100 GB of MP3's in my car???
Originally Posted by DeN
When I started this thread 6 years ago two things happened - 1) it became obvious there was no really good way to have 100 GB of MP3's in the car, and 2) a philosophical debate broke out - does one really need 100 GB of music in the car?
These days 160 GB Ipods are available and most car head units provide link capabilities to browse and play your music using your radio controls right out of your Ipod ID3 tags included. So even for the common person it's now completely feasible to put over 100 GB of music in your car. And if you can why wouldn't you? It's not even a philosophical question. Just plug it in and you're good to go. That is if you're happy to use an Ipod and not have access to even more music. Which, on this site at least I would guess, is not how most of us would do it.
So it turned out that the answer for me was two things - a smartphone and a home media server. No installation or hook ups necessary with bluetooth, and I have access to my 1 TB music library which I can browse and search easily. I keep a 64 GB jumpdrive plugged into my HU, and I have a 32 GB MicroSD in my smartphone with things I listen to all the time, but the ability to listen to anything I have in my library including my favourite webradio stations, wherever I have wireless signal is amazing.
The technical problem has been solved so it's completely easy to not have to hear the same song twice in a year. Or even 10 years. But is there still a philosophical question? Hmmmm... Lossy MP3's or FLAC - can you hear the difference in the car?