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Thread: (M)ANY *nix mp3-car users out there ?

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    KDC
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    Once I have the money together to build an MP3 player for my car I plan to use Linux. I've only used a few distros for a few days. That's the extent of my experience with Linux so I'm going to need some help. Hope you guys can help me when it comes time to put it all together.

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    I was running a linux based system for 3 years and it worked great (jics.mp3car.com). Right now im re-designing the software (well, I'm writing a new one ;-) ).
    I never concidered using windows for my car, mainly because of the tradeoffs and compromises you have to made if you use it.

    Regarding the GPS navigation:
    Personally I don't need a navigation system, but it is a sad fact that there is no usable linux solution available. The problem creating such a software is not the code, but the data. There is no vector data available in public. If the format of one of the big supplieres is cracked, the rest should not be a big problem.


    The funny thing is,there's a navigation software for bikers under development...
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    GPSDrive is looking better and better. They now have speech output. It might work out after all.

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    Originally posted by Gutter
    GPSDrive is looking better and better. They now have speech output. It might work out after all.
    I've just downloaded it, and added it to my test Linux devbox at work. Very nice.

    Unfortunatley no soundcard working so I couldn't test festival, and no Garmin, so I couldn't check out the GPS functions, but nice interface. Now I just need to add a Garmin to the shopping list.
    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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