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In south africa the forte is known as the cerato. I have the 2L sedan
Prior to purchasing the local dealers tell me that the cd player can play Mp3 files....
However when I insert a cd disc with MP3 files on it, the player ejects
the disc after a few seconds with an error message.
Can anybody perhaps clarify if it can play MP3 discs?
Do the mp3 files have to have a specific bitrate?
The manual and the local agents have not proved helpful
Any help will be appreciated
 

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if your car has a usb port... which it should... just load your mp3's onto a thumb drive and play them right through there.

otherwise you have to burn REAL CD's which is annoying and slow
 

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I do have a USB port so that is a workaround.
However I have a number of Cd with Mp3 files thereon, so I was hoping not to transfer the files to USB..LOL
Has anybody perhaps tried playing mp3 CD?
At the moment I am unsure if I was misled by the dealer or if this is just not supported
by the player
 

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Definitely use the USB input and a flash drive. Much faster accessing thousands of files without having to switch the CD and dealing with scratched CD's. I haven't tried using a MP3 CD yet since I tossed them out once I got this car. Old car had the ability to play the CD's with MP3's which I didn't mind but after playing for a few hours straight (long road trips) the deck would overheat and stop playing the CD's until it cooled down. I was going to buy a new deck for the old car just to have the ability to use USB drives instead of old school CD's but just upgraded the car instead. :)
 

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my headunit only play the mp3 format files on my flash drive. if its not an mp3 format then it wont play.. any of you know how to change the file type?
 

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Thanks to jpecore anf forte-r for their input.
I investigated further and the original mp3 files that I cut to disc did NOT
have id3 tags (i has previously cleared the ID3 tags)
I added data in the Id3 tags and retried cutting a new disc and it worked!
The only conclusion I can make is that if the tags are empty then it does not work, but if there is any data in the tags, then it is OK.
I assume that the player looks for these tags to check if it is a valid Mp3 file
However in any case it makes sense rather to use the USB port
Thanks to all who pointed this out
 

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Hi there, also from South Africa (Centurion). Also got the 2.0l Cerato. I'm pretty much clueless regarding 'id3' tags (yeah, technophobe here) but I just tried an old mp3 cd of mine, and it was fine too.

Far prefer using the usb. In case you weren't aware; Kia says unplug the usb before switching the car on/off. I usually switch the car off with usb plugged in, but switch to radio before doing so. Because I'm real lazy...

We really need some rain and soon, to get the bloody winter dust out the air! Having to wash my car (parks outside) twice a bloody week!
 
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