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    Is it possible to have 3 screens running independantly?

    What I was looking at doing is having, a touch screen in the front, and a smaller touch screen in each of the headrests.

    Is it possible to have all three working independantly, including sound?

    An example.

    Main screen - GPS, left rear - movie with headphones - right rear - different movie/music video with headphones.

    I can see the audio being a major issue, but I was thinking that using extended desktop and running 3 instances of the front end would sort the video part.

    Thanks for your time in advance

    Captcol

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    im pretty certain you can, what type of connection is the headrest monitors?.. VGA, S-video or composit? is the Video card on your PC built in or seperate card?
    Did it.. Done it... now I got to keep the neighbors kids away!!

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    Still in the beggining stages of planning but I was looking at using an Eee or something similar that would have built in graphics.

    The video part I could do with onboard graphics with stand alone graphics card ... I think.

    What do the airlines use? although I don't need that many outlets but I assume some kind of server and distro system

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    i've been looking into this as well, some things that i have found

    i've used a program called betwin worked pretty good i could never get the audio to the secondary computer though
    http://www.thinsoftinc.com/index.aspx
    the bad thing is though that its costs 100, here are some other paid ones
    http://international.ibik-soft.com/
    http://www.xpdreamer.com/helpdesk.php?flag=1

    i have found some information about doing it in linux for free but never got around to trying it
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=multiterminal
    http://linuxgazette.net/124/smith.html

    One thing i did get to work pretty well was i created a virtual machine with virtualbox and got some usb speakers, in virtualbox you can specify certain USB peripherals to only be used in the virtual machine, this method although worked well it did run kind of slow, i was using a P4 3ghz, 1gb ram computer.

    there is also hardware that can accomplish this but it is kind of expensive
    http://ncomputing.com/Lseries.aspx

    unless you go with the hardware method i think the eepc might have a hard time handling the extra load.

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    Fantastic, I have found some hardware that does almost everything but it is ps2. I will try to find the link

    but basically it installs a custom network card -pci that has several outputs then you run a network cable to the position required plug in the little box which has 2 ps2 connectors, vga, and a headphone jack, so if i can find a usb version i could use a touch screen or game controller to run the screen and still get the right audio.

    I think I will need a reasonably grunty processor to do this so the Eee may have to be replaced with a itx or matx board

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    i have a ques myself. i am installing a carputer and want to add a drop down screen in the rear. i would like to be able to play a movie or something in the rear for my son (listening with headphones)but still do other stuff from the computer in the front like listen to music like normal. or play a movie in front and rear. would i need a screen with a built in dvd player for the rear. or could i configure this setup with just a reg screen in the rear. I will be using a tc-1000 for a computer and i havent chose a touchscreen yet.

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    Ncomputing solution

    This is only ps2 inputs, one has a usb flashdrive input but unsure if that would accept the touchscreen usb or not. Maybe if I ran the touch screen back to the pc and could assign it to that user ... maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snagga View Post
    i have a ques myself. i am installing a carputer and want to add a drop down screen in the rear. i would like to be able to play a movie or something in the rear for my son (listening with headphones)but still do other stuff from the computer in the front like listen to music like normal. or play a movie in front and rear. would i need a screen with a built in dvd player for the rear. or could i configure this setup with just a reg screen in the rear. I will be using a tc-1000 for a computer and i havent chose a touchscreen yet.
    Seems like it would be cheaper and easier to purchase a traditional DVD player with headphones. It works! Amazing No need to have it all fully integrated.

    This is one of those hobbies where you begin to appreciate things that work as intended. There is not a simple plug in solution on either software or hardware.

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