Media Studio for TomTom – turn your sat nav into a media playback system

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There’s so many sat nav systems on the shelves these days, it’s hard to differentiate. If they give you accurate directions, that’s the job done really. However, if you have a Tom Tom device and want to add music and movies to the maps, it’s now possible with Media Studio for TomTom 1.0 by Makayama Interactive.

With this software, you can turn your TomTom GO navigation system into a media and movie playback device. DVDs, recorded TV shows or any other video can be put on the TomTom using only three clicks via the media conversion software, then viewed on the LCD screen. Run the software, pick any video file from your hard drive, CD or DVD and convert it into a compressed movie file, which can be played on-the-go from the memory card or from the built-in hard drive. The software captures all content (AVI, MPEG1, MPEG4, DivX, XVID, VOB, ASF) on all drives (hard drive, CD, DVD, removable) and encodes it to MPEG4. The converted content can be sent to the TomTom over a USB-cable/cradle or to a memory card reader.

Obviously you can’t watch whilst driving, but if you’re parked up or have your device outside the car, you can taka a break and catch up with your viewing. And if you’re thinking about watching whilst driving – you can’t – if the software detects vehicle movement, it will auto-stop the movie playback, ensuring car and driver safety.

The download price is $32.95, but a free demo version is available.

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Dave Walker