Asking for help - Please! How to play CD's in car with no CD player!


Asking for help and step by step (bullet format) guidance please.

Here is the issue.  Purchased a new car for the wife.  No CD player in the car. 

(I'm a analog type person, but have a smartphone, laptop computer, and external DVD/CD drive, and of reasonable intelligence.)

I have a lot of 'homemade CD's' that I really, really, like.

How do I go about getting this music to play in the car?

Something to do with 'ripping' the CD's to my computer?

How do you get the music from the computer post ripped to your smartphone and then to your car.  
(Car does have bluetooth capability,  my phone is linked into the car.)

Thanks in advance!  I appreciate the help and guidance.


quincy
I am not sure about Kia but many, if not most, of the new cars play FLAC and Mp3 (I would go for FLAC, but you need to decide). Take a little USB drive, put some songs on it, plug into USB port, see what happens.

If that does not work, put music on the phone (you may have some last generation phone laying around) and plug it in that USB port. It should work.
quincy,

I just noticed your question how to get your CDs to some "carable format". If you want, send them to me and I will do it. It is quite easy but I would get tangled explaining.

the simplest most glarring solution is....

6 hours of music if compressed on average ought to end up being less than 100 songs. at roughly 5MB per, that's only half a gig of music more or less.

I had a 16GB phone and know the issue very well. you should be able to carry 2GB or maybe more on your phones, since they are not cluttered up with games or other non essentials.

that comes to several hundred files.
 
you said you bought them all from Amazon.

meaning you have an account. meaning you also have a history with Amazon. even if you don't have the compiled CDs Amazon ought to be able to allow you to redownload them.

if so, just load them onto your phones instead of the laptop.

alternatively....
I would find out what my car can if at all, do with that USB jack, or some other hidden jack there may well be in there somewhere.

does the car have a radio in it at all? there might be a way to tap into that via RCA/Headphone jack, or simply via BT from a small portable media player.

a friend's new Chevy came with Cirrus or XM radio.... punching its buttons he found that its screen doubled as his car's information and maintenence center.

I think its time to read the owner manual and see what options the car does or does not offer. and go from there.
OK, Got out the manual and here is what I can discern.....

Supported USB music specifications:
MPEG-1/2 layer3, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC, WAV, WMA (std /pro)
Then it goes on about bit rates and sampling frequency for quite some time....I'm not going to post all of that stuff.......

Only USB devices formatted to FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 are recognized.
Only music files with compression rates btw 8Kbps~320Kbps can be played.

iPod mini, and shuffle are not supported.
IPod Nano is supported 
iPod Touch is supported except for iOS1.1.
iPad, iPad Mini - supported but normal operation not guaranteed.
iPod Classic - not supported

Radio does have a USB port and AUX (tiny RCA type jack)
Radio does have Bluetooth Audio.  May or may not be supported depending on music player being used.  Streaming may or may not be supported.

May not support when using formats such as HDD Type, CF, or SD memory.

(time for a small vent from a 60's something year old.....AM was simple, FM was simple, Vinyl was simple, 8 track was simple, cassette was simple, CD's were simple.  What the heck happened????)

First Attempt:  I'm going to purchase a thumb drive at Walmart per some of the recommendations already made.  I'll try to ask Mr. Amazon Prime if they have a record of my music over the years.  It may be easier (but not time saving) to copy all the music CD's to my computer then copy paste into the thumb drive?? (Asking a question here.)

My fear is because so many requirements must be met, and your not even sure if your supported, you may not know if you did something wrong or you're just not being supported.......

Second Attempt : will be to load the music into my smartphone, as recommended above.

Thanks for now...
Get one of the low profile USB drives. They come in multiple storage sizes (not only 256GB) and they are much more convenient in the car.

https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Low-Profile-Drive-SDCZ33-016G-B35/dp/B005FYNSZA

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1384375-REG/sandisk_sdcz430_256g_a46_ultra_fit_usb_3_1.html/?...

Yes, get all the music from CDs to computer and just transfer it to that USB drive.