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Mac Audio - my Hackintosh based Music Player

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Thanks guys for all the praise! :D

Today I did some final works and the project is finished now - if a Hackintosh ever can be finished...

Filing the window for the IR sensor:
Mac Audio finished IR window.jpg


The mounted window:
Mac Audio finished front detail.jpg


The wired front plate with the IR sensor:
Mac Audio finished front backside.jpg


The "SATA power to Dock Connector" adapter cable for the iPod: I did not want an USB connection to the mainboard. The USB data lines are connected via resistors to tell the iPod that 500mA current is available. The required circuit is shown here: http://www.simple-electronics.com/2011/09/iphone-charger-circuit.html
Mac Audio Dock adapter.jpg


The finished inside:
Mac Audio inside Front.jpg


Mac Audiob finished inside.jpg


The bottom with the intake grid:
Mac Audio finished Front bottom.jpg


The back side:
Mac Audio finished bottom.jpg


The finished front with the iPod desktop in landscape format:
Mac Audio finished Front.jpg


And the finished Audio System:
Mac Audio finished with Amp.jpg


Happy hacking
MacTester
 
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This is a thoroughly professional product in every sense. Manufacturers really should take note of this kind of quality........well done MacTester.

It'd be nice to see this get a front page feature....
 
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Thanks again for all the kind comments! :D

I have two questions to the software specialists here:
- Is there an iOS App, which is able to show the actual iTunes cover (from OS X) in landscape format on the iPod? (unfortunately the "Apple Remote" App does not work in landscape mode, even when "SBRotator" is installed)
- Or would it be possible to create an App, which is able do do this?

Any answer is highly appreciated.

MacTester
 
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Thanks again for all the kind comments! :D

I have two questions to the software specialists here:
- Is there an iOS App, which is able to show the actual iTunes cover (from OS X) in landscape format on the iPod? (unfortunately the "Apple Remote" App does not work in landscape mode, even when "SBRotator" is installed)
- Or would it be possible to create an App, which is able do do this?

Any answer is highly appreciated.

MacTester
As far as I can tell, there is no such app.
It is definitely possible to "create" (program) an app which could do this, BUT for this you need to be able, to stream the actual iTunes cover to your device.
IMHO it is easier to create an server on your mac, which hosts an html page with the actual cover.
For this you need to know where the actual cover can be taken from (I think, the biggest problem is to get the cover change on your html page, because the server needs to detect, that the cover has changed), as source you would need to find out how iTunes streams the cover in its window, and then implement it in your server.
If you were able to do all this, you can just open safari on your ipod touch and open the just created webpage.

Good luck on doing this.
 
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