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Old 07-09-2009, 11:36 AM
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I thought it might be useful to start a thread about any problems or successes regarding the use of the Sansa with car audio headunits. These support the connection of our devices through USB using either MTP or MSC and you can navigate the file structure with the headunit controls.

I have a Clarion DXZ785USB which I got for cheap when retailers where dumping them for the 2009 units. After I got Rockbox working yesterday I thought I'd try to see if it would connect via MTP and it worked! I could navigate the entire file structure with the headunit controls. I connected the player while it was off, so it used the "normal" Sandisk MTP interface to connect. I need to test it again with Rockbox booted up and see it it can still talk to the player, but I'm excited it works at all!

Offtopic: Does anyone have a source for USB cables for the E200 series players? I need 2 extra.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:44 AM
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I moved this to the General forum since its more about the Sansa then Rockbox.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:36 PM
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Ok, sorry about that.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:42 PM
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Did some searching for cheap cables and found a great deal at monoprice.com. I buy Home A/V stuff there and the cable gets good reviews. For the price it's hard not to try out so I'm going to get 2.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:03 AM
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Tested the Sansa with Rockbox running, plugged it into the USB cable that comes from my headunit, and what do you know? It works like a champ! I really appreciate the work from the Rockbox crew, amazing stuff!
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While we vacationed in Hawaii, we rented a Pontiac G6 that had the factory Head Unit with a USB port. Rockbox worked beautifully with it.
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