Media player that works with iTunes?
I've had a real bear of a time trying to get something that will work with my music collection in my car PC. I've got a laptop running Windows 2000 in my car. 7" Touchscreen in the dash, audio from the laptop runs to the head unit aux in. No keyboard/mouse.
My music collection is in iTunes - I use it at home, I have 2 iPods, and it's staying on the laptop. 1/3 of my music is MP3, 1/3 is AAC (M4A), 1/3 is iTunes Music store stuff (M4P).
I've got the plugin for winamp that can read M4P files - they play fine (though no vis support unfortunately). But I just can't find any media management software that will put a nice, usable in-car front-end on it. Winamp's normal skins mostly stink for car use - finding music is a pain.
I tried MediaEngine, but it doesn't read the M4P "ID3" tags properly, so the files are all jumbled. If I could make it use filenames, it would be a little easier... The built-in keyboard search is great, but as far as I can tell, it takes forever to get from playing one song all the way back up the list to the top in order to start a new search - not good while driving. Is there an easier way to get around without having to scroll through the lists? Any way to "customize" the tags?
I tried Media Car, but it won't play my iTunes files - even though standalone winamp has no trouble.
I tried karmador, but couldn't get anything to work well.
All I really want is a nice skin for winamp. It needs big buttons, a nice legible font in the media library, and ideally, an on-screen keyboard that's better than windows' built in one - the buttons are too small. I'm having no luck. iTunes' own interface is great, other than the small font size and lack of on-screen keyboard for quick searching.
So who else uses iTunes media, and what have you gotten to work well in your carPC?