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    Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    Hello everyone. I recently bought a new porsche 997s in the UK (new reg!) and I could have sworn I read somewhere that you can play MP3 songs in the porsche from its existing set up. Is this correct or do I need an update of some kind? Any help would be great.

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    If your 997S is a MY2006 car you should be able to play MP3 CDs in the PCM CD player - no problem.

    AFAIK, only the MY2005 997 range does not play MP3 CDs unless they have had their PCM units replaced under warranty due to some fault etc which has given them the added bonus of an updated PCM unit which does play MP3 CDs.

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    What about versions destined for USA and Canada?

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    SB, I beleive all 997 models built after about June of 2005 can play mp3 CDs. The PCM software (and perhaps even hardware) changed around that date to allow this functionality. Cars for NA included.

    mcdelaug

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    Thanks alot guys, does it play all types of MP3 music including Itunes stuff in conjunction with the CD Autochanger? I have heard that some people seem to think that not all type of MP3s' work on the porsche - i.e you have to be careful which software you are decoding it from - is there anyone who is using MP3 in their porsche's and what software are you using? Thanks!!

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    I think they only play MP3 and WMA files. They do not play AAC files à la iTunes.

    The only music we need anyway is a flat-six symphony.

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

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    zster786 said:
    Thanks alot guys, does it play all types of MP3 music including Itunes stuff in conjunction with the CD Autochanger? I have heard that some people seem to think that not all type of MP3s' work on the porsche - i.e you have to be careful which software you are decoding it from - is there anyone who is using MP3 in their porsche's and what software are you using? Thanks!!



    Guys, you should always check our archives before asking questions. The MP3 playing stuff has been discussed a few times in the past.

    Short info:
    1. PCM plays MP3 and WMA files, starting with build dates after April 2005 as far as I remember.
    3. PCM does NOT play iTunes files
    4. CD changer does NOT play MP3/WMA files at all, only the internal CD reader in the PCM head unit inside the car
    5. PCM does not play protected WMA files as far as I know (but I could be wrong)

    If you want to move your iPod stuff to your 997, you have several possibilities:

    1. use a FM modulator (wired/wireless) to connect your iPod to the PCM
    2. use a certain software which "removes" protection from the iTunes files (works only with iTunes 5.xx, NOT the new 6.xx versions) and save them as MP3 directly. Caution: this may not be legal in the country you're living in.
    3. burn your iTunes music to a CD and then you can extract the music as unprotected MP3 files (the burned CD doesn't have any copy protection). It may be a pain in the a.. to do that but it works like a charm and this may the only legal method in most countries.

    Have fun, guys.

    Re: Can you play MP3 music in the porsche 997s?

    Thankyou RC!

     
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