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#372198 - 11/08/2019 16:44 Sad day
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5622
Loc: London, UK
After ~15 years of faithful service, my car's off to the knacker's yard. This means that my empeg's had to come out. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can easily install it in the new car.
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#372199 - 11/08/2019 18:58 Re: Sad day [Re: Roger]
BartDG
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/05/2001
Posts: 2597
Loc: Bruges, Belgium
Sorry to read this. I've also been there and it sucks. Still hoping one day someone will make an Empeg app for my Android phone so I can simply stream my music to my car stereo straight from my phone, with Empeg functionality. I've given up all hope of ever being able to install an Empeg into any new car... frown
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#372201 - 12/08/2019 11:02 Re: Sad day [Re: BartDG]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: BartDG
Still hoping one day someone will make an Empeg app for my Android phone so I can simply stream my music to my car stereo straight from my phone, with Empeg functionality.

You mean, this app?

https://empegbbs.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/372173

Also available here: http://rtr.ca/bigdisk/

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#372202 - 12/08/2019 11:15 Re: Sad day [Re: Roger]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Roger
After ~15 years of faithful service, my car's off to the knacker's yard. This means that my empeg's had to come out. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can easily install it in the new car.


For me in a similar situation, my ideal solution might be an empeg-remote style app compatible with Android Auto. So the app could provide the full empeg interface on the in-dash touchscreen.

But I have no idea how one goes about adapting Android (or Apple CarPlay) apps to work in-dash. Obviously it's possible, but..

My second best ideal solution would be to find a suitable empeg-sized touchscreen panel and simply wire up a small micro running Linux to it, and connect that to empeg-in-trunk via a short run of cat5e (including PoE). I really do like this idea, and it's not all that difficult for me to implement. Just gotta find a suitable touchscreen. My thinking is that this solution could be more compact and easier to mount than simply using a real empeg display with the PCATS extender kit.

Third best, yet still pretty good, is Tony's bluetooth adapter. I have one of those here, yet shamefully have never yet powered it up.

Fourth best (because of the effort and wiring issues) would be to have in-empeg bluetooth support, without an external adapter box. I still like this idea a lot, but it doesn't seem to be happening here! smile

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#372203 - 12/08/2019 15:39 Re: Sad day [Re: mlord]
BartDG
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/05/2001
Posts: 2597
Loc: Bruges, Belgium
Unless I'm misunderstanding (which is entirely possible wink ), no, not really. Actually I'd like it to be an app which gives me the full Empeg experience on my Android (or Apple) phone, without actually using an Empeg. laugh (so basically having the Empeg software experience, without running it on Empeg hardware... but on my phone instead playing the MP3's from its storage)

I can imagine having the Empeg screen layout on my phone (landscape view of course) and I could use it like that. Or maybe even on my car's touch screen, using Android auto or CarPlay. That would be awesome.

But I also realize that would be a lot of work. Basically it would mean re-creating the Empeg software again. On the other hand, I remember somebody who's done it before, but I don't think it was ever released, let alone an app being created from its code.

*Sigh* I can still dream...
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#372204 - 13/08/2019 16:27 Re: Sad day [Re: Roger]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5622
Loc: London, UK
New car.


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#372205 - 13/08/2019 17:44 Re: Sad day [Re: Roger]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Love the colour!

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#372206 - 13/08/2019 18:53 Re: Sad day [Re: mlord]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31313
Loc: Seattle, WA
Kifflom!
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