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Audi Jukebox – How Do I Import Music?

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First available on the Audi Q5 the 3G MMI system has a 40GB hard drive. Approximately 20GB of that hard drive is used to store navigation data and improved categorization and points of interest; 5GB-7GB is used for miscellaneous functions such as storing contacts from Bluetooth. Now that leaves us with about 12GB-15GB of this remaining extra storage on the hard drive of the 3G MMI equipt Audis that you can actually store your personal music on. How many times have you wanted to hear a song that was on your iPod or on your memory stick sitting on your desk at home or in your other car? Audi has come up with a way to transfer music files from your portible music device, MP3, CD, memory stick (flash drive) or SD card onto the hard drive of your Audi. Initially we were informed that you could import music from your iPod or any CD, however, from personal experience and further research I have found out that while it is not quite this simple it is still a fairly easy process. Because Apple has their music secured you cannot take the music directly off your iPod, and for the same reason you can not take music directly from an original store bought CD. You can take music from a “burned” CD but be aware that the 3G MMI Jukebox is somewhat particular about what brand of CD you use, as well, the format must be MP3. Now when it comes to an iPod or similar device, you have to tranfer the music onto an SD card first and import it or you can use a memory stick, however if this is the case you will need a special designated Audi cable to transfer the music (Cable part #4F0 051 510 G). The jukebox system works very well and is very convenient. If I were to make a suggestion it would be to put the music you plan to import onto an SD or flashcard because the import is much quicker then from a burned MP3 CD. The process to import the music is very simple but make sure on the 3G MMI that you are using a card 4GB or less. If you find you are having troubles the most likley problem is simply the format in which you are trying to transfer
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I just got a 2010 A4. I didn’t get the navigation but I still have the MMI system. Is there a jukebox feature even though I don’t have navigation? I have Bluetooth and a memory card slot. I was able to play music off the memory card but don’t see any upload or juke box options.

Any help is appreciated.


From Emily on January 20th, 2010

Sorry if you don’t have the navigation then you don’t have the hard drive, the great news is you can still use the S/D card slots.

From Scott Mitchell on January 21st, 2010

I own a 2010 Audi A6. Just downloaded music to an SD chip from iTunes on my computer. I then downloaded the music from the SD chip to the Jukebox on the MMI. When a music track ends and transitions to the next track, there is a slight skip in the transition. That is, the next song seems to start momentarily, stops and then the next song proceeds as normal. This occurs about 90% of the time with whatever album is playing.

From Vince Romanco on March 29th, 2010

Does the 2009 A4 with navigation plus have a harddrive?

From Mathis on August 3rd, 2010

Is anyone aware of a way to “save” the mix/random setting for the jukebox? Currently I need to bring up the manual control and select MIX every time I get into the car.

From Roger on February 6th, 2011

Hi, is there any “inteligent” way how to import MP3 files directly from Iphone 4 to juke box? Thanks

From Tomas Kolek on August 8th, 2011

You cannot import music to the jukebox from your iPhone, Apple has encrypted it so this function is not possible.

From I Am Audi on August 8th, 2011

crazy world… The car worth EUR 50k and you can’t copy directly bloody files…

From Tomas Kolek on August 8th, 2011

crazy world… The car worth EUR 50k and you can’t copy directly bloody files…

From Tomas Kolek on August 8th, 2011

I just bought an Audi Q5 2010 with nav and card slots. Although I cannot figure out what type of card to buy (SD, SDHC, etc. and what amount of gb). If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. Thanks

From ken on August 24th, 2011

I appreciated your info on using a 3G MMI to load tracks from a thumb drive but you mentioned a limitation of 4 gigs max size for the drive. If I’m going to buy another thumb drive, I’d prefer to get a much larger one, say 16 gigs, for other uses as well. Can you explain the reason for the restriction, my prior computer experience cannot.
Thank you. MIchael Bushell/Old Greenwich, CT.

From Michael Bushell on September 17th, 2011

Hi Ken,  I purchased a SD card, well I already had one a 256MB, and loaded one playlist.  I have a Audi A5 2011, it wouldn’t import and they where in MP3 format, I have actually studied IT and must admit the Audi MMI system is very confusing and I feel like I’m trying to use a Commodore 64, so good luck with yours.

From Mel Thomas-hall on November 11th, 2011

Hi Michael, I just responded to Ken as well, I am also a little frustrated with the restrictions imposed by the MMI and can’t understand them either, their is not much information put out by Audi on it either…I feel like I’m dealing with a microsoft product ;o)  I still love driving my Audi though!

From Mel Thomas-hall on November 11th, 2011

How do you organize the music into files/folders once it is transferred onto the hard drive?

From Elliot on December 11th, 2011

This comes in as a late reply, but this is what my dealership told me (I have a 2009 A4 with MMI) : an SD card taht would store more than 4GB would have to be a High Speed (SDHS) drive. The MMI cannot convert the music at a high enough rate for the card, and will therefore not recognize the files. They even suggested that I get a 2GB card, to get the best conversion rate possible. The costlier option is to get the iPod cable retrofited (fron the back of the Audi Concert stereo to the glove compartment), but this would usually cost more than $300.

From BBernier on July 28th, 2012

I have a 2010 S5 and use an 8GB SDHC without any issue at all. I recommend changing the MP3 tags of all your music so it’s all organized into a single album and single genre. Otherwise it will be a mess and difficult to navigate.

From pgmtls on August 21st, 2012

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