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    hey. For me, yes, although my project is carless. AIVMS is great. Its only lacking is voice control. I am also playing with media portal with the MPB lue client which makes the pocket PC control the music capabilities. However, both just control music and are techinically just remote controls for the PC.

    Honestly, VNC is the best all around control and then you need to stream your videos to the PPC or store them on the device itself.

    Sama, how have you been doing? What of computer vision?
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    hey dude

    I'm good, I was wondering about you also when I saw this thread.

    nothing of vision these days, I'm working on a front end at the moment. at the same time I'm busy with my parents whom just fled from the war in Lebanon.

    hectic times, but the carpc continues!

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    Anybody know how i can sit in TOMTOM and play MP3's with some degree of control IE skip forward, pause, reduce vol

    Voice control is out due to being in a land rover! cant even hear myself think!

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    use a player like "pocket player" that can map keys even when it's in background

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    ahhh thats what that does!!!


    Works ok but runs low on memory and ends either pocket player or tomtom.

    Why tomtom wont do this for pda's is beyond me - they do it for the GO's.

    Any way of increasing the memory.

    All my music is on CF card (2gb) and progs run of a SD 1GB card, hardly anything stored on the actual PDA......

    any ideas appreciated - thanks for help so far.

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    ON2, what PPC are you running? Possibly its taking map data anmd storing it on the PPC RAM for TOMTOM so try using smaller maps.

    sama, i was thinking, if you have BT on your PPC you could use VNC or TSC to control your computer and used a BT mouse and KB to make it into a monitor like set up, however it doesn't solve the problem of streaming vids and stuff like that. i am toying with MediaPortal, which has controls to allow you to remote your music, so i mean, in maybe 3 or 4 windows on the PPC we can achieve a decent level of media control, viewing, and playback from PPC.
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    perhaps, but there are too many connections for my liking in all honesty. I'm sure with enough attention you can acheive all you want with a ppc instead of a screen, but I've fabbed a dash and far from the idea!

    about streaming, I think setting up some streaming software on the pc and using wifi shoudl be adequate. the trick will be in streaming multiple formats into a single format for the ppc to display (wmv).

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    Just to jump in here. I had heard about Pocket Player before but after seeing sama's post I went to try it out. I was just browsing their site and noticed a WMP plugin, uh, plugin. Using that, I was able to use Voice Command with Pocket Player. There is also a plugin that will pop-up a small bar at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds which says the name of the song that just started playing and should work over the top of GPS software. I haven't fully tested it, but it should be possible to have GPS on-screen, then map buttons for various music functions (Back, Next, Pause, etc). It may also be possible to use Voice Command without having Pocket Player pop up in the foreground.

    Also, I assume that you all are wanting to play movies which aren't compressed to Pocket PC size and/or DVDs. I have a network drive mapped on the PPC which points to movies I've compressed with AutoGK and are about 250MB in size on my computer. The movies play smoothly using that method. The only thing is having to take the time to encode the videos. If anybody finds a good way to stream movies another way I'd love to hear how.
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    there really isn't. Has to be compressed to play well. Processing power just isn't there yet, even on the VGA 620mhz models.

    Sama, you are reight there are too many slow connections to worry about, unless you get a wifi G cf card, but practicality versus possibility are two different things. Best bet is an UMPC. I think after they ome out, PPCs are going to have a smaller and smaller market share, depending on the size and price ofcourse.

    One thing i do wonder about is what's the sftware behind the VeiwSonic Airpanel Smart displays. They are Windows CE running mobile devices at heart. If we can figure out that one, this may just work out after all, because it should stream vids well.
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    thanks for that - how do i reduce the size of my map?? on average it says between 6 - 9 Mbs RAM available without any progs running - surely i can get more out of it than this??

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