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    Cool MP3puter verses MP3 IC

    Why do we mess with large computers and power supplies when we can use singale 15 semiconductors and bake an mp3 player the size of a 2.5" hardisk.

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    Quite Simple: Limitations
    'cause we don't want to limit it to only mp3's.... we want to expand in the future, and with the right software we can...

    Winamp plays mp3's, wma's, ogg, vorbis (with the right plugin's that is, but wimamp does it.)

    When I wanted to play one off these other music formats, say wma, I have to make another player with different parts, just to play another media-format..
    Does the mp3-IC support the new mp3-PRO format ?
    If no, you have to make another player....

    You definitely have a good point, but that only applies when you want to make it Mobile, like the Creative Jukebox, and then size does matter..
    And because most of us have a few cubic-inches left in our cars we decided just to put a pc in it...

    That's just my 2 cents...
    If you (read: others) have any comments on this.. Shoot ! hehe.. but I think I have covered the main reasons..

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    yeah i want gps and cameras!!!
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    mp3uk... can u give me more details about this 15 player, i am very interested

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    i do it becuase its fun, I enjoy cars, music, and computers. Plus I've only paid $3.90 for an AT keyboard extension cable, so I keep it cheap
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    mp3uk... can u give me more details about this 15 player, i am very interested
    This is the mp3 player i am building.I am using a cd rom insteaed of a hd (700mb per disk). Hard disks are too expensive in the uk. I also hope to interface the mp3 player into my JVC head unit so i can control and use the cd text to view the id3 tags on the head unit. I also have a carputer bet would like a smaller unit (glovebox size) as space with all my amps and subs is no existant

    This is the mp3 hardwere site----http://www.myplace.nu/mp3/index2.htm

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    mp3uk:
    Thanx 4 the link, i take it you are building the yampp-3? it`s so small! If i built it, i would use a 2.5" hd, and use it as a portable player.

    I think it would cost more than 15 quid though, the chip is $20, and then u need a few other bits... i think 50 is a more resonable figure.

    I definately want to solder one up... let me know how u get on with yours.
    b.t.w. i am in the uk as well.

    also, getting 5v from the cars output is easy... but i guess u would need 12v as well, if u use a cdrom... and 12v is much harder to achieve....
    as for interfacing with the head unit.... i imagine this would be quite difficult, impossible even, especially considing the yammp-3 is quite hard to program.

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