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  • RDS Radio in RR.

    Hi to all,
    I'm starting using RR and is great! The TV Plugin is one of the big difference with other Front Ends and is one of the behaviour that I evaulate to switch to RR. It is working great with my Terratec Cinergy 600TV tuner card and I think that the "definitive" choice will be done if the radio application of RR will work with the Cinergy card. As you know that card has the RDS radio support, that make it unique! In a car the RDS is mandatory...why don't develope some "plugin" within RR for RDS.... just to make it the only Front End with RDS support? (After TV)

    I am available to test and debug it...and for all other support that I can give!
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  • #2
    Probably here:

    http://www.esslinger.de/rds/rdsdec.htm

    could be found some usefull info and piece of software!
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    • #3
      I'll look at this after regular radio is in place, also is this a free library ? because it keeps saying "try it now" and "available at request" etc..
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      • #4
        Originally posted by guino
        I'll look at this after regular radio is in place, also is this a free library ? because it keeps saying "try it now" and "available at request" etc..
        Yes! In the Dowload section of site you can take a piece of SW that could have the Library comprised. Ok let me know if you will start on that feature!
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        • #5
          me too

          i agree with Cherokee Chief. I've the same TV-FM card and works really well... if we could find out how to integrate rds signal it'll be wonderful!! we won't need anything else than our carputer and our preferred front end :-))....

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          • #6
            I was reading through some of the PDFs they have today... it seems in order to receive the library or develop any application that uses RDS, I would have to sign a non-disclosure agreement with them... this basically means I could not post the code for RR anymore.. I don't intend to do that so no chances of integrating it directly.. now, that doesn't prevent me from trying to interface their demo app into RR..

            EDIT: If all you want is the Radio Text (A/B), I can easily make RR read it from the Demo Application they have.. then that could be displayed anywhere in the skin (even scrolling). The only thing you'd have to make sure is that changing radio stations in RR (Radiator), that the demo application displays the correct info for the selected station.

            Can anybody try that ?
            Ride Runner RR's Myspace

            "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
            "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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            • #7
              not sure it's the right way

              i'm not sure if i completely understood what u asked 4, guino. I dled the sw and run it, but i'm afraid that it allow to decode RDS signal only if provided by a COM port, so i think it's not suitable for use in conjunction with an internal FM card. Or am i missing something?

              p.s. should it be possible to integrate Terratec original software in RR? well, it is, in effect, from APPS menu, but the front-end is not resizable so it is displayed in the upper left part of the screen ... RR is too cool to accept so a "cheap" solution....
              Or, should be possible to use Terratec sw to let RR Radio skin display preset buttons and the RDS text?

              THANKS for your great job!!

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              • #8
                ohhh... I was under the impression the RDS software you showed me was what you used with your FM Card.. if that's not the case, I'd have to find a library, software or at least documentation that shows how to pull that information.. In any case, it is very likely that such interface is different from card to card, so no chances of making a generic interface -- which sucks big time. For the software to software interface, I'd have to find one that can actually read the RDS info and display it on the screen as simple text (if there's anything fancy like scroll etc, it will not work).
                Ride Runner RR's Myspace

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                "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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                • #9
                  Any TV/Radio Card with RDS?

                  Hi Guys...
                  I have a laptop for my car-pc and i would like to know if there is any TV/Radio Card with RDS not in PCI mode... Maybe something in USB or PCMCIA card.
                  Or maybe if there is any PCI to PCMCIA adaptor...
                  Any Comments?
                  Thanks in Advance...

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                  • #10
                    The HQCT module is USB and has RDS.
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                    • #11
                      for sale HQCT-i

                      Anyone interested in the HQCT-i. I tried it now for half year (bought in september) and did not get it working as I thought it would. Back to my HU.

                      Price 90 euro including the SMB to Motorola antenna adapter.
                      Location: The Netherlands

                      Regards, Joaquin

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                      • #12
                        hi. why is rds a good feature?:P
                        you guys have important messages running through it in america?

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                        • #13
                          RDS is normally not important, though very nice to have.. I do hear some places in europe provide traffic and other alerts through the RDS information. But just knowing what song/artist is playing makes it a valuable option to me.
                          Ride Runner RR's Myspace

                          "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
                          "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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                          • #14
                            The biggest advantage with RDS is the automatic station tuning. Say if your listening to station "A" and your on a road trip and passes trough several areas where this station is sending on different frequencies then it would automatically switch to the next available source for this station when the current one gets to "noisy".

                            But the next big thing in Europe is DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) witch is a system similar to XM but used over landbased transmitters rather than sattelite.
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