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    Possible to control headunit radio through Frodo?

    Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to control the radio from a headunit through Frodo?

    if this is not possible what is the best USB radio I can use that will have decent reception.

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    right now its not possible to control any headunit through frodoplayer....(doubt it will ever be.. )

    as far as best usb based FM radio??... good question... i just gave up on FM alltogether and now listen to XM only...
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    That statement confuses me. I thought the whole point of getting a headunit with an aux in port was so that the computer could control the headunit. What am I not understanding?

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    the whole point of getting a headunit with a AUX-in is so that the computer can play sound through the headunit.. and you can also use the headunit for AM/FM

    the AUX-in is only for sound input on your head-unit...
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    Right. AUX is a sound input.
    I'm going to buy a head unit with AUX because of two things:
    1. I can control Volume with the knob of the radio. So I don't need to look at the touch screen (I know that this can also be done with a mouse wheel or Powermate. But that's overload IMO).
    2. Most head units have an integrated Bass-Booster or Equalizer which sounds much better than the software equalizer.

    These are my reasons for connecting the PC via AUX-Input to the HU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTPDan
    That statement confuses me. I thought the whole point of getting a headunit with an aux in port was so that the computer could control the headunit. What am I not understanding?
    You're not understanding that the headunit doesn't have any way to receive data throught that AUX port.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    You're not understanding that the headunit doesn't have any way to receive data throught that AUX port.
    lol

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    What you really want to do is control Frodo via the head units remote. This is what I am doing. I have a Blaunkpunt CD-33 head unit (w/ aux-in) and I got the remote for it. I bought a generic IR receiver and hooked that to my PC. I then use Girder to control Frodo through my head unit remote.

    I use the remote to control the volume (via the head unit) and use the forward / back to switch songs. I am currently having a problem with my IR receiver receiving the same IR code for all the buttons so as of right now I can just advance to the next song and control my volume.
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