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Hi Stewart here
loaded all my tunes on 8g sdhc card it downloaded all tunes but quite a few will not play, with an error message saying that they are damaged
can any one help please
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I think it is to do with the encoding. I-tunes default encoding is AAC and I don't think the Q5 recognises this format. I have changed my import settings for ripping cd's in I-tunes to mp3 but the maximum bitrate for this is 192 kbps whereas AAC can be set up to 320 kbps. I haven't downloaded music through I-Tunes but I suspect that this is in AAC format and you would have to convert them to something the Q5 will read. Maybe others with more knowledge on the subject could comment on whether this is possible. I know there is software out there to convert file formats.
 

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I'm pretty sure that my itunes rips to .m4a which the car will play.

I did discover over the weekend that it does not appear to support .wma lossless - supports .wma but not lossless - bit of a bugger as all of my music is in lossless format. I've elected to go with 320 kbps .mp3 which is all but lossless quality. It's a quick and painless job to convert using something like dbpoweramp batch converter.

Another point I picked up on was that the car does not support the NTFS file system for those of you planning to use a portable hard disc. The hard disc needs to be formatted FAT32 - which most are by default.

Tried an ipod Touch (latest firmware), SD card and portable HDD and the HDD seems to have a very much quicker response time than the former two.
 

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I'm pretty sure that my itunes rips to .m4a which the car will play.

I did discover over the weekend that it does not appear to support .wma lossless - supports .wma but not lossless - bit of a bugger as all of my music is in lossless format. I've elected to go with 320 kbps .mp3 which is all but lossless quality. It's a quick and painless job to convert using something like dbpoweramp batch converter.

Another point I picked up on was that the car does not support the NTFS file system for those of you planning to use a portable hard disc. The hard disc needs to be formatted FAT32 - which most are by default.

Tried an ipod Touch (latest firmware), SD card and portable HDD and the HDD seems to have a very much quicker response time than the former two.
Your comments got me thinking, so I read the manual and sure enough it says that AAC formats can be read. The I-tunes default AAC works at 256 kbps and this can't be played on my concert stereo even though it names the track (Appears greyed out). I did a bit of experimenting and tried it at 192 kbps and it played the tracks fine. Also worked for 128 kbps but not for 320 kbps. I can only therefore suppose that my player will not support bit rates over 192 for the AAC format used in itunes(I haven't tried 224 yet). Maybe it is different if you have the symphony sound system or the B+O. Has anybody else had similar findings?
 

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I also found that you can rip to mp3 format at 320 kbps (I had previously said that it would only do 192) in itunes and it was able to read that. It just shows that you shouldn't make comments without doing at least a bit of research!!!
 

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I've been using this one dbpoweramp for several years and found it to be excellent. It does pretty much everything including: ripping to any format, convert from any format to any other format, dynamically stores by artist, album etc. and will acquire any missing track names, album art etc.

The reference version is the best, which is available on trial, or you can get a more basic version for free.
 

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I may well try one of these but for now I am quite happy as my 16 gig card is pretty much full and nearly all of my music is in mp3 format. I have only been using itunes since my son got an ipod touch for Christmas and I found the track naming to be more reliable especially on the more recent albums.

All the best

Peter
 
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