Playing back MP3 and WMA discs

Selecting a folder


Selecting a folder

Selecting folders one at a time

Press or
to select the desired folder.to select the desired folder.
to select the desired folder.

Returning to the first folder

Press and hold until you hear a beep.until you hear a beep.
until you hear a beep.

Scanning the first file of all the folders

1. Press and hold a beep.until you hear
a beep.

The first ten seconds of the first file in each folder will be played.

2. When the desired folder is reached, press Fast-forwarding and reversing filesagain.


Fast-forwarding and reversing files

To fast-forward or reverse, press and hold onor
until you hear a beep. onuntil you hear a beep.
until you hear a beep.

Selecting and scanning files

Selecting a file

Turn oror press
on or
to select the desired on
file.to select the desired
file.

Scanning the files in a folder

Press The first ten seconds of each file will be played..


The first ten seconds of each file will be played.

To cancel, press When the desired file is reached, pressagain.


When the desired file is reached, press Playing and pausing filesagain.


Playing and pausing files

To play or pause a file, press ).(
Random playback).


Random playback

Playing files from a folder in random order

Press To cancel, press (RAND) again.(RAND).


To cancel, press Playing all the files from a disc in random order(RAND) again.


Playing all the files from a disc in random order

Press and hold hear a beep.(RAND) until you
hear a beep.

To cancel, press Repeat play(RAND) again.


Repeat play

Repeating a file

Press To cancel, press (RPT) again.(RPT).


To cancel, press Repeating all the files in a folder(RPT) again.


Repeating all the files in a folder

Press and hold hear a beep.(RPT) until you
hear a beep.

To cancel, press Switching the display(RPT) again.


Switching the display

Press Each time the button is pressed, the display changes in the following order:.


Each time the button is pressed, the display changes in the following order: Folder no./File no./Elapsed time → Folder name → File name → Album title (MP3 only) → Track title → Artist name

Canceling random, repeat and scan playback

Press (RPT), or(RAND),
again.(RPT), or
When ERROR, WAIT or NO MUSIC is shown on the display.again.


When ERROR, WAIT or NO MUSIC is shown on the display.

ERROR: This indicates is a trouble either in the CD or inside the player. The CD
may be dirty, damaged, or inserted up-side down.

WAIT: Operation is stopped due to a high temperature inside the player. Wait for
a while and then press your Lexus dealer if the CD still. Contact
your Lexus dealer if the CD still cannot be played back.

NO MUSIC: This indicates that the MP3/WMA file is not included in the CD.

MP3 and WMA files

MP3 (MPEG Audio LAYER 3) is a standard audio compression format.

Files can be compressed to approximately 1/10 of their original size by using MP3
compression.

WMA (Windows Media TMAudio) is a Microsoft audio compression format.

This format compresses audio data to a size smaller than that of the MP3 format.

There is a limit to the MP3 and WMA file standards and to the media/formats recorded by them that can be used.

- MP3 file compatibility Compatible standards.

MP3 (MPEG1 LAYER3, MPEG2 LSF LAYER3).

Compatible sampling frequencies.

MPEG1 LAYER3: 32, 44.1, 48 (kHz).

MPEG2 LSF LAYER3: 16, 22.05, 24 (kHz).

Compatible bit rates.

MPEG1 LAYER3: 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 (kbps).

MPEG2 LSF LAYER3: 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 144, 160 (kbps).

* Compatible with VBR.

Compatible channel modes: stereo, joint stereo, dual channel and monaural - WMA file compatibility.

Compatible standards.

WMA Ver. 7, 8, 9.

Compatible sampling frequencies 32, 44.1, 48 (kHz).

Compatible bit rates
Ver. 7, 8: CBR 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192 (kbps).

Ver. 9: CBR 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 (kbps).

*Only compatible with 2-channel playback.

- Compatible media.

Media that can be used for MP3 and WMA playback are CD-Rs and CD-RWs.

Playback in some instances may not be possible, depending on the status of the CD-R or CD-RW. Playback may not be possible or the audio may jump if the disc is scratched or marked with fingerprints.

Compatible disc formats.

The following disc formats can be used.

Disc formats: CD-ROM Mode 1 and Mode 2 CD-ROM XA Mode 2, Form 1 and Form 2.

File formats: ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2, (Romeo, Joliet) MP3 and WMA files written in any format other than those listed above may not play correctly, and their file names and folder names may not be displayed correctly.

Items related to standards and limitations are as follows.

Maximum directory hierarchy: 8 levels.

Maximum length of folder names/file names: 32 characters.

Maximum number of folders: 192 (including the root).

Maximum number of files per disc: 255.

- File names.

The only files that can be recognized as MP3/WMA and played are those with the extension .mp3 or .wma.

- Multi-sessions.

As the audio system is compatible with multi-sessions, it is possible to play discs
that contain MP3 and WMA files. However, only the first session can be played.

- ID3 and WMA tags.

ID3 tags can be added to MP3 files, making it possible to record the track title and artist name, etc.

The system is compatible with ID3 Ver. 1.0, 1.1, and Ver. 2.2, 2.3 ID3 tags. (The
number of characters is based on ID3 Ver. 1.0 and 1.1.) WMA tags can be added to WMA files, making it possible to record the track title and artist name in the same way as with ID3 tags.

MP3 and WMA playback.

When a disc containing MP3 or WMA files is inserted, all files on the disc are first
checked. Once the file check is finished, the first MP3 or WMA file is played. To
make the file check finish more quickly, we recommend you do not write in any files other than MP3 or WMA files or create any unnecessary folders.

Discs that contain a mixture of music data and MP3 or WMA format data cannot be played.

- Extensions.

If the file extensions .mp3 and .wma are used for files other than MP3 and WMA files, they will be mistakenly recognized and played as MP3 and WMA files. This may result in large amounts of interference and damage to the speakers.

- Playback.

To play MP3 file with steady sound quality, we recommend a fixed bit rate of 128 kbps and a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz.

CD-R or CD-RW playback may not be possible in some instances, depending on the characteristics of the disc.

There is a wide variety of freeware and other encoding software for MP3 and WMA files on the market, and depending on the status of the encoding and the file format, poor sound quality or noise at the start of playback may result. In some cases, playback may not be possible at all.

When files other than MP3 or WMA files are recorded on a disc, it may take more time to recognize the disc and in some cases, playback may not be possible at all.

Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries.

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