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  • CarBox - First Test Release

    Edit : Version 0.7 is now available for download. It includes lots of new features. See the website for a full list.

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    I've finally rewritten my software skinnable, and made it a bit more usable. Please test, give opinions, slag-off and do generally what has to be done to new software on the scene

    It embeds Windows Media Player 9.0 and Destinator 2.0, and lets you create a playlist as long as your todger on the fly so you can make the selection longer than your journey!

    Downloadable from http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

    Screenshots: -








    GingerPrince

    Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

    Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
    CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

  • #2
    yeah nice work!

    Will try it! (thx for the destinator tip you gave me...)
    Epia M9000, lili 7" vga&touch & 2xTM-7002S compo, camera with reversed image, 2.5" 60 GB, 256Mb DDR, Opus 90W, GPS usb... AND MEDIACRUISER of course!

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    • #3
      WOW!!! That's coming along really nice. Great job.
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      • #4
        Looks really nice!
        I'll load it this evening if I can.
        One question, how hard would it be to set it up for Co-Pilot?
        Stop Buying New Music CD's.
        Hit The RIAA where it lives.

        Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chut
          Looks really nice!
          I'll load it this evening if I can.
          One question, how hard would it be to set it up for Co-Pilot?
          I don't have Co-Pilot, and I don't believe it exists for the UK (where I am), so I don't think it's really a go-er.

          Destinator integration is easy, because there's an SDK so I can easily hook it in, and also I don't have to actually do any work around it (aside from giving it a window to display in) as it's already touchscreen friendly!

          Call me lazy maybe, but I am

          GingerPrince

          Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

          Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
          CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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          • #6
            CarBox

            I amm having problems getting it to work. Keeps telling me interface not supported. It look great and would like to use it.
            This is my personal homepage no advertisement here. It has a shot of my carpc project.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CoolDaddyAndy
              I amm having problems getting it to work. Keeps telling me interface not supported. It look great and would like to use it.
              Have you updated to Windows Media Player 9.0? You need version 9 to use this software.

              Cheers, Sy

              GingerPrince

              Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

              Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
              CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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              • #8
                CarBox now has a webpage, and will be updated there when I fix bugs

                YOu can get to it from http://www.stuffandting.com/

                GingerPrince

                Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                • #9
                  I think I will now be using carbox instead of mediaengine. The only thing I dont like is the need for destinator. It is pretty expensive. I use iNav iGuidance and would like just an extra external program button for this use. Otherwise
                  IT [email protected] ROCKS
                  Also if you dont mind can I make a download link from my website for visitors to download this.
                  This is my personal homepage no advertisement here. It has a shot of my carpc project.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CoolDaddyAndy
                    I think I will now be using carbox instead of mediaengine because I like the playlist editor much more. The only thing I dont like is the need for destinator. It is pretty expensive. I use iNav iGuidance and would like just an extra external program button for this use. Otherwise
                    IT [email protected] ROCKS
                    Also if you dont mind can I make a download link from my website for visitors to download this.
                    This is my personal homepage no advertisement here. It has a shot of my carpc project.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CoolDaddyAndy
                      I think I will now be using carbox instead of mediaengine. The only thing I dont like is the need for destinator. It is pretty expensive. I use iNav iGuidance and would like just an extra external program button for this use. Otherwise
                      IT [email protected] ROCKS
                      Also if you dont mind can I make a download link from my website for visitors to download this.
                      Thanks, glad you like it!

                      You can launch an external app. The Keyboard button at the top is an external app button, just by default it's programmed for OSK. Edit the CarBox.ini and change the ExternalApp= line to point to what you want. Then either keep the keyboard icon, or create your own skin.

                      I will probably make an option in a release soon to have the GPS button either use Destinator, or launch GPS app of your choice. But for now the keyboard option should do you!

                      In fact, how about I make it so you can embed basically any application (MapPoint, CoPilot, MS Word, IE etc) within the application? Of course I won't be able to create extra buttons to control all those apps, but at least you won't have to Alt-Tab to your other software!

                      Just done a quick test with MapPoint and MS Word and this works, so look out for update soon



                      Sy

                      GingerPrince

                      Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                      Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                      CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CoolDaddyAndy
                        Also if you dont mind can I make a download link from my website for visitors to download this.
                        Sure, but please link to either www.stuffandting.com or www.stuffandting.com/carbox/ and not the zip file itself.

                        Cheers, Sy

                        GingerPrince

                        Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                        Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                        CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GingerPrince
                          Thanks, glad you like it!

                          You can launch an external app. The Keyboard button at the top is an external app button, just by default it's programmed for OSK. Edit the CarBox.ini and change the ExternalApp= line to point to what you want. Then either keep the keyboard icon, or create your own skin.

                          I will probably make an option in a release soon to have the GPS button either use Destinator, or launch GPS app of your choice. But for now the keyboard option should do you!

                          In fact, how about I make it so you can embed basically any application (MapPoint, CoPilot, MS Word, IE etc) within the application? Of course I won't be able to create extra buttons to control all those apps, but at least you won't have to Alt-Tab to your other software!

                          Just done a quick test with MapPoint and MS Word and this works, so look out for update soon



                          Sy

                          That would be sweet, that is what I was looking for in ME 2.0. ME 2.0 doesnt continue playing MP3s while you to to ext. apps either so I have to say your program is a little more supperior hands down. Of course ME is better known but I will continue to use CarBOX. THANKYOU for you hard work
                          This is my personal homepage no advertisement here. It has a shot of my carpc project.

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                          • #14
                            That looks sweet ginger

                            gonna give it a go , had pros with ME v2 , using winamp at the moment.

                            this looks just the job.

                            Good work mate......

                            Regards Andy

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                            • #15
                              Latest update is now available. Fixed a couple of annoying quirks, and added a basic option to embed any other software instead of Destinator (have tested with MapPoint and MS Word, I guess CoPilot and the like should work too).

                              It's basic at the moment (see README file), but this is it working: -

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                              MS Word, for those who are on the go all the time!



                              The way it works WILL get better, but I've put it in for now so people can at least use it.


                              Sy

                              GingerPrince

                              Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                              Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                              CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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