mp3 usb memory sticks.

May 24, 2018 10:52AM PDT

I have a Suzuki sx4 car, which will not play any music on my memory sticks. I have at least five usb sticks from 2gb to 64 gb. The garage says it will only except a mp3 usb stick, but I know nothing about this sort of thing. What sort of memory stick will I need to buy to put music from my pc onto it to play in my car.? I have heard of mp3 players, what is the difference between mp3 players & mp3 usb sticks Please, ?

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There is no such thing.
May 24, 2018 11:20AM PDT

My bet is something was lost in translation. What they probably meant was only MP3 files were supported on the memory stick.

I'd leave it at that and test a few sticks with MP3 files formatted to FAT (see google if you must) as well as start with the 2GB stick.

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Well USB sticks are
May 29, 2018 9:27AM PDT

basically just memory sticks that act the same as a hard drive or SSD. They are portable and plug into device USB ports. Mp3 players have some kind software that reads and plays the music stored on the same type of memory used in memory sticks. So MP3 players store and mange the file while memory stick just store. You have to look in your Suzuki handbook to see what type of memory stick is required. I have a GMC that has a USB port and i haven't had a memory stick not work.

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Make Sure Your Music Is mp3 Format
Jul 5, 2018 8:33PM PDT

There are several popular file types for encoding music. These include .wav, FLAC, ALAC, .wma, and .mp3
It's possible that your music files are recorded in one of those other formats instead of .mp3. You can convert your music files into .mp3 format on your computer or do it online. Get another USB flashdrive to store the converted .mp3 files. Check out this guide to converting the files:

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