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    Question Tell me it isn't true!

    I have just been looking through archived posts and read that it isn't possible to have winamp text displayed on an 4x40 LCD and a vis plugin playing on a 5.6 TFT LCD at the same time!

    Please tell me it isn't true!

    Is there ANY way round this restriction?

    I vaguely remember something about a plugin that allowed multiple vis plugins to operate at the same time... but maybe i was dreaming.

    Thanks for any help with this
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    if u have TFT u don't really need that 40x4 LCD.....
    ok prolly with Winamp3 it might be possible for what u are trying to do.

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    I'm pretty sure there's a plugin on winamp.com that allows you to run multiple vis plugins at once... but why run a 4x40 and a tft?

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    lol....i know... Even though CobraIII will let u run TFT and LCD's, when u see the TFT u will trash ur LCD real quick. I hate to say it but LCD is not COOL anymore. If u are showing ur setup to ppl, TFT makes a big diff.


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    Maybe they aren't cool... but not everyone's hung up on "cool"... some people want efficiency.

    My system is CAPABLE of running TFT and LCD simultaneously (Linux-based) because the player is running in the background and uses a 10-key keypad to select songs. I could put a TFT in my car, but currently I don't have much use for it. Hell, I even have two of them sitting around here waiting to be used... and they will... eventually.

    TFT's are nice, but an LCD is a lot better in the harsh environment of a vehicle. It's also a lot less heartache when it goes wrong. If you're software's written right, then using an LCD can be easier and more efficient than using a TFT for the same functions... so a TFT looks "cooler"... so? It also screams out "steal me" a lot louder than a nice innocuous looking little LCD display

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    Cool

    AndyM,

    I believe this is the plugin you would need to do that:
    http://www.winamp.com/customize/deta...omponentId=775

    I had it before, but since I never used it, I can't say for sure that it will do what you need.

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    I had a plugin called MUX, a different one to the url posted above.

    It worked fine for what you requested. I used it for exactly that, but got rid of it because it often locked up the machine when shutting down (using irman remote).

    This was a problem that I have experienced with several winamp plugins but maybe it would work for you.

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    More details:

    Vis_Mux v1.24
    (C)1998 Jason Crawford
    ([email protected])

    Google search gave me:

    http://www.world.conk.com/world/darkman/Vis_Mux.zip

    But I haven't checked the file!

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    Cool

    Thanks guys for taking the time to help me out with this... where would i be without you all

    Ok now i have the software sorted i just gotta get the hardware to test it on.

    Thanks again

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    Dude, just use a LCD plugin that is "general", not visualization.
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