Here is my latest Gracenotes insult. When the music cleanup function is enabled, it changes the artist, David Wahler, to the artist, Ginger! How can the Gracenotes music cleanup function be this perverse?
I can now top that one with the Cast in Bronze album, Best Day Ever. (Yes, I have eclectic taste in music.) This is what the album art is supposed to look like:Here is my latest Gracenotes insult. When the music cleanup function is enabled, it changes the artist, David Wahler, to the artist, Ginger! How can the Gracenotes music cleanup function be this perverse?
There's one thing even worse than having infuriating hard-to-adjust touch-sensitive controls... And that is my new EPIC FAIL (above) when the screen goes off completely and you have no control whatsoever! I have found no mechanical control to fix that sorry situation other than the power button in the center of the volume control knob.Yea, they don’t look as integrated and sexy, but they worked and were more intuitive and functional than these infuriating touch sensitive controls these days.
Yup; the mute button for media works just like the pause button. It works similarly if tuned to a radio station. Upon starting the car, It unpauses/unmutes and out comes the sound. This is precisely what I seek to avoid.Well I'll be darned. That might work if it also pauses the media playback. When I pause the media playback, turn the car off and then on again, it unpauses. Will test...
LOL. Indeed, my choice of title for this thread was an attempt to draw Chrysler's attention. It didn't work. Back then, many of us tried anything we could think of to fix these dumb-ass bugs. We called Chrysler. (They sympathized but otherwise could not affect any change.) I started tweeting about it. Another member started a FB page. We wrote to Panasonic. At least 20 of us joined together and wrote to Marchionne. Nothing worked, and none of the bugs on our 2011-2014 radios were fixed. They did release a few updates and presumably fixed some bugs we weren't even aware of.Well...just hit that li’l button again!
Yup; that's another 2 things my 2020 has: Apple Car Play and Android Auto. I tried the AA app briefly and couldn't get it to work, so I deinstalled it. I just bought my daughter a 2021 RAV/4 and she had it working immediately courtesy of a USB cable. Apparently you can turn on WiFi within the AA app and get it to work wirelessly. That thought never occurred to me because I erroneously thought it would work over Bluetooth.I still remember that Garmin based nav fondly. Better than my 2017 nav for sure. But nothing beats Waze and Apple CarPlay. My next car will have wireless CarPlay along with wireless charging.
With more experience comes more understanding. Since my 2020 doesn't have an SDHC card, I bought two Sandisk Cruizer Fits to hold my music. One is devoted to Christmas music, and the other to everything else. The issue described above happens on the 32GB one and can now be described very simply as being stuck in shuffle mode. I can go into or out of Shuffle mode as indicated by the blue or white Shuffle button, yet it remains in shuffle mode. The smaller Christmas Cruizer Fit works just like my 2012 does and remains able to play music in the folder I had landed in.This is difficult to explain, but on my 2012, I enjoyed going into and out of Shuffle mode at any time. What this allowed me to do, beginning in shuffle mode, was to land on an artist I wanted to hear more of. I would take it out of Shuffle mode and let it finish the artist's folder. This presupposes you are in Folder browse mode, which is the default. In my 2020, I cannot do this because, when browsing to a folder, I'm stuck in that one folder. Does that make sense?
Well, I discovered how to get my Christmas music stuck in shuffle mode! Just use the Browse button once and it's now stuck just like my general music thumb drive. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any reset that gets it out of this dumb mode.One is devoted to Christmas music, and the other to everything else. The issue described above happens on the 32GB one and can now be described very simply as being stuck in shuffle mode.
I did some more fiddling with my radio. There is nothing wrong with Shuffle mode. There is everything wrong IMHO with the Folder browse mode. Background: i have arranged all my music in folders like so: Artist, Album, Track. With my 2012 radio, there was no All Songs item to select when you were in Folder browse mode. With my 2020 radio, Folder browse mode shows an All Songs menu item at the top of each list of folders. But it isn't. All Songs only applies to all songs in that particular folder. Selecting All Songs in any folder is equivalent to playing by Artist or Album name, and does not play any track in any other folder outside the one you already browsed to.Well, I discovered how to get my Christmas music stuck in shuffle mode! Just use the Browse button once and it's now stuck just like my general music thumb drive. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any reset that gets it out of this dumb mode.