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    Hello,

    I have built a Car PC with the new via sp13000
    and i have installed Windows Media Center 2005
    This front end is wonderfull the only problem is the size of the buttons
    (volume, next, prev, ect...)

    Do you know if there's any possibility to have bigger buttons with this application ?

    Many thanks and best regards,

    Et bonjour aux franšais qui trainent sur le forum...

  • #2
    Supposedly there is a way to skin it but I don't think anyone has actually done anything with it.
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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    • #3
      I know you can edit the ehres.dll file to change icons or wallpaper etc...
      but i don't know how to change the size of the control bar...

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      • #4
        currently with my experience with mce2k5 the only way i found to make the buttons big enough is to drop the rez to 640x480.

        unless somebody does know how to make the buttons bigger, i too would like to know.
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        • #5
          The only thing I see about MCE2k5 is that you can't integrate GPS... It needs to be external. But I'll admit, MCE is very cool and smooth. Does it work with ATI tuners?
          Just your friendly neighborhood computer specialist.

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          • #6
            Microsoft's website has a list of compatible tuners. it needs to use the right driver model (so MCE can communicate with it) and it must have a hardware MPEG2 encoder. the video card needs to support certain things as well.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Magnezium
              The only thing I see about MCE2k5 is that you can't integrate GPS... It needs to be external. But I'll admit, MCE is very cool and smooth. Does it work with ATI tuners?
              ATI All-in-Wonder 9600+ now work in MCE with the latest catalyst. You have to install in this order: WDM NSP, Drivers, MMC, Control Panel. then the DVD Decoder (requires an original Cat CD to verify), its best to download them as seperate packages. They also have HD Wonder and eHome wonder that has always been supported in MCE.
              Status: 40%
              Car: 2006 Scion tC (Buying)
              CPU: AOpen Pandora/1.5 Cel M/1GB DDR2/Ipod Vid
              Screen: Lilliput 7"
              Power: Carnetix 1900
              GPS: Deluo GPS
              Software: nLiteXP, RR, IG, PhoCo
              XM: XM Direct
              http://www.chrispuckett.com/mp3car/

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              • #8
                http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52836

                its currently still in progress but it will have bigger buttons. its not mce5 though it's automotive edition.
                my wish list:
                http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...tSignature.jpg

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                • #9
                  So how did you manage to get Media Center to work on your PC? From what i know its not that easy and there are lots of compatibility issues, that's why its available as an OEM only and not an FPP product. I have a sumicom sp 625 with a pentium mobile 1.6ghz procrssor and i am using the built in intel graphics card, would it work?

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                  • #10
                    it's not that hard. all you need is compatible hardware: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...erlisting.mspx
                    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
                    VoomPC 2

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                    • #11
                      Most of the comp issues are with the graphics and tuner cards. Many sites now sell OEM copies of MCE that come with the remote and receiver.
                      Status: 40%
                      Car: 2006 Scion tC (Buying)
                      CPU: AOpen Pandora/1.5 Cel M/1GB DDR2/Ipod Vid
                      Screen: Lilliput 7"
                      Power: Carnetix 1900
                      GPS: Deluo GPS
                      Software: nLiteXP, RR, IG, PhoCo
                      XM: XM Direct
                      http://www.chrispuckett.com/mp3car/

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                      • #12
                        Its will work with any computer and if you want to use a tv and dont have PCI or AGP you can buy the diamond PVR600, its USB and MCE compatiable. Depending on what video card you have you may get an error upon loading MCE that your video card is not supported. Theres no way around this but MCE will still work. You may also want to try media portal which has a MCE skin and they are coming out with a skinner real soon that will let you customize the program to sweet in a auto.

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                        • #13
                          I think a a chap called DiNASTY is in progress with a skin for Roadrunner which might be of interest. Try this link.

                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56443
                          www.debthelpexpert.org

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