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Old April 16th 18, 02:38 AM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
Ragnusen Ultred
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replace automotive speakers

This is just one easy way to use Windows, Linux, and iOS together, to
quickly and easily watch a YouTube DIY at a location that has no Internet.

1. On Windows, I downloaded the desired YouTube DIY:
youtubedl https://youtu.be/Ve-kcKxbXx4

2. It's easy to transfer files into VLC over USB on dual-boot Linux:
http://i.cubeupload.com/360Laq.jpg

That's it. Now the video was on iOS playable where there is no Internet.
http://i.cubeupload.com/CuxNtP.jpg

A. I bought the tools at Harbor Freight & the speakers at Fryes:
http://i.cubeupload.com/GtSVFI.jpg

B. I followed the YouTube DIY in VLC, step by step:
http://i.cubeupload.com/IDheqM.jpg

C. I removed the decrepit Toyota OEM 20W $300 Panasonic speakers:
http://i.cubeupload.com/CweFrP.jpg

D. I had to drill holes to fit the 450W Blaupunkt 3-way speakers:
http://i.cubeupload.com/6ugHnx.jpg

E. Everything else but the holes fit perfectly back into place:
http://i.cubeupload.com/rczDpa.jpg

The only catch is that it's amazing that something as common as a 6x9" oval
speaker requires holes to be drilled in the rear deck given that these
things should simply be standard.
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Old April 16th 18, 02:51 AM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replaceautomotive speakers

On 4/15/18 8:38 PM, Ragnusen Ultred wrote:
> This is just one easy way to use Windows, Linux, and iOS
> together, to quickly and easily watch a YouTube DIY at a
> location that has no Internet.


Go peddle your **** somewhere else.


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Old April 16th 18, 01:39 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replaceautomotive speakers

On 4/15/18 11:12 PM, Ragnusen Ultred wrote:
> Am Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:51:24 -0500, schrieb Fox's Mercantile:
>
>> Go peddle your **** somewhere else.

>
> Hi Snit (aka Fox's Mercantile),


Do you masturbate at night dreaming of me being Snit?


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Old April 16th 18, 02:53 PM posted to sci.electronics.repair,alt.home.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Am Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:22:08 -0700 (PDT), schrieb :

> I'm pretty sure if you put 450W through one of those
> speaker's it'd glow dull red.


I've seen Jeff Liebermann's responses to questions of how manufacturers'
lie about specs, where he has personally doublechecked things like claimed
wattage on radios.

But what's amazing is that a pair of $300 Panasonic 20W paper-cone one-way
speakers sells at Toyota, when these $30 Blaupunkt 450W (claimed) speakers
are clearly better made.

The magnets alone weight a ton compared to the flyweight Panasonics -
although I don't think there is a spec on magnet heft. (What does the
magnet heft mean, in terms of specs, when the difference is striking
between two speakers?)

Also the paper of the $300 Panasonic cone is brittle and subject to sun
degradation, while the $30 Blaupunkt was presumably more sunlight resistant
rubber & foam.

But to your point on wattage, the head unit remained which likely was not
capable of outputting more than 20 watts RMS anyway - so there's no chance
that the $30 Blaupunkt speakers will be carrying more than that.

One question I have is why don't they make speaker holes standard for
standard-sized speakers? The other question is about that magnet.

If there were two same-sized speakers, one with a huge magnet and another
with a puny magnet, what does that mean in terms of likely performance spec
differences?
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Old April 16th 18, 03:08 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replaceautomotive speakers

On 4/16/18 8:53 AM, Ragnusen Ultred wrote:
> That you stalk me, Snit, is enough for us to wonder about your
> masturbation fantasies, not mine.


You are obviously obsessed with the idea that I'm Snit.
I hate to break the news to you Bunky, I ain't Snit.



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Old April 16th 18, 04:14 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replaceautomotive speakers

On 4/16/18 10:02 AM, wrote:
> The Troll is back.
>
> Please do not feed the troll (You, too, Jeff).


But he ain't housebroke yet.
Like a recalcitrant puppy, he needs his nose rubbed in his
own **** until he learns.


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Old April 16th 18, 05:27 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replace automotive speakers

Am Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:05:15 +0100, schrieb James Wilkinson Sword:

> Why not use a Windows based tablet instead of ****ing
> about converting it to Apple's ****ed up language?


If you can improve on this question, let us know:
*Q: How would you download this video to watch offline on an iOS device?*
https://youtu.be/Ve-kcKxbXx4

You bring up a good point, which is that the iOS tablet is the hardest type
of tablet to get to work in the real world with other operating systems.

I have an android tablet, where it's so easy to download any movie
*directly* to the tablet, that it's not funny. Almost nobody knows this
trick, but all you need to do, on Android tablets, is install the F-Droid
(don't use the Google Play app which is a knock off with ads!) free ad-free
YouTube Red clone named "New Pipe". That app is so wonderful that you'll
never use YouTube ever again, since it's YouTube on steroids, without any
ads ever, and where it can download any video or audio.

So I didn't mention Android because it's just too easy.

I don't have a Windows tablet, so I was showing folks how to do it on iOS
since iOS is always a thousand times harder than Android is due to its
walled garden nature (as everyone is already aware).

BTW, Linux and Windows plays so nicely together that it was also a no
brainer.

Linux, for example, reads beautifully the entire Windows file system (well,
except for the tricky stuff Windows just added in the February Win10 where
they secretly modified the NTFS, e.g., the wuaueng.dll file as one
example).

Given that Windows does Youtube downloads beautifully, and that Linux sees
the entire Windows disk, and that Linux plays far nicer with an iOS device
than does Windows sans the iTunes abomination, that's why I used the system
that I used. (Because it's the best of all worlds.)
http://i.cubeupload.com/6MxqLo.jpg

So, while on Android I would have just searched, viewed, played, stripped
audio, and downloaded video using the same NewPipe app, the iOS device
necessitated a multi-step but still trivially simple process of...

1. On Windows, I downloaded the video using the extremely powerful and
super flexible command-line youtubedl.exe app.

2. Booting to Linux, I already had the results (since Linux sees Windows
perfectly), and then connected the iPad, and since Linux sees iPads better
than does Windows, I slid the file over into the VLC space on the iPad to
play it there.

If you know of a *better* way to do those two tasks, assuming the
constraint of only open-source freeware, then let us all know as we'd all
benefit from the technical expertise.

If you can improve on this question, let us know:
*Q: How would you download this video to watch offline on an iOS device?*
https://youtu.be/Ve-kcKxbXx4
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Old April 16th 18, 05:43 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Default Using an iPad to follow a YouTube DIY without Internet to replaceautomotive speakers

On 4/16/18 11:27 AM, Ragnusen Ultred wrote:
> Am Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:08:19 -0500, schrieb Fox's Mercantile:
>
>> You are obviously obsessed with the idea that I'm Snit.
>> I hate to break the news to you Bunky, I ain't Snit.

>
> Then why do you puppy-dog follow me around the net, just like
> you did as Snit


I hate to break it to you, but Snit ain't the only one that thinks
you're a worthless troll spewing your stupid **** non-stop.
But keep calling me Snit if that's what makes your pitiful excuse
of a dick hard.

Glad to see you enjoy being told you're a moron.
Maybe you'll just shut the **** up and go away.

And I keep re-including your original cross-posted groups because
I'm sure they're enjoying watching you getting your nose rubbed in
your own **** repeatedly.

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Old April 16th 18, 06:30 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Am Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:31:55 -0700 (PDT), schrieb trader_4:

> I'd just watch the video on a PC in my house, then go out and work on the
> car and if necessary come back and watch again. It's putting in a speaker,
> not rebuilding the engine. If I wanted to do it right at the car, I'd
> use my smartphone on the cell network.


Well, that works but remember, it's not my car, so I'm completely
unfamiliar with everything about the car.

Also remember that I have a lady watching over my shoulder who was the mom
of the girl who was her daughter, helping me, who owned the car ... where
you know, as I know, that breaking things like those dastardly clips gets
those kinds of people upset.

Us? We break those clips all the time ... and we remove more parts than
necessary all the time, and we remove fewer than needed all the time, and
we take off parts out of order all the time, etc., where I didn't have the
luxury of experimenting while working on this neighbor's car.

Besides, I could have written it all down, but really, it's just speakers
(as you said) and there were only about fifty or so connectors to unclip or
unscrew, so, that's not all that much to remember (or write down), but why
bother.

I put the kid to good use by having her hold the iPad tablet, and she would
read out the next step and I would do it while she paused it.

That worked out perfectly - but they don't have a router (reminder for me
to buy them a new router as they only use desktops or cellular).

In my case, this use model was perfect:\
a. Mom watched over everything like a hawk (but she did bring refreshments!)
b. Daughter held iPad and told me what step to do next (this kept her busy).
c. I removed the fifty or so bolts and clips & installed the speakers.

When it came time to drill into the rear panel, I sent the mom and daughter
inside asking for them to make more food!

(They would have screamed had they seen me drilling the holes.)
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Old April 16th 18, 06:30 PM posted to alt.home.repair,sci.electronics.repair,rec.autos.tech
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Am Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:50:59 -0700 (PDT), schrieb trader_4:

> It's really quite amazing that with this Apple crap that people pay huge
> premiums for, you can't just directly download a freaking Youtube video?
> WTF? Isn't there a Youtube app for ios that allows that? WTF?


You bring up a good point, trader_4, which is that what's trivial on
Android is actually impossible (or at least a lot harder) on iOS, but I
play with all operating systems - so I deal with them as they come to me.

So yes, Android does everything iOS does, and then tons and tons and tons
more, while iOS doesn't do even what Android does, and iOS does nothing
that Android doesn't already do.

Hence, I agree that iOS users put up with this Apple crap ... but it is
what it is - and all we can do is deal with it if that's what we have in
our hands.

To always try to add value, on Android, here's what I suggest:
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/

Be warned that the Google Play knockoffs on New Pipe seem to have taken the
source code and added their advertising crap to that source code and then
remarketed it on Google Play - so I only recommend the F-Droid version but
if you don't want to use F-Droid, the Google Play knockoffs do work and
even they are better than Youtube is.

If we use Android - that's the only app that is needed to download any
video and then play it offline at your leisure (we were working on the car
at the neighbor's house who didn't have a router so we couldn't connect to
their Internet).

To continue to add value, one advantage of Linux over Windows is that Linux
actually works BETTER than Windows with an iOS device. You just connect the
iOS device by USB and slide the files over into the "private space" of the
VLC app and you're done.

On Windows it's slightly more complex because iTunes or the Apple Device
Drivers are needed (IMHO), and that's just not acceptable. At least when I
plug the iOS device into the latest Win10, but without iTunes or Apple
crapware, what shows up is not nearly as much as what shows up on Linux,
and on Linux, it's two way whereas on Windows it's only one way.

Another question I might ask here is why did I have to MODIFY the speaker
drill holes. I realize the simple answer is "you just have to". But Jesus.
It's just a 6x9 oval speaker for heaven's sake. There's nothing in a
speaker which necessitates "special" drill holes.

Why don't they just make speaker holes standard like a billion other things
are standard (e.g., USB or pipe fittings or quick couplers, etc.)?

Also, I didn't realize speakers have a +/- wire. What happens if you
reverse that?

Note though that it's hard to reverse them since both the connection on the
speaker and the harness connector on the car had one wire with a red stripe
and the speaker itself had a plus and minus sign and the terminals on the
speaker were different sizes and the harness connector on the car only
clipped in one direction.

So they did a *lot* of things to ensure that you don't get the wires
crossed.

But what happens if you do cross the wires? (Just curious.)
 




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