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    Pseudo XM?

    I currently dont have XM for my carputer due to the cost of adding an extra reciever (my wife has one). Instead I just capture the live stream that they offer for free w/account online and sync them with my car every morning. The only problem with the setup is that the steam is one large mp3 rather than split per song.

    Anyway to my point; I dont want these excessively large mp3 streams mingling with my regular mp3 collection. Is there a way to define seperate mp3 catalogs within frodo so that I can choose what I want to play? I would use playlists but the files sync and change every single day and that still wouldn't stop them from being under "all music"

    It would be greate if there were a Pseudo XM section of frodo that would mimic the XM radio facet but instead of tuning to the different chanels via satelite, it would allow you to simply choose the online stream that is stored for that chanel.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    well the programs that "rip" the songs to mp3 just cut them up and put them in order... so if you let it record for an hour or two you'd have say 15 songs... number 1 through 15 and then the artist and song title would be in the name also...

    then just play a folder and voila?? this kind of what you are looking to do??
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    I see XM roady's for really good prices all the time... here is one example:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...150626&_LOC=US

    try this coupon for additional discount: 47T6E8CT7 (you enter it when you view your shopping basket)
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    Search for a program call Time Trax, I think that is what you need...
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    Quote Originally Posted by strohj
    I see XM roady's for really good prices all the time... here is one example:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...150626&_LOC=US

    try this coupon for additional discount: 47T6E8CT7 (you enter it when you view your shopping basket)
    no way, if you are going to pay the monthly subscription ($6)... you might as well do it right... get the XM Direct and the serial control wire... you'll be out like $50 total... software is free and the you can just interface as the front ends are designed...

    so I have been thinking about this for the last 1/2 hour... you'll find that in a typical month you'll spend hours getting this to work/function as desired... the $6/month and $50 start up costs will be easily offset...
    EPIA SP13000, 512 DDR400, Seagate 300GB, Belkin PCI 802.11g w/external antenna, Holux GM-210 GPS, XM Direct w/ serial, Dlink FM, Opus 120 p\s, Rockford P4004 amp, Xenarc 7" VGA touchscreen custom mounted in double din spot -- see pics and write up here!!

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    thanks for the replies. XM's stream crossfades the tracks so programs cant pick them apart. Time Trax is my best bet but I can save 100 bucks for that plus the cost of a reciever and subscription by doing it my way.

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