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Old 01-22-2015, 11:13 PM
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

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Jim383- DW said that you would plug the SD card into the slot. You would then touch the "SD" button on the touchscreen and that should bring up the contents. We think you can then choose to play or shuffle the songs.
(This is coming from someone who is waiting to take delivery next month!)
Thanks a lot ill keep this to refer to.

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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

I have a 32gb card with a little over 800 songs. It works fine but only like 799 songs show up. Not sure if that is a song limitation or some bad formatted song files...

Is there a way to maintain the shuffle option after switching sources and then back to SD card?
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:59 PM
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

I talked with the people at Uconnect last November and posted the info I got from them here --> SD Card Recommendations from Uconnect - 2014 - 2015 Jeep Cherokee Forums. As @macrho posted above, people with large collections have used SD cards much larger than 32GB and formatted them NTFS with success. File type and folder rules may be an important restriction: MP3 or WMA files; No more than 8 folders in root; No more than 255 songs per folder. With a directory structure like \Music\artist\album\song, it ensures accordance with the Uconnect folder recommendations.

The problem of album art not displaying consistently was also solved and posted here --> SD Card Recommendations from Uconnect - Page 2 - 2014 - 2015 Jeep Cherokee Forums.
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

As for the SD card itself... I saw where someone posted the following information back in November...

"Uconnect says they've found the following configuration works best. However, exceeding these recommendations may still work.

Size - 32GB or less with less being better
Class - 2 through 8 with Class 8 being better
Format - FAT32
Brand - Some brands work better than others, but they would not specify which brands work better
Music Content - MP3 or WMA files. No more than 8 folders in root. No more than 255 songs per folder.
Album Art - Embedded JPEG 240 x 158 megapixels
Gracenote (formerly CDDB) - Does not support it"

When we got our Cherokee, I purchased a SanDisk 16 GB Ultra Plus SDHC UHS-I Memory Card... it works perfectly, and holds more music than I'll probably ever even begin to be able to listen to (especially with all the other available media sources.. AM/FM/SXM)
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

a repost ,might help


Solved!!!
Recap: About 90% of my MP3 music tracks with embedded JPEG album art on a Transcend Class 10 32GB SD card formatted FAT32 would not display the album art on the 8.4AN RA4 Uconnect screen. Instead it displayed the disheartening black/white default music note.

Problem: Some music players like the current Uconnect will not display a JPEG if it is too large. Uconnect recommended resizing all JPEGs to 240 x 158 megapixels.

Solution: Found and downloaded free automation that works like a charm. It is a single purpose very easy to use program:

Sanse MP3 Art Sizer

Did not follow Uconnect size recommendation. Instead set the program's Resize Settings to 600 x 600 with 100% quality, and skipping any JPEGs that were already less than 600 x 600. Click the Add Folder button. In my case \Music which included sub folders \artist\album\song. All the songs from each folder/subfolder populate into a list on the screen. Then click the Resize All button. Then go get a Hot Coffee. It progresses through the MP3s at a rate of about 90/minute. For each one, it extracts the current JPEG album art, resizes it if it's larger than the setting, then writes the JPEG back to the MP3.

100% of the MP3s album art now displays.
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

When we had R01 done last week I informed them that the SD card slot was not working. They ordered a new one and it was installed today. 32GB card now working perfectly. took them less than 25 minutes for swap.
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

Forget the ad card. Pick up a used iPod and fill it. Use the USB PORT. Keep it in the center console
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

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Forget the ad card. Pick up a used iPod and fill it. Use the USB PORT. Keep it in the center console
No thanks. We have four iPods and two of them have 6600+ songs on them. We like the controls in the the Jeep for browsing songs, artists and so on. Will leave it just as it is now.

The Jeep is DW's and I have a T&C and I loaded the 6600+ songs into its hard drive. Works fine as well but not as nice as the Cherokee.

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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

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The SD card has to be formatted "Fat 32", if you use a 64 GB card, uConnect will only "See" 32 GB.
"FAT32" it the convention by which the "File Allocation Table" is set up and formated, and had nothing to do with the size of the card in capacity or how much the reading device will "see". Some readers are very slow, some are faster. The bios of the device may be limited in the maximum size it will read just for the purpose of speed and ease of use. Cards are getting cheaper all the time, just buy a couple more... after all, how many CD's would you need to have in the car for all your music?
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

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"FAT32" it the convention by which the "File Allocation Table" is set up and formated, and had nothing to do with the size of the card in capacity or how much the reading device will "see". Some readers are very slow, some are faster. The bios of the device may be limited in the maximum size it will read just for the purpose of speed and ease of use. Cards are getting cheaper all the time, just buy a couple more... after all, how many CD's would you need to have in the car for all your music?
I don't think you are right. The maximum card for the Cherokee is SDHC.

SD takes up to 2 GB. SDHC will handle up to 32GB and MUST be formatted Fat 32 according to the SD Association. SDXC has to be formatted exFAT and will handle up to 2TB. See info at this link.

https://www.sdcard.org/developers/ov...ity/index.html
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When we had R01 done last week I informed them that the SD card slot was not working. They ordered a new one and it was installed today. 32GB card now working perfectly. took them less than 25 minutes for swap.
Ha ha. Working perfectly - so I thought. NOT.

We just towed our Jeep behind the motorhome for a 4 night stay at an RV park about 20 miles south of Grand Rapids. So, while we were there I got to drive the Cherokee a lot (it is HER car). She asked me why a song on the SD card showed twice and played twice. I said "what are you talking about?" She showed me. Sure enough. We have 6000+ songs on the 32 GB SDHC card and for songs it now shows as 12,000+. Everyone shows twice.

So, I figured the USB thumb drive can't be doing that - and it wasn't. I shows the same 6000+ songs as 18,000+ and everyone is listed 3 times. If you play an album you get each song played not twice but 3 times consecutively.

Anyone else encountered this problem?

I'm beginning to see why the ratings for the Cherokee are not so good. While we love the transfer case and the way it tows, I am really wondering just how well designed and built it is given all the quirks we've encountered.

I now wonder if the dealer is going to have to solve this problem (which is unacceptable to us and I will not live with it) by replacing the entire infotainment center?
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Re: SD Card for Cherokee

OH, as Steve would say, there is one more thing. I disconnected the battery for a while and then reconnected in the hope that this gremlin would go away. No luck.

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