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I was reading about the Jukebox storage feature in advance of taking delivery of my car and I have a few questions someone may be able to shed some light on:

1. Has anyone loaded music to Jukebox and is it a time consuming process?
2. is he jukebox storage on the Cayman and Boxster only 11GB?
3. can the storage capacity be increased (especially since I have about 30GB of music)?
4. I will load all my music on a pen drive and leave it in the glove compartment attached to the USB port.....question is it a slow process to retrieve the music from a USB device as the source? I will be using a 3.0 USB with up to 100MB/s read capability.....

If possible, I would much prefer being able to have all my music stored on the cars hard drive.........
 

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Only 30GB of music??--I have 1TB+ so there is no hope of fitting it into the Jukebox and I haven't tried.

It is really easy to use a USB drive or an iPod. I have an old iPhone 4 that I use as an iPod and I record music from my favourite radio station's internet broadcast (Radio Paradise) and play that through the car. The reading is very fast and the playing so far has been faultless.

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I was reading about the Jukebox storage feature in advance of taking delivery of my car and I have a few questions someone may be able to shed some light on:

1. Has anyone loaded music to Jukebox and is it a time consuming process?
2. is he jukebox storage on the Cayman and Boxster only 11GB?
3. can the storage capacity be increased (especially since I have about 30GB of music)?
4. I will load all my music on a pen drive and leave it in the glove compartment attached to the USB port.....question is it a slow process to retrieve the music from a USB device as the source? I will be using a 3.0 USB with up to 100MB/s read capability.....

If possible, I would much prefer being able to have all my music stored on the cars hard drive.........
1. Yes I have. Depends on the speed of your memory card or USB pen. But it is reasonably quick.
2. It is supposedly 40gb but some of the storage must be used for other data as I could not upload all the music I had on a 32gb memory card.
3. You can use the USB connection and just plug it in and the pcm media player will recognize it without having to load into the internal HD. You can also use the available SDcard slots behind the Porsche logo panel which you flip up with your finger nail. This is also the same spot for installing the chip for a cellphone. I have not tried this though.
4. If you have a fast USB memory card. I used a class 10 microsd card on a USB 3.0 memory adaptor, it will be fine. It takes a little while to index the music, but after that it works seamlessly.

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I was reading about the Jukebox storage feature in advance of taking delivery of my car and I have a few questions someone may be able to shed some light on:

1. Has anyone loaded music to Jukebox and is it a time consuming process?
2. is he jukebox storage on the Cayman and Boxster only 11GB?
3. can the storage capacity be increased (especially since I have about 30GB of music)?
4. I will load all my music on a pen drive and leave it in the glove compartment attached to the USB port.....question is it a slow process to retrieve the music from a USB device as the source? I will be using a 3.0 USB with up to 100MB/s read capability.....

If possible, I would much prefer being able to have all my music stored on the cars hard drive.........
The time it takes depends very much on (A) What you're loading from (B) The file type you are using. A USB drive or Memory card uploads much quicker than files burnt to disc. A low quality MP3 file obviously uploads quicker than a high resolution FLAC file because there's less information. I don't know if it's possible to upgrade the storage but I doubt it even though it is somewhat limited. You'll just need to be very selective of what you decide to upload, but addition & deletion of files is a very simple matter. You can play directly from the USB drive or Memory card even whilst uploading, or could even opt to storing your music on a combination of Jukebox, Memory cards, USB drives & an iPod. With all them you'll have enough music to drive half way around the world before listening to the same track again.
 

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I was reading about the Jukebox storage feature in advance of taking delivery of my car and I have a few questions someone may be able to shed some light on:

1. Has anyone loaded music to Jukebox and is it a time consuming process?
2. is he jukebox storage on the Cayman and Boxster only 11GB?
3. can the storage capacity be increased (especially since I have about 30GB of music)?
4. I will load all my music on a pen drive and leave it in the glove compartment attached to the USB port.....question is it a slow process to retrieve the music from a USB device as the source? I will be using a 3.0 USB with up to 100MB/s read capability.....

If possible, I would much prefer being able to have all my music stored on the cars hard drive.........
My two cents, as an audiophile with plans to upgrade my 718's base stereo:
1. Haven't, and won't. My big concern is sample size; there's no info in the Owner's Manual regarding what bitrate the Jukebox stores digital files in. My previous car (BMW 2 Series) actually downsampled to 256Kbps to maximize space. If 256 Kbps sounds fine to you, great, but it doesn't to me, particularly considering the bass response that even the base Sound Package Plus audio has.
2. This has been answered. However, the two SD card slots can take up to a 128GB SD card each. That means 256GB of media storage (audio/video/etc.) in nearly any format you choose. The kicker is that the system will read files in nearly any lossless codec except for AIFF and OGG. I already have a 128GB SD card stuffed with FLAC audio files in my car; playback is great. That makes the Jukebox trivial, IMHO.
3. No. It's almost certainly a partition on the PCM's HDD.
4. Haven't tried it. That said, other feedback suggests it's reasonably quick, and so far I've been impressed with how quickly PCM operates. PCM4's got a nice-sized processor in it. Great for us!
 

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1. It is supposedly 40gb but some of the storage must be used for other data as I could not upload all the music I had on a 32gb memory card.
I can't remember the figure but even with low quality MP3 I couldn't get anything like the number of tracks stored the unit suggested I would. I've now taken to only using the jukebox for MP3 & storing higher quality recordings on USB sticks. A few weeks back my jukebox actually froze up when it got full & would only play the one album (On the + side I now know all of the lyrics). I couldn't even delete anything & booked the car in with the dealership. Every other function of the PCM unit worked except the jukebox. I tried all sorts but to no avail, then a few days later I got in the car & everything was back to normal. The unit checked out O.K at the dealership & touch wood I've had no problems since. It remains a mystery.
 

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My two cents, as an audiophile with plans to upgrade my 718's base stereo:
1. Haven't, and won't. My big concern is sample size; there's no info in the Owner's Manual regarding what bitrate the Jukebox stores digital files in.
That's the thing with the jukebox, it's space is that limited that when I stored files of a decent quality it was full in no time. It stored so little in flac that I was limited to very few albums so I filled it with MP3's as a sort of back up. The thing is now it is only full of MP3's I've actually stopped listening to it & only use the USB drives & memory cards with Flac files. I'll probably just delete the jukebox contents contents & fill it with a few of my desert island discs in a decent quality.
 

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Only 30GB of music??--I have 1TB+ so there is no hope of fitting it into the Jukebox and I haven't tried.

It is really easy to use a USB drive or an iPod. I have an old iPhone 4 that I use as an iPod and I record music from my favourite radio station's internet broadcast (Radio Paradise) and play that through the car. The reading is very fast and the playing so far has been faultless.

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Well if my 30 GB is roughly 13 (24hr) days worth of music then your 1TB+ is >433 days. So if you listen to you music 8 hours a day that would take you roughly 3466 days or 9.5 years to run into the same song twice. Therefore, unless I am taking a really long journey, like to the moon, I think that's a bit more music then I need or want in my Porsche:)
 

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You can also use the available SDcard slots behind the Porsche logo panel which you flip up with your finger nail. This is also the same spot for installing the chip for a cellphone. I have not tried this though.
4. If you have a fast USB memory card. I used a class 10 microsd card on a USB 3.0 memory adaptor, it will be fine. It takes a little while to index the music, but after that it works seamlessly.

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Very helpful....thank you my friend....Appreciated!
 

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Well if my 30 GB is roughly 13 (24hr) days worth of music then your 1TB+ is >433 days. So if you listen to you music 8 hours a day that would take you roughly 3466** days or 9.5** years to run into the same song twice. Therefore, unless I am taking a really long journey, like to the moon, I think that's a bit more music then I need or want in my Porsche:)
**Correction ~1300 days or 3.56 years......
 

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I moved to Spotify a few years ago and never looked back. Pretty massive library and works with CarPlay. So I don't have plans to use the Jukebox as pretty much any song I purchased over the years and thousands more are on Spotify to stream at any time. That and the ability to create endless playlists keeps me pretty content.
 

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I love the Jukebox feature. I use it exclusively. I don't use the CB player or the radio or anything else. I've loaded it up using a USB stick and now it has about 40 different CDs on it. It makes it so easy to select a song - you can use buttons, or touch screens, create play lists, play randomly, use the voice feature to just request a song.

The only thing I'd want it to do is to record a CD. But for some reason it won't do that.
 

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I love the Jukebox feature. I use it exclusively. I don't use the CB player or the radio or anything else. I've loaded it up using a USB stick and now it has about 40 different CDs on it. It makes it so easy to select a song - you can use buttons, or touch screens, create play lists, play randomly, use the voice feature to just request a song.

The only thing I'd want it to do is to record a CD. But for some reason it won't do that.
How many GB did you load? Time to load? I purchased a 64GB memory stick/3.0 USB with 100mb/sec read rate. My intent is to leave the USB device in the port in the glove compartment.

Although, 64GB would be trivial for GregW for me its much more than I need......;)

Are the USB ports 2.0 or 3.0?
 

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I gotta say, y'all really should look into using the SD card slots. The medium is only marginally more expensive (a good 128GB card is $50 on the 'zon; an equivalent USB drive is about $40), high-quality SD cards are all but temperature-proof and waterproof (the same can't be said of most thumb drives), transfer speeds are really a non-issue with music files, and it doesn't take up a USB port that can theoretically be used for so many other things. It's a set-and-forget storage medium that's basically made for high-quality data transfer.
 

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I gotta say, y'all really should look into using the SD card slots. The medium is only marginally more expensive (a good 128GB card is $50 on the 'zon; an equivalent USB drive is about $40), high-quality SD cards are all but temperature-proof and waterproof (the same can't be said of most thumb drives), transfer speeds are really a non-issue with music files, and it doesn't take up a USB port that can theoretically be used for so many other things. It's a set-and-forget storage medium that's basically made for high-quality data transfer.
Good point about freeing up the USB port.....I already have two SD cards that I recently purchased......
 

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How many GB did you load? Time to load? I purchased a 64GB memory stick/3.0 USB with 100mb/sec read rate. My intent is to leave the USB device in the port in the glove compartment.

Although, 64GB would be trivial for GregW for me its much more than I need......;)

Are the USB ports 2.0 or 3.0?
I checked the car and I have 49 CDs in the Jukebox. That is taking up 4.8GB out of the available 10GB.

I'm not sure if the USB port is 2 or 3. It think it took about 20 minutes to load them in. I inserted the USB stick, clicked record, and then drove to work.
 

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Is there an option to "Shuffle" the songs with the either the SD card or Pen Drive?
I'll look tonight re: 'shuffle'ability of SD card content.

Once the contents of the SD card are indexed by PCM (it took 8-10 seconds when I first inserted mine, which has about 105GB of data on it), it stays indexed until you remove the card -- and everything is searchable very quickly. The search function works very similarly to iTunes'. Metadata appears to be retained well, and album art is present as long as its part of the metadata.
 

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I'll look tonight re: 'shuffle'ability of SD card content.

Once the contents of the SD card are indexed by PCM (it took 8-10 seconds when I first inserted mine, which has about 105GB of data on it), it stays indexed until you remove the card -- and everything is searchable very quickly. The search function works very similarly to iTunes'. Metadata appears to be retained well, and album art is present as long as its part of the metadata.
Transferred my 30.12 GB of music to my 64GB Ultra Plus SDHX Class 10 card in less than 10 minutes....now I'm ready.
 
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