USB not playing music directly from flash drive

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I have a new Citroen C3 vti 120 seduction, I am struggling to get the USB to play music directly from a flash drive. I have tried multiple USB drives, I have tried music in mp3 format and in wma format, I have saved the music files in folders and in playlists and still no joy, the display just reads wait and the hourglass just keeps turning.

Anybody got any other ideas?
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erinC3 wrote:I have a new Citroen C3 vti 120 seduction, I am struggling to get the USB to play music directly from a flash drive. I have tried multiple USB drives, I have tried music in mp3 format and in wma format, I have saved the music files in folders and in playlists and still no joy, the display just reads wait and the hourglass just keeps turning.

Anybody got any other ideas?
Hi erinC3, did you get anywhere with your mp3 USB C3 problem?

I found a few points in the manual which may help?
The audio equipment will only play audio files with ".wma, .aac, .flac, .ogg and .mp3" file extensions and with a bit rate of between 32 Kbps and 320 Kbps.
It also supports VBR (Variable Bit Rate) mode.
No other type of file (.mp4, .m3u...) can be played.
WMA files must be of the standard wma 9 type.
The sampling rates supported are 11, 22, 44 and 48 KHz.
It is advisable to restrict file names to 20 characters, without using of
special characters (e.g.: " " ? ; ù) to avoid any playing and displaying problems.
If a partitioned USB memory key is connected to the
system, only the first partition is recognised.
Control of the peripheral device is with the audio system controls.
The number of tracks is limited to 2000 maximum, 999 tracks per folder.
In order to be read, a USB memory stick must be formatted FAT 16 or 32.
The system does not support the operation of an Apple player and a USB memory stick connected at the same time.
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