Thursday, April 6, 2017

This Shouldn't Be this Hard to Find

My wife's new Jeep, like most new cars has no CD player.  It has both a 3.5mm input jack and a USB port.  An ordinary CD player doesn't have the skip memory and likely the Jeep doesn't have drivers for such a CD player.  There must be an automobile CD player with either a 3.5mm or USB output rhat either runs off the USB port or 12VDC plug, but I can't seem to find one. 

14 comments:

James Gibson said...

I'd mail you my old Magnavox CD player with its vibration control feature to deal with minor bumps from the car moving. It can connect through a 3.5 mm input, but I am not sure where the cigarette lighter power plug is. I used to use it with a fake cassette that allowed me to play the music through my car tape player.

Personally, get a iPod, transfer her music from the CDs to it and just connect the iPod to the car via the USB port.

Marc C. said...

Can't you just load up a thumb drive with mp3 files and play it through the USB. that's how we do it in our Civics.

rfb said...

It might be easier to transfer your music on to a thumb drive.

KCSteve said...

Or do like we did for my wife's Renegade - rip the CDs and put them on a memory stick. Plug that in and you're good to go with about as many CDs as you want.

Clayton Cramer said...

Ripping the entire Bible takes a long time. You know how many CDs that is?

Clayton Cramer said...

James: How is it powered?

w rorke said...

Portable cd players are $15 at Walmart

Billy Oblivion said...

For the bible: http://www.mp3bible.ca/

Eskyman said...

If it's the Bible you want, there are audio mp3 versions available. Here's some free ones, but there are lots of different sorts available:

http://audiotreasure.com/

I used to have a CD+radio in my car- but I exchanged it for a new car radio+USB+SDcard+3.5mm jack. All my music is now in either mp3 format or FLAC. I was kinda forced into this, as the old CD player "ate" CDs; they wouldn't eject. The whole player had to be taken out to get the CD out, and one of my favorite CDs was ruined in the process.

Now I'm all "modern" and I wouldn't go back for anything! (The model above the one I got also had bluetooth, which I thought I didn't need. Now I wish I'd got that one.)

Will said...

IIRC, virtually all the portable CD players had that bump control technology in them. Especially if they had battery power as an option, so they could be carried.

John said...

Clayton,

I have an excellent version of old and new testament in MP3. read by Max McClean

I got it for free from Bible Gateway.com so I think it is OK to share.

If interested, let me know and I'll be happy to send it to you via my Dropbox. It is about 2GB.

It will all fit on a single USB stick and is organized by Book subdirectories and each chapter is a file. The hassle of CDs, especially when you don't have a built in player just seems like way too much work.

For when my wife is in the car with me, I have a stick with about 200 gospel songs on it that I just play on random rotation. Been using the same stick for a couple years now and she has not gotten tired of it.

I read her book about a journey with Jonah a few years back. Please tell her I enjoyed it very much.

John said...

64GB thumb drive = 16,000 MP3s (Assuming 4mb per track)

James Gibson said...

My old CD player, if it actually still works since I haven't tried it in years, has a 6 VDC power point in the back. If you want to pay for batteries however, it also can use four AA batteries. Thus, you could power it off your car cigarette lighter and, when you get out, carry it in a bag with head phones connected.

Clayton Cramer said...

John: Thanks for the pointer. Downloading now. I will forward your praise to my wife!