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Old 11-06-2011, 11:07 AM
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Default Are either these good for using in the car radio's USB?

Was thinking of just getting a Clip+ or a Clip Zip but not sure if they work right with being plugged into the car's usb. My Sansa View is pretty much not working now days except when i'm in the car. Almost always says it's locked now when it's not and the wheel stopped working right a few weeks ago finally. Just wondering which better for the task, usually plug into my car to listen to and from work and also take it into work to listen to when I just need some music to relax. Might end up buying a usb flash stick to plug into the car instead if neither is up to the task.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:13 PM
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I use an original Clip in my car all the time. I have also used a Clip+. However, I don't use the USB port, I use the headphne jack. My car doesn't have a USB port on the radio.

I recall reading another post that their car radio would only read the player's memory not the microSD card. So if that works for you, then try it.

BTW, it might help to know which car radio, as I believe this is a function of the radio not the mp3 player.

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Old 11-06-2011, 05:34 PM
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Some cars can only read a Clip+ or Clip Zip in msc mode, and if all the songs are in the root. Imo if the car stereo can play mp3 files,and the car has a usb port, then you are better off getting a usb flash drive for the car. Large capacity ones are cheap now. I saw a 16GB Sandisk one for under $19.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:16 AM
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Not sure what the car radio is just a stock one in a Rio...lol. If it plays my View fine most the time using folder structure then should it do that same for the clip+? Also saw there some mp3 flash drive players but not sure how good those would be.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:26 AM
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I just use USB flash drives in mine. I load audiobooks on separate from my music. 4GB works well. They are big enough to load a good amount to without being too overwhelming to navigate thru.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:09 PM
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Keeping things as simple as possible, I simply connect my Clip (or other audio player) to my car's head unit via an audio patch cord from the player's headphone jack to the head unit's aux in jack (which my head unit nicely has on the front of the head unit). Quick, simple, no extra work, and it just works.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:23 PM
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Keeping things as simple as possible, I simply connect my Clip (or other audio player) to my car's head unit via an audio patch cord from the player's headphone jack to the head unit's aux in jack (which my head unit nicely has on the front of the head unit). Quick, simple, no extra work, and it just works.
+1....Then everything is as easy to access as possible. your just using your Clip as a clip...instead of relying on the way the head unit might look at the player...
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:28 PM
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And this has the benefit of producing great sound as well--no sound degradation from a corded cassette connect or an fm transmitter.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:05 PM
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Also if you have a micro sd card in your clip the head unit will not read it. it will only read the internal memory of the clip
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