB flash drives and my phone via Android Auto. If I press the Media button, I see the phone via Bluetooth but I do not see the flash drive. It doesn't matter which USB port I use and the music was playing via the flash drive before I shut off the truck.
The Projection button on the radio screen does not change to Android Auto as it would do under normal operation.
This will likely be a warranty issue but if anyone's seen it beforehand so I can point the dealer in the right direction that would be helpful.
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