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  • Nice front end which works very well.

    Has anyone considered Cyberlink Power cinema? It is a really solid front end made to look like Windows Media center PC. Large icons, easy navigation, not a lot of features but plays music, movies, DVD's, and picture show. Even has a crude web interface. I will post some screen shots so you can see what I mean...

    Check out this link... DivX Certified!

    http://www.divx.com/software/detail.php?id=66
    Dont tell me to shut up, I'm Rick James ******!!!

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    Originally posted by madmartigan
    Has anyone considered Cyberlink Power cinema? It is a really solid front end made to look like Windows Media center PC. Large icons, easy navigation, not a lot of features but plays music, movies, DVD's, and picture show. Even has a crude web interface. I will post some screen shots so you can see what I mean...

    Check out this link... DivX Certified!

    http://www.divx.com/software/detail.php?id=66
    Umm, lets see.

    It's not good cause
    It costs Money
    Has no provisions for Navi that I can tell
    Not Skinable, from what I can tell
    Looks like it was designed to be used with a remote, and not a TS
    Oh ya, and it costs money.

    There are some great Front ends here, all free. I have personal affection for FP and RR. Then of course, there are like 10 others. What do you feel you are missing with those Front Ends that Cyberlink has?

    Michael
    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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    • #3
      I haven't heard anyone mention using it. Probably because it's $79 and has fewer features. Many of the front ends here are both free and completely customizable to the car environment.
      Originally posted by ghettocruzer
      I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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      • #4
        I know what you are saying, no need to be rude about it. But for me, this would work just as well and I didnt have to buy it either....
        Dont tell me to shut up, I'm Rick James ******!!!

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        • #5
          Well, I understand it is your opinion that you like it...

          however coming here and saying "Nice frontend which works very well" sort of implies that it is the holy grail, and that what we have here (real car frontends) do not work "very well"...

          I have found that for Audio, Video and Pics all or most of the frontends even the most crude ones work REALLY well... probably better even than this in the car environment. The problems start to come in when a few hundred features are add

          I dont think anyone was trying to be rude, but your thread is really of no real enlightment for most users, hence I think everyone who reads this, and mostly those that comment are kind of saying "WTF, this isn the holy grail!"
          Roy

          2005 Range Rover 4.4
          Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by madmartigan
            I know what you are saying, no need to be rude about it. But for me, this would work just as well and I didnt have to buy it either....
            First, I wasn't all that rude, perhaps a little.

            Second, You are new here, currently with less then 20 posts, and you come here and attempt to extole the virtue of a front end, that when viewed by me, who has been here like 2 years, and probably others, who have been here a while, it is missing so much, and is totally not optimized for a Touch screen.

            Yet you, who has SOOOOO much experience in the carputer enviroment and community, think this is a good product. Perhaps if you had come here as a Noob, and said, What do people think of this product, I might have been nicer. Instead you declare it is a great product. What a crock.

            Third, do you by chance work there. You extol it's virtue, on one of your first posts, and then you imply that you got the software for free.

            Michael
            ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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            • #7
              Software Evaluation

              Originally posted by madmartigan
              Has anyone considered Cyberlink Power cinema? It is a really solid front end made to look like Windows Media center PC. Large icons, easy navigation, not a lot of features but plays music, movies, DVD's, and picture show. Even has a crude web interface. I will post some screen shots so you can see what I mean...

              Check out this link... DivX Certified!

              http://www.divx.com/software/detail.php?id=66
              First off, thank you for being genorous enough to offer your time in suggesting and testing this software as a front end. I agree that it might fulfill the needs of some users. Im sure wiredwrx wasnt trying to be rude.

              Here is my evaluation of Cyberlink PowerCinema:

              Initially the program wouldnt install on anything but a windows xp computer.
              It would only install when the computer had only Windows Media Player 9.0
              I went through a huge hassle rolling Media Player 10 back to 9.
              As far as getting the software for free, you can download a free trial.
              The initial navigation menus are large and comfortable on a touch screen, and the picture slideshow had some nice transition effects that you could choose, But once you started to play video, music or the slideshow, the media controls such as fast forward and next and previous track buttons were uncomfortably small for a touch screen. Once you got into sub directories of files, the line items were also uncomfortably small for a touch screen as well as hard to read the words. I also found that it ran somewhat slow in loading one screen to the next when navigating the hard drive folders.
              No external applications or navigation integration whatsoever, but for the user that just wants to do multimedia and nothing else, i guess it would be ok.
              And No ability to skin this program; which makes it fairly unattractive.

              When I first started thinking about putting a computer in my car, I had absolutely no idea that there was so much software available, and so many cool things that could be done, so this program may have appealed to me.
              Lastly the $79.00 price tag is an extreme detterant for most people. ESXManger is a commercial product and is only $29.00 for their full version.

              Again; thank you for participating and contributing to the community.
              Mobile Impact
              Highly innovative car computer multimedia/entertainment system software.
              http://mobileimpact.biz.tm

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              • #8
                You're welcome, and you are right about it's downfalls. I am still trying to figure out which front end is best for me. My intial build is a Dell P2/400 laptop with docking station hooked into a touchscreen with full audio hookup. I realize it is wimpy by comparison but it has a strong audio board and for me is a good 1st system to cut my teeth on. I will be running Win2k pro of course, much faster to operate and being a network tech, speed is everything. I may have contradicted yself by using a slower laptop, but oh well, cant beat free.
                Dont tell me to shut up, I'm Rick James ******!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wiredwrx
                  First, I wasn't all that rude, perhaps a little.

                  Second, You are new here, currently with less then 20 posts, and you come here and attempt to extole the virtue of a front end, that when viewed by me, who has been here like 2 years, and probably others, who have been here a while, it is missing so much, and is totally not optimized for a Touch screen.

                  Yet you, who has SOOOOO much experience in the carputer enviroment and community, think this is a good product. Perhaps if you had come here as a Noob, and said, What do people think of this product, I might have been nicer. Instead you declare it is a great product. What a crock.

                  Third, do you by chance work there. You extol it's virtue, on one of your first posts, and then you imply that you got the software for free.

                  Michael

                  Geez Michael, you are a little stressed perhaps? I dont work for them at all. I work in the construction trade to be honest. And if I insulted you in some way I apologize. I do however remember something about this being a free country and have a right to speak. I never said anything bad about you, your mother, or your family so try to keep it in perspective and relax ok? You need to get yourself a girl mate!

                  BTW where I get my software is none of your business. I am sure you feel the same in my shoes....
                  Dont tell me to shut up, I'm Rick James ******!!!

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                  • #10
                    Too Fast

                    Originally posted by madmartigan
                    Geez Michael, you are a little stressed perhaps? I dont work for them at all. I work in the construction trade to be honest. And if I insulted you in some way I apologize. I do however remember something about this being a free country and have a right to speak. I never said anything bad about you, your mother, or your family so try to keep it in perspective and relax ok? You need to get yourself a girl mate!

                    BTW where I get my software is none of your business. I am sure you feel the same in my shoes....
                    The WRX goes from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds i read somewhere. If my car was THAT fast I might be wound a bit tight myself, heh heh. Just Kidding, Its all fun stuff here right?
                    Mobile Impact
                    Highly innovative car computer multimedia/entertainment system software.
                    http://mobileimpact.biz.tm

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by madmartigan
                      Geez Michael, you are a little stressed perhaps? I dont work for them at all. I work in the construction trade to be honest. And if I insulted you in some way I apologize. I do however remember something about this being a free country and have a right to speak. I never said anything bad about you, your mother, or your family so try to keep it in perspective and relax ok? You need to get yourself a girl mate!

                      BTW where I get my software is none of your business. I am sure you feel the same in my shoes....

                      You didn't insult me, and that is whay I did not "go off" on you. I just responded to your post. Perhaps I could have been NICER about how I said it, but just like you can say what you want (basically) because we are in a free country, I have the same right. Now that that is out of the way, why is it that so many people think that when you disagree with them it is a personal attack. I state that I believe the SW isn't all that good, and you liken it to disparaging your mother and your family. If I said the SW was ****, that still isn't "equal" to disaparaging ones family.

                      Now, let me try and explain this to you. You are new here, adn while I have no problem with you for that per se, let me try a little analogy with you.

                      I am a new hire at your construction job. You, and the company have developed and are using several tools that do something pretty complex. Everyone in the company uses this, or another tool created by your company. I then come in on my first day of work, and you have no idea what kind of experience I have, and have not proven myself. I then get to work, and the first thing, or one of the first things I say is, "Hey, this tool, which is new, is a great tool to use to do the same very complex thing that the other tool does. Some of you and your company then go ahead and test the tool, and find that it is lacking many of the features that you feel are a necessity for the job.

                      What would you do? Would it be any different then how I did it. Can you understand how it might be more palatable for you if I had instead come to you and said, you know, I think that this might be a good tool to try out, let me know what you think.

                      Michael
                      ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                      • #12
                        Pretty front end... If it were free.
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                        • #13
                          Perhaps keeping out of it for a while would be appropriate.
                          Dont tell me to shut up, I'm Rick James ******!!!

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                          • #14
                            I think the one thing being overlooked here is that powercinema was not made to be used in a car environment. It was made for desktop PC's, home media centers etc.

                            I think it has proven to be true out of the dozens of media frontends available here and else where, that only those that were originaly intended to be used in a car are the ones that are good to use in a car. Dont fault an apple for being an apple and not as sweet as an orange, just go get an orange and be happy.
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