We often borrow books on CD from the library to use when traveling. With no CD player how can we connect these CD's to the audio system?
burn the CD to a media file, and play through your phone?
Or bring a laptop with a CD/DVD drive and bluetooth?
What about all my old 8-tracks? I demand to know when Tesla will do something about this...
Portable cd player with bluetooth?
Rip to USB thumb drive, or as already suggested to your phone and use bluetooth.
A little Google-fu will turn up instructions
I'd suggest trading in your Tesla for a mid 90's vehicle of some kind.
rip the audio files on the cd to a thumb drive. the easiest option.
I had this problem too. I finally bit the bullet and finally spent a couple of weeks downloading a couple of hundred CDs to iTunes, organized them by genre, composer, and artist files and transferred them to a thumb drive. It has a 125GB capacity, so I still have space for several hundred more. I,m very satisfied with the result. Want to hear the 8th book of Monteverdi Madrigals?
There's plenty room for all of Harry Potter too.
I want to play my vinyl records. Will have to drive carefully ;-)
@Mike83 No you just need a laser-based "needle" and a rigid setup. No scratches, but all the "warm" analog sound.
My music is on floppy discs
How'd that happen David?
I have a 200 disc CD player. Is there a way to automate moving all 200 discs to a thumbdrive? I think I have another 100 CDs and BluRays on the shelf.
Some of this music I bought as 8-Track, then I bought it again as vinyl and copied it to cassette, later to be repurchased as CD. For some of them, I took another leap and bought it on BluRay.
I do have a precious virgin vinyl album that I will open so that it can be transferred to FLAC once I find a needle worthy of it. The music was never released on CD or digitally. It is just an old obscure techo krautrock group that I got a kick out of.
@ian t.wa.us: Maybe because floppy discs are possible to use in Tesla:
Well, there you go! I did not know that Svenssons. Thanks.
Cap_Zap would need a Uhaul box truck follow vehicle to haul their music collection!
@Svenssons for an unrelated reasons I tested a floppy diskette a few weeks ago on v6.1 software! Worked fine, but hard to find a music track that will fit on 1.44 MB! The USB port powered the drive just fine.
@Captain_Zap - There are music services that will take a stack of CDs and rip them to your choice of formats. I ended up doing it myself, but in hindsight, should have used one of those services. However you do this, I recommend you use a lossless format like FLAC. You can always recode them to another format later, but if you use a lossy format (i.e. MP3), you will always have a poorer copy. Disk space is cheap, and I suspect in a few years, old lossy formats like MP3 will die a slow death.
Searching the forum is well worth the trouble. These discussions have been informative and ... funny! Okay maybe I will learn how to rip CDs onto whatever. I couldn't program the car to open my garage door, but maybe I can transfer CD content to a thumb drive ....
@vp09: Searching is useful, but was it really necessary to comment on EVERY thread you found about playing CDs?
No of course not but I did want to 1) acknowledge the help offered by others, and 2) show that searching really does bring up a lot of good material!
Yes, but resurrecting a bunch of old threads (even if they're still relevant) hides newer threads that might be of wider interest. Not everyone wants to play CDs in their cars. :-)
Step 1: Make sure the flux capacitor is charged up
Step 2: Set the time destination for the mid 90's
Step 3: Accelerate to 85 MPH (takes only a few seconds!)
Step 4: When you get to the 90's, purchase and install CD player
Step 5: Don't forget to bring back your Almanac (damn! that should have been step 1...)
But if no one responds, then this thread will disappear down the listing ....