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I have a 128GB Sandisk USB stick with 4200 mp3 music files which for some reason my CX30 refuses to accept all the titles with certain titles missing after being read. I have tried removing and reinstalling, resetting everything, renaming folders etc. with no success. I read somewhere that disabling the Gracenote database might help, but again no success.
The same USB stick worked perfectly in my previous CX5 and I am now at a loss at what to do next. Has anyone else had similar problems or found a solution? Many thanks
 

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I have not tried a USB stick yet but did you try both USB ports? I assume it reads from both but maybe not. I'll give it a go as I have a couple of Sandisk USB's.
 

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On the other Mazda car's in the manually it state's it needs to be FAT32. Hope this helps
 

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I too tried a USB 3 64gb pendrive, not recognised and getting extremely hot, formated fat 32 also I have created 2 partitions of 32gb, nothing works.

A 32gb USB 2 pendrive have no problems, perhaps there's a limit of storage or USB variant incompatibility.
 

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I have a Fat32 formatted sansdisk, 32G with FLAC files. The files are recognized, with title and art, but not a peep comes out. I know the recommended size for the thumbdrive is 16G, but I've read that people are using ones that are a lot bigger. I'm a Mac user so I can't use the formatting app suggested. I also read that exfat is better, but I'm not sure Mazda can deal with that format
 

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I have a Fat32 formatted sansdisk, 32G with FLAC files. The files are recognized, with title and art, but not a peep comes out. I know the recommended size for the thumbdrive is 16G, but I've read that people are using ones that are a lot bigger. I'm a Mac user so I can't use the formatting app suggested. I also read that exfat is better, but I'm not sure Mazda can deal with that format
In fact, I just loaded FLAC files on a 16G thumbdrive and the same thing happens.
 

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I have a SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 64GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive- SDCZ33-064G-B35 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJRS6QY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_qwztFbZEYSQM3 )
with a mix of MP3 and FLAC files on it and everything works fine.
I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I format the SanDisk thumbdrive as FAT 32 and converted my AIFF files to FLAC and move them to the drive, but no sound. It is interesting that the converted FLAC files appear as audacity files in the folder on my computer, but the files are actually .flac files. I've tried this with a 32G and a 16G thumbdrive, but the results are the same.
 

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Mystery solved. Apparently not all converters are equal. The files I created via Switch didn't work. I tried two Bigasoft and the files played—and how. The sound is fabulous.
 

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I connected a 128 GB UBS stick from SanDisk. This stick was pre formatted. to 116 GB.
Works fine, but the system in my CX30 was not able to display more than around 16 500 titles. (58 GB)

ExFat is nor recognized as I tried that too.
This was a step back fom my previous Volkswagen that was capable to read ExFat up to 128 GB without problems.
 

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I've told this before in another thread: I think some of the problems could be how the files are arranged on the USB stick drive. I have a 128 GB stick with about 6,000 tracks and no problems with playing/displaying any of them. Because of the peculiarities of the Mazda system I created a folder for each letter of the alphabet plus a single folder for numbered items - I labeled it with a simple hash # mark. In each of those folders are individual folders by artist name. Then inside of the artist folders are individual folders by album name. The most any playable file is buried is 3 folders deep. That way the player isn't trying to display too many titles at any given time - I think there is a limit to how many items the system can work with at a time. I originally didn't have the alphabetical named folders and just a long string of folders by artist name - that was too many to spin the wheel through to find something - I have several hundred (thousand?) different artist folders. This system works for me, others may not care for it.

My bigger gripe is how the Mazda system plays songs in a folder (album folder for me) in alphabetical order by file name instead of track order of the real album. The title displayed is not the track title from the embedded ID3 information; it's the actual file name less the .file extension. So to compensate for the play order problem I've renamed the files on albums that matter to me with a leading number; 01xxx, 02xxx, 03xxx, etc. Some albums just ain't right if the tracks are played out of order. As many players there are that handle the files properly why couldn't Mazda have done better??? Even the cheapest audio player can handle the files better. My CX-30 is probably my most liked new car EVER (I've had a LOT!) so this isn't really much to bitch about. Ha Ha
 

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I connected a 128 GB UBS stick from SanDisk. This stick was pre formatted. to 116 GB.
Works fine, but the system in my CX30 was not able to display more than around 16 500 titles. (58 GB)
According to Mazda manual you are even lucky, as they claim a limit of 9.999 songs. Another limit is 255 songs per folder. And DRM protected files are not supported.
 

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I've told this before in another thread: I think some of the problems could be how the files are arranged on the USB stick drive. I have a 128 GB stick with about 6,000 tracks and no problems with playing/displaying any of them. Because of the peculiarities of the Mazda system I created a folder for each letter of the alphabet plus a single folder for numbered items - I labeled it with a simple hash # mark. In each of those folders are individual folders by artist name. Then inside of the artist folders are individual folders by album name. The most any playable file is buried is 3 folders deep. That way the player isn't trying to display too many titles at any given time - I think there is a limit to how many items the system can work with at a time. I originally didn't have the alphabetical named folders and just a long string of folders by artist name - that was too many to spin the wheel through to find something - I have several hundred (thousand?) different artist folders. This system works for me, others may not care for it.

My bigger gripe is how the Mazda system plays songs in a folder (album folder for me) in alphabetical order by file name instead of track order of the real album. The title displayed is not the track title from the embedded ID3 information; it's the actual file name less the .file extension. So to compensate for the play order problem I've renamed the files on albums that matter to me with a leading number; 01xxx, 02xxx, 03xxx, etc. Some albums just ain't right if the tracks are played out of order. As many players there are that handle the files properly why couldn't Mazda have done better??? Even the cheapest audio player can handle the files better. My CX-30 is probably my most liked new car EVER (I've had a LOT!) so this isn't really much to bitch about. Ha Ha
My experience is similar. I have a 128GB SanDisk stick, formatted FAT32, with lettered folders, per your suggestion. However, I loaded 106GB (17,724 tracks in 2,622 folders) and the system is missing a lot of files and folders. Your system makes it easy to navigate, but each lettered folder seems to be missing many artists. I suspect that I ran afoul of the file limit (9,999?). It is disappointing, but tolerable.

Has anyone tried connecting a music player (FiiO, Sony, iPod), and will that get past the file limit?
 

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I have a 128GB Sandisk USB stick with 4200 mp3 music files which for some reason my CX30 refuses to accept all the titles with certain titles missing after being read. I have tried removing and reinstalling, resetting everything, renaming folders etc. with no success. I read somewhere that disabling the Gracenote database might help, but again no success.
The same USB stick worked perfectly in my previous CX5 and I am now at a loss at what to do next. Has anyone else had similar problems or found a solution? Many thanks
I posted last year when I had trouble with my Sandisk. After consulting with a pair of guys who did a YouTube video on the CX30 as a "stereo on wheels," I discovered that the converter I was using to create lossless files ( FLAC) wasn't working right. So I downloaded a new one, and it worked very well. The mp3s even sound good (although my ears aren't the best, so I'm not a great judge.)

That said, I don't use large capacity thumbdrives. In fact, I read somewhere that the system just can't handle something as big as 128GB with a lot of files on it. So you might want to try a drive that is considerably smaller. You can always put two different thumb drives in at once and navigate between them. I hope this is useful.
 

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My experience is similar. I have a 128GB SanDisk stick, formatted FAT32, with lettered folders, per your suggestion. However, I loaded 106GB (17,724 tracks in 2,622 folders) and the system is missing a lot of files and folders. Your system makes it easy to navigate, but each lettered folder seems to be missing many artists. I suspect that I ran afoul of the file limit (9,999?). It is disappointing, but tolerable.

Has anyone tried connecting a music player (FiiO, Sony, iPod), and will that get past the file limit?
Have you tried setting up two USB discs - each with half your collection on it? Does that work?

By the way - Welcome to the forum, but please post an introduction. It's all explained here.
 
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