RR Newb... need help/suggestions.
I'm happily no longer new to the CarPC world, but I am new to the RR world. I've been using Centrafuse and it in my opinion, it's not ready for primetime yet as far as what is supported. I installed RR yesterday and have been trying different scenarios for a total of about 6 hours trying to get some issues solved. I just now read through the whole RR FAQ to make sure my question hasn't already been answered.
Let's start with my system:
Lilliput Blaxtream CarPC (which includes the below 3 specs)
VIA TC10000 with VIA Nehemiah C3 1 Ghz processor
Creative Xmod as USB soundcard (for OUTPUT)
XMPCR with audio out going to the LINE IN of the ONBOARD SOUNDCARD
The summary of my problem is choppy audio and high CPU load. (I read the FAQ about high CPU load... doesn't apply to me).
I started with a simple play of a mp3 file. The audio was horribly choppy. Sometimes it got a little better, but it never played without issue. During this time, I'm getting 100% CPU load. I have been using Process Explorer to try and diagnose the problem: the two main CPU hogs are Winamp (21%... not a big deal) and a "System" child called "DPC" which stands for Deferred Procedure Calls, which is using 50-60%. From my research thus far, this has to do with hardware issues. That's about as much as I know on that end.
In RRConfig, the Music settings are all default except for the music library folder. The Sat radio settings have XMPCR mode checked, and the Use Line In plugin checked (line in plugin is installed). Line to mute/unmute audio is Disabled. In Windows Sounds and Audio Devices, Default Playback device is the Xmod, and the default recording device is the onboard sound. I don't if know this is relevant. Winamp is the latest version... 5.33, using classic skin.
The XMPCR plays audio through RR, and it's NOT choppy, but, all you ever hear is the preview channel and you can't change the channel. After a few seconds of the XM audio starting, the system hangs, but the audio continues.
I know this is a lot of different random info. But I'm hoping an RR expert will know something that can help me. I'm lost on this DPC issue. I'd much rather continue using RR, but right now Centrafuse treats my audio a lot better. Problem is that CF does not support multiple soundcards, and since there in no line in on the Xmod, that renders my XM useless unless I want to manually switch the audio cable everytime I want to listen to XM.
Any advice here would be ever so appreciated.
A few questions that I have that also may help me:
1. In RRConfig, is the setting called "Soundcard #" asking for the number of soundcards that you have? (In my case, two... Xmod and onboard)
2. I have a Xenarc 7" touch monitor, and RR does not fill the whole screen. Do I need to input parameters in the resolution field in RRconfig to get fullscreen?
3. Is the line-in plugin for Winamp a CPU hog?
Thanks in advance!!