BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Music hard disk

General information

Tracks from CDs and USB storage devices can be stored on the music hard disk in the vehicle and played from there.

  • CD: the tracks are converted into a compressed audio format and stored in a directory that contains the name of the album. If no information about the album is stored, the directory and all tracks receive an automated name.
  • USB storage device with compressed audio files: all playable audio files from the USB storage device are stored in a directory that receives the name of the USB storage device.

    Tracks and directories can be subsequently renamed and deleted.

Tracks with Digital Rights Management DRM copy protection can be stored but cannot be played back.

Regularly back up your music hard disk, otherwise the stored music might be lost if there is a fault on the hard disk.

Storing from CD

1. Insert the audio CD into the CD player.

2. "MEDIA".

3. "CD".

4. Move the Controller to the right.

5. "Save CD".

The CD is stored on the music hard disk.

Follow the following during the storage process:

  • Do not remove the CD during storing, as this could interrupt the storage process.
  • The music hard disk is switched to. Tracks that have already been transferred can be played back immediately.
  • Tracks from the CD cannot be played back.
  • Switching to other audio sources is possible.

Canceling storing from CD

1. "MEDIA".

2. "CD".

3. Move the Controller to the right.

4. "Cancel saving".

Storing from a USB storage device

1. Connect the USB storage device to the USB interface.

2. "MEDIA".

3. "USB".

Or: Select the name of the USB storage device.

4. Move the Controller to the right.

5. "Import music data".

6. Select music folders, music tracks, or playlists.

The audio data is stored on the music hard disk.

Follow the following during the storage process:

  • Do not remove the USB storage device during storing, as this could interrupt the storage process.
  • The tracks on the USB storage device can still be played back.
  • Switching to other audio sources is possible.

Canceling storing from a USB storage device

1. "MEDIA"

2. "USB"

Or: Select the name of the USB storage device.

3. Move the Controller to the right.

4. "Cancel import"

Selecting the music hard disk

1. "MEDIA"

2. "Music collection"

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