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    Cool Windows MP3 Car Software

    I have started designing a MP3 application and I am looking for input for more features.

    I am using the Windows Media SDK and I will eventually implement the Speech API.

    So far my Specs are:

    Input:
    IrMan
    KeyPad
    Keyboard
    Mouse

    Output:
    Serial Character LCD (Customizable)
    Parallel Character LCD (Customizable)
    TFT VGA-SVGA
    TFT NTSC

    Other Features:
    Startup and Control of Other Apps Via IrMan
    Menu System w/Control from IrMan
    Playlists
    Listen to More Songs on This Ablum
    Listen to More Songs by this Artist
    Listen to More Songs in this Genre
    Delete Current Song from Playlist
    Delete Current Song from Disk & Playlist

    Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I also need a Parallel Character LCD to implement this feature. If you have one made up that you can let go cheap. I have a Serial VFD from Seetron.com.

    Thanks,

    John
    JohnRam

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    how bout, forward / back an album. If you have your mp3's set up in directories for each album, as most of us do, the how about being able to go to the next album (much like a changer)

    hey its food for thought.
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    If your going to go through with it, make sure you have add directory, not just file! I want to be able to add my "rock" directory (1200 songs, heh) or add my "misc techno" or whatnot.

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    Smile

    Here's how I'd like it set up (criticism wanted)

    Playlist Menu:
    Add file to playlist
    Add directory to playlist
    Remove file(s) from playlist
    Clear Playlist

    And be able to do stuff like

    Playlist -> add directory -> rock -> Our Lady Peace -> Spiritual Machines

    and listen to an album that way, or just one song off of the album. Or even select the artist directory, and listen to all of their cd's.

    yes? no?

    Most people have their stuff arranged in the genre -> artist -> album -> song format, right?

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    Johnram: play with CobraII to get some ideas and Good luck with the speech API.

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    Cool

    My player uses the MS Speech API/SDK for voice feedback. Several things I have learned:

    -will not work in all machines. Probably does in 99%
    -cannot speak with Media Player in other state except STOPPED.

    I have also not been able to find any documentation on the Media Player object model.

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    Aaron...look on MSDN it is there.... What do u want to do with media player. If it is playing divix i can prolly show u how. Just let me know

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    Wink

    are you going to make any custom made menus like (for character lcd):
    push [menu] and the display will show you this:


    1) Crossfader plugin
    2) Speed plugin
    3) anythin you want


    push [2] and the speed plugin (for winamp) will start and a new display will appear:


    New Speed? _%


    Here, write the speed you want, like [1][0][4] (104% of normal speed) and [enter] and a macro (for example a macro made by girder or any other mfreeware macroprogm) will start and input 104 in a field in the plugin and do some other **** when you push enter.
    That couldn't be so hard to make or?

    please,please,please,please,please
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    keyboard, 2*40 LCD, WinMe with Win98lite, Girder.

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