Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: Radio Shark with RR

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate pirate_king00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    125

    Radio Shark with RR

    Has anyone been able to get the RadioShark to work with Road Runner? I was able to embed it under the apps section but would rather be able to access it as the Radio from main menu. Now if someone was able to get this to work under radiator than I would be all set (so if anyone has please let me know) or otherwise let me know how I can hit the radio button from main menu and have it launch RadioShark.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    157
    How did you embed it in the apps? I can't seem to get the right window class. Also how does it go with exiting and restarting, since the radioshark app just minimises itself to the system tray when you shut down!?

  3. #3
    RoadRunner Mastermind
    Auto Apps:loading...
    guino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,817
    You just need to change the command "RADIO" in menu.skin to "LOAD;EXTERNAL_DVD.SKIN;C:\RadioShark\RadioShark.e xe;RadioShark Window Title".. you can (and should probably) make a specific .skin file to embed your application.

    To figure out what window title to use, just look it up with winspector spy.. there's a FAQ on how to do it..
    Ride Runner RR's Myspace

    "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
    "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

  4. #4
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    157
    Yeah, I've used winspector spy, and it tells me the window class is #32770 or something of the like (at work at the moment, don't have winspector or radioshark installed ). There seem to be a few programs that report that number as the class.

    I've asked Griffin about an SDK, and they have said that it was coming. Who knows when though.

    The software does some really strange things for a windows app. When you hit the X to close it, as I mentioned above, it minimises to the system tray. Then you have to click the tray icon to start it up again - if you try and run the exe again, a messagebox pops up telling you it is already running. You'd think they could at least restore the currently running instance.

    And while I'm whinging, it also does funny things when you try to move the window. If you move your mouse too fast so that it moves faster than the window, the window gets left behind. Very annoying.

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    157
    OK, so I've managed to get the Radioshark to embed, but it does some funky things with screen refreshes. Here's a couple of screen shots (This is just using the app screen, I haven't made a skin for it)

    shark2: Just launched, all looks good
    shark1: move the mouse over some controls. hmm..
    shark3: try and drag the title bar - RR resizes window, but shark still thinks it has full control. Yuk!

    Any ideas?
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate ltrain1007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    197
    How does radio shark work for you guys, have you added any antenna bosting devices, i want your feed back because i have Radio shark but i havent used it outside of my house yet because im still working on my installation.
    Go on and do it, do it, Do it 'til you're satisfied,
    Whatever it is, do it, Do it 'til you're satisfied.



    CarPc progress |OOOOXCOOOO| 57%

  7. #7
    Maximum Bitrate gork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    655
    I have a contact at Griffin that I had been talking to at one point before. He had told me a couple of months ago "We are working on an SDK. Ping me back in about a week or so." .. I had not taken him up on the offer until now. I just sent him another email, so I'll see if there's anything new. I had the impression that I was talking to a real person, not a marketing or customer service droid here, so hopefully we'll get at least some hardware docs out of the deal.. I'd like to use the radioshark also.. Or maybe we can just get radiator to support it if they get the SDK going.
    MY CAR IS FOR SALE!
    See My Project Page for Details - 2003 BMW E46 ///M3
    Custom Dash Monitor Housing - OEM Fitment
    Custom Overhead DVD-ROM Housing in Headliner
    BMW I-Bus Integration
    My homepage with many other fun projects!

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    157
    I just got an email from Griffin yesterday announcing the beta release of v2.0 of the software (The Mac version...) However, when I contacted them a few weeks ago they indicated that an SDK for the PC was on the way and would be release after the Mac v2.0 release. So it might not be that far away!

  9. #9
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    222
    hmm I have a radio shark and I'm trying the same thing. From my experiance so far... it seems to do your image "2" when I first load it... if I leave it running and come back to it later, I will see either "1" or "3"... usually 3. What exactly did u do to make it stay a "2"?

    I also sent u a PM about it...

  10. #10
    RoadRunner Mastermind
    Auto Apps:loading...
    guino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,817
    Quote Originally Posted by froop
    OK, so I've managed to get the Radioshark to embed, but it does some funky things with screen refreshes. Here's a couple of screen shots (This is just using the app screen, I haven't made a skin for it)
    shark2: Just launched, all looks good
    shark1: move the mouse over some controls. hmm..
    shark3: try and drag the title bar - RR resizes window, but shark still thinks it has full control. Yuk!
    Any ideas?
    You should probably make a special screen to embed the application into. You should set the application area to the same original size of the window so it isn't resized impropperly. This is typically necessary only when the application is badly written to where it doesn't resize the controls when resizing its window. Have said that, I'd recommend getting a cheap-O WinTV FM card before ever thinking of using that application embbeded... but if you can use Radiator with it (Can't you ?), then it should most likely be decent..
    Ride Runner RR's Myspace

    "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
    "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. RDS Radio in RR.
    By CherokeeChief in forum Road Runner
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-07-2008, 10:44 AM
  2. RR 03-06-05 - Radio Preview ...
    By guino in forum Road Runner
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-04-2005, 01:58 PM
  3. status update....
    By 0l33l in forum PowerVoice
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-05-2005, 12:22 PM
  4. RR & Radio Interface
    By BMVEE in forum RR Bug Tracker
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-20-2005, 01:05 AM
  5. Radio Shark
    By VBWizz in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-12-2005, 07:52 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •