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Just purchased a new 2014 that was still on the dealer lot. Have a question about using a USB Thumb Drive with music files. I loaded approximately 11,000 songs to a 128 GB drive which works fine in my other car (Ford C-Max) and also reads fine on my PC. It is formatted to FAT32. When I put it in the Cadenza, I can only see roughly the first 7400 songs in alphabetical order, such that the R through Z folders aren't displayed.

I called Kia Premium Support, and they were pretty clueless about any limitation regarding the number of files, indicating that there wasn't one. I also have a portable hard drive with the exact same files on it, and when I plugged it in, I again didn't see all of my music files.

Has anyone experienced this same thing?
 

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11,000 songs? Hmm, 4 minutes each for a total of 733.3 hours, 30.5 days.
8,000 songs at 4 minutes is 533.3 hours, 22.2 days.
That's a lot of music. I think I have 12 songs copied to the internal drive and one album on my phone for BT connection. I like to listen to the same stuff, :).
I didn't even know I had an internal HDD to store music on... :O
 

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I didn't even know I had an internal HDD to store music on... :O
This is our favorite feature - copied over all the songs we regularly listen to, and just have it on the HDD. Best part is it shows the album art (that bluetooth streaming does not).
 

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It is a lot of music, but it's just easier for me to run a simple backup of everything rather than pick and choose what to copy. It's true, I only really listen to a fraction of what is on there.

I ended up using an old 120 gb iPod Classic that I had laying around. It appears that the only limitation is how many songs I can load on the iPod. Of course, it's not getting any younger, and Apple discontinued them, so could be an issue down the line.

11,000 songs? Hmm, 4 minutes each for a total of 733.3 hours, 30.5 days.
8,000 songs at 4 minutes is 533.3 hours, 22.2 days.
That's a lot of music. I think I have 12 songs copied to the internal drive and one album on my phone for BT connection. I like to listen to the same stuff, :).
 

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This is our favorite feature - copied over all the songs we regularly listen to, and just have it on the HDD. Best part is it shows the album art (that bluetooth streaming does not).

Is there a fast way of coping the files to the HDD? It seems I have to copy one song at a time, not a full folder. This is from a USB stick. 1GB of music is going to take time for sure.


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Is there a fast way of coping the files to the HDD? It seems I have to copy one song at a time, not a full folder. This is from a USB stick. 1GB of music is going to take time for sure.


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Not that I know of - only way is one song at a time. We use the HDD for our "regular" playlist for songs we really like, about 40 songs right now. i think putting too many songs on it could be frustrating. There's no search or sorting function (sorts by filename). To find a specific song, you have to scroll through the playlist page by page. I find attaching an Ipod/Iphone to the USB connection best for large libraries - it allows the normal search functions (playlist, artist, album, etc).
 

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A major complaint that I have about the 2014 Cadenza music system is the "shuffle (all)" mode for playback from USB. This random playback is not really random. Each time I activate the system I get to hear the first few selections at the top of my 100+ song playlist. So I get to hear the music at the top of my list over and over. I would have hoped the system would remember my last selection and start its shuffle from that point next time I activated the system. Most players, even $10 mp3 players, do it that way.

Is there a work-around? Does shuffle work differently if I copy my playlist music to "My Music"?
 

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I have a playlist with over 11k songs on Spotify.

I am happy connecting with Bluetooth, changing the screen back to Map and just letting it go on Shuffle.

Then again I am a music buff, so I can tell you pretty much what every song and artist is that comes on :)

Had an 11 hour trip to Dallas, and the whole way, I never missed a song. :)
 

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Not that I know of - only way is one song at a time. We use the HDD for our "regular" playlist for songs we really like, about 40 songs right now. i think putting too many songs on it could be frustrating. There's no search or sorting function (sorts by filename). To find a specific song, you have to scroll through the playlist page by page. I find attaching an Ipod/Iphone to the USB connection best for large libraries - it allows the normal search functions (playlist, artist, album, etc).

Yup...I agree. I found this out last night when I filled the hard drive with about 142 songs!!! lol


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Yep. I'm a fan of the iPod connection. I just did it for the first time today on the way to work and WOW. It sounds a million times better than radio and sattelite. Kind of sad. I guess it's just my area.
 
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