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  • New to RoadRunner - I missed the initial boat

    So when i first started my carpc endeavor almost 5 years ago I fought and fought not to have to use a front end and just use winamp/wmp/windvd etc. well I have finally decided that I am an idiot and want to use a front end. I downloaded the roadrunner and have been messing around with it a bit, but i am still a little lost on some things. I searched the forum for a how-to, initial setup, etc. but have not found a step by step example, or one dumbed down enough for me to figure out. Is there one out there and I am missing it? Or is this another go figure it out by trial and error? Any help would be appreciated...

  • #2
    Steps:
    1. DL and install using the installer
    2. DL and install Winamp v2.95 or 5.13
    3. DL the newest config (see sig)
    4. Set the winamp, Music, skin and launch paths in the config.
    5. And enjoy the newly found way of doing things..

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    • #3
      Okay 1-3 I am good on and accomplished...

      4 is where things get hairy. I am using the default skin that comes with, and I do not know what the buttons mean. Is there a setting that will put help pop ups on there?

      What is the INI Path?

      What is the Launch Path?

      Why is it when I add music it won't play and has 00:00 as the time of the song?

      Just a few of my stupid initial questions...

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      • #4
        section 4

        Originally posted by kingnasty View Post
        Okay 1-3 I am good on and accomplished...

        4 is where things get hairy. I am using the default skin that comes with, and I do not know what the buttons mean. Is there a setting that will put help pop ups on there?

        What is the INI Path?

        What is the Launch Path?

        Why is it when I add music it won't play and has 00:00 as the time of the song?

        Just a few of my stupid initial questions...
        you'll find this on your desktop RRconfig, it should of installed it there when you loaded RR, just double click it and there is the settings Blue is talking about, you have to go through each heading on the left and set paths to your apps like . under General /player setup (on the left) set path for winamp (on the right)

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        • #5
          I have downloaded his config and have done all of these things. I added winamp as the music player, but I am still getting 00:00 when I pull up any song in my library.

          I know where all of the paths are in the config, I want to know what I am suppose to be putting in these paths...

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          • #6
            Go to the Road Runner folder. Open rr.ini

            Copy and paste all the entries and let's take a look at what you're lacking.
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            • #7
              set your winamp path to the winamp.exe 's location. set your music path to the directory which contains all of your music. you can figure the rest of the paths out, they arent that hard. anyway,

              from there, you open up roadrunner, click on the audio button, then you are going to click on the library button (its on the bottom left somewhere i think). from there, you will find more buttons to help set up a playlist.

              roadrunner works as follows: you go to a library screen which contains your full directory of music. different buttons/commands will take what is currently selected in the directory list and perform some function with it (i.e. add the current folder to a playlist, add all the folders, etc.) from here, you will create a playlist on the screen you just came from (before getting to the library). then you can clikc and play your music just like winamp or WMP would work. keep playing with it, you will be amazed with what is possible.


              ***look into downloading some of the newer skins. they are more advanced, but contain sooooooo many more incredible features. DigitalFX 2.0 is a great skin to start on, very easy to figure out. just download the folder into your /skins path in the road runner folder in program files (assuming youre using windows). also, LSX void is a good skin, and i will be coming out with a new skin in the next couple days (which i like the best :-) )

              any more questions, just feel free to ask! i feel like we do a pretty good job to answer people's questions in a friendly manner. good luck!

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              • #8
                Here it is...

                [Player Setup]
                player=Winamp
                winamppath=C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
                hidewinamp=true
                exitmute=true

                [General]
                voice=false
                disableinternat=false
                showicons=false
                showextensions=false
                hidemouse=false
                hidetaskbar=false
                hidedesktop=false
                hidedots=false
                gpstime=false
                gpsusadate=true
                exitmode=0
                dateformat=Short Date
                timeformat=Short Time
                locale=0
                screentype=4:3
                debugmode=false
                enableclipping=true
                nozoom=false
                usegestures=true
                leavemousealone=false
                closeapps=false
                fastmode=-1
                usedualmon=false
                soundcard=0
                screenlimit=10
                mastervolmap=-1
                hibernateaware=true
                forcehibernate=false
                hibernatereload=true
                usbsound=false
                browsertype=0
                usevoicecontrol=false
                usecar2pc=false
                fadeinvolume=true
                picspath=To set path, Click --->

                [Skins]
                skinpath=C:\Program Files\Road Runner\Skins\Simplistique\
                transition=-1
                background=RGB82837B
                TransitionTime=0.2

                [Gamma]
                gammamode=3
                gpsgammamodeoffset=0
                gammaday=0:0:0
                gammanight=-50:-50:-50
                gammadaytime=1:00
                gammanighttime=1:00
                autogammamode=1
                autoskinmode=1

                [Preload Screens]

                [Music]
                musicpath=C:\Documents and Settings\nessex\Desktop\Essex Files\New Folder\
                playlistpath=Click here to set path
                useid3=2
                showid3playlist=false
                showid3browse=true
                lazytag=false
                singleclickaudio=false
                noformat=false
                listnumbers=true
                listfollowssong=true
                id3listformat=%title%
                id3browseformat=%title%
                titlesafter=-
                coverfile=*.jpg
                albumart=*.txt
                fadeimages=false
                audiofiles=.aac,.cda,.m3u,.mid,.midi,.mp1,.mp2,.mp 3,.mp4,.wav,.wma
                visuname=MilkDrop
                scrollmode=1
                circularlist=false
                groupnumbers=false
                resumemusic=0
                audiorepeat=false
                audioshuffle=false
                transparentvisu=false
                opacityvisu=40

                [Radio]
                radiomode=0
                allowallfreqs=false
                radioline=0
                userbds=false

                [XM]
                xmport=0
                xmline=0
                xmlineinplugin=false
                xmtype=0
                singleclickxm=false
                xmformat=%station% %artist%

                [SIRIUS]
                srport=0
                srline=0
                srlineinplugin=false
                singleclicksr=false
                srformat=%station% %artist%

                [Video]
                videopath=Click here to set path
                mpcpath=Click here to set path
                videoautohide=true
                videohidetime=4
                builtinvideo=true
                videoshuffle=false

                [TV]
                tvline=0

                [GPS]
                mapmonkeypath=Click here to set path
                gpspath=Click here to set path
                gpsname=
                overspeed=55
                gpsport=0
                mappointmap=1
                mapcountry=United States
                mapcity=
                mapautozoom=true
                isunits=true
                usegpsserv=false
                gasfinderautorefresh=false

                [IG Native]

                [Speed Att Vol]
                speedatt=false

                [Phidget]
                phidget1=0
                phidget2=0
                phidget3=0
                phidget4=0
                phidget5=0
                phidget6=0
                phidget7=0
                phidget8=0

                [4 Temps]
                tcomport=0
                tempscale=c
                temp1=c
                temp2=c
                temp3=c
                temp4=c

                [Volt Meter]
                vcomport=

                [Phone]
                phoconodesign=false
                motophone=false
                phonelistspath=Click here to set path
                contactspicturespath=Click here to set path
                ringtone=Click here to set path
                smstone=Click here to set path
                maxcalllistentries=100
                phoconoincallevent=false
                connecthsp=true
                standardphonebook=0
                phonebooksencoding=windows-1252

                [Weather]
                cityweather=
                weatherunits=USA
                weatherdegress=
                localdatacaptureinterval=0

                [Extra's]


                I went ahead and tried the symplistique skin and that seemed to be more friendly to get around in. I did get some of my mp3s/wmas to play, but others are still not. It seems that when I open up the music player in RR the songs that will play are already cued into my playlist and the ones that won't aren't. Could this have something to do w/ subfolders that I have setup within my music folder?

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                • #9
                  Change

                  winamppath=C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe

                  to

                  winamppath=C:\Program Files\Winamp\
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                  • #10
                    Also make sure you registered the winamp dll if this has never been done. I think this is needed for the newer version. I am still using the April 2006 version though.
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                    • #11
                      did that now nothing is playing again...

                      I dl'ed blue's updated config and replaced the old config with that, that was the correct thing to do right??

                      Also I tried uninstalling roadrunner totaly and reinstalling it fresh, but when I did that it reinstalled w/ the changes I had already made on it. What did I do wrong?

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                      • #12
                        look at your ini you just posted.. it reads "mp 3" instead of ".mp3" in the audio section.. could just be somethin the board did but make sure your audioFiles are correct
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                        • #13
                          okay, I am an idiot. winamp will not play WMA's and my music files are WMA's... Sorry folks, again I am an idiot... That should take care of my music files not playing.

                          now my other questions

                          Am I suppose to put something in the launch path and the ini path on the page 1 of general settings? What does the ini path do?

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                          • #14
                            you dont have to put anything in either of those
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                            • #15
                              thanks a lot for all the help guys and gals...

                              I am doing a "test run" of this on my work pc ...shhhh... before i do my real install on my carpc at home, which is getting a face lift w/ the cf hdd and such.

                              Again, thanks for all the help...

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