mp3 Players with USB plugin harddrive/stick???
Ok so my stereo in the house has a USB port and my car stereo has one in now as well what I’m wondering is there a mp3 player out there that I can use it in as well then I can just my tunes from one player to another on the USB stick?
Has to go in my bike jacket pocket as well 😀
cheers for any info 🙂Posted 5 years agoxcstuMember
Using a Sony Walkman mp3 player at the moment for my car and works a treat! 4gb of music space and works with my controls on the steering wheel 🙂 simply pull the cap off one end to reveal the USB connection!Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
I don’t think there’s any such thing. There are players that take an SD card, but I’ve never seen or heard of anything that you can plug a USB stick into, because it would be too vulnerable to damage with the stick sticking out of it.Posted 5 years ago
Your only option is a player like an iPod Touch, or a Sony Walkman, or maybe a Rio, all of which plug straight into a USB port on Car units, or any other music system with a USB input.CougarSubscriber
As CZ says; if you get an mp3 player which can be mounted as a removable storage device, which is most of them, you can remove the requirement for a “USB drive” completely because that’s in essence what the mp3 player is.
What you’re asking for won’t exist, at least theoretically. USB uses a client / host type of architecture. Eg, if you plug a USB drive into a PC, the PC is the ‘host’ and controls the ‘client’ USB stick.
USB sticks and mp3 players are both client devices, so if you were to hypothetically connect them together there’d be nothing to initiate the connection. They’d essentially sit there forever listening for the other end to start talking, like a phone call where no-one says “hello?”
There’s a workaround of sorts for this. You can connect two clients with a “USB On The Go” cable, which gets around the problem. So your question then becomes, “do any mp3 players support USB OTG?” The answer to that is a big old “I’ve no idea.” It’s supported on some devices – my Nexus 7 tablet will do it, for instance, but it needs root to work to its full potential. There may be other phone handsets which to it also.
But all that is academic, because as per the first paragraph it shouldn’t be necessary.Posted 5 years ago
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