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Do you have a computer in your car?

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:09 PM
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Im new here, figured id share some pics.

I have a 96 EXR. 7" touch screen. Netbook in the glove box wifi tethered to my nexus. Dual 12" subs. MTX all around.

All wired by me.

Going to hook up some more LCDs in the head rests...once they arrive from china!
 
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:45 PM
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carputers are very cool. nice work. some build pics would be great to see, any wiring diagrams, etc. parts lists, equipment diagrams, information so others could do the same thing.
 
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I knew a guy from school years ago. He had a computer hooked up in his trunk just to have all his music. That was before mp3 players. lol. Nice work man. looks good.
 
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You're my hero
 
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haha been there gone way past that

84 Trans Am ( knight rider replica) with a chatterbox AI ... It could hold basic conversations with me or whomever was in the car.
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lkmk View Post
haha been there gone way past that

84 Trans Am ( knight rider replica) with a chatterbox AI ... It could hold basic conversations with me or whomever was in the car.
Thats neat, but technology has come along way since then:
i used google's voice recognition to search for music / videos / addresses, make phone calls, send text messages, almost anything.
 
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yeah i did this back in 1999 was when i got the first idea... back when the internet was still new,and dialup was the best thing out there..

My software i stated out with was 5.4 mb now with all the data and it learning i got a backup of 850 gig's and it's still running/growning daily.
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:55 AM
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I may build a carputer one day, or just integrate a tablet pc. I mostly want to access a HDD for .wav music files. Integrated pandora, Bluetooth, google, 3G/4G,
etc. would be a bonus.
 
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i think the .wav file format is bigger then .mp3 but then again you could try a smaller compression format then mp3.

if your interest in just music... get a old psp and upgrade the memory to a 8 gig, then turn the music into acc format which i think its double the compression of .mp3
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:57 PM
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Want uncompressed music. I use original CD's with my 1bit Alpine head unit. Compression is audible and not desired after all the time I have spent on my system. I am careful to not burn CD's from compressed music. I own 400+CD's and rip them in .wav, though I also rip them as 320kbps mp3 for use on portable music players. For car or home playback, .wav or FLAC are acceptable.

I also want at least 320GB of storage. I want it to remember my position and track lists. I want touch screen with album art and wifi connectivity. I don't want a Microsoft based OS. Probably Linux.
 

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