MintiTunes

by terpDriver on Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:12 pm

I got bored and started playing with my minty again. I wrote a new file transfer tool in C#.

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by GeekMan on Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:43 pm

How hard would it be to integrate a USB interface to the MintyMP3, and either have it show up in iTunes as a USB MP3 device, or as a mountable drive?
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by terpDriver on Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:37 pm

Thing is, I don't have an iPod or iTunes so I have no clue how that works. I imagine that it's not feasible.

To talk to the minty you have to talk over serial to the PIC. It has a USB port, but onboard this is wired to a USB to serial converter chip. So when plugged into the computer, the chip gets recognized and appears as a new serial COM port to the user, not a USB device.

Honestly, you're better off getting a flash card reader and popping the card out when you want to load more songs. The data has to go through the PIC when you upload over the USB/serial connection and the transfer rate is really slow, something like 4k/second.
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