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    Yet Another Carputer Software

    Intro:
    YACS is a multimedia player trying to be usefull for CarPC users.
    For more detailed info read the Online Help

    Why did i make it ?
    I needed a frontend that can play audio/video only.All the other stuff are useless for me in the car. I also wanted to be beautifull and light.

    Why download ?
    1) For testing purposes
    2) You have spare Bandwidth
    3) For the new cool features it has to offer.
    (by the way, i still use FP,RR in some cases ,great work guys)

    Something different ?
    1) Macromedia Flash GUI
    2) SQLite database
    3) FMODex sound engine (i have only seen one more project using it. Why ? Get away from WINAMP/WMP fast ! )
    --Real time Digital Signal Proccessing (10 fully configurable band equalizer, can apply more than one the same time)
    --5.1 speaker setup support (not from windows) and real time reposition of the sound using a nice swf
    4) Windows Media Player 10

    The source code will be released soon (i need to comment it up a little) but i can immediately send specific parts of the code to any developher. It will be my pleasure.

    I hope that (at least) one of you good people will make a GUI for this program since the GUI provided is simple a test GUI designed by me (and is ugly, i know).Help me use my program to my car

    Installation/Help:
    Setup File
    Online Help
    Please read the help before installing.
    Before you run YACS you MUST have installed:
    Windows Media Player 10 (although later you can choose not to use it)
    Macromedia Flash Player 8 (the skin the installer has is compiled with Flash8). In order to install flash for the program you must use Internet Explorer to install it from this page

    Oh, by the way...no XML/txt/ini in this project...everything is saved in the database.

    Need to be done:
    EOBD support
    Hotkeys
    Design better GUI for the options and sync screens (all the other skins are flash movies).

    Wanna make a skin ?
    Flash7: Read the help pages. I think i have wrote almost everything.
    Flash8: Read the help pages to learn the logic. You need to wait for me to write the "callback" explanation or contact me (please do).
    In both cases feel free to contact me through pm (write me an e-mail if you want) and ask for explanations. It is rather difficult to understand the communication i use but i hope i did my best to explain it.
    Also you can open the fla files provided in the installer.

    Beta testing:
    Feel free to ask my MSN email for more immediate communication.


    A great thanks to those who will make gui/test or even read this post

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    More screenshots for potential users would be nice...

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    I don't think that my GUI can show off the perfection of flash but let's try

    First, thre screenshots of the playing screen at the same song, without changing skin or something. Simply by clicking a button on the movie you can change the whole view of the program.
    With a single flash (swf) you can have as many "looks" as you like. One with album art, one with visual, one with both, one with none, one for video (larger visual window), one with different colors for night, etc...
    If you keep all the graphics in vectors (no bitmaps,jpegs) then you will end up with 10 GUIs and a filesize below 30KB.
    This demo skin has 3 views (i think the one in the installer is little older) and the screenshots are with FMOD sound engine.
    (Size of this swf: 18,4KB !!!)
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    Now, three screenshots form the browser.
    Again with a simple click (button "Mode" here) you can change the way your browser looks. Of course all the positions/fonts/... can be changed dynamicaly (if the flash sends the appropiate command).
    The last screenshot is from the options screen which you can control the 3D position of the sound (again with a flash movie that you can change).
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    And last, the minimal screen of the program. Stays always on top , it can be dynamically resized/repositioned by the skinner (from inside the flash movie). The user can also drag 'n' drop it (or reposition it...it depends on the skinner) if the GUI has a button that allows it.
    In this particular skin i have made , you can resize the screen in two sizes (two screenshots). You can also drag and drop each of them to any place (inside of your screen) you like.
    Of cource, while you do that , program keeps...walking
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    Right then Jous!

    I am willing to test it for you matey!

    I am new to the carputer scene, my last one never left the bedroom, but now...

    Call me daft, but where would I find a link to down load it!

    And If I get any time, will try to make a skin, enven though my drawing skills are a bit...

    POO!

    Jimmy

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    OK done bing daft - have re-read the post and found the link!

    True case of RTFS

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    I cant Get it to boot up - Once I click on the YACS icon, it goes to the "Send Error report!

    I have clicked on tetails, and it says that the problem lies within Flash.ocx.

    so...

    I have reinstalled Flash, and then Yacks again, but with no luck mate!

    Let me know when you want me to try again!

    Will keep going when I think of things, but i'm no programmer!
    lol

    Jimmy

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    Probably is a problem with your flash installation.
    You have pm

    Since others might have this problem:

    Please install flash8 using Internet Explorer and not Firefox/Mozilla.
    The activex must be installed this way for it to work with the program (and all the programs using flash embeded).

    Sorry for that...i know how you feel...

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    Looks like its coming along well.. good idea to use flash.. quick development of skins

    also, i like that you went with FMod, like my project, its very cool
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