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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:50 am

garygid wrote:I believe the answer would be "no video", at least while the car is ON (ready to drive, in motion or not) since that is against CA state law.

Any "video" screens need to be located where the driver cannot watch them.

I like the video idea I think it was ford that has it that would be nice while waiting in the car for someone. Also use internet like Youtube.
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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:38 am

garygid wrote:So, legally, it could be done in AUX mode, if it was programmed to handle video and had the correct CODEXs available.

I don't see how AUX can be used for this - it would have to be done thr' USB. AUX is basically an analog audio input.
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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:34 pm

This is what I have tried with my iPhone 4.

It automatically connects the audio through Blutooth and will stream any audio playing through the iPod application. You control song selection from the phone itself.

When you connect your iPhone through the USB port menu functions become available on the screen of the LEAF. You have an audio only iPod interface that allows you to select by artist, song, album, etc. It plays the audio portion of music videos and lists them as songs.

The USB port also charges your iPhone or iPod. A screen comes up on the iPhone that states you are connected through the accessory port. You can select either Blutooth or the port by touching a symbol at the bottom of the white phone screen. You can touch the home button to access other apps. If you select the iPod app it brings you back to the same white screen showing that you are connected to the accessory port of your iPhone even if you switch back to Blutooth.

I can't find a way to stream videos through the USB interface. The AUX port only sends analog audio. There is no way to send video through the AUX port.

That's what I have tried so far.
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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:56 pm

I did not mean use the AUX-Audio port, I meant the ACC (accessory) mode for the car (not ON & Ready to drive).
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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Thank you!

BTW: under iphone settings / video was your video out turned on?

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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:48 pm

I wasn't able to stream video in accessory mode either and as far as I know the TV out is on by default. In settings on my iPhone it only gives me the option to turn on or off widescreen mode otherwise the output is on. I found out that Pandora and other audio streams other than the iPod app stream through the Blutooth link. When you plug in USB the top of the plug faces the passenger seat. Here are the screens shown during Blutooth audio streaming and while plugged into the USB interface.

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Leaf iPod Play Mode Display by Card59, on Flickr

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Leaf iPod song info display by Card59, on Flickr

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Leaf iPod Menu display by Card59, on Flickr

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Leaf Blutooth audio screen by Card59, on Flickr
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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:44 pm

The Lexar 32GB EchoZE USB flash drive arrived today! Copying my MP3 files onto it, a little more than an hour to copy ~2000 tracks. So I'll be ready to test with the LEAF should I get a chance to rent one from Hertz in NYC, or I'll try it at the DC "Drive Electric" event if I go there.

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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:47 pm

tps,
Not sure if you've followed the discussion, but the play order of those mp3 files on your stick in each folder is determined by the short (8.3) DOS-type file names of the files.

I renamed my files on the stick to 01.mp3, 02.mp3, etc using the ZTree tool and that gets them to play in track order (assuming they were in that order when you changed their names).

Let me know if you need more info,

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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:52 pm

I'm slowly reorganizing music on the HDD. More than half my music has incomplete tags - and nearly all of them need to be renamed. I also have hundreds of CDs that I've not yet digitized (apart from other analog music). I'll probably be done by the time I'm ready to get my next EV :(
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Re: Leaf Audio/Music Features

Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:56 pm

Randy wrote:tps,
Not sure if you've followed the discussion, but the play order of those mp3 files on your stick in each folder is determined by the short (8.3) DOS-type file names of the files.

I'll almost certainly be using "shuffle all" mode. To avoid hitting the 255 file-per-directory limit, I broke the tracks up into subdirectories by the first letter of the filename. Right now, I'm listening to these files from the internal flash of a Sony player. It doesn't seem to care if all 2000 tracks are in one directory or split up; I've been using the aforementioned split scheme for a while on the Sony with no problems.

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