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rio car dot org FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



Category: Main -> Networking and home connection questions
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·  I don't have a serial port on my PC. Is the serial port required? 
·  Which is faster, USB or Ethernet? 
·  How do I hook up the player with ethernet? 
·  Why can't I get ethernet to work? 
·  Can I use the ethernet connection with the car docking sled? 
·  Can the Rio Car player be used as a server for the Rio Receiver? 
·  Can the Rio Car player play streaming audio from a Rio Receiver server? 
·  Can I use a wireless ethernet connection to the player? 

·  Can I connect the headphone output from another device to the aux input of the player?
 (Entry last updated on July 16th, 2004)

Yes. You can get adapter cables for this sort of thing at a local electronics store or stereo store. You need a 1/8" stereo male jack on one end of the cable, and a stereo pair of male RCA jacks on the other end.

Remember, though, that headphone outputs are amplified (albeit with a very low-power amp). If the other device has a line-level output, you should use that instead. The headphone output should be used as a last resort only.

If you plug the headphone output of another device (say, a portable CD player) into the Rio Car's aux-in, start with the CD player's volume turned all the way down. Then slowly increase its volume until you can hear it well but don't hear any distortion.

Note that connecting to the player's aux-in might produce ground loop (whine/noise) problems, depending on what you're connecting and how things are wired in your particular car. If this happens, try grounding the shield of the RCA cables to the vehicle chassis and see if that takes care of it.


·  Can I use headphones to listen to the player directly? 
·  How can I listen to the player on my computer? 
·  I can't hear the empeg through my computer speakers! 
·  Where can I get a spare AC power supply for my player? 
·  Can the Rio Car connect to other USB devices such as portable USB hard drives? 
·  Can I connect to the player via FTP or HTTP? 
·  Can I connect to my player 'by name' over ethernet? 


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