ah, but if you look at the website, that's not what dodge says "Caliber's radio's are mp3 compatible"... Man I hate those marketing types sometimes!!!
it’s true. The standard radio will play mp3s through the AUX jack while the remaining units will play mp3 cd’s. I understand what you’re saying though.
Here is what it lists on the sales brochures:
Standard Equipment - (Sales Code REF)
AM/FM stereo radio with CD, changer controls and auxiliary jack
Optional - (Sales Code RAQ)
AM/FM 6-disc CD changer with MP3 play capability
Optional satellite radio, hands free phone capability
Optional - (Sales Code RAK)
AM/FM cassette, 6-disc CD changer with MP3 play capability
Optional satellite Radio, Hands Free Phone compatibility
Here are some specific details for MP3 playback with the 6-disc changers.
Compact discs (CD, CD-R, CD-RW).
Discs with MP3 tracks and multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Notice on Disc Playback:
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more time to start playing the MP3 files.
Notice on Loading Times:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will increase with more files and folders
• To increase the speed of disc loading, It is recommended to use CD-R media and single-session discs.
Supported File System Formats:
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 15
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator "." and a 3-character extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator "." and a 3-character extension)
MP3/WMA Bit Rates Supported:
The following table of bit rate and sampling frequencies are supported.
Sampling Frequency (kHz) Bit rate (kbps)
MPEG-1 (Audio 48, 44.1, 32 kHz)
VBR, 320, 256, 224, 192, 160, 128, 112, 96, 80, 64, 56, 48, 40, 32
MPEG-2 Audio (24, 22.05, 16 kHz)
VBR, 160, 128, 144, 112, 96, 80, 64, 56, 48, 40, 32, 24, 16, 8,
ID3 Tag: Version 1 ID3 tags are supported, ID3 version 2 is not.
Playlist files: Not supported.
MP3 Pro files: Not supported.
Hopefully that gives you all the information you need.