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08-03-2007 08:20 PM #1
Issue with BMW iDrive+iPod and lotsa artists
So, I am mostly happy with my new 335, drives very well, and the Logic 7 system is the best sounding system I have had the pleasure to listen to.
Here's the issue. I have a decent sized selection, with probably 2-300 artists on my 60gb iPod. Browsing by Artist is a pain in the keister. The Artist mode has no concept of state, and always pulls the Artist list up at "A" (actually, any mode defaults to the top "A" of the alphabet). So, say I painfully scrolled all the way to "I" to listen to some Iron Maiden. Surviving that, I choose to listen to some Scorpions (perfekt musik for my Teutonic ride, btw). Artist mode will come back up at "A" and I have to scroll all the way to "S", I might cause a pile-up doing all of that scrolling. Why no mode? Why no concept of acceleration with the iDrive wheel (the iPod UI metaphor is preserved well, but without an accelerated wheel, long lists are dreadful!)
I came from a PhatBox, which did have state between modes, so I created an alphabetic distribution of play lists, and if I did not have a play list for a particular artist, I could load a playlist that was close (alphabetically) change mode to Artist, then move quickly to the desired artist.
Any ideas? Am I missing something very basic?
10-20-2010 11:27 PM #2
Re: Issue with BMW iDrive+iPod and lotsa artists
If you have the original iPod interface, not the USB-based one, I can understand your problem. I have a 335 and scrolling alphabetically is painful. My wife has the new-style interface in her '10 535xiT and it is as fast as working with the iPod itself.
I'm afraid that you're stuck, just like me.Marc
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02-06-2015 04:55 PM #3
Issue with BMW iDriveiPod and lotsa artists
I just got a 2014 Malibu with Mylink and has been having the same issue. Been searching for a fix but havent found anything yet.
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