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    I just got my XMPCR looked up and wanted to try out other software.

    I have MyXM and it didnt seem to work.

    The s/w that came with it seems alright, but that oval shape isnt going to embed real well in MC.

    I couldnt find either extremeXM or TouchXM anywhere to download.

    Any suggestions about the nicest, skinable XM front end? Ideally one that could be skinned like the dark brushed metal of Feb.

    Frodo, I understand you are writing on, will yours be standalone so it can be embeded in MC?

    Thanks All
    .//Daren
    (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
    MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

  • #2
    Did you get the XMPCR with the digital output? That's the one I'm thinking of ordering (not too confident with my soldering skills to do it myself).
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    • #3
      No, its pretty basic, it has USB for control (its actually a serial/USB converter), an antenna with miles of cable, and a 3.5mm jack for audio out (analog).

      I didnt even know they were bringing out a digital model, makes sense though, seems silly taking digital audio and turning it into analog so it can be fed into the sound card for mixing.

      The quality I thought was CD level, but it certainly isnt, its not distored or anything, but you can 'hear' its compressed, hard to describe, but if you play around with audio compression for a while you get a feel for what compressed audio sounds like, and this has that sound. Maybe its this unit, im not sure.

      I need something now as a front end that's rectangular so it 'fits' MC...

      Originally posted by SFiorito
      Did you get the XMPCR with the digital output? That's the one I'm thinking of ordering (not too confident with my soldering skills to do it myself).
      .//Daren
      (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
      MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mobileh1
        I just got my XMPCR looked up and wanted to try out other software.

        I have MyXM and it didnt seem to work.

        The s/w that came with it seems alright, but that oval shape isnt going to embed real well in MC.

        I couldnt find either extremeXM or TouchXM anywhere to download.

        Any suggestions about the nicest, skinable XM front end? Ideally one that could be skinned like the dark brushed metal of Feb.

        Frodo, I understand you are writing on, will yours be standalone so it can be embeded in MC?


        Thanks All
        Glad to see another car PC'er going with XMPCR.... I just posted a link to TouchXM in another topic, but here it is again.... it is okay software, works well but the appearence is less than stellar...

        TouchXM

        But still it is worth a try....

        I too am waiting patiently for a good XM application for the car PC world.... maybe the pink assed Monkey man will get his going here soon

        Oh yeah, the digital output is an aftermarket deal. I bought mine with it.... can't remember the site, but it is listed somewhere on the same site that the above link takes you too....

        You can buy a kit to modify yours to digital output.... it is well worth it...

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        • #5
          thanks, trying it now...

          I get (soon as I run it), invalid port error. I couldnt find an ini file either. Any ideas?

          thanks
          .//Daren
          (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
          MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mobileh1
            I didnt even know they were bringing out a digital model.
            They aren't, the digital model is an aftermarket option. You can do it
            yourself with a kit or buy it pre-fabbed.

            The quality I thought was CD level, but it certainly isnt, its not distored or anything, but you can 'hear' its compressed, hard to describe, but if you play around with audio compression for a while you get a feel for what compressed audio sounds like, and this has that sound. Maybe its this unit, im not sure.
            It's not your unit, it's how they encode it, it is getting better though.

            Frodo
            [H]4 Life
            My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
            It will be done sometime in the next generation.
            I'm a lesbian too.
            I am for hire!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mobileh1
              Frodo, I understand you are writing on, will yours be standalone so it can be embeded in MC?

              Originally posted by dug1967
              I too am waiting patiently for a good XM application for the car PC world.... maybe the pink assed Monkey man will get his going here soon

              Probably, don't I take care of you guys ?

              Frodo
              [H]4 Life
              My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
              It will be done sometime in the next generation.
              I'm a lesbian too.
              I am for hire!

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              • #8
                Where does one get the kit from?

                Also, ill it get better of its own accord, or will I need to upgrade?

                Originally posted by frodobaggins
                They aren't, the digital model is an aftermarket option. You can do it
                yourself with a kit or buy it pre-fabbed.


                It's not your unit, it's how they encode it, it is getting better though.

                Frodo
                .//Daren
                (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
                MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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                • #9
                  No, it's a mod that the XM-PCR community made. You can either just buy the mod and do it yourself or buy an already modded XM-PCR: http://store.myradiostore.com/xmwitoopdiou.html

                  I read it gets much better audio quality (obviously).
                  EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

                  Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
                  Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
                  OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
                  Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
                  BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
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                  • #10
                    This is the kit.
                    http://store.myradiostore.com/xmtodioubo.html
                    [H]4 Life
                    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                    I'm a lesbian too.
                    I am for hire!

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                    • #11
                      Frodo

                      Whats your timeframe for releasing the XM piece? Will it be stand-alone?

                      Also, I have been playing around with the LMF to launch the xmmt, but couldnt get it to embedd the xmmt app. Is this supposed to work, or not something it was designed for?

                      Thanks
                      .//Daren
                      (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
                      MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mobileh1
                        Frodo

                        Whats your timeframe for releasing the XM piece? Will it be stand-alone?

                        Thanks
                        I'm working on it now, don't have a timeframe, and I already said yes
                        [H]4 Life
                        My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                        It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                        I'm a lesbian too.
                        I am for hire!

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                        • #13
                          Sorry, missed that. I'd like to use the Frodoplayer, but I have so much music that the per-album and per-artist etc browsers didnt help, the music is set up on the file system how i like it organized, so the file system browser was the right UI, but its not owner-drawn, so the scroll bar buttons are not practical for touch screen usage. Thats the only reason for using MC still. Its a nice app, but as you know, nothing is happening to it (MC). If you could find a file system browser with real buttons for up/down etc and Feb would skin all of it, then I'd switch.

                          You meant yes to standalone right, not LMF embeddin XMMT?

                          Originally posted by frodobaggins
                          I'm working on it now, don't have a timeframe, and I already said yes
                          .//Daren
                          (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
                          MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mobileh1
                            You meant yes to standalone right, not LMF embeddin XMMT?
                            Yes, and as for your other question, I am working on a replacement, I
                            just don't know if it will make the cut for next release.

                            Frodo
                            [H]4 Life
                            My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                            It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                            I'm a lesbian too.
                            I am for hire!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mobileh1
                              thanks, trying it now...

                              I get (soon as I run it), invalid port error. I couldnt find an ini file either. Any ideas?

                              thanks
                              Did you get the TouchXM running mobile?

                              I think what you are saying about the invalid port is the same screwup I made when I first ran the program.... I think the first time you run it, it asks you what port the XM is attached too and if you give it the wrong one it won't run and gives you no easy why to change it...

                              If this is your problem and you haven't fixed it, let me know I will scratch real hard and remember how to fix it....

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