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We just picked up our 2017 last week and found they no longer have a CD player as did our first two Volts.

Anyone have any suggestions for a person who has LOTS of CD's and wants to listen to them in the Gen 2?

Tanks.
 

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Put your music on a USB or use your smartphone, you can put tons of music with a cheap USB drive ☺

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We just picked up our 2017 last week and found they no longer have a CD player as did our first two Volts.

Anyone have any suggestions for a person who has LOTS of CD's and wants to listen to them in the Gen 2?

Tanks.
My last two computers have no CD drive either. Most of my recent music purchases have been on-line, but I have a plug-in USB disc drive and it is easy to rip CDs to .mp3 format and save them on a thumb drive. They will hold an enormous amount of music.

You might try plugging an external CD drive into the USB port in the car, but I have not heard of anyone doing this and it seems like a bit of a kludge.
 

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Rip those CDs! Many rippers out there, iTunes is probably ok if you want something simple. Look into FLAC if you are an audiophile and want lossless encoding. Can then put the files on a USB thumb drive or an old ipod or your smartphone, depending on what you want. For day-to-day listening, I tend to use my smartphone over bluetooth, because the interface is easiest (but I do mostly podcasts). For roadtrips, I load up an old ipod nano someone gave me and plug it into the car's USB slot, that way my phone is free to focus on GPS duty. I use the car's ipod interface to control it, which isn't too bad. I also have a USB thumbdrive full of music and podcasts, but have never used it beyond testing... it can be clunky to navigate. This is in my gen1, but should apply to gen2.

Alternatively you could just get a service like Spotify and stream everything with your phone. Avoids hassle of ripping everything and you can get tons of music at any time on the fly.
 

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Rip those CDs! Many rippers out there, iTunes is probably ok if you want something simple. Look into FLAC if you are an audiophile and want lossless encoding. Can then put the files on a USB thumb drive or an old ipod or your smartphone, depending on what you want. For day-to-day listening, I tend to use my smartphone over bluetooth, because the interface is easiest (but I do mostly podcasts). For roadtrips, I load up an old ipod nano someone gave me and plug it into the car's USB slot, that way my phone is free to focus on GPS duty. I use the car's ipod interface to control it, which isn't too bad. I also have a USB thumbdrive full of music and podcasts, but have never used it beyond testing... it can be clunky to navigate. This is in my gen1, but should apply to gen2.

Alternatively you could just get a service like Spotify and stream everything with your phone. Avoids hassle of ripping everything and you can get tons of music at any time on the fly.
I had a old i-phone, I used, but turns out in the Houston Weather, when I went to get in my car, it would indicate "HOT" and not turn on :( IT seems in the summer time, its best not to leave the phone in the car.. :(
 

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I also have a huge CD collection. I've been ripping my favorites, on and off, for a couple of years. I now have over 16 gig of mp3's on my thumb drive.

If you really refuse to embrace the mp3 world, why not just get a laptop with a CD drive and plug the earphone out into the Volt AUX in. Does the Gen 2 have an AUX in? Not very easy to do, but what do expect from ancient CD technology?
 

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I also have a huge CD collection. I've been ripping my favorites, on and off, for a couple of years. I now have over 16 gig of mp3's on my thumb drive.

If you really refuse to embrace the mp3 world, why not just get a laptop with a CD drive and plug the earphone out into the Volt AUX in. Does the Gen 2 have an AUX in? Not very easy to do, but what do expect from ancient CD technology?
Yes, Gen 2 does have a AUX in...
 

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I also have a huge CD collection. I've been ripping my favorites, on and off, for a couple of years. I now have over 16 gig of mp3's on my thumb drive.
You'll get there....



(120GB ipod classic holds the entire library by converting to lower bitrate for road use -- and since the Volt regularly corrupts the iPod, it gets played through the AUX jack.)
 

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You might try plugging an external CD drive into the USB port in the car, but I have not heard of anyone doing this and it seems like a bit of a kludge.
Doesn't work, the build of QNX Bosch used doesn't have drivers for USB cd drives...plus I tried with one I had at home heh
 

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Doesn't work, the build of QNX Bosch used doesn't have drivers for USB cd drives...plus I tried with one I had at home heh
Thanks- so much for that brilliant idea. I was going to try it myself just out of curiosity.
 

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Thanks for all the info. Is .mp3 the only format the gen 2 volts read?
From the 2017 MyLink Infotainment System Guide, page 27:
The following restrictions apply for the data stored on a USB MP3 player or USB device:

  • Maximum folder structure depth: 11 levels.
  • Applicable audio extensions are mp3, wma, aac, m4a, and aif.
  • WMA and Apple lossless files are not supported.
  • Supported file systems are FAT32 and NTFS.
 

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Or stream them via BT from a phone.
 

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We just picked up our 2017 last week and found they no longer have a CD player as did our first two Volts.

Anyone have any suggestions for a person who has LOTS of CD's and wants to listen to them in the Gen 2?

Tanks.
Rip your CD's to a music library, put the files on an ipod nano or usb drive. You'll appreciate it in the long run.
I could drive for about 400 hours and never hear the same song twice if I so desired.

Plus... you'd find the wonderful world of podcasts!
 

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We just picked up our 2017 last week and found they no longer have a CD player as did our first two Volts.

Anyone have any suggestions for a person who has LOTS of CD's and wants to listen to them in the Gen 2?

Tanks.

ABSOLUTELY... I came from a car with CD changer and did enjoy the freedom of choosing my own music.

HOWEVER... with the 2017 Volt, there is no CD changer. I had recently began backing up my CD collection on the computer so copying files to a USB was simple. You can RIP your CDs easily on an XP machine with MediaPlayer to WMA files. Apple Play plays this format.
Now you can just dump your files to the USB and the car will sort them by alpha-numeric order, it does not consider Genere -- OR -- store your different types of music, or books, into folders(directories) and create playlists for each folder. I believe the playlist is saved as a txt file with the m3u extension.

If you enjoyed the CD changer, you are going to love the USB with the play lists. You can save a huge amount of music data and it is sorted by the play lists.

One hint... if a play list is bad or fail, it will foul up the entire USB and the corruption will also foul the operation of Apple Play.
TEST your play lists with your XP computer. Have Media Player installed, click on the play list. If it is good, it will load and start playing. If it is a FAIL, you will get an error on the Media Player Playlist. It usually is a typing error but if the Media Player cannot find the song, it will FAIL.

Once you get a USB up and running you will not want to go back to the CD changer and it's limitations.
 

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I have a CD player in both my 2013s that I bought new. Never used either CD player. Way to much plastic to carry around.

come to think of it, I cant remember the last time I have seen a Compact Disc.
 

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We just picked up our 2017 last week and found they no longer have a CD player as did our first two Volts.

Anyone have any suggestions for a person who has LOTS of CD's and wants to listen to them in the Gen 2?

Tanks.
I'm an old school CD guy myself. Rip them to iTunes then copy to media of some kind and play them that way. Ditch those Beta tapes and step up to the times :)

No CD tray (cup holder) in your computer? Problem solved: http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966941&myStore=true
 
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