Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Car: 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
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I'm using a 32GB SanDisk flash drive and it (mostly) works fine. It reads files correctly, play the music as it should in the alphabetical order of the folders. I'm still trying to figure out the magical theory behind the actual amount of files and folders. Everything I've found online makes no sense with limits on the number of folders, the number of files, the drive capacity, etc.
The main problem I'm having is the car stereo seems to have an undetermined limit of files or folders that can be accessed. Right now I have 281 folders and a total of 4,321 files totaling 27.1 GB. Similar to Bologna's post, the car does stop reading after right around 255 folders (not including sub-folders), but it definitely reads past the 2,500 file limit. So what is the actual limit and what is it really based on?
Also, according to Bologna's post, there are different specs for "Type A" and "Type B" audio. So far I cannot find anything online specifying a A/B difference in music files. Can anyone clarify the difference?
I guess I'll just try to get less than 255 folders in the root directory and see if that works. I wish there were definitive guidelines considering all of the available information is contradictory.
2013 Outback 2.5i Limited w/moonroof, Graphite Gray Metallic.