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I'm going to try the iSimple route, the adapter that plugs into the radios harness and plays iPhones, iPods, etc. They worked well on my other trucks.

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Why are you ripping a cd to MP3? Sounds like you know a bit about audio so I am confused why you are using that format.

There are also different types of MP3.

What types of MP3 are you using? Variable or constant bitrate?

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I use an old ipod touch with mine and haven't noticed any issues with it, but I've been wanting to switch to a portable HD though just so I can carry my entire catalog with me. I'll have to watch for this issue when I make the switch.
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Why are you ripping a cd to MP3? Sounds like you know a bit about audio so I am confused why you are using that format.

There are also different types of MP3.

What types of MP3 are you using? Variable or constant bitrate?
Well, because almost all of my music collection is on CD's or vinyl. I'm an oldster with an oldster's music collection. Why buy the music all over again? Plus, some of my music is rare and older, like some great movie soundtracks that I had to digitize from my vinyl record collection, stuff that isn't even on iTunes or Amazon. As for the bit-rate, I think it's constant for the program that I'm using, which is Foobar using the LAME MP3 codec, although I'd have to go back and play with it to see for sure. I'm also encoding from lossless .WAV files, which are too large to fit on a stick with the number of songs I have. In the FJ, I can't tell the difference in quality anyway and the LAME encoder does a pretty good job of maintaining quality, even if MP3 is lossy. By the way, if anyone wants to really give their factory subwoofer a good test, the soundtrack from Tron Legacy really made my FJ thump, and that was one I ripped from a CD.

Since the radio in my FJ doesn't go down beyond 2 folders, I had to use foobar to take all the songs on the record album that I liked and create one long MP3, so that I could at least play the songs in the same order as on the vinyl record. You lose the particular song name that way, but at least I have the title of the soundtrack showing and playing in the right order.

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