Playing Folders from a USB thumb drive?

Discussion in 'Prime Audio, Electronics, and Infotainment' started by Laura-Ann, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. Laura-Ann

    Laura-Ann New Member

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    I just bought a 2019 Prius Prime Plus (7" screen). I have plugged in a 32 gig thumb drive that has about 2400 MP3 music tracks organized into folders by genre or artist/title. The menu choices for how to play the music include Genre, Artist, All Songs, Random, etc. but I want the songs to be played from a specific folder, in the order they were sorted into when I created the folder and copied the music on my PC. I can't seem to find any way to make the player do this! It insists on lumping every one of the songs on that USB drive into one huge list, sorted alphabetically by filename. I just want to be able to select a folder, and have the player play the songs in that folder, in standard alphanumeric order. Isn't there any way to make the player show and select only songs in one folder, and not stream all the music on the drive all lumped together? The way it is now, if I have a song by the Eagles, a jazz tune by Diana Krall, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and the titles on the thumb drive happen to be this:
    "01-Beethoven-9th_Symphony"
    "02-Eagles-Take_It_Easy"
    "03-Krall-Popsicle_Toes"
    The stupid player is going to play these three songs one after the next, even though they are not even remotely in the same folders, and they're different composers and genres!
     
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    avongil Junior Member

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    This makes me so mad I am going to replace the head unit in our 2012 PIP. I would love to know if there is any way around this before I switch things out.
     
  3. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

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    Humm, I have 2017 PRIME Premium trim. The head unit is different from the Plus model with 7" screen, but on my car, USB play option include folders. It lists folders in alphanumerical orders and when you select a folder, it will play all the songs in that folder only. My problem is that it will repeat playing the same folder when all the songs are played. I would like it to play the next folder automatically when one is finished, but I have not figured out how to do that.
     
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    Playing mp3s from a CD will work like you want.
     
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