Music on Zumo 660

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Lumi, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Lumi

    Lumi Adventurer

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    I just got a 660 and the only directions were the "Quick start up manual".
    This doesn't give any info on how to get songs on the unit.
    Does the music need to be on a SD card or does it load into some internal
    memory?
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  2. Emmbeedee

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    I would never dream of listening to music on the bike, but this is how to do it:

    Look at your Nuvi in Mass Storage Mode, navigate to either the Garmin\media\music on the 660 or the SD card, in X:\Garmin\media\music and add your MP3 files there.

    Note you can also add podcasts too if they're stored in MP3 format. We love to get the Friday Night Comedy podcasts from BBC and listen to those in the cage.
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  3. blackmamba

    blackmamba Been here awhile

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    SD card ( micro)
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  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Actually the correct folder (directory) for your MP3 music files on your ZUMO is:

    \Garmin\anything you want to call it\

    I would strongly recommend using as large a microSD Card as you can afford. You will not get very many MP3 files into the zumo internal memory before running out of room. I recommend that you put all of your data only on the microSD Card and leave the internal storage for the zumo's use.

    Cheers,
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  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The ZUMO 660 is much faster in how it Indexes your music and does not have to do a complete Index to your music every time you boot/turn it on like the zumo550 does. I have over 1500 tracks on mine and it takes less than a 50sec. to index when I rename the directory (worst case).

    EDIT: Just noticed I had said 5sec and should have been 50sec.
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  6. katego

    katego Been here awhile

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    that's good to know. i get some weird flaky behavior from my 550 when using large sd cards.

    -k
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  8. Lumi

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I'll go shopping for a large micro SD card.
    I did try searching the Garmin site for a manual without success.
    I'll try the link provided.
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  9. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Apparently the 660 will only handle a 8 GB card maximum
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  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    You don't have to search for Manuals on Garmin products. Just go to the product page and look at the right hand column -> Manuals
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  11. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Hmmm, I've been quite pleased with my SanDisk 16GB microSD.
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  12. Pete O Static

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    $800 for a GPS and they don't even provide a proper manual?
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  13. bombarde

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    The 16GB Adata card works fine as well.
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  14. Emmbeedee

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    Define "proper".

    I can't begin to count the number of "dead tree" manuals I have which I can never find when I need them, so I'd rather have the "E" version which I can download if I can't find it locally, on my computer.

    Of course you can't read the "E" version in the tub, but that's a minor setback.
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  15. Pete O Static

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    Yes I would agree with you regarding the dead tree thing. So they do produce a manual, it is just an electronic version.
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  16. Emmbeedee

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    Yeah, the download page has tons of stuff you can get - perhaps that's why there's no printed manual. Can you imagine how many trees would be needed to print all of these?

    Manuals
    Important Product and Safety Information (Multilingual), Rev. J, Nov, 2009 | Download
    Installation Instructions, Rev. A, Jan, 2009 | Download
    ML Declaration of Conformity, Rev. A, May, 2009 | Download
    Owner's Manual, Rev. B, May, 2009 | Download
    Quick Start Manual, Rev. A, Jan, 2009 | Download
    DA brugervejledning, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    DA Installationsvejledning, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    DA lynstartvejledning, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    DE Benutzerhandbuch, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    DE Installationsanweisungen, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    DE Schnellstartanleitung, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    ES Guia de inicio rapido, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    ES Instrucciones de instalacion, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    ES manual del usuario, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    FI asennusohjeet, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    FI kayttoopas, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    FI pikaopas, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    FR Instructions dinstallation , Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    FR manuel de demarrage rapide, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    FR Manuel dutilisation, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    IT Istruzioni di installazione, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    IT manuale di avvio rapido, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    IT Manuale utente, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    NL gebruiksaanwijzing, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    NL Installatie-instructies, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    NL verkorte handleiding, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    NO brukerveiledning, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    NO hurtigstartveiledning, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    NO Installeringsinstruksjoner, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    PT Instrucoes de Instalacao, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    PT Manual de Inicio Rapido, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
    PT manual do utilizador, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    SV Anvandarhandbok, Rev. B, Nov, 2009 | Download
    SV Installationsinstruktioner, Rev. A, Dec, 2008 | Download
    SV snabbstartshandbok, Rev. A, Feb, 2009 | Download
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  17. sdalcorn

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    All this discussion about the manual and the information is nowhere in there!

    It does not tell you WHERE to put the MP3 files. - not \Garmin\media\ or ANY OTHER location.

    I've tried \Garmin\media\music and it does not work!!! If I put the same files on the internal flash and it works fine. I REALLY would like to use the SD Card though!
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  18. Emmbeedee

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    Have you ever thought it might be your card that's defective or not compatible? If the file location is not normally an issue, and there's no special mention in the manual, maybe it's not usually a complicated thing, and your situation is abnormal for some reason.

    Just saying.
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  19. DRTBYK

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    MP3 files should go here:

    \Garmin\MP3\

    You will get better indexing performance if you place your MP3's in multiple sub-folders.

    If this does not work, Format your SD Card and try again.

    Optimally your SD Card should have the following folders (directories):

    \Garmin\GPX
    \Garmin\JPG
    \Garmin\MP3
    \Garmin\POI
    \Garmin\userdata
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  20. Rthonly2001

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    I've seen some people posting 8gb max capacity of zumo 660, my works just fine with 16GB and also tried a 32GB and had no problems, The only thing is that they have to be converted to MP3 and perhaps volume adjusted with MP3Gain to have them all play equally and not having to adjust the volume every time since getting to the volume control it's a pain.
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