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    What should I use for this application?

    I am needing to put together a 12 volt pc for a very limited purpose and I am looking for advice on the simplest solution that will work for me.

    I am remodeling a former prison transport bus into a party bus. We are installing an Alpine system in the bus to allow music from iPod, etc. as well as DVD playback, etc. We are installing a couple of flat screens as well. Since the majority of the time we will be playing music only, I want to have some music visualizations on the tv sets to add ambiance. It looks like the best way to go is Soundspectrum G-Force in standalone mode.

    http://www.soundspectrum.com/g-force/standalone.html

    I will just run audio in from the audio system and connect it to a second input on the tv sets so we can have the visualizations running on the screens.

    That's all this will ever need to do. I want something that I can ideally run without an inverter and just turn on and go. Want to boot straight into G-Force. No keyboard or other input attached once configured. Set it and forget it as much as possible.

    Video card is probably a factor. What would you recommend? Thanks for any advice.


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    You would need just a basic small pc with on board video and a dc-dc power supply or a small laptop since all it would be doing is visualization. Then just set the software to start when pc is booted.

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    Is there anything along the lines of a Mac mini that would work. I was thinking of something that would boot really quickly.

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    Intel Atom w/ the ION chipset. An SSD for fast boot.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    What about shutdown when power is killers without corrupting the drive?


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    You should read the FAQs about power supplies, specifically the intelligent power supplies.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thanks. I did just that and have a Via VE-900, ram and an M2-ATX on the way.


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