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  • couple questions

    so does anybody recomend this for someone like me who's not too savvy in programing? i want a simple easy approach to a frontend software.

    can you play music videos while driving?

  • #2
    The whole philosophy of StreetDeck is to make installing and using a carputer easier for the average person.

    You can play videos while driving and hear them, however, the video will be blacked out until you come to a stop.
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    • #3
      well then technically i cant watch music videos then huh

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      • #4
        also when i start the trial version an error message shows this:
        could not find any compatible direct3d devices. Note: your computers desktop display mode must be set to a mode with a color depth of 32-bits.

        my color only has the option up to 24. do i need a video card? or am i missing some software. but it works in low performance mode.

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        • #5
          i just installed directx from windows.com and it said when i tried to install it that it was not needed. so what am i doing wrong.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jakl27
            well then technically i cant watch music videos then huh
            LEGALLY you can't watch videos while you drive.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              i know, i know. so any idea y it wont work on my screen unless im in low performance mode?

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              • #8
                Just curious, how does StreetDeck know when you're at a stop? If it uses GPS, I can just send fake NMEA strings to the com port.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by b8bboi
                  Just curious, how does StreetDeck know when you're at a stop? If it uses GPS, I can just send fake NMEA strings to the com port.
                  Yes it uses GPS.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jakl27
                    i know, i know. so any idea y it wont work on my screen unless im in low performance mode?
                    You don't have a directX 7 compatible video card or you don't have DirectX 7 compatible drivers installed.

                    Low performance mode doesn't use direct3D which is why it works.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by b8bboi
                      Just curious, how does StreetDeck know when you're at a stop? If it uses GPS, I can just send fake NMEA strings to the com port.
                      Well technically you could snip your seatbelt and deactivate your airbag too, but I don't think it's meant to stop tweakers...it's meant to comply with the laws and avoid a lawsuit...
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                      • #12
                        What about GPS drift due to signal instability? I've had different GPS units suddenly place me across the street one second, and down the block another. All this while standing still. So where is the threshold that determines if the car moved or not? I assume you would have to move so far in a certain period of time? Or, you'd have to move in relation to the road. Just an idea while waiting for my unlock code, haha.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rdunajewski
                          What about GPS drift due to signal instability? I've had different GPS units suddenly place me across the street one second, and down the block another. All this while standing still. So where is the threshold that determines if the car moved or not? I assume you would have to move so far in a certain period of time? Or, you'd have to move in relation to the road. Just an idea while waiting for my unlock code, haha.
                          All of our testing has shown the GPS lock out to be pretty accurate. It may take an extra couple of seconds after stopping to register, but its never locked out when it shouldn't have.
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                          • #14
                            Hmm.. that's good. Only, for $149.99 - $199.99 I would like to have the option. I mean, safety is a concern as well as the legal aspect. But I can think of more reasons why I'd want the ability to disable safety features than to have these features built-in and not editable. As someone mentioned in another forum, what if a passenger wants to do something, and SD locks them out of it? Maybe the bundled version with SD hardware should retain these safety features and the software-only version could have an option. After all, you would want it to work on multiple systems in addition to the hardware you've paired up.
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                            • #15
                              Also what about dual monitor folk who want to play a DVD to the kids in the back seat and the screen is disabled!

                              Surely there should be an OPTION at least, even if it defaults to 'disable while moving'.

                              As someone else said, I'd be annoyed (to say the least) if I've paid money for a system that has a fundamental flaw against a lot of great free frontends out there

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