Please help point a newb in the right direction! Want to use RR as frontend!
I have my hardware setup and ready to go. Right now, I'm working on the software stage.
I'm working on a slimmed down, fast booting copy of WinXP, but need to start working on a frontend too, to test compatibility, etc.
I want to use Road Runner as my front end.
Originally I wanted to go with centrafuse.. but with a compact flash card boot system, it would be such a pain & hassle to have to redo the software everytime the license expires, etc.. Media Engine was my next choice, but it's just not polished enough for me... so here I am :)
I can't find a manual, or documentation, so I have a few questions:
*What external programs do I need to install with RR?
I understand that it uses the old/classic version of media player to display video, and I will have to include my own codecs (divx, xvid, dvd, etc). It looks like winamp may be included with RR. So, it looks like I won't have to download/install anything besides codecs. What about visuals? Does RR display visualisations while playing mp3s?
*What about GPS?
It looks like RR doesn't have it's own GPS functionality built in, and I must install my own 3rd party GPS application and "embed" it. What program do you guys prefer? I've read about iGuidance 2.1, iGuidance 3.0, Map Monkey + Destinator 3, Destinator 6, FreeDrive, etc etc etc. There are so many different programs out there. I'm in North America, and would like up-to-date maps, and an easy to use, and easy to see interface.
Is there a way to add an eject button to the interface of RR? I'm not sure how to go about this... if I'd have to get a program to actually eject the disc, or if there's a way to make a function call to the OS to eject the disc... I am using a slim slot loading drive, hidden away, so the physical button is inaccessible (without modifying the hardware to relocate the button, which I really don't want to do)
Thanks for any help!