Playing an MP3/WMA disc

This receiver can play back MP3/WMA files with the extension code <.mp3> or <.wma> (regardless of the letter case—upper/lower).

This receiver can show the names of albums, artists (performer), and ID3 Tag (Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4) for MP3 files and for WMA files.

This receiver can display only one-byte characters. No other characters can be correctly displayed.

This receiver can play back MP3/WMA files meeting the conditions below:

Bit rate: 8 kbps — 320 kbps

Sampling frequency:

48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz (for MPEG-1)

24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz (for MPEG-2)

Disc format: ISO 9660 Level 1/ Level 2, Romeo, Joliet, Windows long file name

The maximum number of characters for file/ folder names vary among the disc format used (includes 4 extension characters—<.mp3> or <.wma>).

ISO 9660 Level 1: up to 12 characters

ISO 9660 Level 2: up to 31 characters

Romeo*: up to 128 (72) characters

Joliet*: up to 64 (36) characters

Windows long file name*: up to 128 (72) characters

*The parenthetic figure is the maximum number of characters for file/folder names in case the total number of files and folders is 313 or more.

This receiver can recognize the total of 512 files, of 200 folders, and of 8 hierarchies.

This receiver can play back the files recorded in VBR (variable bit rate).

The files recorded in VBR have a discrepancy in elapsed time display, and do not show

the actual elapsed time. Especially, after performing the search function, this difference becomes noticeable.

This receiver cannot play back the following files:

– MP3 files encoded with MP3i and MP3 PRO format.

MP3 files encoded in an unappropriated format.

MP3 files encoded with Layer 1/2.

WMA files encoded with lossless, professional, and voice format.

WMA files which are not based upon Windows Media® Audio.

WMA files copy-protected with DRM.

Files which have the data such as WAVE, ATRAC3, etc.

The search function works but search speed is not constant.

Changing the source

If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc).

Next time you select “CD” for the playback source, disc play starts from where it has been stopped previously.

Ejecting a disc

If the ejected disc is not removed within

15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to prevent it from dust. (Disc will not play this time.)

General settings—PSM

If you change the “AMP GAIN” setting from “HIGH PWR” to “LOW PWR” while the volume level is set higher than “VOL 30,” the receiver automatically changes the volume level to “VOL 30.”

Other main functions (only for KD-G615)

If you try to assign a title to a 31st disc or to the 31st station frequency, “NAMEFULL” flashes on the display. Delete unwanted titles before assignment.

Titles assigned to discs in the CD changer can also be shown if you playback the disc from the receiver.