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    Is there a FAQ or Step by Step on how to add external apps. to MediaCar?

    I am trying to add the stock XM PCR software as an external apps to MediaCar....

    I went in and added a new text file for the app and a new JPEG file for the display.... It is not right enough to work yet....

    I think I am messing up the path to the XM PCR software. If I right click the desktop icon for XM PCR I get

    "C:\Program Files\XM Satellite Radio\XMMT.exe" 127.0.0.1 /q /s /r2d2

    That doesn't seem to work when I put it into the launch directory of media car (well within the file for the XM).....

    Can anybody supply a direct copy and slightly modify and paste file for adding XM to the APPS section of Media Car.....

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Nobody????

    I am shocked.....

    Either the question is too mundane and boring or I stumped you all....

    I know others out there have done this....

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    • #3
      just put the directory aka

      [GENERAL]
      PATH = C:\WINNT\system32\notepad.exe
      TryEmbeddedTimeOut = 5
      WindowSearchString=

      dont bother with this " 127.0.0.1 /q /s /r2d2 and the star before it it should look like this

      [GENERAL]
      PATH = C:\Program Files\XM Satellite Radio\XMMT.exe
      TryEmbeddedTimeOut = 5
      WindowSearchString=




      just make sure the XMMT.exe is the application your using, to do this just go in the xm satellite directory, and double click on xmmt.exe if it loads the app then its correct if not its wrong

      ohh one more thing, make sure the jpg is the same name as the folder, for example i have a folded called XM, so the jpg is XM.jpg

      hope this helps

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      • #4
        Well thanks bimmer, the deal with the picture file name and directory name being the same fixed the picture not showing up, but still a no go on the program actually starting.

        I have the text file just as you suggested above, and still no go. Just to experiment I tried the same with TouchXM and it doesn't run either......

        Is there another spot in Media car where you have to enter info? I see nothing in the Media Car setup screen about external apps....

        This is strange.....

        Any ideas????

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        • #5
          Okay, I will bump this one more time then give up....

          Does anybody have any idea how to add External Apps to Media Car? Other than what I have done so far, which is detailed above.

          Thanks in advance, I hope.

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          • #6
            Well I lied above, I am not yet willing to give up....

            Does anybody have an XM software running as a Launch App within Media Car????

            How do you get it to work....

            Any thoughts or ideas will be most appreciated

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            • #7
              I guess now is a good a time as any. You guys post faster than I can code

              Here is LMF 1.1, Now for MediaCar and MediaEngine.
              Code:
               2004 Kevin Lincecum
              frodo |at| frodoplayer.com
              Launch ************ ! v. 1.1.0
              
              Usage:
              
              Make a seperate directory for each app you want to launch.
              (Seperate LMF instances, ie. a whole new directory with all the files in this release.)
              
              Edit the LMF.INI file with the path to the program you want to launch.
              
              [MAIN]
              COMMANDLINE=C:\Program Files\XM Satellite Radio\XMMT.exe
              COMMANDLINEOPTIONS=127.0.0.1 /q /s /r2d2
              UNLOAD=FALSE
              
              You should set UNLOAD=TRUE for MediaCar and set UNLOAD=FALSE for MediaEngine.
              
              
              ---------------------------------------------------------
              For MediaCar
              Make a folder in the launch folder.
              Example: XM
              Make an XM.JPG in that folder.
              Make and XM.INI in the folder.
              In your XM.INI point it to an instance of LMF.EXE
              
              Example
              [GENERAL]
              PATH = C:\Program Files\MediaCar\LAUNCH\XM\LMF.EXE
              TryEmbeddedTimeOut = 5
              WindowSearchString=
              
              
              ---------------------------------------------------------
              For MediaEngine:
              Add LMF.EXE to your applications section in MediaEngine.
              
              Notes: Closing this app will NOT close the app you launch.
              You must close the called app manually.
              ---------------------------------------------------------
              
              Have Fun,
              
              Frodo
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              My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
              It will be done sometime in the next generation.
              I'm a lesbian too.
              I am for hire!

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              • #8
                Posting faster than you can code????

                Hummm....... Did you notice when I first asked this question????? But I must say THANKS A BUNCH for the help Frodo, even though you have a big pink swollen *** I still like the MonkeyMan....

                I read through what you said and it kind of makes sense..... I think I can work through it.... But now I am wanting to know, this sounds pretty involved... I wonder why NOTHING was included in the help for Media Car about this.....

                But again Thanks MonkeyMan.....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dug1967
                  Posting faster than you can code????

                  Hummm....... Did you notice when I first asked this question????? But I must say THANKS A BUNCH for the help Frodo, even though you have a big pink swollen *** I still like the MonkeyMan....

                  I read through what you said and it kind of makes sense..... I think I can work through it.... But now I am wanting to know, this sounds pretty involved... I wonder why NOTHING was included in the help for Media Car about this.....

                  But again Thanks MonkeyMan.....

                  It's not hard at all, I will explain better.
                  Make a folder somewhere, and put LMF.EXE and LMF.INI in it.
                  Make sure the INI looks like the one above. Luckily for you,
                  the information is probably the same.


                  Then, in the MediaCar Launch directory, make a folder called
                  "XM"
                  In there put a JPG file called XM.JPG
                  Make an INI File called XM.JPG
                  (Standard MediaCar INI)
                  Just point XM.INI to wherever you installed LMF.EXE

                  Then you're done.

                  Frodo
                  [H]4 Life
                  My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                  It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                  I'm a lesbian too.
                  I am for hire!

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                  • #10
                    Frodo

                    Does this pass on the WM_MOVE etc messages so the launched app becomes embedded in MC?

                    Thanks
                    .//Daren
                    (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
                    MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mobileh1
                      Frodo

                      Does this pass on the WM_MOVE etc messages so the launched app becomes embedded in MC?

                      Thanks
                      No, I don't think this app will allow it anyway.
                      [H]4 Life
                      My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                      It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                      I'm a lesbian too.
                      I am for hire!

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                      • #12
                        Get it to work yet dug ?
                        [H]4 Life
                        My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                        It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                        I'm a lesbian too.
                        I am for hire!

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                        • #13
                          Frodo

                          I've been playing with my own little app that allows MediaCar to launch an app, with (as you do) command line options, and optionally send it keys/clicks (for Routis etc).

                          The pseudo code to pass messages on would be:

                          -HWND mc = FindWindow( NULL, "MEDIACAR" );
                          -launch app
                          -find its top level window
                          -any messages in the get/dispatch loop that originated from MC you
                          -SendMessage( launched app )

                          This way MC embeds you, and you embedd the launchee, with launchee being the topmost.

                          I have most of this working, but got distracted with taking toddler out...
                          .//Daren
                          (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
                          MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mobileh1
                            Frodo

                            I've been playing with my own little app that allows MediaCar to launch an app, with (as you do) command line options, and optionally send it keys/clicks (for Routis etc).

                            The pseudo code to pass messages on would be:

                            -HWND mc = FindWindow( NULL, "MEDIACAR" );
                            -launch app
                            -find its top level window
                            -any messages in the get/dispatch loop that originated from MC you
                            -SendMessage( launched app )

                            This way MC embeds you, and you embedd the launchee, with launchee being the topmost.

                            I have most of this working, but got distracted with taking toddler out...

                            If you are going to do embedding yourself why pass on the messages ?

                            Also, I have verified that you cannot setparent or resize smaller on the stock
                            XM software.

                            Frodo
                            [H]4 Life
                            My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                            It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                            I'm a lesbian too.
                            I am for hire!

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                            • #15
                              Where the hell did dug go ? Last time I give him a solution...
                              [H]4 Life
                              My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                              It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                              I'm a lesbian too.
                              I am for hire!

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