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For those who did not get the Hyundai Ipod cable as a father's day gift and those that were not aware of these options. There are 2 other options (at least on the 2nd generation nano)

1. Using the standard ipod USB cable. The audio system then reads the nano as an USB device displaying file and directory names that does not make any sense. - To get the track info the "info" button has to be selected and re-selected for every track.

2. Using a standard 3.5mm stereo jack cable. That way the track selection will have to be controlled from the ipod. Probably a beter option if a person in the back is in charge of the music (if you ever would allow that ;-).

Option one may act different for other devices.
 

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Another option since the hyundai ipod cable is only good for the newer generation ipods and doesn't read the older ones correcty anyhow.

Set your ipod to work as a hard drive in itunes. Then just copy your music folders into the ipod as if it was a portable drive or memory stick. Plug in using the standard usb cable that comes with the ipod. The radio will browse and see the folders and you can browse them with the radio's controls. The ipod will still work as normal when disconnected for running etc.

The downside is you have to make sure you 'eject' or 'safely remove' your ipod before unplugging it from your computer and you have to manually sync or copy your music to the file directory of your ipod. The upside is that it will charge the battery while in the car.
 

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QUOTE (afob3 @ Jun 22 2010, 08:04 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=335170
Another option since the hyundai ipod cable is only good for the newer generation ipods and doesn't read the older ones correcty anyhow.

Set your ipod to work as a hard drive in itunes. Then just copy your music folders into the ipod as if it was a portable drive or memory stick. Plug in using the standard usb cable that comes with the ipod. The radio will browse and see the folders and you can browse them with the radio's controls. The ipod will still work as normal when disconnected for running etc.

The downside is you have to make sure you 'eject' or 'safely remove' your ipod before unplugging it from your computer and you have to manually sync or copy your music to the file directory of your ipod. The upside is that it will charge the battery while in the car.
:trophy: Great info! thanks afob3
 

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the "funky" labeling is how the ipod stores music when transfered via itunes. You'll have something like 10-30 folders and each song is listed as like ACQRDE.abc the device then uses the encoded info to display on the screen. as to why? idk.

as for the 3.5 jack, that's just an aux input... like a cd player, dvd player or well just about anything.

i asked about the ipod cable before and never got a clear answer. Thanks

i also saw that if your ipod had bluetooth, you can stream via BT, but lke the jack, you'll have to control via the device, not through the car.
 

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It would be interesting to know what hyundai did with their custom cable to make it work the way it is working.
 
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