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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bugman38313, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. bugman38313

    bugman38313 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My stero in my car has a USB slot in front so you can who Ipod/Iphone up and play it on the system. I was able to even play my older ScanDisk MP3 player on it as well.

    So I hooked up my Captivate and never would work. I turn on the player like I have seen my daughter do on her Iphone still, it does not regonize the player.

    I guess it is all in the USB setting? I have tryed all and still no luck, will this thing not output to stero? I noticed through Kies it will let me play music on my captivate through my PC.

    Thanks, David H.

  2. Swamp Ape

    Swamp Ape Newbie

    I have my USB settings set so it asks which way to use it when I hook it up. When I plug it into the Sony deck on my motorcycle it works fine. Instead of choosing USB mass storage device I choose media player. I believe the setting for ask when connected is found in general settings and then USB settings. Hope this helps.
  3. bugman38313

    bugman38313 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Swamp Ape,

    I will give this a try I was hoping it was in the USB setting. I will post back what happens.

    David H.
  4. bugman38313

    bugman38313 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    This did not work, I am wondering I noticed my music is on the SD External. I tried, through KIES, to move music to eternal couldn't get it to work, it wouldn't move for some reason. I wonder if it has to be internal for the stero in my car to read it?

    Thanks for any comments.

    David H.
  5. Stevessvt

    Stevessvt Android Enthusiast

    Having similar problem, find any work arounds?
  6. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Try Mass Storage mode, and remember to select "Mount" on the Captivate after connecting, otherwise it will 100% not work ever.
  7. bugman38313

    bugman38313 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Not working, do have a question, you said hit "mount" to connect, so where do I find this mount to hit. Nothing happens just doesn't do anything when I try to play it. Also, do I need to have the music playing when I try this move?

    Thanks, David H.
  8. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Outlined in the Captivate FAQ:

    Connectivity - CapFAQ
  9. I am in the same situation. I have a Pioneer-P500UB with USB Out for Regular USB Sticks and also has a iPhone Cable where I used to play iPhone w/o any issues

    My Samsung has all the music on the external SD, tried with Mass Storage MOUNT and the Deck looks like seeing it but doesn't play any music

    Does it have to be in a particular folder? or something
  10. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    That's an issue with your Pioneer. Try setting the Captivate's USB mode to "Media player" when connecting to the Pioneer... that has worked for some people when connecting to odd picky equipment.

    Unfortunately some manufactures just arrogantly assume everyone uses an iPod.

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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