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  • Coyote what's going on?

    Hey Coyote,
    I'm a little disappointed with the actual version of Mediacar.
    (radio isn't functional for me, songsearch,...)
    Do you still work on Mediacar? I think so, though when do you guess is a new version coming

  • #2
    I think coyote is working on this project still....just not as activly as some would wish. Here is an idea... Why don't you donate some money to coyote so he has some motivation besides Gimee Gimee Gimee.

    You should know better than to complain about FREE software.

    However i am curious when the next version is comming out as well.

    Anyways Keep up the good work coyote and thanks for ALL of your hardwork

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    • #3
      I think i'm alittle disappointed in this post to be honest, coyote does alot for this forum, hes taken on a massive project, and I can honestly say I for one am very impressed. He doesnt charge a cent for it, and gives free support when he can. If you have any problems then why dont you go and write something yourself !

      thanks coyote for all your hardwork, if I can help in anyway let me know.


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      • #4
        I agree with CdRsKuLL, it takes a lot of hard work to develope in your spare time and to produce a product that he has, all for free, is amazing. We all want more, but I think we already have more that we first thought was going to be done by now, so give the guy a break.


        • #5
          I'm not into people bashing on forums, at work yes... but not in forums... ;-)

          A lot of people put a lot of effort into all these bits of software, and agreed, we all want our requests developed etc. but these people still have lives too! Also, as CdRsKuLL said, it's for free! If things are not going as fast as you like and you are a developer then chip in, offer support, even if it's just bug fixing! Hell, even if you are a technical author, write a manual or docs for it, if you are a graphic designer, get doing some skins.

          The most successful project is one that is supported by many people (in a controlled way). Not just ideas, but people providing results.

          Likewise, if anybody is experienced in C++ then SlientAdmirer may want some assitance with VOICES.

          Keep up the good work everyone and keep that software rolling!

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          • #6
            well said CdRsKuLL and anitmatter. Coyote keep up the good work.


            • #7
              please don't bash him or put down his software here. If you paid for it then i can see complaining.. if you have an issue like this send him a PM. He is doing this to help the community and asks nothing in return.
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              • #8
                Winni has 9 posts? and publicly is bashing someone who has contributed SO MUCH to this forum??

                that = lame... go make your own "free" software then.
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                • #9
                  For the record ... I'd like to say that coyote is probably one of the users who has contributed the most to this forum. He is a great guy!

                  I won't act like MediaCar is without flaw ... but it is amazing software when compared to most of the alternatives.

                  I remember coyote saying something about how he was working on a comercial version of MC ... so considering he's getting paid for that I'd imagine he's putting more time into that version than the free ver.

                  still ... I'm anxious for the next version (and ogg tag support)
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                  • #10
                    I will be looking into the pay version if/when he releases it. For now, I LOVE Mediacar

                    I is one thing to request things, but another to bash by saying you are disappointed.
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                    • #11
                      i'm not sure if the comercial release will be for sale to the public. He was saying he was making it for use in some prefabed system or something? he never did say if he was going to be able to sell just the software to guys like us. i don't think he had all the legal stuff worked out yet.
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                      • #12
                        Ditto. Go Coyote! My credit card is ready for a paying version...
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                        • #13
                          I'm not trying to jump on the band wagon, but I really must agree with all that has been said (wish I saw this thread earlier).

                          I think I can honestly say, and speak for many other newbies on this board, that if it weren't for programs like Media Car, Media Engine, CarBox, etc and the obvious amounts of hard work and skill that are put into them, I would not have gotten much further then "Hi, I'm a noobie".

                          When I first started thinking about this project it was the ability to download this program and try it on my desktop computer that gave me the inspiration to go out, buy equipment, do countless hours of reading and ing, and take the plunge into a great hobby.

                          Much praise and thanks. No complaints here!

                          Sincerely, an appreciative noobie.
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                          • #14
                            Don't worry, I'm working on Mediacar every day or almost.

                            At this time I work on the phone module, this module will detect automatically if a bluetooth (or with a wired serial connection) phone is reachable and will automatically connect to it or disconnect from it, the music and video stop when a call is received and if your phone and your bluetooth dongle have the "Audio gateway" capability you could use your carputer as an handset, the module can read the phonebook directly into the phone if your phone has this capability or use an internal phonebook if not, ... this module is a big piece of the software and ask a lot of time and need to find a lot of coding tips to make it really functional. (Multithreading with VB6 for example is the biggest difficulty that I need to use for this module, vb6 don't support very well multithreading).

                            An other thing, the commercial version is exactly the same as the free version, nothing more and nothing less, it's the same project with the same source, the commercial version is OEM only and only for guys who want to sell CarPC with Mediacar like a value added . Mediacar will always still be freeware for non commercial use.

                            And finally, I don't need to receive donnations to work on MediaCar, I work on it every time that it's possible for me with or without donnations

                            Thanks to everybody for all this support, that is the true motivation
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                            • #15
                              WOW....that will be SWEET!

                              It just keeps getting better.
                              Please dont tell me today is April Fools day over there

                              Thanks for all that you do Coyote!
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