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PasPar2 07-08-2008 08:00 PM

long shot:bluetooth question
I have 4gig of mp3s on my blackberry pearl. Is there a way to play them via bluetooth on the X5's entertainment system?

its annoying having to pop out the micro sd card and into a usb adapter when i want to listen to something on the card....

mtech8 07-08-2008 11:52 PM

Isn't it easier to just buy another mini sd card to store your music on and leave it plugged into the usb adapter?

juicer 07-09-2008 06:00 AM


Originally Posted by mtech8
Isn't it easier to just buy another mini sd card to store your music on and leave it plugged into the usb adapter?

or lets face it, a basic iPOD is REALLY REALLY Cheap - get the USB connection and leave the ipod in the car?

PasPar2 07-09-2008 12:59 PM

being lazy and trying to avoid needing to load 2 devices...

jeudowe 07-11-2008 05:55 PM

I agree - buy yourself a cheap ipod and just leave that in your car. It's so well integrated through the entertainment system that it's perfect. You won't be disappointed.

PasPar2 07-11-2008 06:40 PM

i switched to using a 8gb usb stick. works well..

jeudowe 07-11-2008 06:46 PM

So if you simply plug in a USB stick with, say 200, songs on it, does it create any sort of list or is it like one giant CD with no order to it?

Just curious.

Thanks -

GPSnV1 07-11-2008 08:08 PM

I too use an 8 gig USB stick and at this point have only converted cds to MP3s so they are mainly grouped as "albums". There are two ways to get to them, one is through the name of the album and the other through the name of the artist.
My salesperson showed me another shortcut to get to get to the music, but her dazzling good looks makes it hard for me to fully concentrate when she shows me this stuff. All I remember at the moment, it that in my particular configuration that it didn't help to try and use the iDrive sub-menu for "playlists".
Of course, one could create one folder and put all the music into that single file but that creates too many problems for the way I go at it. Although it sounds not unlike what some do with their Ipod when they just put everything into a particular genre.
Anyway, I have asked this before, but does the IPOD interface really save more time in navigating the iDrive than this USB device?

Yosemite_sam 07-12-2008 04:47 AM

As far as I am aware Bluetooth streaming is not supported on the BMW system. (unfortunately)


jeudowe 07-12-2008 09:39 AM

I haven't used a usb drive, but the idrive recognizes and integrates the ipod just as if you were using the ipod alone. It's terrific. If organization annoys you at all when using the usb drive, it's well worth buying an inexpensive ipod (even used off of ebay) and use that. It's great.

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