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    Wink Line-in with ride runner?

    i hope im not being a n00b, but i didn't see this anywhere.

    i was going to get one of these and mount it in my ash tray to hook up my phone/mp3 player to my car pc.

    i have a line-in on my VIA EPIA M10000 mobo, and im using ride runner and DFX (about to update to 5.1.1)

    i was gonna use these parts:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2104061

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    http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8032

    but im not really sure if Ride runner and the DFX skin can accomodate this.... i looked around, and i never found an option in my music tab to accommodate a line-in....

    maybe something will show up when i install a plug-in, or when i actually plug something in....

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    Basically, what your asking is if there is a way to switch to the line in, so that you can listen to audio from your phone/mp3 player. Yes, you can.. Long route with out changing anything would be to to to the EQ via the button in the music page and unmute the line-in line and set its volume if you want. When your done, you'd want to re-mute it as you'll end up lots of background noise when listing to audio on the HD. There could be better ways to implement this but would need more details.
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    If you don't have FM radio you can use the line in option in there and select "Dlink" for instance, so when you go in the radio screen you'll have the line-in audio. Depending on the board the line in may playback directly (unfamiliar with the VIA EPIA), so you would not need anything else. Outside of that the easiest options are to make a playlist item for winamp to load the line in plugin OR make a button that loads the line in plugin item into winamp.
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    nah, no FM radio (there's only garbage playing on the radio), and a Line-in button on my home screen would work just fine, maybe i can create a button for line-in and repurpose the code that the FM radio uses.....

    has noone asked about this before?

    I think tomorrow i'll pick up a 3.5mm extension cable and start investigating.

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    the best way would probably just have a button labeled "aux in" in the music player somewhere and have its action load this plugin:

    http://www.winamp.com/plugin/linein-plugin-v1-80/84040

    "This plugin enables you to use any input device with WinAMP, just as if it was a normal file" so i guess if you knew where to point the "aux in" button to, you could control it just like any other file.

    hmmm... i got it to work, at least on the computer here in the house.

    "To use the plugin open the following URL (Ctrl-L or Open URL in the WinAMP main menu or with
    a playlist add URL, do not open it in the minibrowser):
    line://[option1=value1,][option2,][etc.]"

    so one would have to write code that associates the "line in" button with "line://[option1=value1,][option2,][etc.]"

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    ya know, i tried it tonite, and it worked all right. there's no need to create a button or anything, as whenever i plug something in, it starts to play. in fact, when the soundcard boots up (but before windows boots fully) i'll get the audio coming out of my mp3 player, but unamplified.

    if im playing music from the hard drive, and try to play music via the line-in port, both will play at the same time. not the best option, but simple enough to just pause the mp3 i was listening to. the audio control works just fine for adjusting the main volume.

    3.5mm jacks usually have a way to tell whether something is plugged into the port or not, but i don't know of any way to use that in win XP. it would be cool if you could, say, pause an mp3 when you plug in an aux cable.....

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