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      06-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Playing music through aux in vs. usb port

I know it's possible to play an mp3 player (ipod, etc) through the aux in or the usb ports in the armrest, however, I'm wondering what the difference is. By plugging into the usb port, are you able to access the playlists and things on the BMW sound system and select/play music through there (vs. having to select and play music directly from the mp3 player if its only plugged into the aux in port)? Are there special cables needed for the usb port, or can you just use the Apple usb cable that plugs into the bottom of the Ipod (same cable you would use to plug into a computer)?

Sorry for the novice questions, just trying to figure all this out
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