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rio car dot org FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Category: Main -> Upgrade, customization, and third-party software questions
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·  How do I upgrade my player's hard disk? 
·  How are the songs stored on a two-drive player? 
·  Can I make my own visuals for the player? 
·  How do I put custom logos or kernels into the player? 
·  How do I change the animated company logo? 
·  What is the file format for the boot logo files? 
·  Is it dangerous to put a custom kernel or a custom logo onto the player? 
·  Where can I find source code for writing to the player's flash RAM? 
·  What controls the combination of company logos and custom logos at boot up? 
·  How do I edit the 'config.ini' file on the player? 
·  Can I customize the alternate-row coloring in Emplode? 
·  How do I create a set of 'favorite' visuals? 
·  How do I use Hyperterminal to connect to the player's shell prompt? 
·  Where can I find help on Linux commands? 
·  How do I send and receive files from the player? 
·  What is the file structure for the song and playlist files on the player? 
·  Can the player make MP3s from the radio, aux, or microphone inputs? 
·  How do I get this Displayserver thing working? 
·  Can I use Ghost or Drive Image with the disks? 
·  Can I add extra RAM to my player? 
·  Can the player's buttons be made to light up in the dark? 
·  Will we ever get voice recognition for the player? 
·  Can I install a cooling fan into the player? 
·  Can I add a digital output to the player? 
·  Can I use my player as a GPS navigation system? 

·  Can the player scroll lyrics in synch with the music?
 (Entry last updated on July 30th, 2004)

Yes, using the third party application emphatic by Tony Cebzanov. The official web site for emphatic is here.

It requires the Hijack kernel, and you must tag your MP3 files with time-stamped lyrics using the ID3v2 Synchronized Lyric (SYLT) tag before uploading them to the player. Emphatic works hand-in hand with the SYLT Lyrics Plug-in for Winamp by Patrick Giasson, which allows you to tag your MP3 files with time-stamped lyrics.

You might get lucky and find that many of your songs already have time-stamped lyrics available in the web database. If not, you can search for a non-timestamped lyric (or paste one in yourself) and time-stamp the lyric by hand. It's surprisingly easy to do... Just play the song, and click the mouse on each line of the song right before each line gets sung. It takes about as long to time-stamp a lyric as it does to just listen to the song once through.

Don't forget to use Emplode to put the songs onto the player after you've tagged them. Remember that Emplode has a "Replace Tune" feature, allowing you to put a new lyric-tagged song in place of the old version of the same song. To access the Replace Tune feature, right click on a song in Emplode and select "Replace Tune" from the menu.

It's really amazing to see emphatic in action, but it's up to you to make sure the songs have the right lyrics in the first place...

·  Can I customize the way the track information is displayed on the screen? 
·  Can I use a Palm organizer to control the player? 
·  Can I make a home docking station for my player? 
·  How do I upgrade my software? 

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