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Not used to having a car without a CD player (I'm just old fashioned). But my kids just suggested I put my music on a flash drive and plug it into the USB port in my new 2019 CR-V. I have a Mac Desktop computer and a flash drive. Can someone help me with the steps I need to do to get the music from my computer to my CR-V? Thanks. Tom McC.
 

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Not used to having a car without a CD player (I'm just old fashioned). But my kids just suggested I put my music on a flash drive and plug it into the USB port in my new 2019 CR-V. I have a Mac Desktop computer and a flash drive. Can someone help me with the steps I need to do to get the music from my computer to my CR-V? Thanks. Tom McC.
Rip the CD with iTunes into your Mac (choose mp3 in the dropdown menu as it is pretty universal). You will need to buy an external CD drive if your Mac does not have one built in (most modern Macs do not).

Format the USB drive to FAT32.

And then copy the files or folders from your Mac to the USB drive using Finder.

This may help:

http://osxdaily.com/2018/03/01/how-rip-cd-mp3-itunes/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m1ut86ToTw
 

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I have music on a flash drive and it works well. However, It will not accept a 64GB flash. I have a 32GB that works fine and will hold a ton of music. 2017 touring.
 

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I have music on a flash drive and it works well. However, It will not accept a 64GB flash. I have a 32GB that works fine and will hold a ton of music. 2017 touring.
Did you find this out by trial and error? I have been trying a 64gb but it won't see it. I bought a nano usb specifically for this purpose.
 

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I have music on a flash drive and it works well. However, It will not accept a 64GB flash. I have a 32GB that works fine and will hold a ton of music. 2017 touring.
Did you find this out by trial and error? I have been trying a 64gb but it won't see it. I bought a nano usb specifically for this purpose.
I use a 128GB USB and it works just fine.

Problem is there are no pause/play buttons on that USB player for some weird reason.
 

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I use a nano usb on mine and it works fine. Have you tried reformatting the usb? use FAT32
and storing the folders as required on the usb drive?
 

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You may find that converting to mp3 via the iTunes route won't work on a usb connected to your V. The reason is iTunes leaves or puts a tag on the end and the V's system won't recognize it. You'll have to use a different audio format converter to get a standard mp3. I use the "Switch" file converter...you can use the free version but it only allows 5 file conversions at a time. I bought it and can convert any amount I add at a time.
 

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I tried the 64G card and it didn't work. I read somewhere, probably on this site that they don't work. Tried a 32 and it's good. I didn't try any thing larger as the 32 has enough room for me.
 

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I've had mixed luck with my 128G drives, some things just don't show up. My old Ipod works fine, and I did buy a CD drive on ebay that also works well. And then I bought another one, as a spare. CD's just work.
 

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You should also be able to use a USB SSD. And you should also be able to use NTFS instead of Fat32 as it's backwards compatible. I've seen it done with the head unit in my brother's new Camry - works great. Another option he uses is an old iPod Classic he has with an SSD conversion in it - that also works great. Should work in Hondas too, as well as aftermarket head units.
 

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I used a 256 Gig flash (formatted to Fat32). My only issue is the head unit can't index my songs after 20,000 MP3's and movie files. This Device has exceeded the maximum operation limit of 20,000. Please remove some tracks. 20170328_082139_resized.jpg
 

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You may find that converting to mp3 via the iTunes route won't work on a usb connected to your V. The reason is iTunes leaves or puts a tag on the end and the V's system won't recognize it. You'll have to use a different audio format converter to get a standard mp3. I use the "Switch" file converter...you can use the free version but it only allows 5 file conversions at a time. I bought it and can convert any amount I add at a time.
MediaMonkey is a very handy format converter and there is a freeware version available.
 

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I tried the 64G card and it didn't work. I read somewhere, probably on this site that they don't work. Tried a 32 and it's good. I didn't try any thing larger as the 32 has enough room for me.
I'm not sure why a fresh flash drive larger then 32GB would not work right out of the box, as it should be correctly formatted. It could be that the HU won't look past 32gb, but I don't know why that would be. I would reformat the flash drive just to be sure it is correctly formatted for fat32. That said...formatting a flash drive larger then 32GB requires a utility to do the formatting as Windows will only format up to 32gb. A commonly used one is FAT32 Format, a free utility that will do it nicely for you.

I would not advise using a format other then fat32 as you may or may not have portability issues moving it from device to device.
 

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this is the 128GB nano-USB flash drive that works well for me: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07855LJ99
This brings up a good point... not all flash drives/SDs/uSDs are created equal. It is not that uncommon to have issues with one brand and another brand work just fine. They all pretty much work out of the box with PCs and Macs.... but when you start using them in other devices, it is possible to have issues, probably related to the plug and play interface timing and how well the product complies with USB standards.

In general, I have found SanDisk flash products to have fewer issues then other brands, and this comment by ultimagaina supports my personal experience.
 
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