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This has been discussed before I know but after alot of consideration the Mac Mini has to be the perfect solution to iPod/DVD integration with the RNS-E.

There is a ready made power supply http://carnetix.com/CNXP1900.htm that can put your Mac Mini to sleep after you've left your car (with a optional delay), wake your car on start and deals with a car's power fluctuations. There is a special cable for the Mac Mini as well http://carnetix.com/optional_cables.htm so you can take the mac mini indoors to add videos/music software etc

Apple's Front Row means that you can play all your Ipod (plug iit into the mac mini) & itunes songs with the supplied remote as well as watch DVD's and photo's. The new Mac's can run windows too as this might be a better option.

I'm pretty sure I'm going ahead with this into my B5 my main question is:

Which adaptor would be better suited to enable the video in? ( I will be fitting the A6 unit so do not need the Video in motion capablity in the unit)

The Mac Mini has various output options:

DVI (a no go I guess)
Composite (Dietz 1417?)
and S-Video (???)

I know video resolution is the main concern, i think this program for OS X will deal with this http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/About.html

Some related topics which concern CarPC but not specifically the Mac Mini:

http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2278&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Looking to run the power from here:

http://www.navplus.us/knowledgebase/index.php?action=article&cat_id=003&id=7&lang= (though it's not exactly clear where this is)


Thoughts?

Cheers, Rich
 

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This has been discussed before I know but after alot of consideration the Mac Mini has to be the perfect solution to iPod/DVD integration with the RNS-E.

There is a ready made power supply http://carnetix.com/CNXP1900.htm that can put your Mac Mini to sleep after you've left your car (with a optional delay), wake your car on start and deals with a car's power fluctuations. There is a special cable for the Mac Mini as well http://carnetix.com/optional_cables.htm so you can take the mac mini indoors to add videos/music software etc

Apple's Front Row means that you can play all your Ipod (plug iit into the mac mini) & itunes songs with the supplied remote as well as watch DVD's and photo's. The new Mac's can run windows too as this might be a better option.

I'm pretty sure I'm going ahead with this into my B5 my main question is:

Which adaptor would be better suited to enable the video in? ( I will be fitting the A6 unit so do not need the Video in motion capablity in the unit)

The Mac Mini has various output options:

DVI (a no go I guess)
Composite (Dietz 1417?)
and S-Video (???)

I know video resolution is the main concern, i think this program for OS X will deal with this http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/About.html

Some related topics which concern CarPC but not specifically the Mac Mini:

http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2278&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Looking to run the power from here:

http://www.navplus.us/knowledgebase/index.php?action=article&cat_id=003&id=7&lang= (though it's not exactly clear where this is)


Thoughts?

Cheers, Rich
Hi Rich,

Did you make any progress with this? I too am looking to do the same but in a 2006 A6 with MMI High. I am interestred in the best way to get the mac mini video and audio connected into the MMI.

Thanks
Scott
 
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