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Posted: 07/02/22 06:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The new coach we're getting does not have a CD player. We have a number of music CD's we'd like to take with us. Is there some way to connect to the USB port so we can play them??

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Do you have a DVD player? It will play CDs if you have one.

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The CD is pretty much dead. I ripped my entire collection of music to MP3 format a long time ago. iTunes and other music players can do this easily, then you can save to a USB thumb drive. My entire library is about 10k songs and roughly 90GB in size, a larger thumb drive lets me take everything, but normally I have 44 different play lists that I keep on a thumbdrive in our various vehicles, plus through Apple I can download the playlists to my phone as well.


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Posted: 07/03/22 04:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are several portable CD players that provide connections to a in dash system, and most now support Bluetooth connectivity so no cables.

Instead of burning all my CD’s to a laptop (don’t use one anymore) to move to iPhone, as I don’t like every song on every CD, I just purchase the songs I listen to from iTunes Store and there available on all My Apple devices. Plus with Family Share, the wife has access to them as well.


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CD players are going the way of 8 tracks and cassetts. Convert to MP3

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Check the owner's manual for the dash/house radio
As someone mentioned for the "house" system if you have a DVD (or blue ray/DVD) most handle CD's well.

For the Dash Radio (Autotive types) often they have an "Aux" input or an "I/P" connection (Aux is generally on the front and usually a 1/8" (3.5MM) stereo phone plug) (the other is usually manufacture specific and on the back) If yours has an Aux you can use any portable and patch in in. if it has the connector on the back you may find you can buy a plug in add on.


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As other's stated you can rip them to mp3 format. I did that with most of my music, but actually I find that owning music anymore is more of a pain that just having a Pandora or Spotify account. Play what you want, when you want, entire genres, find new music, etc, all cheaper than buying every song.


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Y-Guy wrote:

The CD is pretty much dead. I ripped my entire collection of music to MP3 format a long time ago. iTunes and other music players can do this easily, then you can save to a USB thumb drive. My entire library is about 10k songs and roughly 90GB in size, a larger thumb drive lets me take everything, but normally I have 44 different play lists that I keep on a thumbdrive in our various vehicles, plus through Apple I can download the playlists to my phone as well.


This ^^^. Another advantage is you don't have to carry CDs around.

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Two Travelers,
The way easy way to get by would be to look up a remote (external) CD/DVD drive at a place that sells computers. The price will be from 25$us to whatever want to spend. If you don't have a place to land it, look for a USB extension cable at the same place.
The entertainment radio in Chaumière was installed when she came to us. That was long before the current memory capacities so we carry copies of a small number of the CDs in our library.
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I'm an old dog who had to learn the new trick. First, I went to my computer store for advice. I bought an inexpensive LG "slim portable DVD writer" which can copy a CD to a computer in a short amount of time. I used iTunes on my Mac (which I had never used before, and haven't used since). The entire library of about 500 CDs went onto one thumb drive. I listen to classical music, so the music is organized by composer rather than by performer.

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