BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Operation

General information

This chapter describes functions that are operated in a different way to the way they are operated in the front, or are only available in the rear.

Music hard disk

  • Saving of music via CD/DVD is only possible in front.
  • The export and import of data is only possible via the USB interface in the front.


Route planning can be performed separately on both screens in the rear. Destination guidance can only be started from the front.

Suggesting a destination

A destination or trip can be sent to the front as a suggestion. The suggestion can be adopted or declined in the front. This function is not available with the following setting: "Operation limited".

1. Enter the destination.

2. "Suggest destination"

Blu-ray video

Country codes

Only Blu-ray discs with the country code selected during vehicle ordering can be played. Refer to the information on the Blu-ray disc as well.

  1. North America, South America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South-East Asia.
  2. Europe, Africa, Oceania, Greenland.
  3. India, Nepal, China, Russia, Central and South Asia.

Starting playback

When inserting a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc, the playback does not start automatically.

Start playback:

1. "MEDIA"

2. "CD/DVD/Blu-ray"

Video menu

The following menu items can also be selected in the Blu-ray disc video menu:

Call up Blu-ray menu.

The film is stopped.

Press the button to leave the Blu-ray menu.

Call up the Blu-ray pop-up menu.

The film continues to run in the background.

Press the button to leave the Blu-ray menu.

Additional functions.

Scenes can be highlighted. This function depends on the features of the Blu-ray disc.

Blu-ray memory

The Blu-ray player contains an internal memory, for highlighting scenes, for instance.

When the Blu-ray memory is full, a message appears on the Control Display.

Deleting the Blu-ray memory

1. "MEDIA".

2. Tap on the symbol.

3. "Delete Blu-ray memory".

Picture-in-picture function

Some Blu-ray discs enable an image to be integrated into a running video, in which other contents of the Blu-ray disc are displayed.

If this option is used on a screen, no video source other than the Blu-ray disc can be played back on the second screen.

To enable the simultaneous playback of Blu-ray discs and other video sources, proceed as follows:

1. "MEDIA"

2. Press the button.

3. "Permit simultaneous playback of Blu-ray and other video sources"

Cinavia Notice

This product uses Cinavia technology to limit the use of unauthorized copies of some commercially- produced film and videos and their soundtracks.

When a prohibited use of an unauthorized copy is detected, a message will be displayed and playback or copying will be interrupted. If playback or copying is interrupted and one of the messages shown below is displayed, the content is an unauthorized copy protected by Cinavia technology.

Message Code 1: playback stopped. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see

Message Code 1.

Message Code 3: audio outputs temporarily muted. Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see

Message Code 3.

More information on Cinavia technology is provided in the Cinavia Online Consumer Information Center at To request additional information about Cinavia by mail, send a postcard with your mailing address to: Cinavia Consumer Information Center, P.O.

Box 86851, San Diego, CA, 92138, USA.

Intellectual property

Copyright 2004-2012 Verance Corporation. Cinavia is a trademark of the Verance Corporation.

Protected by U.S. Patent 7,369,677 and worldwide patents issued and pending under license from Verance Corporation. All rights reserved.


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