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Old 02-10-2014, 05:23 AM   #202
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 43
My Ride: 525iA E39
Question Stop movie in motion


I just bought the already assembled PIBUS via eBay and can't wait to try it out. I guess it will take some time for it to arrive in Germany though but in the meantime I can buy a Raspberry Pi and play around with it.

Just one simple question (hopefully): Does the car send an IBUS message when the handbrake is applied?
The reason is: in Germany you aren't allowed to watch movies while driving so my idea was: When the handbrake is applied: tell XBMC to pause the movie (if there's one running) or change to MP3s when in motion.

[edit]Since my car has an automatic transmission it would, perhaps, also be possible to only allow video playback when in "P" (and not in "R", "N" or "D").[/edit]

Also: is it better / faster to store data like MP3s / Videos on the same SD-Card as the operating system or should you use a USB drive for that?

And before I forget it: for the great work!

Last edited by Mopinsky; 02-10-2014 at 06:57 AM.
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