radio in rr...
the same thing
OK all, because I was having the same problem I decided that it had to be fixed. People had been singing the praises of the lineIn plugin, but after the chorus no one decided to give up the true facts.
Before I get shot from the sky, let me say that I searched all over the damn place trying to figure this out, so I apologize if someone else spelled it out and I just didn't see it.
It turns out that the lineIn plugin is a very critical part of the solution, but in this case the whole is the sum of the parts, and I couldn't find those missing parts. So here's what I did. I'm not 100% positive, b/c it's too cold to go in the garage and check. Yes, I live in Orlando, FL.... sad huh?
Anyway, I had to open Volume Control (either from control panel or double-clicking on the speaker icon in the system tray), go to Options -> Properties.
From here, that the "Adjust volume for" radio button has "recording" selected, and then make sure that the checkbox next to CD Player is checked.
This piece is important b/c you have to make sure you can tell Windows to use the CD Player (which is what I have my HQCT hooked up to) as the input. Click OK, and make sure that the CD Player is checked. I don't have any others checked, though Windows can record from multiple sources.
Now go back to Options -> Properties, and make sure the "Adjust volume for" radio button has "playback" selected, and that Line and CD Player are checked. Click OK, and mute both the CD Player and the Line options.
In RRConfig, tell it to use the lineIn plugin for winamp. I think I chose Line (I'll double-check later) as the unmute option. You can leave the "line://" line alone.
At this point, I was up and running and even on all 4 speakers, but changing the volume caused an echo. This echo wasn't an echo at all. When I increased the volume, it unmuted the CD Player (which is really the HQCT).
The magic key to getting rid of this was to go into RRConfig, and under the music tab, there's a little setting called "Map Master Volume to Control Line (for weak sound card)". This damn thing was set to "All lines", which caused RR to increase (and thusly unmute) the CD Player (really HQCT), and gave me a pseudo-echo. Changing this setting to "Master Volume" and voila!
My HQCT now plays on all 4 speakers. I really hope this helps someone. It drove me nuts all day!
I am using RR for quite a while, but I am missing a radio in my car now..
I concidered buying me a HQCT. Do you think it is worth the money?
I read in several post that reception is not as good as stock head unit.
Further I was concidering buying the amplified version as that woul better suit my design..
But I was wondering as the amplifier must be driven by the computer (as far as I understand), so the question is if this will woerk within RR.
Any comments appreciated!!
Just trying to get mine to work better. I have it hooked up to the CD connector on the motherboard (Jetway mITX 2GHz) and it's giving sound throug the analog out, but not on the digital out which is connected to my amp.
How can I get the sound from the CD-in connection to the digital out?