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  • Ultimate Frontend....

    Let's try to stay on thread on this one.

    What should an ultimate frontend have? I am going to start it off, please add to it.

    1. Easy to use interface
    2. Modular programs (must be able to support any type of software)
    3. Day/Night mode
    4. Skins
    5. volume control
    - Lwin M. Maung
    If it's stuck, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway

  • #2
    Controls for sound card or a software leveler like the one in winamp
    CarComputer Status: New Car & Broken (Motherboard Fried)
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    • #3
      Keyboard commands for everything so Girder can be easily setup.
      Resizable fonts so it's easier to read on composite screens.
      Aura MR62 (F and R)
      My Current MP3s
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      • #4
        An Attenuation feature to instantly cut volume when needed.

        The search functionality found in Media Engine (to search on titles, artists, genre, etc). Great Feature!

        Another great feature of Media Engine is the ability to synchronize your files with a master directory. Rip all your MP3s on your main server. Go to car and synchronize with your main box. All the files on your main box are copied to the car.

        A button on EVERY screen to go back to the main window.

        Resume of last song played coupled with auto starting of MP3s when launched.

        Scaling features so that everything fits any resolution.

        Easy to see skins that are modern yet not specific to any one interest.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FunK
          A button on EVERY screen to go back to the main window.
          My main gripe with MediaEngine.

          Originally posted by FunK
          Resume of last song played coupled with auto starting of MP3s when launched.
          Would be nice.
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          • #6
            Allowing mp3/media playback while on other screens such as navigation/main menu

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jasonsp6
              Allowing mp3/media playback while on other screens such as navigation/main menu

              also very nice...

              nothing else i can thinko f that hasnt already been mentioned...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by psykiv
                An Attenuation feature to instantly cut volume when needed.

                A button on EVERY screen to go back to the main window.

                Resume of last song played coupled with auto starting of MP3s when launched.

                Scaling features so that everything fits any resolution.
                Mediacar do this
                www.media-car.fr.st
                The first Belgian PC fully integrated in a car :)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Defiler
                  Keyboard commands for everything so Girder can be easily setup.
                  Resizable fonts so it's easier to read on composite screens.
                  Mediacar do this
                  www.media-car.fr.st
                  The first Belgian PC fully integrated in a car :)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by owenjh
                    Controls for sound card or a software leveler like the one in winamp
                    Mediacar do this
                    www.media-car.fr.st
                    The first Belgian PC fully integrated in a car :)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Seraph
                      1. Easy to use interface
                      2. Modular programs (must be able to support any type of software)
                      3. Day/Night mode
                      4. Skins
                      5. volume control
                      CarBox can do this

                      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 Defiler
                        Keyboard commands for everything so Girder can be easily setup.
                        CarBox work in progress...
                        Originally posted by Defiler
                        Resizable fonts so it's easier to read on composite screens.
                        CarBox can do this

                        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 FunK
                          An Attenuation feature to instantly cut volume when needed.
                          CarBox has mute button.

                          Originally posted by FunK
                          The search functionality found in Media Engine (to search on titles, artists, genre, etc). Great Feature!
                          Currently working on this for CarBox.

                          Originally posted by FunK
                          A button on EVERY screen to go back to the main window.
                          CarBox does this by implication - the main screen is always there!

                          Originally posted by FunK
                          Resume of last song played coupled with auto starting of MP3s when launched.
                          CarBox does this.

                          Originally posted by FunK
                          Scaling features so that everything fits any resolution.
                          CarBox does this.

                          Originally posted by FunK
                          Easy to see skins that are modern yet not specific to any one interest.
                          CarBox does this, though whether it's to everyones taste is debatable

                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jasonsp6
                            Allowing mp3/media playback while on other screens such as navigation/main menu
                            CarBox does this.

                            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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                            • #15
                              • A screen that allows control of external devices via the parallel port
                              • A clock that doesn't have to show seconds - ie hh:mm AM/PM
                              • A method by which I can automate the connection of the carPC to internet via bluetooth phone and GPRS
                              http://carpc.riposte.net
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