I have a 2gb Clip+ with a 16gb micro SDHC card inside of it.
My car stereo has a USB jack. It will read (and at the same time charge!!) my clip+.
HOWEVER, it only “sees” what’s on the player itself, NOT what’s on the SDHC card.
Does anyone know how to get the car stereo to play music off of the card??? Is it just this car stereo?
I noticed that, when the device is connected to my computer, the card appears as a separate “drive”. I imagine this is the root of the problem – the car stereo isn’t smart enough to recognize a secondary drive.
Incidentally, the car stereo has an AUX jack, which I have been using for the past couple weeks. The 1/8" jack got stretched or messed up somehow, and it now only receives signal for the right side. (frowny face.)
The USB jack is just so much better though!! — it charges the player while you drive around. The sound quality is (noticeably, i swear!) better. You can control the player with the stereo’s interface, searching lists, choosing files, switching tracks, turning on “shuffle”, … Also, the tiny little clip+ looks so cool dangling from the face of the stereo by its short little cable (sturdy usb cable, unlike the janky headphone cable which has much more leverage on a smaller inserted prong). I’m not at all concerned about the thing messing up the USB slot; the player is very light.
back to subject: *how do I get my car stereo to play mp3 tracks from the micro SDHC card?*