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i would like to put my old PC in my car just as a music player. Answered

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bassbindevil
bassbindevil

11 years ago

MP3car.com will have everything you could possibly want to know. However, you just might be better off buying a cheap MP3 player like a $20 to $30 2G to 4G Coby from Walmart. I've been collecting parts to build a car PC for years, but it ends up being easier just to use an MP3 CD player or flash player. It should be possible to use the Western Digital Media Player in-car. The thing operates on 12V, and runs Linux. Price is about $150, and it can play audio and video (including HD quality video!!!) from USB drives. It just needs some tweaks to make it more car-friendly, like wired remote, resume on power-up, maybe support for an alphanumeric LCD display instead of a monitor. I think it has the potential to be a near-perfect car media player.

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codongolev
codongolev

12 years ago

taken directly from "wired How-to", the article on hooking your ipod into your car stereo (I'm assuming your pc has a headphone port): take your stereo out. on the back, there usually will be three rca (red, white, and yellow) connectors. if they're not there, then you have to buy an adapter (internet!) then, install the cable. go to radio shack and ask for a y cable. it'll connect your ipod to the rca connectors. then, connect the adaptor and reroute the new connector to a convenient place (glove compartment, etc.). put back everything and then turn up the music.

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mijale
mijale

Answer 11 years ago

The only problem that I see in all this is the power supply. About the serial port I have some shematics, so I can make some buttons and wires connections + some programming. If someone can tell me if I can connent it without a invertor and why are the negative voltages included.Thank you