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nickhx
01-07-2008, 09:36 PM
Hi everyone,

I've finally managed to find a 4GB SD card that works in my Audi A4 b8 Concert system! (it's only meant to handle a maximum of 2GB)

The make is Transcend and you can buy them from Misco. Price is only £13.64 plus delivery and link is here (http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=267150&CatId=87)


Cheers!
Nick

a8 tech
01-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Top man.I was asked about this today and have been looking for b8 users who have overcome the 2gb limitation.

dorgan
01-07-2008, 09:58 PM
I just checked the manual for my Concert radio and there's no mention of any card size limit. It just says that the radio has been tested with many products on the market but not all cards will work. I'm tempted to try a 16GB Transcend card now :D

a8 tech
01-07-2008, 10:02 PM
Page 30 or there abouts it states the formats and the size

dorgan
01-07-2008, 10:08 PM
D'oh! Overlooked it on page 11.

tomtom20
01-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Great tip!!

I had a little search and same brand (Transcend) 4GB from Offtek for £12.77 and no delivery charges!

http://www.offtek.co.uk/item_detail.php?id=476933&maincat=1&subcat=62&off=f28cda732b46901a1fbab2c58e6d75a6

moptisam2
02-07-2008, 06:12 AM
Thanks for info.

San Disk 4 gb don't work.

ivarfa
02-07-2008, 03:28 PM
the only cards that works are SD, not SDHC. The maximum capacity for SD cards in the market is 4GB transcend, takems


:biglaugh:from spain

HotChip
03-07-2008, 09:08 AM
Good work guys!!

Finally, some space for Barry Manilow and Neil Sedaka.

MackemMan
04-07-2008, 08:45 PM
Followed the advice.

Bought the recommended SD card & now have 85 albums on shuffle.

Cheers everyone.

digigriffin
18-07-2008, 07:18 AM
I too now have the 4gb Transcend SD card working.

However occasionally when starting the car it is not recognised by the MMI.
I have to eject the card and re insert it to get it to be read.

The 2gb cards I have used never had to do this?

DobarDabar
18-07-2008, 10:44 AM
Hi, I too have 4GB Transcend card but have no problems with MMI not recognizing card.

Red 2
25-07-2008, 06:55 AM
Newbie here about to buy a 4gb card...thanks for the tip!

Found it very frustrating that A4 wasn't available with an AUX Input for MP3 playback and I wasn't going to pay for the sat nav just to get the I-Pod interface as I use a TomTom.

However, just heard a rumour that the A4 now comes with an AUX input as standard. Anyone know if this is true? Retrofit would undoubtedly be costly but would be a little peeved that early owners would be penalised.:(

digigriffin
25-07-2008, 07:13 AM
I was in the dealers yesterday and I noticed in the accesories cabinet they had an ipod interface for £99 +vat which they claim fits all new radios.

I beleive the aux input connection was added the week after my build week (week 21) :confused:

Red 2
25-07-2008, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the info.

My dealer was expressing ignorance of all things I pod a couple of weeks ago but tends to be like that for many things!

Just noticed on another thread that someone got AMI retrofitted recently for their I-Pod (all the basic kit is evidently in the car, might be the same as you mentioned?) and it is now a £200 option on any radio, you don't need the £2k DVD option. Common sense at last?

EDIT- Just been quoted £199 plus VAT for an I-Pod interface to the main system. Awaiting more info from the dealer....

garybuk
28-07-2008, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the info.

My dealer was expressing ignorance of all things I pod a couple of weeks ago but tends to be like that for many things!

Just noticed on another thread that someone got AMI retrofitted recently for their I-Pod (all the basic kit is evidently in the car, might be the same as you mentioned?) and it is now a £200 option on any radio, you don't need the £2k DVD option. Common sense at last?

EDIT- Just been quoted £199 plus VAT for an I-Pod interface to the main system. Awaiting more info from the dealer....


Your right! Annoyed me as they said i couldn't have the AMI without the Sat Nav so had to take it off, have contacted my dealer and they are finding out if it can be re-instated as a option

Bob1103
29-07-2008, 12:53 PM
Read the posts on these boards where people have had AMI retro-fitted. I've just been in contact with my dealer as my car is due to be delivered tomorrow (at last!). They've told me I can't have AMI retro-fitted.

Could anyone recommend a dealer in the south (Surrey) area that has actually offered to retro-fit the AMI?

jayo
29-07-2008, 10:40 PM
model year 2009 (cars after build week 22 i think) have a 3.5mm AUX connector in the space under the arm-rest. my car delivered at the begining of this month has it.

on the AMI front there is an AMI retro-fit available for "MMI High" ie the real MMI you get with sat nav but there is apparently a retro-fit available for non sat nav (CAN bus) cars however i havent been able to get much info on this from the dealer or anywhere else!

jayo

sunil1234
03-08-2008, 10:40 AM
Great tip!!

I had a little search and same brand (Transcend) 4GB from Offtek for £12.77 and no delivery charges!

http://www.offtek.co.uk/item_detail.php?id=476933&maincat=1&subcat=62&off=f28cda732b46901a1fbab2c58e6d75a6

£8.47 delivered here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290250370724&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:uk

:beerchug:

hoju99
03-08-2008, 12:21 PM
£8.47 delivered here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290250370724&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:uk

:beerchug:

:beerchug: Cheers,Just ordered one of these :D

sunil1234
03-08-2008, 01:56 PM
:beerchug: Cheers,Just ordered one of these :D

me too!. Shame ebay arent on quidco.com anymore for a few extra pence!

Incidentally, p11 of my manual says cards up to 4gb supported?

Cheers

S

hoju99
03-08-2008, 02:25 PM
Anyone got a PDF of the streo manual yet?
got the owners manual but would like to get to know the stereo MMI

sunil1234
03-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Anyone got a PDF of the streo manual yet?
got the owners manual but would like to get to know the stereo MMI

ah come on, your car is at the dealer, the least they can do is let you sniff the manuals?:D

hoju99
03-08-2008, 05:06 PM
ah come on, your car is at the dealer, the least they can do is let you sniff the manuals?:D

:biglaugh:

bambadoo
05-08-2008, 12:32 PM
I had only one SD card at hand when I recieved my A4.
It was 4GB and it worked like a charm:Blush:

It was a mini SD with an SD adapter. Normally it was in use on my former HTC S200 cell phone.

Sincerely

musen01
07-08-2008, 02:02 PM
Hi Folks,

just to report you that I tried the 4 GB SDHC Card...and unfortunately it doesn't work:(:(:(.

I tyried both MP4 and MP3 format but nothing, the A4 Concert "alambic" read as empty the SD Device.


Probably is correct what indicated in this forum, that it works with SD cards only, not with SDHC Card...

So I'm goint to try a 2 GB SD Card.

QUESTION: what format do you use on SD Cards? MP3 or MP4...or WMA???


Thanks in advance,

enzo

bambadoo
07-08-2008, 02:05 PM
I am not sure what kind of card I used. It is probably not sdhc.
It was a mini SD 4GB with an SD adapter. Maybe I can take a picture?

The files I use are mp3 encoded at 320kbs.

Sincerely

musen01
08-08-2008, 04:04 PM
Hello Bambadoo!!!

Today I used a "normal" 2 GB SD Card and finally I got my Concert running by SD. I used MP3 format at 156 kbps (if I remember fine...)

The issue is that in Milan, where I live, it seems is impossible to find SD Card with the size of 4 GB...

The 4 GB SD card available in the shop are all SDHC...

I will try again...otherwise I will buy a 4 GB SD card via e-commerce.

The important think is that my concert is running today, even if with a 2 GB SD, because tomorrow I will leave for vacation time!!!!

So, thank for your reply and hear you soon!!!

:biglaugh:

Bye!

dorgan
08-08-2008, 07:15 PM
My local supermarket is selling the 2GB versions like sweets at the check out for €6.95.
No 4GB version on offer though. Picked up another 2GB for now :)

WhiteHartMart
09-08-2008, 09:39 AM
Thanks guys for all the info in this thread - have purchased one of the ebay 4GB ones in the link provided - came the day after I ordered it!

All I need now is the car to put it in :D

hoju99
09-08-2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys for all the info in this thread - have purchased one of the ebay 4GB ones in the link provided - came the day after I ordered it!

All I need now is the car to put it in :D

Me too :D loaded the card up for sept 1st :beerchug:

Red 2
13-08-2008, 07:51 PM
4Gb card arrived today...works fine....and non sat-nav A4 going in for the I-Pod retrofit next week!:Blush:

Mrs Red2 thinks I'm insane and she is probably right!:biglaugh:

audinutter
06-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks guys, decided to go for another A4 avant because the Q5 hasn't got AMI or SD card slot unless you order the £2k Sat Nav. Two questions..
1) What are the chances of a retro fit AMI on a non MMI Q5?
2) How are the albums / tracks displayed on the SD card, is it visible and does it scroll via artist and song on the 6.5" screen?
:beerchug:

chuno
07-10-2008, 08:21 AM
Yes it is visible, just looks like a file explorer type interface, with files and directories in a list. When I loaded up my SD card, it automatically started playing MP3s from the directory lowest in the alphabet (in my case "60s"). You can then scroll and select the "go up" icon and start exploring from there. It can also be controlled from the steering wheel and then a similar interface appears on the instrument screen.

musen01
07-10-2008, 11:22 AM
Just perfect!!! I inserted a Transcend 4GB SD Card and it is running perfectly!!! Now I have MP3 file on 4 GB SD Card and on 2 additional 2GB SD Cards I previously charged.

So I put all my music library on 8 GB SD Card and I am able to listen all my favourite songs while I am driving!!!:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

...and I drive while I am working!!!!!!:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglau gh::biglaugh::biglaugh:!!!

Hope you enjoy too!!!

Have a nice day!

Musen01!

chuno
07-10-2008, 11:37 AM
It's a double-edged sword. I asked my wife what to put on a "family outing" SD card and she mentioned blinking Coldplay! :really quite angry:

musen01
07-10-2008, 04:45 PM
What to put on a family SD Card??? On my SD Cards i put my music (supertramp, pink floyd, boublŤ, etc), the music for my wife (Giorgia, Pausini, Alicia Keys, etc) and to end the music for my kids!!!!!:D:D:D...so everyone is satisfied!!!:beerchug:

chuno
08-10-2008, 07:43 AM
As for kids' music, luckily some pirate radio programme on CBeebies is teaching my little one all about real music, like She's A Rainbow by the Stones which she adores. She has pretty good taste, loves "the Shrek song" i.e. Hallelujah written by Leonard Cohen. Although we may have to put The Gruffalo on as well, just in case...

musen01
08-10-2008, 10:37 AM
about the music for my kids, the favourites are: Shrek, Heidi, Pinocchio, Katalin Cammello...but probably this titles (Shrek excluded) are not know abroad but in Italy only...

Targo
02-11-2008, 06:45 PM
Guys, my manual says not larger than 4Gb. And that is what I did, buying a 4Gb one, worked fine...

stefibe
25-11-2008, 05:20 PM
about the music for my kids, the favourites are: Shrek, Heidi, Pinocchio, Katalin Cammello...but probably this titles (Shrek excluded) are not know abroad but in Italy only...

hi Musen i am from italy too
please tell me
what kind of sd card 4GB you use...
and what kind of audi radio you have

my experience with my A5 is that i can only use 2GB sd (no HC)
i tried a 4gb SDHC by SANDISK but dont work
in my manual it say the limit is 2 gb...

ANYone with A5...?

Bloobell
14-12-2008, 10:10 PM
Great tip!!

I had a little search and same brand (Transcend) 4GB from Offtek for £12.77 and no delivery charges!

http://www.offtek.co.uk/item_detail.php?id=476933&maincat=1&subcat=62&off=f28cda732b46901a1fbab2c58e6d75a6

Just bought two cards from that site so thanks

They're now £10.82 inc.VAT and free delivery

:beerchug:

gregpawley
14-12-2008, 11:13 PM
Thanks for the advice on this thread just ordered my 4Gb card, managed to get it for £6.99 delivery and VAT free, see link below. Only trouble is now I need to wait until 1st March for my car grrrrr.
https://www.picstop.co.uk/Secure-Digital-SD/Transcend-Secure-Digital-Card---4GB

On Order
Audi A4 2.0T S Line, Lava grey, piano black inlays, Executive package, Bang & Olufsen, Interior light package, Hill hold assist, folding mirrors.

INDAYARD
15-12-2008, 11:17 AM
Guys,
Does anyone know if it will work in the latest VW version of the RNS 510?

nixx
23-12-2008, 03:42 PM
Hi, I just wanted to thank you guys for sharing this info
I'll try to find one from a local shop (don't want to wait for long shipping time)

meanwhile people from Australia can get a working 2GB memory card from DSE, it's called "adata SD Card" (non HC), btw DSE brand 4GB SD is not working

cheers

baivalio
19-01-2009, 09:49 AM
Hi,

I have AUDI A5 1.8 TFSI but I can't starting SD card... I configured it but without result.

Could you help me?!

jase2004uk
05-02-2009, 11:11 AM
Hi all, I'm a little confused by this thread. I have just picked up a new A4 Avant S-Line 2.0TDI (143) and for the life of me can't find these SD card slots.

It has Nav plus and Bluetooth High so there is no concert or symphony radio - instead it has a 6CD changer and all MMI controls are at the gear stick. I have an Aux socket in the centre armrest but thats about it...any ideas where I can find the SD slots????

One final thing - my changer does not play MP3 files - is there a trick and format to make this work.

Thanks very much in advance.!

troc
05-02-2009, 11:50 AM
If you have Nav Plus, then you don't have any SD slot :(

John

Red 2
05-02-2009, 05:08 PM
One final thing - my changer does not play MP3 files - is there a trick and format to make this work.

Thanks very much in advance.!

Audi do seem to make things confusing with their audio kit. My new Symphony unit has, like the 2008 unit, a slot for SD and with the AMI has an abundance of sources which seems bizarre when the nav unit misses SD provision.:rolleyes:

Oh and my 2008 unit played mp3 ok, windows media files, showed the folders etc. Presume the 2009 unit is the same.

ScottyUK
05-02-2009, 06:47 PM
I bought two 4Gb SD cards for my car on order as they seem to be getting harder to find as everyone's going to SDHC which the car can't handle.

I've not added SatNav so if anyone wants a pair of them for less than I paid, let me know. I paid £13 delivered.

jase2004uk
07-02-2009, 10:03 AM
Update: The Nav Plus does NOT have SD - I had this confirmed by the garage. The MP3 wouldn't play if I used Nero but when burnt with iTunes it was perfect. It also takes at least 5 mins to load from the CD the first time. AMI is being fitted Monday by CraigB so can't wait.!!;)

saoirse98
08-02-2009, 10:09 PM
Bought two transsend sd 4gb card off ebay....work great on new a4 2.0 tdi!!!!!they are the standard sd cards,12 pound delivered to ireland!!

Joe9T
19-05-2009, 12:08 PM
And make sure you format to FAT 12 or FAT 16 on older cars. My 04 A4 Cab needed FAT 16 to recognise the Transcend cards :)

SUREN
19-05-2009, 08:02 PM
Newbie here about to buy a 4gb card...thanks for the tip!

Found it very frustrating that A4 wasn't available with an AUX Input for MP3 playback and I wasn't going to pay for the sat nav just to get the I-Pod interface as I use a TomTom.

However, just heard a rumour that the A4 now comes with an AUX input as standard. Anyone know if this is true? Retrofit would undoubtedly be costly but would be a little peeved that early owners would be penalised.:(


Just took delivery of an A4 2.0TDI Exec model and it does have Aux input in the fron Centre Arm Rest.

4Gb SD Card is still a mystry as it does not want to know. I hope this helps.

mungham
06-07-2009, 05:54 PM
Hi all, what I would say is just because you have a 4GB card it does not necessarily mean that your system will play all the tracks on it! I've read a few different threads on this and no one seems to know for definite why!? Some say it's to do with the total number of folders, others say it's the total number of tracks, and then there's those that say it's to do with the characters used in the filenames.

I've got 2 Transcend 4GB SD (not SDHC) cards and although my sound system will read them (it was a sat nav retro fit in a 2005 A4 Avant) I'm still trying to figure out why some of my music is missing.

I've slowly been deleting music from the cards and tracks/ folders start to appear but others are still missing.

Anyone else come across this? Is it something to do with the 2GB limitation I see people talking about (it's only using the first 2GB of my 4GB card) or is there some truth in the total folders/ files/ special characters 'rumours'?

Joe9T
16-07-2009, 08:21 AM
From the handbook (A4 Cab MMC) it looks like 400 files "and/or" 256 folders are the limits. I'll test this out with some numbered files and see what happens. I guess a way round it is to create preferred playlists and concatenate all the individual files into one file.

mungham
19-07-2009, 11:56 AM
From the handbook (A4 Cab MMC) it looks like 400 files "and/or" 256 folders are the limits. I'll test this out with some numbered files and see what happens. I guess a way round it is to create preferred playlists and concatenate all the individual files into one file.

I'll try and do the same, although not sure when I'll have time over the next few weeks. If you do get a chance it woul dbe good to hear how you get on. I'll also add a reply as soon as I can.

grr
13-08-2009, 08:19 AM
Anyone tried the Lexar 8GB SD cards? Seems they're not SDHC...

ScottyUK
13-08-2009, 08:45 AM
I know it's not a Bible but wiki says :

Standard SD: 1 MB to 4 GB
SDHC: 4 GB to 32 GB
SDXC: 32 GB to 2 TB

grr
13-08-2009, 09:22 AM
Sorry, must have been wrong information on the website I visited. I googled it a bit and there's no doubt they are SDHC.

http://www.photocreative.com/page14/files/pl_3_detail_1.png

CarinArr
13-08-2009, 02:48 PM
It may potentially have something to do with the way standard SD cards address memory, it may be the Audi system is unable to access the full 4GB.

Just hazarding a guess as I know many operating systems are unable to address 4GB of RAM.

grr
13-08-2009, 08:35 PM
Came over this firmware update on PirateBay: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4486178/Audi_A3_A4_A6_RNS-E_Firmware_SW0650___SW0660

New features in SW 0650 are:

1) altimeter (like MMI)
2) no 400 files limit on SD cards
3) more sound settings (bass, highs, middle)
4) navi announcement from both speaker (left/right)
5) title scrolling in the DIS
This is probably something you guys know about, but could that be the solution to have all files on a 4GB card shown?

mungham
18-08-2009, 07:44 PM
I'll try and do the same, although not sure when I'll have time over the next few weeks. If you do get a chance it woul dbe good to hear how you get on. I'll also add a reply as soon as I can.

It's all good if you stick to the 400 file limit! Think I might try combining multiple files into one mp3 now...

andr3i
05-10-2009, 10:07 PM
hi guys... i have an audi a4 b8 with audi concert and got a problem with the SD card...when I put any SD card in , it says "Unreadable" ... i tried with all type of cards: transcend 4 gb, a 2 gb card , 1 gb , and it says the message unreadable to all... anyone knows what to do??? please help, i need your advices !:confused:

ScottyUK
05-10-2009, 10:56 PM
How are they formated ?


"Memory card and USB mass storage device: FAT or FAT32 process, only one partition"

MFGF
06-10-2009, 10:22 AM
...and what type of music files have you loaded, and are they DRM protected?

andr3i
06-10-2009, 12:18 PM
They all are formated in FAT32 on a laptop...I have only music in mp3 format on them...but i tried also with an empty card and it says the same message...

ScottyUK
06-10-2009, 12:20 PM
Perhaps it;s a dealer visit then :(

andr3i
06-10-2009, 12:22 PM
i will go tomorrow to the dealer...maybe I'll find some answers there...thanks for your time

MFGF
06-10-2009, 01:23 PM
Are the mp3 files downloaded from a site which embeds DRM protection? If so, they will not be playable in your car. If not, try a different card - maybe a 2Gb SD - to see if it's a card compatibility issue.

Edit - just read the initial post again. Ignore the last part about trying a different card!

MF.

andr3i
06-10-2009, 01:27 PM
No, they are not DRM protected...i tried with a 2gb card, i tried with even less...is the same result

mghassey
08-11-2009, 08:54 PM
This problem has been driving me up the wall as well, and I have a 2009 model!
Thanks to the above I can hopefully sort it now, but 4GB Transcend SD's are now in VERY short supply!
Some stock still remaining via Amazon.co.uk.

grr
09-11-2009, 11:20 AM
You mean they're out of production?

According to Amazon they've got the regular version in stock:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-4GB-Secure-Digital-Card/dp/B000LQ1LZG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257761918&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-Flash-memory-card-Memory/dp/B000KLRPYS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257761918&sr=8-4

And the 133x version is on the way:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-4GB-Secure-Digital-133X/dp/B0012ZL56A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257761918&sr=8-1

rayc
09-11-2009, 08:56 PM
just got an 8Gb sandisk micro sd with adapter and the card is working fine. :D

Pauls898
09-11-2009, 11:12 PM
Silly question, but does your AMI not have a USB interface? if they have why not just use a 2.5inch HDD in a USB caddy? I'm using a 160GB ex-laptop HDD ina silverstile caddy, I have loaded all my 15,986 tracks, thats my whole CD collection and more and it works great!! I have formatted it as fat32 which gives me 149GB of space, loaded on folders, AAA,BBB to ZZZ and put Artists into each letterred folder, so finding stuff is only at worst case 3 folders deep, works a treat, no messing around with expensive SD cards lol :D

mghassey
10-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Don't even have AMI - only the standard Audi Cancert sound system.
Doesn't even reset the clock like my Mercedes did, and as to what will happen if and when the UK radio system does go digital I hate to think about!

Raoul_Duke
11-11-2009, 11:28 AM
just got an 8Gb sandisk micro sd with adapter and the card is working fine. :D

I was thinking about trying a Micro SD card, did it work with no problem and which one specifically did you go for?

rayc
11-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Raoul i got the card on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260499558989 The Version of radio is HW 02. SW 310. when i got the car last Feb the SW version was 210 if i remember correctly but the radio was replaced with the exact same radio but they updated the software hope this was of some help. by the way you don't get a full 8gigs its some thing like 7.7...

mghassey
13-11-2009, 06:29 PM
I now have the Transcend 4GB "standard" SD card working fine.

Purely from curiousity and not expecting a really sensible reply (I wasn't disappointed)I e mailed Audi and asked them. Their reply is below:-

"Thank you for your recent email.

I have spoken to our specialist team and they have informed me that the maximum size the SD Card reader will take in your vehicle is 2GB.

Unfortunately not all SD Cards are compatible as Audi are unable to test all the SD Cards that are currently on the market. I do know that Scan Disc SD Cards work but not the SD HD Cards."

I pointed out to them that their own manual actually states that 4GB is supported!

Bye for now!!

pat marcus
17-01-2010, 12:04 PM
Having succesfully been able to buy and use Transcend cards for months, it seems that they are now impossible to find for reasonable money in the UK. So, Ive placed an order here, where they were about £18 each. http://www.memorysuppliers.com/tr4gbsdsedin.html
Site looks professional. Will report back when and if they arrive.

dazzercx
19-01-2010, 07:16 PM
Hi,

New here so apologies if this question has been answered a million times!

Just ordered a TDIe due for delivery in March. Does anyone know whether larger cards / hd will work with this model (think it is the concert system)? - I can still order standard 8 Gig SD cards.

Also will the iPod work ok using the aux input?

Thanks in advance

Darren

Legs
20-01-2010, 08:44 PM
I currently have an 8GB SDHC card in my "slot" (ahem) and it works fine. As I understand it (and I'm NO expert), the limiting factor is the number of files (or folders) on the card, not the actual capacity of the card. The Audi Symphony system will only accommodate 512 folders at the root level on the SD card so if you store all the tracks as individual files on the root of the card then your limit (obviously enough) will be 512 tracks or songs.

However, if you store the songs in folders (perhaps by album or alphabetic groups by artist [A-E, F-J etc etc]) the limiting factor becomes the capacity on the card, in my case 8Gb of music, providing the number of folders stored on the root of the card doesn't exceed 512.

In my case I have chosen to store the tracks by artist name in 4 alphabetically arranged groups A-E, F-K, M-R & S-Z so I have 4 folders at the root of my SD card. Within those folders each artist's songs are then stored and I have approximately 1500 tracks available to me. The Audi system will allow navigation around the groups as it duplicates the file structure onto the Infotainment screen.

I hope this works for you guys, it certainly works for me, its taken a little bit of fiddling around to get it to work as you do need to organise the tracks but its worth it in the end. If anyone has a 16GB card please let me know how you get on.

Good luck!

dazzercx
20-01-2010, 09:27 PM
I currently have an 8GB SDHC card in my "slot" (ahem) and it works fine. As I understand it (and I'm NO expert), the limiting factor is the number of files (or folders) on the card, not the actual capacity of the card. The Audi Symphony system will only accommodate 512 folders at the root level on the SD card so if you store all the tracks as individual files on the root of the card then your limit (obviously enough) will be 512 tracks or songs.

However, if you store the songs in folders (perhaps by album or alphabetic groups by artist [A-E, F-J etc etc]) the limiting factor becomes the capacity on the card, in my case 8Gb of music, providing the number of folders stored on the root of the card doesn't exceed 512.

In my case I have chosen to store the tracks by artist name in 4 alphabetically arranged groups A-E, F-K, M-R & S-Z so I have 4 folders at the root of my SD card. Within those folders each artist's songs are then stored and I have approximately 1500 tracks available to me. The Audi system will allow navigation around the groups as it duplicates the file structure onto the Infotainment screen.

I hope this works for you guys, it certainly works for me, its taken a little bit of fiddling around to get it to work as you do need to organise the tracks but its worth it in the end. If anyone has a 16GB card please let me know how you get on.

Good luck!

Thanks for the reply - will give it a go

pat marcus
21-01-2010, 04:39 PM
Intrigued about the number of tracks limited to 512 versus using folders. Will try.

Now Im confused. Is there a difference in card support between the old RNSe system in the 08 A4 and the newer audio systems (that include an SD card slot) in the current car ? I cant make my 08 A RNSe (Sat nav, twin SD cards etc) support anything bigger than 4gb NON-HC SD.

MFGF
22-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Is there a difference in card support between the old RNSe system in the 08 A4 and the newer audio systems (that include an SD card slot) in the current car ? I cant make my 08 A RNSe (Sat nav, twin SD cards etc) support anything bigger than 4gb NON-HC SD.

Yes, there is a difference. The old RNSe systems in A4 B6 and B7 models will officially support only 2Gb non HC SD cards, but as you may have gathered, many folks on here have found that Transcend 4Gb SD (not SDHC) cars will work fine.

The newer audio systems in A4 B8 models, and the spiffy new RNSe fitted to the very latest A3s and TTs do support SDHC cards with higher capacities, though.

Regards,

MF.

givenchy513
07-02-2010, 11:48 PM
I tried Sandisk Video HD 8GB cost me £35.00 from Curry cos I need it in a hurry with madness that day. Not readable!!
Tried a 4GB MicroSD with SD Adapter, not readable.

512MB MicroSD with SD Adapter, OK
1GB KingstonMicro SD with SD Adapter, OK
2GB Sandisk SD Ultra II, OK

Bear in my mind, seems all SD card labelled as "SD" and FAT format OK,
anything as SDHC or FAT16 or higher, cannot be Read.
Purely personal experience, not guaranteed!

But happy to see you guys reported Transcend 4GB OK!!

Legs
07-02-2010, 11:57 PM
Givenchy 513

What type of audio unit are you using and what is the MY of your car?

Legs

givenchy513
08-02-2010, 01:59 AM
Givenchy 513

What type of audio unit are you using and what is the MY of your car?

Legs

Hi, thanks for your reply.
It is an 58 plate Avant 2.0TDi S-Line
Audi Concert, no Navi.
Seems I have to find an excuse to get the software updated to 0310 as I found on this forum.

SirFallot
08-02-2010, 02:28 AM
Hi, thanks for your reply.
It is an 58 plate Avant 2.0TDi S-Line
Audi Concert, no Navi.
Seems I have to find an excuse to get the software updated to 0310 as I found on this forum.

At the next service refer your dealer to page 75 of the A4 brochure:


Getting better every time
We continually gather feedback from our
Audi Trained Technicians, as well as our
customers, to ensure our vehicles are
running as they should. Whenever we see
an Audi for a service, we connect it directly
to our headquarters in Ingolstadt which
enables us to check your carís software and
make sure itís as up-to-date as possible.
If the factory has released a software
upgrade for your model, it can be applied
immediately Ė improving anything from
your carís efficiency to the precision of its
parking system.

:biglaugh:

Bristle Hound
08-02-2010, 10:27 PM
I currently use an 8gb Transcend SDHC on my A4 which was delivered in April 2009. It has the 'standard' Audi concert system.

Never had any problem with the card at all.

Have something like 140+ albums on it & it ain't full yet!

Got mine from Amazon Uk. Seemed to be the cheapest for me. :beerchug:

PS Before the 8gb, I had a 4gb Transcend SDHC. I never had any probs with that 1 either and only changed it because I wanted a bigger card :D

PPS My computer runs windows XP and I copy and paste from a file in my documents direct onto the SDHC card. Never had a problem doing it this way with the card or in the A4 in the track display thingy!

jonnyc1973
20-02-2010, 11:59 AM
If anyone is looking for the fabled Transcend 4gb cards that are not SDHC I think they are here for a good price..

http://www1.conrad-uk.com/scripts/wgate/zcop_uk/~flN0YXRlPTE1Nzk4OTE2NzI=?direkt_aufriss_area=SHOP _AREA_17145&~template=PCAT_AREA_S_browse&p_page_to_display=&catalogs_sub_id=sub1&aktiv=1&navi=oben_2

Look at page 2 of the SD Cards.

Hopefully will help someone out as they seem v hard to source at a reasonable price.

MattFriend
14-12-2012, 08:31 PM
Hi everyone I'm struggling to find just a 4GB SD card I can only find 4 GB SDHC cards and it appears the audi concert doesnt play SDHC cards as I have a Kingston SDHC that isn't working. Can anyone help me out here please?

Thanks

Chris
14-12-2012, 09:07 PM
New Platinum 4GB SD Flash Memory Storage Card (Non SDHC) TomTom Go Audi | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Platinum-4GB-SD-Flash-Memory-Storage-Card-Non-Not-SDHC-TomTom-Go-Audi-/150949398823?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_PDAsAccessor ies_MemoryCards&hash=item2325490927&_uhb=1)

ScottyUK
15-12-2012, 08:49 PM
Or send me a tenner for a pair that i bought and didin't use.

New and still sealed.

Joe9T
16-12-2012, 12:33 AM
Or one up on eBay right now

Transcend 150X Secure Digital Card 4GB: TS4GSD150 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transcend-150X-Secure-Digital-Card-4GB-TS4GSD150-/190767587784?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_PDAsAccessor ies_MemoryCards&hash=item2c6aa261c8)

MattFriend
30-12-2012, 08:01 PM
Thank you all for your help. much appreciated.

Happy New Year to you All

MattFriend
30-12-2012, 08:02 PM
Can I get an audio interface fitted to my Audi S-Line 58 plate?

Chris
30-12-2012, 08:45 PM
AMI?

Yes you can but we need to know the equipment fitted first.

DrSteve
02-01-2013, 05:56 PM
Or send me a tenner for a pair that i bought and didin't use.

New and still sealed.

Are these still available? I'm still stuck with a 2gb card here.

ScottyUK
02-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Hi,

Yep still got both in their blister packs :)

DrSteve
03-01-2013, 02:15 AM
Well if you're looking to get rid then let me know.

MFGF
03-01-2013, 11:53 AM
Scotty's sound like a great deal, as they are new and unused. I am currently running a pair of Transcend 4Gb SD cards (not SDHC) in my A6 C7, but as my car will read SDHC cards too, it seems selfish of me to hang onto them if other forum members are desperate to get hold of them. If anyone wants to swap them for some (good quality) SDHC cards, send me a PM and we can sort out switching. The cards I have are not new - I bought them in April 2009 to use in my A6 C6 and I have had them in use in my C6 and C7 since then, but I can confirm that they work and are reliable :)

Cheers!

MF.

ScottyUK
04-01-2013, 01:27 AM
Well if you're looking to get rid then let me know.

Sorry for the delay. Just PMing you now.

JohnC17
10-02-2013, 10:18 PM
Hi everyone I'm struggling to find just a 4GB SD card I can only find 4 GB SDHC cards and it appears the audi concert doesnt play SDHC cards as I have a Kingston SDHC that isn't working. Can anyone help me out here please?

Thanks

Check these out, I've got a few of them and they work fine http://www.amazon.co.uk/Platinum-177106-Secure-Digital-Card/dp/B000BR9ZRG/ref=pd_sim_computers_1

DrSteve
17-02-2013, 09:54 AM
Check these out, I've got a few of them and they work fine http://www.amazon.co.uk/Platinum-177106-Secure-Digital-Card/dp/B000BR9ZRG/ref=pd_sim_computers_1

Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered one and it's working fine.

JohnC17
17-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered one and it's working fine.

That's great:D Got another couple for myself too, always handy having a few spares.

hejikibob
28-08-2013, 06:58 PM
I know it's digging up an old thread but it proved very helpful to me. I ordered 1 of the 4Gb cards as per the link above and got it today. Formatted it to FAT32 then dropped a load of MP3's on it and it works a treat. I did format to NTFS but that didn't work.

JohnC17
28-08-2013, 07:11 PM
I know it's digging up an old thread but it proved very helpful to me. I ordered 1 of the 4Gb cards as per the link above and got it today. Formatted it to FAT32 then dropped a load of MP3's on it and it works a treat. I did format to NTFS but that didn't work.

I'm still using then myself too, got about 8 of them now. No need to format them though, they work just fine as they are. I pop them in my card reader and a window opens on my desktop, just a case then of dragging and dropping MP3's on it.

hejikibob
28-08-2013, 07:15 PM
I'm still using then myself too, got about 8 of them now. No need to format them though, they work just fine as they are. I pop them in my card reader and a window opens on my desktop, just a case then of dragging and dropping MP3's on it.

The MP3's corrupted when I tried to copy them over out of the packet. After Formatting the card, I could copy over ok and play them in the car :)

JohnC17
28-08-2013, 07:18 PM
The MP3's corrupted when I tried to copy them over out of the packet. After Formatting the card, I could copy over ok and play them in the car :)
I've never had that problem, but good you've got them working:D