[maemo-users] What can I use my N800 for?

From: David Rudder drig at noses.org
Date: Sat Jul 7 16:28:14 EEST 2007
Thanks, Chris. Your blog has the best conversion script I've found (I've 
tried 3 others). This is the 1st to show good resolution, good audio 
sync and good framerate!

Your script copies the files to your flash disk. I was very successful 
with copying the file over and playing it from there. But, I'd like to 
be able to play the files without copying them, so I can just stream 
whatever file I want to watch. My use case for this is cooking shows. I 
want to fast forward to that section where Alton Brown shows some piece 
of trickery that I can't seem to master.

I could stream from a web page, but attempting to fast-forward gave me a 
"Can not seek stream" pop-up. So, I'm looking into streaming media 
servers. Do you have any suggestions?


McNally, Chris wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 17:29:08 -0600
>> From: David Rudder <drig at noses.org>
>> Subject: What can I use my N800 for?
>> Hi,
>> I'm getting frustrated with my Nokia N800 and I hope someone can help
>> me.  I bought this for a couple reasons, the 2 big ones are for SIP
>> video calling and for playing videos off my MythTV.  I have been
> totally
>> unsuccessful so far.
> I have been watching mythtv on the N800 for some time and I wrote a wiki
> page about it on the MythTV wiki. There are several options for
> transcoding, and I crop a tiny bit in order to watch TV full screen on
> the N800. You have to have the latest media player to do it.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Nokia_N800_Tablet_PDA
>> I also tried transcoding down to a lower
>> resolution with similar  problems.  At least they play, but what good
> is
>> a 800x600 screen if the videos have to be 288x160?  And, even then, the
>> fast forward doesn't work and it regularly hangs and the video and
> audio
>> doesn't sync.
> Fast forward does not work great but use the back and forward arrow
> keys, which skip about 2 minutes, works for the most part. There are
> certainly issues with the player. The longer the show, the more likely
> fastforwarding screws up. But I do not have any audio sync issues.  

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