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    This might be a dumb question (might?) but I was wondering if a car's CD player could be used by the carputer as a CD drive to rip audio CD's to MP3's. As I said, it might be a dumb question but I' mjust curious.
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Pioneer Car Single CD headunits DEH-P90HDD

    anything is possible if you have the funds to drive your desires.

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    Pioneer Headunit
    -10GB HDD (Hard Disc Drive) Built-in
    -ATRAC3 Compression with 132kbps/105kbps recording modes can store up to 200 CD's of music
    -Record digitally from built-in CD player (real-time ripping speed)
    -Custom Playlists ,Up to 6 User-created Custom Playlists
    -Auxiliary Input (CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 required)
    -2 Display Modes (alternate screen layouts)
    Form 1 includes 32-character text display capability
    Form 2 includes 2 lines of 24-character text display capability

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    • #3
      Analog, yes. Digital, no. Even with analog, everything would be manual (ie. you hit "record" on your MP3 player, then "play" on the CD track would be the same).
      Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
      Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
      "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."


      • #4
        Ok, thanks for your answers. I've been thinking about maybe putting a CD-Rom drive in the dash anyway, they're about the same size as a cd player, just without the pretty light show.