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    Quote Originally Posted by duanes7 View Post
    Red, the way the info displayed at the middle/top is different from music source to music source. Audio=song info, XM=station info. When I run my GPS program (Garmin as an external app) with audio the top has the vol+/- and song info, with XM (which is most of the time) the top is all grey. It would be nice have the vol+/- buttons and to see the XM artist and other info rotate up there as well.
    Interesting idea, I felt that having that information show below the visualization with white text on the black background would be better visualy and easier to see at a glance, this helps you keep your eyes on the road and off of the screen more. I have noticed that sometimes that the information doesnt always show on many of the stations until it changes songs and updates. If I were to change that, then there would be a large black space left or I could leave it on both. That would be kind of redundant though.

    Regarding your description of the visualization is delayed with the music. Im not quite sure I understand. Are you saying that the visualization changing doesnt match the music? If this is the case then the visualization is part of microsofts thing and I dont think that is actually stays on the beat of the music. I think it just takes a random frequency response and then the visualization just changes from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duanes7 View Post
    OH, the delay seems to be XM only.
    Ok I see. Actually the visualization on the xm module isnt actually responding to the xm feed. Its actually just working randomly as it would have been extremely complicated code that would have just slowed the program down, so I cheated a little bit on it, heh heh..
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30 View Post
    Glad you like it. I would integrate it in a heartbeat if it got decent reception, but so far there arent any products that are half way decent. I have visited this a few times and every time that do the research, all I see is tremendously bad reports of the reception. I figure that most people have some sort of head unit in their vehicles that have an FM tuner. One thing that I have wanted for myself is to be able to hear the GPS voice guidance and the FM radio at the same time, this would be acheived by routing the audio output from the head unit to the line in on the computer. It would take a bit of tricky wiring, but it is possible.
    The HQTC module seems to be the best solution for FM reception but it's not very user friendly. I'm going to keep my headunit regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30 View Post
    Interesting idea, I felt that having that information show below the visualization with white text on the black background would be better visualy and easier to see at a glance, this helps you keep your eyes on the road and off of the screen more. I have noticed that sometimes that the information doesnt always show on many of the stations until it changes songs and updates. If I were to change that, then there would be a large black space left or I could leave it on both. That would be kind of redundant though.

    Regarding your description of the visualization is delayed with the music. Im not quite sure I understand. Are you saying that the visualization changing doesnt match the music? If this is the case then the visualization is part of microsofts thing and I dont think that is actually stays on the beat of the music. I think it just takes a random frequency response and then the visualization just changes from there.
    You have the XM channel playing listed both above the buttons and above the status info. Perhaps move the song info to the top, remove the second channel number displayed below it, and increase the font and size of the status info to fill the space? Not that I really ever look at it, but it is hard to see on small screens.

    Oh, is there a way to change the favorites buttons?

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    I ran MI (not the latest version) on a desktop in my trunk for a while using onboard audio (line-in for XM, line-out going into a tape deck adapter to play it through my factor radio) and it has worked wonderfully (great product). Now I wish to totally replace the head unit with a PC. I currently have the SP13000 and want to use the onboard audio for 6 channel out and I have patched the XM audio into the cd-in on the mb.

    Now, when I try to adjust the volume on the XM screen the number changes but the sound level stays the same. The volume changes with the Audio player. Also, going from XM to Audio, the volume displayed at the top is different to each. I guess neither of these actually control the master volume in XP? I know the XM controls the line in volume which is why it can't work for my cd-in setup.

    I have dabbled in VB some (wanted to make my own front end at one time) and know that the master volume can be controlled by code. Wouldn't this be better? It would allow the users to adjust their own imbedded XP volume controls to better equalize the sound of the various inputs and then the volume control in MI would adjust all equally.

    I guess I need to get a sound card that has mic and line-in as well as 6 channel out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30 View Post
    Im out in So-Cal right now, but as soon as I get back I will finalize the next version and release it, probably the first week or so in January. Look for it.
    Any update on this? ...looking foward to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroaviation View Post
    Any update on this? ...looking foward to it
    Its just about to release, It is all packaged and ready to go, however, It is going through preliminary testing as there are alot of changes. It will be available soon though.
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    Equalizer being added and progress

    I took a long trip from Michigan to Minnesota recently and found that the program had too many bugs to release, so to date...

    Completed ->
    I have fixed the bugs that I encountered on my trip and several that I found in testing.

    I reconfigured the menus so that the main menu is only a single menu instead of a submenu when you hit the media button. Here is a teaser screenshot of the main menu. The next release will also have a new skin called simplistique that I copied from another skin I found on mp3car.com.

    Original Mobile Impact skin


    Simplistique skin


    I have also added a volume control slider at the top where the song title and volume number shows, It will show the song info and volume number normally but to activate it, you tap on it and the song info and volume number dissappears and the slider shows, after 10 seconds of innactivity it returns to normal showing the song info again or when the user hits any of the volume or module menus.

    I have totally redone the DVD/CD player module so that it has playlist, title menu, and several other robust functions. I have also added a cd drive eject button to the dvd/cd module, that is accessed through the playlist screen on the new module.

    I fixed the volume control on the XM module so that it is more reponsive and functions without affecting the other volumes.

    I updated the SNES9xw to the most current windows version for the emulator.

    I fixed the shuffle function on the media player. The new shuffle works on both the playlist and normal play functions. The new shuffle creates a hidden list of numbers that coincide with the songs, then scrambles the numbers then goes down the list and plays them. No duplicates are encountered and it is very random every time but only works when playing normally. If the user hits the next or previous buttons it uses the original shuffle code, which actually tends to be more random anyway.


    To Do ->
    I have written an iPod controlling module and will attempt to add it to the media player module.

    I will be looking for a good equalizer active x control to add as well. I have search quite in depth and havent found anything yet.
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    Top job bud!!

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    new skin looks pretty sharp!!! i really can't wait! any ETA for the new version?

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