Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088


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Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by Ray Johnson » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:38 pm



Hi..... UK rider here. I had been browsing all areas for information regarding this MP3 player before finally biting the bullet and going ahead with purchase from China. It is much cheaper than the J&M unit AND at least it is CURRENTLY available. I should say at this point that I was replacing the ever troublesome Honda CD Player so finding the connection under the seat was a breeze, that said It wasn't too difficult to find either. I didn't remove the actual CD Player because it kinda still worked ( temperamental ) because this DMC player fits easily underneath the player in the trunk compartment so I'm keeping it in the bike ( but obviously disconnected under the seat). Once the seat is removed you just need a little 30mm x 16mm cut-out in the rear face of the trunk to pass the cable through. I will state here that the initial connection of the cable & socket failed to power up the Mp3 player but I had already heard of someone having a similar issue so I bought a can of spray contact cleaner and sprayed into the bikes connection socket and BINGO powered on and operated via the original CD controls. I had used the 'Wingstuff' software to load up an SD Card AND a USB Flash drive with music files and they both played music successfully, I did notice something strange regarding the supposed recognition of the CD folders but at least it was playing music of GREAT QUALITY so once things have settled down I will investigate things a little further. All in All I don't think for the purchase price that there can too many grumbles when compared to the ever regular previous CD player jams/malfunctions.
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by Viking » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm

More information as well as some pictures would not be unwelcome. Where you ordered and how much your costs were could be topics of welcome information. Being familiar with the J&M product, which I have on my GL1800, I would not be putting it under the CD player in the lower trunk. I had mine there and had to continually dig after it to reset it after hitting bumps on the highway. I finally just left it loose on the floor of the trunk so it is really easy and quick to reset. It never did work flawlessly, but it does work, and with quality speakers or ear buds, the music is real fine, but I am always on the lookout for a replacement for the one I have, as I do not expect it will live forever.
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by bstig60 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:00 am

Viking wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm
More information as well as some pictures would not be unwelcome. Where you ordered and how much your costs were could be topics of welcome information. Being familiar with the J&M product, which I have on my GL1800, I would not be putting it under the CD player in the lower trunk. I had mine there and had to continually dig after it to reset it after hitting bumps on the highway. I finally just left it loose on the floor of the trunk so it is really easy and quick to reset. It never did work flawlessly, but it does work, and with quality speakers or ear buds, the music is real fine, but I am always on the lookout for a replacement for the one I have, as I do not expect it will live forever.
Here is one on eBay. For the price, it must be a Chinese knockoff. But it is a direct replacement for the CD player. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... r&_sacat=0
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by OzzieBruce » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:10 am

Hi Guys, I’ve been looking at this for a while and I am considering finding a Bluetooth receiver that I can install in to my left glovebox and just use my iPhone on a RAM mount plugged in to the AUX cable, then select music directly on my phone. The only pain I can see in this is should my phone ring my call would be sent out over my bikes speakers
Your thoughts Bruce

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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by wingpilot08 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:48 am

OzzieBruce wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:10 am
Hi Guys, I’ve been looking at this for a while and I am considering finding a Bluetooth receiver that I can install in to my left glovebox and just use my iPhone on a RAM mount plugged in to the AUX cable, then select music directly on my phone. The only pain I can see in this is should my phone ring my call would be sent out over my bikes speakers
Your thoughts Bruce
I have been using my IPhone that way for years. The aux jack on the Wing is only going to send the music to the speakers since the 3.5mm jack only has two poles and not the third pole like the headphone jack within the phone it self. If you have a Bluetooth set, the call would be sent to the headset
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by Terry D » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:34 am

I have the JMDM, Digital Music Player, also. I loved how it worked. Build a Flash drive from the computer with 300 songs in the root folder of the flash drive and then make 4 more Folders labeled CD2, CD3, CD4, and CD5 and put 300 songs in each folder and then plug the flash drive into the JMDM and you have a CD player that operates as the OEM. Now after a year and a half, my unit will drop out after a few minutes and sometime comes back on. So, I wrote to J&M about the problem and the did not hesitate and told me to send it to them and they would check it out. I think an electronic component might have loosened on the circuit board. It would show on the dash as playing but the sound would drop out. MY AM/FM and CB never drops out, so It has to be the JMDM. I also have a 4gb MP3 player with 500 songs on it that I can play through the AUX cable. But while riding I have to listen to those songs without being able to control anything but volume. But it works great, too.
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:50 am

Terry D wrote:
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I also have a 4gb MP3 player with 500 songs on it that I can play through the AUX cable. But while riding I have to listen to those songs without being able to control anything but volume. But it works great, too.
I have a Sandisk 8GB MP3 player with another 16GB in the micro SD slot, some 4500 tracks total, a mix of Country, Classic Rock and Big Band albums, and probably half the albums are "Various Artists" compilation albums. MP3 player sits on velcro on the shelter ahead of the radio so I can touch the functions. The Sandisk organizes by Albums, Artists or just Songs alphabetically. With all the Various Artists albums in there I filtered the tracks for duplicates before downloading to the Sandisk. After the duplicate track removal I got six more albums in it.

I just put it in "Shuffle" mode by songs, with 4500 tracks you have absolutely no idea what will play next! ZZ Top followed by Benny Goodman followed by Buck Owens. It's great! And just a touch to the unit if you want to skip the track that comes up next. Of course, if I just want to play a particular album, I have to pull over and stop to select it.
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by Terry D » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:01 am

Hmmm, I like that. I think I have 1800 songs in my flash drive but a few are duplicates. I ordered years ago the Country Love Songs Complete Set advertised on Tv. Listening to those songs brings back many memories because my father loved to listen and sing along. Now, I'm 71 so you can imagine, I know them all. Flash drive technology, WOW.
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by huggiebear » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:06 pm

Terry D!
I would like to know what model is your J&M player because I have the J&M18E and the most I can put in each folder is 99 Songs on 8 GB max.

If your player stops working check what you plug in to the USB it might come loose, try some Velcro behind it, that's what I did with my multi cards reader.

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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by Terry D » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:11 am

I made a mistake, I have an MP3 player plugged into the Aux stereo plug in left pocket with more songs I can count. My JMDM18 has a flash drive of 5 folders each with average of 95 songs. However one complete song listed actually turned out to be an entire CD I had loaded in the root folder. Don't ask how that happened because I don't know.
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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by huggiebear » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:36 am

As longs there is room on the card you can put 1 to 1000s of songs in a single file, the disadvantage is you can not advance to the next song because the player treats the file as a single song. I have many of these files " non stop music" like DJs mixes some of these files are hours long.

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Re: Installing the DMC MP3 player model 9088

Post by huggiebear » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:06 am

OzzieBruce!
Before buying the J&M player I had a Bluetooth receiver mounted on top of the CB switchs with a 3M double side tape. ( paid 8$) I was using my iPhone stored in my pocket or in the trunk. I could advance or go to the previous song or pause by pushing the buttons on the Bluetooth receiver. The Bluetooth had a tiny mic on it but when a call came through I could hear the voice of the person in the motorcycle speaker, but the person on the other end can not hear me, just wind noice.

If you have a Bluetooth headset then you better off plugging your phone in the auxiliar audio input in the left pocket.
The J&M player it's a bit better because you can use the the tuner switch on the bike to advance the tunes and it's not exposed to the element like my 8$ Bluetooth I had. Lost 3 of them due to rain demage, because of my stupidity, too lazy to put a piece of clear tape on top of the Bluetooth buttons.



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