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    Is it possible to map different sound sources to front & rear outputs?

    Hi,

    I've been thinking whether it would be possible to map different sounds to the front and rear speakers in my car.

    I currently only use the front outputs to the Aux-in on my CD Headunit, but my plan is to have the second speaker level outputs (rear) patched to a pair of headphones which will be in the rear of the car.

    I would then want to be able to map DVD to one, and MP3 to the second (ooh, multitasking!)

    Is this possible? Do i need to write my own program to do this?

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    It depends on your soundcard and drivers.
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    I have an Epia 800 (onboard sound seems to be ok for now); So i guess this would be a custom thing for me (wouldnt work for anyone else unless they had an Epia 800 right?)

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    If you have 2 diffrent sound cards You can direct the program to what card to use.
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    Although it's not what you're looking for, I know many headunits (specifically, my Kenwood MP-6025) have an option to set different output sources (i.e. Aux and CD or Radio and Aux) for the front/back speakers. Getting it to work in your situation would be quite a task, but it's always good to know barely-related options.

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    Haha, thanks... I think i'll go with the 2 soundcard option if anything; but room is a major concern (its being installed in my glovebox).

    Interestingly they have just passed laws in Australia saying that if a TV is playing a movie which is visible by the driver, you receive a fine plus 3 demerit points (once you accumulate 12 demerit points you lose your license, you normally get them for speeding/driving offences). In addition to that, sound from the movie/TV may not come through the main speakers (must go through headphones), incase an explosion in the movie startles the driver.

    It has become so strict i dont think its worth using the car PC for movies. All i could legally use it for is navigation & possibly rear view camera.idea

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    if you happen to purchase any of the soundblasters you can get the kX Project drivers which allow you to map out sound to just the front or rear or both


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik
    Haha, thanks... I think i'll go with the 2 soundcard option if anything; but room is a major concern (its being installed in my glovebox).
    Just get this: http://www.pctekonline.com/gwcua5usbaud.html.
    It is small and sounds good enough.

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    so dominik, don't play movies while you're driving. that's easy just keep the mp3's blastin and the gps trackin

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