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Just how do you obtain your music while you drive

From your phone via Aux Port/Bluetooth/USB (CarPlay/Android Auto) into your car's speaker system
- 15 (28.8%)
CD/Cassettes
- 7 (13.5%)
Typical Radio
- 15 (28.8%)
Satellite Radio (Sirius XM)
- 12 (23.1%)
Like AM Talk or other
- 3 (5.8%)

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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #101 on: August 09, 2018, 12:09:44 PM »

and the classic rock station plays a shitty talk show during my whole morning commute, no music
When I moved back to Chicago, WLUP-FM had a surprisingly non-shitty morning drive duo. They were quickly replaced by Mancow. Then the station changed formats to Christian contemporary.

I would have listened to WDRV back when Steve Downes was running things. Listening to Master Chief on the way to work every day...life complete.
Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #102 on: August 09, 2018, 12:58:17 PM »

I have a 160 GB iPod classic that has about 130 GB of music on it, and I've got gobs of MP3s on hard drives, CDs and DVDs, that I have not copied to the player.

HB: If you ever want to expand the storage to solid state, take a look at http://www.iflash.xyz/ . I've used their board to put 2 x 256GB SD cards in my classics, and I have 1 x 256 and 1x128 in my wife's classic (and her 6G Classic will be going to 128GB, the max LBA addressing allows). You can also use the microSD cards. The only limits I should run into is an ~65,000 song limit in the iTunes database on the classic side, and things work best if I keep playlists limited to 20K songs. I'm at a bit over 44K songs, so I should be OK for a bit.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #103 on: August 09, 2018, 01:01:17 PM »

Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.

Fellow Hamburger fan?
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #104 on: August 09, 2018, 02:45:21 PM »

Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.

Fellow Hamburger fan?
Ha, yes. Iíve been saying that about stuff I hate for so long, I forgot its origin.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #106 on: August 09, 2018, 04:35:41 PM »

Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.

If that's the case, then I shudder to think what Howard Stern is punishment for.  Always been of the opinion Mancow > Stern.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #107 on: August 09, 2018, 04:45:17 PM »

Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.

If that's the case, then I shudder to think what Howard Stern is punishment for.  Always been of the opinion Mancow > Stern.

It's hard to form an opinion on the matter when Mancow was only available in Chicago.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #108 on: August 09, 2018, 05:10:06 PM »

Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.

If that's the case, then I shudder to think what Howard Stern is punishment for.  Always been of the opinion Mancow > Stern.

It's hard to form an opinion on the matter when Mancow was only available in Chicago.
Mancow has never been syndicated, but I think he's been on the air elsewhere, since I have a friend who lives in Tampa and is familiar with him.  He had to have done something for a living during the time when he wasn't on the air in Chicago.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #109 on: August 09, 2018, 05:10:43 PM »

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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #110 on: August 09, 2018, 05:12:51 PM »

Mancow is God's method of punishing humanity for their complacency during the Holocaust.

If that's the case, then I shudder to think what Howard Stern is punishment for.  Always been of the opinion Mancow > Stern.
Being asked to choose which of the two is better/worse is like being asked which type of cancer I prefer. 
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #111 on: August 09, 2018, 09:34:02 PM »

I know I have seen Mancow doing his radio show on TV before, but I can't remember which channel/network or why. That's how I first heard of him.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #112 on: August 09, 2018, 09:41:08 PM »

I know I have seen Mancow doing his radio show on TV before, but I can't remember which channel/network or why. That's how I first heard of him.

Could have been WGN, since that's a Chicago-based nationally-broadcasted station.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #113 on: August 10, 2018, 08:11:40 PM »

I think that Mancow was on one of those alt-History shows like The President's Book of Secrets.

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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #114 on: August 10, 2018, 08:37:03 PM »

One time my wife and I went to the PF Changís at Woodfield Mall and he was at the table next to ours.

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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2018, 08:37:16 AM »

Daily, it's often broadcast FM - the local NPR station - but occasionally a podcast thru AUX cord from my phone, an audiobook via CD, or SiriusXM programming.  Usually news, rarely classical music to 'wind down' after work.

Roadtrips: Driving with the fam, I'll usually let my adult children DJ. Usually music via aux cord from someone's phone, lots of singing along of songs we know - we love to find harmonies. They often introduce me to newer artists at these time - still not enough for me to be 'cool'. sadly.   

Driving alone, I'll often pick out a few audiobooks on CD. I may look up the FM NPR stations along my route. I only recently got SiriusXM but can now use it on trips as well.

Something I used to do years ago: come to an area new to me and put the radio on scan. It could often be fun and funny to find the local "amateur" independent or small-town low-powered local radio with some offbeat programming: native american music or polka music or the local HS football game with some really awkward play-by-play by non-professional 'sportscasters.'
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #116 on: August 25, 2018, 11:17:54 PM »

I have a 160 GB iPod classic that has about 130 GB of music on it, and I've got gobs of MP3s on hard drives, CDs and DVDs, that I have not copied to the player.
Evidently I've got less than you, because I currently have 75.3 GB of freespace on my 160 GB iPod Classic, but I also have TV show episodes and movies crammed on there.

The rest are on SD cards, and in some cases Micro-SD cards. Everything else is on CD, Casette, or Vinyl.


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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #117 on: August 26, 2018, 07:01:06 AM »

My car has a USB port, and I have a 64gb thumb drive that I have music stored on. I have something like 8000 songs at my fingertips. I can also plug an iPod into the port and control it from the head unit. When I plug the iPod into the stereo, the iPod screen has a GM logo on it.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #118 on: August 26, 2018, 08:15:38 AM »

Iím surprised to hear so many cars allow you to play music from thumb drives. Is it difficult to select music while driving?
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #119 on: August 26, 2018, 08:42:38 AM »

Iím surprised to hear so many cars allow you to play music from thumb drives. Is it difficult to select music while driving?

It is quite simple. My car, a 2010 Chevrolet HHR, has a factory stereo that has a USB port, a 3.5mm jack and satellite radio (which I don't have a subscription for). The stereo has a knob which can be turned to scroll through artist names, album names and songs titles. It is easy to use while driving.

It looks like this. The USB port is in the lower right hand corner, while the 3.5mm jack is in the bottom left corner. The big knob controls volume while the small knob scrolls through songlists.


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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #120 on: August 26, 2018, 09:33:46 AM »

Iím surprised to hear so many cars allow you to play music from thumb drives. Is it difficult to select music while driving?

Not really.  My car, a 2017 Jeep Renegade plays directly from the thumb drive, and I can control it using the controls on the steering wheel as well as on the radio itself.  The screen is a bit bigger than Bugo's, and I can choose what files I want to listen to and randomize the songs.  I can pick genres I want to listen to as well.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #121 on: August 26, 2018, 01:35:24 PM »

Funny story, nearly several years ago, somebody posted a picture on imgur.com showing some guy plugging a flash drive on his car stereo revealing that he had files from a porno site.

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My previous car stereo never bothered with anything other than audio files. So if I had a video of (hypothetically speaking) the M*A*S*H episode "Are You Now, Margaret," or any other video file, it would completely ignore that and any other videos.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2018, 02:56:23 PM »

In this era of near-ubiquitous Internet access, it seems odd to think that, once upon a time, it was necessary to download videos in case you wanted to watch them offline.
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #123 on: August 26, 2018, 03:10:40 PM »

In this era of near-ubiquitous Internet access, it seems odd to think that, once upon a time, it was necessary to download videos in case you wanted to watch them offline.
There was also a time when downloading videos wasn't even an option.  ;-)
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Re: How do you listen to your music while you drive
« Reply #124 on: August 26, 2018, 09:55:21 PM »

My car will only play MP3 files. It doesn't detect any other format.

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