What's the closest current front end to MediaCar?
Long time since I've lurked around these parts, but I've got a head-scratcher. I'm currently rebuilding my carPC due to a power supply failure and some other issues. It's been kicking with perfect reliability since 2004, so my software is pretty antiquated. Looks like MediaCar has been defunct since pretty much right after I started using it, so I think I'm in need of a new front end.
Thing is, though, I really like the way MediaCar works, particularly the playlist handling. Seems like every media player in existence now relies on a database and ID3 tags, which I hate. I don't have the time to clean up tags for thousands of music files and would really rather just browse by folder structure anyway. Is there such thing as a front end that uses a simple file tree for media handling?
Also, I have a BMW and use the Rolf Resler serial adapter to send steering wheel commands MediaCar. Is this possible with any current front ends?
I started just going down the list of front ends in that forum, but, now hours into that task, it seems like it would take me months of searching to answer these questions on my own (a lot of front ends to choose from, and it's hard to find the nuts and bolts of most without really digging into the forum threads). Thought maybe somebody would know offhand if there's something that'll work for me.
Worst case scenario, I'll see if I can't get XP running on the new machine and just keep using MediaCar.