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Alpine IDA-X300 not playing mp3

I have just purchased and had installed an Alpine IDA-X300.It works fine on radio - very nice sound.And it connects, and controls my iPod and USB drive. It reads the files from both devices. I can search through the mp3 files, and play them.The problem is that it says it is playing them. The timer ticks by showing where it is in the song. I can pause and restart it. But, no sound comes out at all.I have tried different AAC files. And mp3 files from different sources. I even took a audio CD and converted it fresh using iTunes (latest version) and put the files onto my USB stick. But still it finds and plays them, but no sound comes out at all. Like I said the radio is playing fine. What do I do next?

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Try recording a cd as a wma instead of mp3 format. i had this problem before and that worked for me

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