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    So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    on: Aug 23, 2018, 06.20 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 06.20 pm
    I have read thru all the 21 pages of this section on the memory stik problems and it never says what the limit on size was.  Being non tecky on radio stuff and coming from the BMW K1200LT with a nice normal 6CD changer I am boggled by this techy stuff. I am still looking for the one memory stick I do have but not having any luck finding it yet. I will use Coconut's system of one song and see what it likes.  I did order a 64GB one that is the smaller variety as it said in many posts the weight and size cause certain problems. I saw it has to be formated FAT32 whatever that means and have an article to help but??? anyway, will this thing handle the 64GB stik or am I fubar? I have also been looking at these MP3 players, specifically, AGPTEK A02 8GB MP3 Player, 70 Hours Playback Lossless Sound Music Player and may buy one of those if the stik doesn't work out.  I guess you just drag and drop from your computer the songs you have on CD's while in the computer? Also, I have an OLD flip phone but it can do the internet so... it's a Samsug UH750 Alias2?  Anyone remember one of those. Cutting edge 2007! ha!  Anyway I can use the mini SD chips to hold music. I have a conection cable USB for the computer and could maybe use that and eliminate all this other crap out there? The phone is bulletproof, well let's just say I buy them used on ebay so I don't have to learn the touch screen type as I break touch screens too easily. Also I use the big battery and back so it has ike 3 hr's talk time and can be hooked up to a USB and the battery charges.  Any way, new to the Trophy SE and tech toys. I'd love to hear from anyone their suggestions other than learn something new! 68 in December and I don't want to learn a whole lot more about this stuff. Heck the I button and stuff has me more than confused on this bike. the LT was simple compared to this!  Using my phone intresets me most as I am pretty competent with most of it, I may be limited there by the SD chip size but if I could make it from Florida to Idaho in three days and back on 7 CD's playing over and over again, this should work. Any help will be much appreciated.  It'll make for some interesting banter anyway. On to the next problem with the new ride, noisy engine. and a small oil leak.

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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2018, 08.06 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 08.06 pm
    Hi NEARMISSES,

    "FAT32" is a type of File System that can be used on the Memory Stick.
    Other File Systems include "NTFS" and "exfat", but you don't need to worry about those.

    I'm not 100% certain about the Trophy Audio system, but generally a 32GB Memory Stick
    is the limit for formatting into the FAT 32 system, although the latest versions of Microsoft Windows
    can apparently handle and format much larger sizes, though they may or may not then work on the Trophy !  :087:

    It's easy to Format a Thumb Drive / USB Memory Stick - just plug it into your computer
    and Right Click on it, then choose "Format" -
    A window will open and it will have options to select the Format type, so just select FAT 32.

    Note : Formating will erase all files on the drive !

    You can then drag and drop your Music files ( or Copy & Paste ) from your PC onto the Memory Stick,
    but they must be one of the following types of Music file for the Trophy Audio system to be able to play them :
    MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, AAC or FLAC.

    Music files on a CD are usually "CDA" type files so they can't just be Dragged and Dropped
    ( or Copied and Pasted ) onto the Memory Stick, as they won't play on the Trophy.

    There are various Software applications that will convert CD Tracks into MP3 files,
    including iTunes - if you have that ?

    Other than using a USB Memory Stick, the Trophy Audio system will play music from other "Media Players".
    It is specifically designed for using an "iPod" - the latest iPhones also include a built in iPod !

    You may wish to consider buying one of the following types of iPod,
    which the Trophy Audio system was made for, and which are now becoming outdated,
    so can usually be picked up at a good price on eBay etc.

    These devices are all listed in the Owners Audio Handbook as being compatible -
    later models released after the Handbook may also work. ( My iphone 7 does ! ).

      iPhone 3G - 8Gb or 16Gb
      iPhone 3GS - 8Gb, 16Gb or 32Gb
      iPhone 4
      iPhone 4S - 16Gb, 32Gb or 64Gb
      iPod Nano 4th generation ( video ) - 8Gb or 16Gb
      iPod Nano 5th generation ( video camera ) - 8Gb or 16Gb
      iPod Nano 6th generation - 8Gb or 16Gb
      iPod touch 2nd generation - 8Gb, 16Gb or 32Gb
      iPod touch 3rd generation - 32Gb or 64Gb
      iPod touch 4th generation - 8Gb, 32Gb or 64Gb

    The advantage of using one of these devices over a USB Memory stick,
    is that Music can be selected to be played back by Artist, or Playlist etc,
    whereas with the Memory stick Music tracks will be played back in alphabetical order only.

    Hope this has helped to explain and unravel some of the mystery !

    Cheers  :821:







     

    Last Edit: Feb 27, 2020, 06.49 pm by Coconut

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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2018, 08.47 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 08.47 pm
    You-da-man Coconut! 32gb it will be. As for the I-phone, never! ipod, I may have to look into that one. My big happy would be my old phone working with all this. It does have bluetooth, and I can get weather on it for 5 bucks a month extra, HA! Also GPS if I wanted but I have an old Garmin 276C for that, from my liveaboard boat days. Plugs in a cigarette lighter, starts screaming out wrong directions as usual.  I may have to give in to a NEW phone one of these days, just not today.  Someone on here must be as old as dirt like me and live with older electronics too. I'm gonna keep hoping the phone will work, I need a different memory chip for it next trip to town maybe or ebay! It won't take too big a one but... as long as I got Buffett and Garth, I can survive!

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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2018, 09.29 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 09.29 pm
    I had an older iPod that I wasn't using since all my phones had been Android so I used my iPod in the glove box of the Trophy and it works very well.  Now I have an iPhone so I suppose I really should put that music on my phone and just use that, but the way I'm paired up it may be fun to get it all working the way I like it.  My GPS doesn't have Bluetooth, so it's a visual think only, but in the Texas Hill Country you can't trust a phone to tell you exactly where you are, too far between towers here.  Places in Texas where you could probably ride for a couple of hours with no cell phone connection.
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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2018, 09.47 pm
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    trophied, do you know which model it is?  I am looking on ebay for the ones Coconut says are recommended.  Is it one of those?  Do you have to pay twice for the music you put on there? I am looking into that iTunes program too but it said you had to buy tunes I believe. Sure loved the CD player except loading and changing out which didn't happen till I got really bored. I'm easily entertained, ha!

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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2018, 10.39 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 10.39 pm
    Mine is an Ipod Nano seventh generation according to the model number MD480LL.  It's 16 GB and I still have 14.7 GB available  :745:.  Shows you how much I've put on it.  It has radio, but it's on live pause because I have the Trophy for that.  Yes you have to buy music on iTunes, something I'm not fond of, but my wife has tons of iTunes so she loaded what I wanted of her music from the computer.  It's tiny, 1-9/16" wide X 3" long X 3/16" thick.  There is a way to make CD's iTunes as coconut said and someone here can give you a step by step to get it on the iPod depending on your current computer operating system (Windows 7, Windows 10 or whatever).  With all these manufacturers making everything i compatible it makes it kind of tricky to get other stuff to work correctly until it's configured just right.  Heck, there may be a member on here that lives near you that can help you out with this issue, either FREE or for a cold BEER. :046:  I think I'd give that a try with a posting for help needed from someone nearby.  I take it your in Laclede, Missouri?
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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #6 on: Aug 23, 2018, 11.21 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 11.21 pm
    Nope! Laclede,Idaho. anyways, I have a couple of grandaughter in their teens maybe they can provide an assist with the computer mods. I have win 7 and my galfriend has 10 but neither of us know 10 well enough to do anything in it except email and some website visiting. It doesn't seem like you have many songs with so much space left.  I have maybe 20 CD's we listen to all the time in the cars and LT but that's not that much either but enough.  My buddy in Fl is the songster guy. he builds tube amp stereos from hi quality setups.  He's tried to help me from afar and it doesn't work real well. We'll go down there this year in Dec or next year for Bikeweek and maybe he can school me better then. He has a hard drive it 1000GB's and it's full of music he and his brother converted into files of the highest quality for the audiophile in them. I'm a bit deaf so... loud and I can sing to it works for me and if I can remember the words, nirvana!! ha! Once he has some time he can help but he's between houses trying to sell one and get completely in the other so... another time. On my own for now. Thanks for all the help, I am learning things!

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    Re: So how big a memory stik can this radio take?
    Reply #7 on: Aug 23, 2018, 11.35 pm
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    OH you are so not alone with granddaughters in their teens.  Either of those 2 could hack into your bank account, reroute your SS checks, cancel your utilities, subscribe for life to Seventeen, or any other technology required tasks  :745:.  Get an iPod, give them a call and within minutes they will have your problems solved, that is except for going into the Trophy's system and finding out how you want to sort them haha.  Give your granddaughters a big hug, that's all the payment they'll want.  :028:  BTW, I probably have at least 15 albums on my iPod, that's how much room is on a 16 GB model.  Some computer savvy person correct me if I'm wrong.  Compression?
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