That's odd. I cannot play my FLAC-files. It finds my music library and I can browse albums/artists/songs. It's like it tries to play the track for some seconds and then it tries the next track, and keeps going like that. No sound. I successfully could play the same FLAC-files on a computer. On the same flash, the only files I have been able to play are mp3. That's disappointing. I got my brand new BMW 520i/G30 couple of weeks ago, so I guess it's a 2018. I have reached out to BMW about the issues and they are looking in to it, bu so far no interesting and relevant respons. - Thomas Burr
How to play download iTunes music in my BMW 2 via USB flash drive? I can play these music on my iPhone and PC well. But my can can't read these music files except some .mp3 songs. Why? I would be very grateful if you could help me solve this problem. - Aron Dykes
BMW is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945. BMW cars go into thousands of families now. Consumer ability is more strength than before, so the number of people purchasing automobiles power has increased greatly. Music is essential when we enjoy our pleasure. Can we play all the downloaded music in BMW 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 via USB flash drive?
You can use different way to play music in your car, such as playback of music CD's using the vehicle's CD player; Playback of music files from the iPod, iPhone or MP3 player; play music via Bluetooth. You may run into problems that you'll have to resolve, as well. For me, the best choice is music files stored onto a USB flash drive. The flash drive is connected to the center console USB port. The music is stored as *.WAV PCM 16-bit, 48kHz sampling rate formatting.
The remaining choices were tested and resulted in increased degradation of music audio quality.
BMW iDrive Supported Audio/Music/Song Formats (USB)
Standard audio files can be played back: MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AAC, M4A(DRM free)
Popular file systems for USB devices are supported. FAT 32 is the recommended format.
An audio file format is a file format for storing digital audio data on a computer system. The bit layout of the audio data is called the audio coding format and can be uncompressed, or compressed to reduce the file size, often using lossy compression. The data can be a raw bitstream in an audio coding format, but it is usually embedded in a container format or an audio data format with defined storage layer. You may get different formats song from different ways. Of course, these audio files have different formats and different codes. For playing any audio files in BMW 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 via USB flash drive without any problem, The most effective way is to convert these music into your car support audio format. Which program can do this job freely? You can try Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (Windows | Mac). With this free audio converter, you can convert MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A (DRM free) APE, FLAC, AAC, AC3, MKA, OGG, MP2, MPA, AIFF, DTS, AU to MPEG Layer-3 audio (.mp3) with fastest speed and lossless.
In addition, you can rip your CD to BMW iDrive systerm best supported audio format - MP3. For more enjoyment, you can convert your downloaded movies, purchased Blu-ray/DVD discs to a common format for playing on your samrtphone, tablet, smart tv, etc.
Download this free music converter for BMW
How to convert music/song to MP3 via this free audio converter?
After downloading the free audio converter, install and launch the program. Then click "Add files" to import your songs to the program. Acrok All In one Converter is a powerful batch video converter, not only make you easily add subtitle, split video, but also support batch convert video files even merge video files into one.
Choose output format
Click Format bar to get the format list and select a proper export format for your car. As you can see, various regular formats are available in the Common Video and Common Audio profile. Here, you can choose MP3 as output video format. This profile is the best playback format for BMW iDrive.
After all these have been prepared, just click the "Convert" button to begin the music to MP3 conversion. When the conversion is done, click "Open" button to locate the converted files. Copy these songs to your usb flash drive. Now you can enjoy any music in your BMW freely.
Note: Drivers are at even greater risk if they listen to music with a pounding beat rather than more relaxed tunes, according to experts.