How to copy itunes to flash drive to play in car?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mattg3, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. mattg3 macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2010
    My new honda has a flash drive port and i want to copy my 60 GB of cds in my itunes account to some flash drives to play in the car.Can i just drag and drop cds to the flash drive and will they get copied and can i play them in my car?Sorry about newbie tone of this but Ive only played music using my IMAC and speakers thus this is a new venture for me. thanks Matt
  2. Alimar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    New York State
    Do a test with one or two albums. Plug it in and try it out. If you keep the folder hierarchy, the songs should be organized by artist and album.
  3. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    pretty sure that you can't do it through iTunes. you have to drag and drop from the finder. also guessing that everything needs to be formatted in mp3 and not aac.
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    you can make a play list.
    its recommended that you make a playlist.
    or it will copy your entire library
    you select the playlist

    you will see the list of songs in that playlist in that main window

    click on command A to highlight all the songs

    drag them to a finder window where you target is and it will copy them

    your car stereo might not like protected tracks, aac, or only want mp3
    if that is the case you can use iTunes to convert them to mp3s
    or you can make a smart playlist to make a playlist of only mp3s

    it might put them in directories
    its been a while since i did this

    most of my music is on iTunes match so it only copied the ones that were on the hard disk

    u could do the same thing in finder, but its harder and not as easy as using iTunes

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