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    the switch could be at the handbrake...
    or at the turning switch, to lower suspicion.

    and instead of a GPS movement sensor (what about under a tunnel) you could just use the handbrake switch..!
    when the handbrake is pulled, you may use the video funktion, if not, you cant.!
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    This would be best written as a plugin to RR I think or as a systray application that monitors the pins of the parallel port or serial port, which either enables the DVD or disables it depending on the input.

    Failing that, have the DVD function a hidden button on a skin and just trust yourself not to watch a video whilst moving!

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    What about, instead of using the sensors to monitor the temperatures, you incorporate a new kind of sensor. A sensor that detects smell. Have it set so that if it detects donuts or BACON, the carputer turns off any videos.

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    i don't get it can't u just switch to the main menu via remote or go to the audio player? just don't show the video playing when he walks up to the car...

    i have a switch that goes from carpc to stock nav by the cig lighter, so i just hit that and my windows are all tinted so no one can see ish from the outside.
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    Just make yourself a skin, open the skin browser and switch to it when taking the car to be examined. If a cop stops you just leave it in the audio player/radio or any screen that isnt' the video player ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    Just make yourself a skin, open the skin browser and switch to it when taking the car to be examined. If a cop stops you just leave it in the audio player/radio or any screen that isnt' the video player ...
    No that's to easy.. I expect a higly customized feature
    I don't think it's a bad idea. shouldn't be to hard to implement though. I know that cops in The Netherlands are very happy with all these mp3car's and the insurance companies aren't very happy at all!
    One thing for sure is the fact that my girlfriend takes my car sometimes to school. They aren't listening to music! They want to watch MTV clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavramair
    You do know, a cop is watching your hands once he is behind you, even before he pulls you over. You flipping switches or reachin around is gonna arouse a lot of suspicion, and get the police very jumpy.
    I think only US cops are jumpy like this and ready to shoot you if you reach for
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKingPlaza
    No that's to easy.. I expect a higly customized feature They aren't listening to music! They want to watch MTV clips.
    I'm not sure of exactly what you want me to do, but anything involving a different skin will require using buttons and in my eyes, that's not much different than what you'd get with a different skin. In fact, you can make a skin and name it like "aaaaaa" and it would then show as the first skin in the skin browser so two clicks and you're done to switch to it.

    Anyway, at the moment I'm working on more "critical" stuff such as fixing bugs and functionality of current features (Phoco has a lot of bugs), file searching is incomplete, CDRip is incomplete and there are plenty of bugs to fix everywhere.. I'm only one and it only gets harder to take care of everything at once..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKingPlaza
    No that's to easy.. I expect a higly customized feature
    I don't think it's a bad idea. shouldn't be to hard to implement though. I know that cops in The Netherlands are very happy with all these mp3car's and the insurance companies aren't very happy at all!
    One thing for sure is the fact that my girlfriend takes my car sometimes to school. They aren't listening to music! They want to watch MTV clips.

    What'a'bout those cops in the netherlands, any experiences?? Just wondering... 'cause I live there aswell...
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    No experience yet, but last week I was pulled over because my windows are tainted. when the cop talked to me he was very curious about my setup. "Are you able to watch movies with that?" or "You know it's illegal to watch movies while driving" and questions like that. I know that insurance companies do have a problem paying damage if they found out you are able to..
    Mercedes Benz does disable video standard (in front) while driving.

    @guino:
    No rush, it's just how I think about it. I know that I don't watch while driving, but I think it's a good feature. what about disable the front monitor and play video on the headrest monitor? There are more important updates to expect

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