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Thread: Generic MP3 player emulator ( iPod, Zen etc )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbors
    But you have to take that audio from PC and direct it to the ipod connector so the device on that end think that it is ipod in fact...
    Ahhh.... of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbors
    Here you go:
    I don't quite get what you're up to, but you can't just shove an anologue audio waveform into USB like that. You're going to need an ADC, USB controller chip, and a bit of logic in there.

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    Audio comes _from_ PC into that cable which goes to "MP3 Female Connector". It is done to use only 1 wire instead of 2 coming from PC -> Connector.
    Car pc integration with ease
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    Aha. The way it's drawn, with the connector and 3.5mm jack on one end and USB on the other threw me off. My bad.

    And reading the thread again, I now get what you're proposing. Interesting idea. I'm curious though, what kind of accessories are you thinking of that you couldn't or isn't worth implementing directly on the PC?

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    Well, it is emulator right ? It means you can use it instead of the device. With all original gadgets it is compatible with. So I assume all thos 28K gadgets you can use with iPod will be usefull.
    Everything else is up to your fantasy...
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    Got you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbors
    Well, it is emulator right ? It means you can use it instead of the device. With all original gadgets it is compatible with. So I assume all thos 28K gadgets you can use with iPod will be usefull.
    Everything else is up to your fantasy...
    Sure you could use them, but not all would be useful - most of those gadgets are like speaker systems (obviously don't need), fm transmitters (but it'd be easier to just use one that takes a stereo jack, or one designed for PC use), etc. I'm not saying there aren't any good uses out there, I'm just not seeing it so I was curious what you had in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushin View Post
    Sure you could use them, but not all would be useful - most of those gadgets are like speaker systems (obviously don't need), fm transmitters (but it'd be easier to just use one that takes a stereo jack, or one designed for PC use), etc. I'm not saying there aren't any good uses out there, I'm just not seeing it so I was curious what you had in mind?
    well there are those kits that integrate with your stock amp. they have stock button capability and track text.

    so we can have a car pc that also output to a stock amp/headunit.
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    I found this site whiile I was looking for something else. These guys are messing around with the Ipod interface protocols; there's connector pinouts, software for snooping and emulating the serial commands and more:
    http://www.rush2112.net/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=7

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    I browsed over this thread and was wondering if any new developments have come up.

    I found an integration module that blends standard ipod functions into my factory head unit quite well. I can control the ipod and see its display right on my navigation head units screen. Just waht i wanted.

    However, I want to loose the ipod. I would like to unplug it and replace it with a PC that has MUCH larger storage capacity in its place. For now, the PC will strictly serve up music. In the future it may also serve as a Bluetooth phone interface over the stereo system.

    To accomplish my goal , I would need some sort of hardware that will replicate the standard ipod side dock and terminate into a USB connector to the PC. I'll also need software on the PC to do the emulation.

    Anyone have a lead?

    Ge0

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