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Adekeys   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 12:52am
Member No: #46772
Joined: Nov 14 2016
Location: Kent
Hi everyone.

Just got a 2013 1.6HDi C4 VTR+ which has a USB slot.

I have copied my albums to a 64 gb memory stick then popped it in the car but only about half the albums are showing.

I even made new alphabet folders to see if it was too many album and I did get a few more.

Is there anyway to make the car recognise all the albums?

Many thanks
rusky   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 02:04am
Member No: #27768
Joined: Oct 13 2012
Location: Hove
What radio do you have? My first guess is that the radio doesn't support a 64GB stick.
Adekeys   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 02:09am
Member No: #46772
Joined: Nov 14 2016
Location: Kent
Think it's a rd5

Didn't know if there was an update or something
rusky   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 04:03am
Member No: #27768
Joined: Oct 13 2012
Location: Hove
Something else that's just popped into my head, how is the USB drive formatted? FAT32/EXFAT etc?
Richard_C   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 06:02am
Member No: #46470
Joined: Oct 11 2016
Location: Cambridge
Some thoughts (this based on my experience with a B78 Picasso so may differ, but seems to be same in my wife's C3 so maybe a common Citroen apprpach):

Needs to be FAT32 format as already mentioned

Wont play MP4, nor strangely will it even recognise low bit rates. I has some recordings from vinyl that I did years ago for my Palm phone when memory was expensive, wouldn't see them, re-recorded at higher quality and it was fine.

File names more than 20 characters or with non standard characters like " or ? confuse it no end.

If the USB came with any other stuff (e.g. most Sandisk come with a folder of backup software) remove it.

My manual says nothing about a size limit but I do wonder if 32Gb isn't the max, sure I've seen that somewhere.

Richard_C   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 06:17am
Member No: #46470
Joined: Oct 11 2016
Location: Cambridge
Aha!

Citroen demands FAT32 formatting, not NTFS.

FAT 32 had a limit of 32Gb originally, can be overcome in various ways and Windows 10 has an exFAT format that I think will go beyond 32Gb limit. BUT if all Citroen can read is proper FAT32, than maybe its a limit imposed by the format rather than anything deliberately silly on Citroen's part. Assume the audio system was specified/designed in about 2010, a 64Gb stick would have been well over £100 so it probably never crossed their minds!
routemaster1   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 07:11am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
I have a couple of dashcams, and unfortunately they are both limited to 32gb. I would prefer 64 or even 128 to be able to store a decent journey!
BigJohnD   
Sun Feb 19 2017, 09:53am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
I have an RD5 and I'm pretty sure it can't read anything bigger than 32Gb.
 

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