Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 41

Thread: Apple's iTunes-based Carputer frontend (Windows)

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    119

    Arrow Apple's iTunes-based Carputer frontend (Windows)

    Is anyone doing something like this? If none, i think it would be a good frontend project to start with!

    I myself am a programmer but have limited time and resources so if anyone would like to start a team, or maybe do this idea on their own even is welcome to post here! This would even be great for use with ipods, to synch home PCs to Car PCs, etc

    Any thoughts?

    There's a Windows iTunes COM SDK available here

  2. #2
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    Sounds like someone needs mac, or a hug.
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  3. #3
    FLAC evandude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    937
    man, wouldn't that **** the mac guys off though...

    they are all in love with their mac minis for carputers but they don't have a decent frontend... i think they'd be pretty ****ed if the WINDOWS guys got a good frontend going based on iTunes before they did...
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
    eegeek.net

  4. #4
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    Hmmm. So blame mac users for someone not writing a front end.

    Blame mac users because no one wanted to take the time to write one...

    Blame mac users because the mini just came out and sparked a few people into putting them into their cars, whereas before it was a smaller minority of people hacking up G4 towers and iBooks..

    Blame mac users for having iTunes and making it a desireable point for windows carputers...

    Blame mac users for not creating a front end based on itunes... WTF does that mean?

    A front end PLAYS media, music being one part. If you meant to say design a skin like the itunes interface, go for it buddy. If you mean using the iTunes SDK, thats cool XCODE makes it much easier than Windoze to do.

    All in all i dont know what you are talking about anyway.
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  5. #5
    phc
    phc is offline
    Variable Bitrate phc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    300
    I'm waiting for someone to do this. I wouldn't mind helping, but most of the software I write is of the embedded microcontroller variety, so I wouldn't know where to start.

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    119
    phc, i'm too busy to go at it alone, if there's anyone who would start up a team, i may be able to help.

  7. #7
    Raw Wave lostreception's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    1,806
    i think something is being developed unless i read into it wrong search for irunner
    .______
    | '_ |__\___
    [(o)|___(o)] XB
    ._________
    | I__I I_I|_\__I
    [(o)______(o)]b VanPimpin'

    LostReceptions Apps D/L Here

    GPSGasoline- Rewriting

    Draw- SkribblePad for Touchscreens

    iGQwerty-iG3.0 Qwerty Keyboard

    CarPCNetwork

  8. #8
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    Why not do something constructive and join one of the many teams that are already working on front ends. At least in the winbloze world I know of at least 3 decent front ends coming along great, so why are you going to start another one instead of adding to a great one...to be cool?
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

  9. #9
    Raw Wave RoyN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Posts
    3,534
    sdashiki, what is your problem with the whole mac thing? Why did you invade this thread so agressively? Chill out man...

    I personally hate itunes on windows... it installs a bunch of cr#p on the system, and it is pretty slow compared to winamp and others...

    what would be the benefits for an itunes frontend in windows? It might be possible to adapt road runner to use itunes since it is open source, but this would depend on how itunes can be controlled...
    Roy

    2005 Range Rover 4.4
    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

  10. #10
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    and all i said was why strike out on your own when joining a team is far more beneficial for all.

    When you refer to someone with a mac as "mac guys" you are singling out people who just chose a different OS than you. So DONT YOU start talking shiite if you dont mean to ok? Fan boys always talk about PC vs Mac in the way you were going, if that wasnt your intent, say it differently. BAH im a whore.
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Windows Based SmartPhones
    By ryguy in forum PhoneControl
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-31-2005, 04:16 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-05-2005, 11:48 AM
  3. Playing old Dos based games on Windows XP
    By e_z_street in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-19-2004, 09:16 PM
  4. Need help starting a linux based carputer
    By Steber in forum Newbie
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-25-2004, 05:30 PM
  5. Newbie asks ? Laptop based carputer vs desktop pc based carputer
    By SAScooby in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 01:59 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •