Netbook for in-car entertainment
September 11, 2011 2:03 PM Subscribe
How can I turn my netbook into an in-car entertainment center? What software should I use, and what peripherals would make sense in an in-car setting?
posted by mdavis1982 to technology (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have an Acer Aspire One D255 that I hardly ever use. My iPod is on its last legs, and I thought that the netbook would make a good replacement for in-car use. I already have a Parrot mki9200 installed in the car, so I can plug the netbook in through the line-in port on that, so audio isn't an issue.
My music collection is already in an extensively tagged iTunes library, and I'd prefer not to have to tag it all again, but if that's a necessity then so be it.
I could use iTunes, but Windows is really slow on the netbook, and iTunes doesn't really have a great interface for use in the car, especially on a 10" screen. If I could also put some films, TV shows etc on the netbook and play those back (when I wasn't driving) that would also be really cool, maybe on an external drive.
So, I guess what I'm looking for is recommendations of software to run, and how to control it most effectively in the car.
Any help would be greatly appreciated because I'm really a Mac-based guy, and have no idea how to do this on a PC!
Thanks in advance!