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Offline monsta

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Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« on: 13 September 2013, 11:17 »
Talks about file structure, album art and even DAB logos.

http://www.haydnwilliams.com/blog/vw-golf-mk7-sd-cards-and-album-art

Hope it helps some of you who already have your cars!  I for one am already prepping an SD card for mine  :wink:

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #1 on: 13 September 2013, 13:00 »
Really useful that, well done for posting it up.
Even a technical incompetent like me can almost make sense of that!!!

Maybe a good idea to copy this thread into the Maintenance and Tips section or if Jimble could move it so it stays nice and visible and can be added to as people discover new things.
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Offline MM087

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #2 on: 13 September 2013, 21:05 »
Gr8 post

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #3 on: 14 September 2013, 17:35 »
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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #4 on: 16 September 2013, 07:49 »
I cannot get my SD card working at all. I have a mixture of mp3's and m4a's, the structure is right, amde sure each top level folder has less than 1000 files in it. Tried the card in NTFS and exFAT format (both slow and fast formatting). The card won't recognise a thing. Put a mixture of the same files on a USB stick and that won't work either, although my original USB stick out of the Scirocco works in the car, only recognising the mp3's on it and not recognising the folder contents for an album folder that contains m4a's.

Has anyone else had issues with m4a's not being recognised in their Golf?
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Offline MajorKhan

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #5 on: 23 September 2013, 16:07 »
what brand or type of memory card & USB are people using that are working? fat32 or....going to invest in a new 1 just for the GTD  :wink: , if it works for you it should work for me
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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #6 on: 11 October 2013, 16:50 »
MajorKhan - if still looking for a card I got one of these which might be a bit OTT in spec for plain audio files but works fine in my new GTI - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/32GB-32G-SANDISK-EXTREME-HD-SDHC-SD-HC-CLASS-10-45MB-S-MEMORY-CARD-RETAIL-PACK-/390643680548

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #7 on: 04 April 2014, 18:13 »
Talks about file structure, album art and even DAB logos.

http://www.haydnwilliams.com/blog/vw-golf-mk7-sd-cards-and-album-art

Hope it helps some of you who already have your cars!  I for one am already prepping an SD card for mine  :wink:

My mac didn't want to play using terminal, so I used a piece of software called Blue Harvest to scrub the SD card of the 'invisible' files which show up on the screen in the car. Worked a treat.

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #8 on: 25 April 2014, 21:34 »
I followed the how to but neither exfat nor ntfs worked, car just reported 'sd card not recognised', tried both quick and full formatting. So downloaded the 'official' sd card formatting program from here: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ and formatted the card with the default settings, resulting in fat32 card. Works in the car fine. Card is £8 16gb class 4 card from amazon.

Offline Rick101

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Re: Great blog post about SD card usage in the Mk7
« Reply #9 on: 26 April 2014, 08:26 »
I'll prob need some help with this. What size card you use as a minimum?

Say for 40 albums/500 average tracks?