Is there any way I can make all the tracks work on my car USB drive.
Every music player has it's own limitations.
To get music to play you'll need to convert the tracks to a format that your player recognizes (Most likely NOT Apple Lossless).
* Nearly all players can read MP3s,
* many play NON-protected AAC.
* some play WAV, and / or AIFF
So, your best bet is to
1. IDENTIFY COMPATIBLE FORMATS:
a. Figure out which tracks are not playing (if music players' manual is not clear)
b. In your iTunes library Window make the category "kind" visible in window to identify formats
(View Menu -> View Options) use this to identify songs in incompatible formats.
Alternately view the songs on your computer (try sorting by kind to help identify)
3. SET UP DESIRED CONVERSION SETTINGS:
An example assuming MP3 ("MPEG audio file) will work:
a) under Preferences General > Import Settings button
choose import using MP3 encoder
you can then set to custom: I'd set the "Stereo Bit Rate" to 256 or 320kbs
(256 is safer, 320 is better - some devices might not accept over 256)
it's PRETTY safe to check Use Variable Bit Rate (High quality)
I'd leave the other settings to defaults.
4. CONVERT DESIRED SONGS
Finally, right click any song you wish to convert, then choose "Create MP3 Version"
THIS will create a COPY of the song you selected, as an MP3 (you'll still have your high res version)
Repeat step 4 for any desired song
PS: You might want to make a smart playlist of MP3 only (or any acceptable format) songs to copy over to the USB drive in the future.
HTH - Alix