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    I am also able to get the app to crash quite regularly (segfault). If there are no files in the list (songlist) and you click on the list and then click any of the buttons the app crashes.

    The system wont add mp3s into the database.

    [music]
    directory=/media/mp3

    When the app loads with no songs.db i get a message: Can not enumerate files in directory '' (error 2: No such file or directory). The permissions on the directory are correct and this happens whether running as root or user.

    another thing that I have also noticed while playing with the app:

    mplayer under debian is not in the official branches due to some grey legal areas of it's code. more info:
    http://people.debian.org/~mjr/mplayer.html

    headunit makes nice use of the xine-libs and could be an alternative player for your project.

    Well it is a great start and i think that with some sourcecode you would get some help from some of the local linux developers around here .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkg
    so i am playing with your app here and have some questions on how to get it going:

    How do i build the sqlite db?

    What is the syntax to set up the GPS application link in the carpc.ini file?

    [GPS]
    ???=gpsdrive

    thanks
    Hi,

    In the install directory, if there is no songs.db file, it will create the database automatically. Before you do that though, you need to edit the carpc.ini file, to tell it where your music is located.

    The GPS application is simply the entire path and executable name of the gps app. There is no real integration with the software yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkg
    I am also able to get the app to crash quite regularly (segfault). If there are no files in the list (songlist) and you click on the list and then click any of the buttons the app crashes.
    That is correct. I'm going through and plugging all those holes this weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by pkg
    The system wont add mp3s into the database.

    [music]
    directory=/media/mp3

    When the app loads with no songs.db i get a message: Can not enumerate files in directory '' (error 2: No such file or directory). The permissions on the directory are correct and this happens whether running as root or user.
    Interesting. The only thing I can guess is that the directory really is wrong, though I'm sure you've verified this 100 times. Your media directory really is off of /, or is it in you home directory?
    another thing that I have also noticed while playing with the app:

    Quote Originally Posted by pkg
    mplayer under debian is not in the official branches due to some grey legal areas of it's code. more info:
    http://people.debian.org/~mjr/mplayer.html

    headunit makes nice use of the xine-libs and could be an alternative player for your project.

    Well it is a great start and i think that with some sourcecode you would get some help from some of the local linux developers around here .

    cheers,
    MPlayer was the fastest way to get started, and gave me immediate cross-platform use.

    Thanks for your input, and if you're still having problems let me know.

    Source will be available, I just want to clean things up a bit, so at least the code I hand out does full error checking, etc.

    Gerald

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    Hey Gerald,

    I am lookiong closely at your project as I see the possibility of integrating it tightly/closely with a packaged release and install a distro destined solely for in-car media purposes. Thus allowing fast booting time and no hassle setup coupled with rock-hard stability (due to the slimmed OS, and lack of useless services.

    I have been working with some skin creators to create multi-view GPS screens (for the Zots Road Runner skin, as well as the iDrive rr skin)... I am interested in hearing (and possibly discussing with you) about GPS integration including how to integrate GPS into various screens and situations in the program. Shout out if you need any ideas, and also please post what you are planning for GPS, I'm very interested!

    Have you given any thought to Wine/FreeDrive combo? (would it even run?)

    I am partial to Destinator maps as they are the only ones that support where I live
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    Hey Gerald,

    I am lookiong closely at your project as I see the possibility of integrating it tightly/closely with a packaged release and install a distro destined solely for in-car media purposes. Thus allowing fast booting time and no hassle setup coupled with rock-hard stability (due to the slimmed OS, and lack of useless services.
    That sounds cool. I've been working with gentoo, and it's pretty quick. I'll time it once I get my new car system setup and running (a Shuttle XPC G/G2 series).

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    I have been working with some skin creators to create multi-view GPS screens (for the Zots Road Runner skin, as well as the iDrive rr skin)... I am interested in hearing (and possibly discussing with you) about GPS integration including how to integrate GPS into various screens and situations in the program. Shout out if you need any ideas, and also please post what you are planning for GPS, I'm very interested!
    Any info you have on integrating GPS would be great. Now that the base music/video works for the front and rear displays/speakers, I think that GPS will be the next step.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    Have you given any thought to Wine/FreeDrive combo? (would it even run?)

    I am partial to Destinator maps as they are the only ones that support where I live
    I have thought about it a great deal. I'll be trying out Wine, Cedega, and Crossover to see what I can get running.

    Gerald

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    I didnt mean help coding it in (I'm too much of a puts to learn any xplatform programming), I meant help in the conception, ideas, screenshots and such But if you still want to hear a list of "GPS options" (like screens and how GPS should be displayed) I'm up to help...
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    gbr - I was playing withy our frontend (in XP) seems great so far. Although with creating the database I'm having one issue. I use a 2nd partition as my music folder, and in creating the database, it'll scan teh System Volume Information folder and crash. Also to temporarily work around this i Moved my music into a folder within that partition, but now it crashes on readin some of my mp3's..

    I still have to figure out which ones its having problems with but I'l let you know..

    Also with the Video portion, it'll read my movies but wont play them... Am I missign something?


    Anyways just thought i'd pass that on, otherwise seems like a nice program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    I didnt mean help coding it in (I'm too much of a puts to learn any xplatform programming), I meant help in the conception, ideas, screenshots and such But if you still want to hear a list of "GPS options" (like screens and how GPS should be displayed) I'm up to help...
    That's exactly what I'm looking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApoloV
    gbr - I was playing withy our frontend (in XP) seems great so far. Although with creating the database I'm having one issue. I use a 2nd partition as my music folder, and in creating the database, it'll scan teh System Volume Information folder and crash. Also to temporarily work around this i Moved my music into a folder within that partition, but now it crashes on readin some of my mp3's..
    That's a known issue that I'm working on. It will only crash after completing the database build. Just re-run movinmedia.exe, and things should work fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by ApoloV
    I still have to figure out which ones its having problems with but I'l let you know..

    Also with the Video portion, it'll read my movies but wont play them... Am I missign something?


    Anyways just thought i'd pass that on, otherwise seems like a nice program.

    Apolo
    Not sure about the video. The mplayer I supply may not have all the codecs. You may want to install a different mplayer that comes with codecs, and then move my mplayer and it's dll's into it's install dir.

    The only thing I did with my mplayer, was compile it under cygwin instead of mingw, which helps with passing commands to it.


    edit: try this https://21c3.ccc.de/wiki/index.php/Windows_Mplayer

    Gerald

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    One question....why are you making a frontend? Do the others not do what you need?
    And....does this one do something those do not?
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