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    Up and comming CarPuter System

    Well Guys I have been watching the Forums for a while, I just recently started posting questions as I am still working on my System. But I have not found software that does exactly what I want. I planning on using MediaCar But it too lacks some functionality, so I decided to start my own Program.
    Here is a pic of the concept, it will be skinable, but as of right now I am using this default skin. I am trying to have every thing integrated so as to not open any programs externally. Any and all Ideas are Welcome.

    Setup: These are things that are integrated as of right now
    GPS - MapPoint - with voice prompts
    DVD - Not using media player
    MP3, WAV, RMI, RM, and Bunch of others that I donít feel like listing
    VIDEO- DiVx, Mpeg, Avi
    FM RADIO, TV

    I am trying to base this on MediaCar because I like it, Oh and I donít have a name for it yet so any suggestions are welcome.
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    What langauge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    What langauge?
    Well I started with VB 6, But I may have to roll some dll's in C++. I wanted to use C# but I did not want to burden people with all the Dot Net Stuff
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    What made you choose MapPoint? Have you ever used or seen Routis/iGuidance? I feel its mucher slicker looking and uses very accurate NacTech maps.

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    I used MapPoint Because, I had a copy that came for free from my Job, I guess once this is nearing completion I will try Rouits and see if I can get it to Work as smooth as MapPoint.
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    I currently am testing DriveSofts DFSL software, and awaiting amanda. Right now I have to say that I use media engine because it seems to function the best for me. However, non of the available apps do a very good job of calling up MOST of my applications.
    Since you just now starting this, I'd love a system that allows integrated "mixer" functions, but 32 point eq as well as an software crossover function for people with true High, Mids, Subwoofer functions. A "loudness" feature like a head unit would be cool too. The media car mixer looked cool, but it nother more than the master and balance functions ever seemed to work for me, I could mess with the EQ and bass/treble all day long with no results. With that said, preset calls for the EQ settings right from the Mixer would be cool too.


    All off the applications seriously lack in TV Tuner/ AUX A/V in functions. I guess there are probally too many brands out there, but from my experience, ALL of the better TV app programs (Intervideo WinDVR3+, ATI TV, even my Adobe Premier Pro, Cyberlink's WinVCR or whatever it was called) recognize what WDM capture drivers, even legacy capture devices and seem to work controlling these components A/V Composite, V svideo/Composite audio and "TV Tuner" devices without a hitch, yet each of the carputer shell's I've tried are Limited to WinTV or some specific hardware piece. I may be the majority here, but I've got rear camera's, Playstation 2, and a few other composite A/V devices that I wish I could "push a button" and have AUX A/V input available.

    XM controls native, since only XM makes XM, not sure why none of the other apps can control on top of the XMPCR drivers, Ya, Xtreme PCR works great, but its not "fat finger" touchscreen friendly, thats for sure. So far, the only decent XM interface I've seem is in the drivesoft software.

    Heres another one, I have a radio wireless internet modem (basically a PCMCIA modem) no real way to control the "internet" connection. Some sort of interface to the dialer, connection status displays, network settings, etc, etc. I understand that not everyone has this, but it has been my experience that most of these devices use the standard minimized Tray "Telephone" "two computers with green screens" flashing to show they are connected, I know you should be able to interface with windows to supply this information on a "internet" page.

    Just my two cents.

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    Frodoplayer works well plus the TVplugin please check it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by septicdeath
    I currently am testing DriveSofts DFSL software, and awaiting amanda. Right now I have to say that I use media engine because it seems to function the best for me. However, non of the available apps do a very good job of calling up MOST of my applications.
    Since you just now starting this, I'd love a system that allows integrated "mixer" functions, but 32 point eq as well as an software crossover function for people with true High, Mids, Subwoofer functions. A "loudness" feature like a head unit would be cool too. The media car mixer looked cool, but it nother more than the master and balance functions ever seemed to work for me, I could mess with the EQ and bass/treble all day long with no results. With that said, preset calls for the EQ settings right from the Mixer would be cool too.


    All off the applications seriously lack in TV Tuner/ AUX A/V in functions. I guess there are probally too many brands out there, but from my experience, ALL of the better TV app programs (Intervideo WinDVR3+, ATI TV, even my Adobe Premier Pro, Cyberlink's WinVCR or whatever it was called) recognize what WDM capture drivers, even legacy capture devices and seem to work controlling these components A/V Composite, V svideo/Composite audio and "TV Tuner" devices without a hitch, yet each of the carputer shell's I've tried are Limited to WinTV or some specific hardware piece. I may be the majority here, but I've got rear camera's, Playstation 2, and a few other composite A/V devices that I wish I could "push a button" and have AUX A/V input available.

    XM controls native, since only XM makes XM, not sure why none of the other apps can control on top of the XMPCR drivers, Ya, Xtreme PCR works great, but its not "fat finger" touchscreen friendly, thats for sure. So far, the only decent XM interface I've seem is in the drivesoft software.

    Heres another one, I have a radio wireless internet modem (basically a PCMCIA modem) no real way to control the "internet" connection. Some sort of interface to the dialer, connection status displays, network settings, etc, etc. I understand that not everyone has this, but it has been my experience that most of these devices use the standard minimized Tray "Telephone" "two computers with green screens" flashing to show they are connected, I know you should be able to interface with windows to supply this information on a "internet" page.

    Just my two cents.
    Wow, Thanks that is a lot of info,I have just about the same issues with most of the software out here. I will do my best to get most of that in the works, but as I said before this is still in the works, so dont look for it any time soon..
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