[maemo-users] Streaming Music to the N800

From: Alan Williamson alan at blog-city.com
Date: Sat Jul 28 09:01:42 EEST 2007
Thanks Dan, however this all requires you control it using a web 
browser; i already have that setup with SlimServer.

i don't want to have to juggle a media+player and the web+browser on my 
N800 while listening to music.  Its clunky and in today's modern age, we 
should demand something sexier!! :)

I have been playing with USHARE and so far thats *not* too bad -- 
however it croaks on certain directories which i am not sure why.  So i 
will investigate that.

On the N800 front: Canola and MediaPlayer are both performing well; but 
the MediaStreamer refuses to find the USHARE server.

On this journey, it has taught me one thing; this isn't for the faint 
hearted; setting up this little device to do something as simple as 
streaming from your music collection is not for the casual user.  This 
is yet another hole in the N800 armour in terms of mass adoption.

Dan Dennedy wrote:
> On Friday 27 July 2007, Alan Williamson wrote:
>> Okay good N800'ers what are my options here.
>> My Setup:
>> Shed loads of MP3's/Videos sitting on a Linux server with samba running
>> at the moment.
>> So how can i effectively access those files from my N800?
> mp3s just play from regular ol' http just fine in the media player.
>> Ideally i would like to mount my share point on the N800; but i have
>> failed to do that, and having asked the question in this forum a week or
>> so ago, it appears no one else has an answer to that.
> There are a number of jukebox web apps. I am using netjuke, which is old. Of 
> course, the reliable fallback is directory indexes served up by a webserver.
>> So what are my other options?   I am currently streaming it using
>> SlimServer, but that is clunky as hell, as i have to have a browser open
>> and then connect to a streamed MP3.  
> Surely some jukebox web apps will play in the web page with Flash MP3 
> streaming. There are even online services trying to make a business out of it 
> with tools for syncing--say mp3tunes.com and oboe.
>> Doesn't for videos though.
> Ah, well, I have found that mp4 files muxed by gpac MP4Box (but not ffmpeg or 
> mp4creator) are playing progressive download via http!  If totem browser 
> plugin were ported, we'd be stylin' and could embed it in a web app.
> $ mp4info n800-2.mp4
> mp4info version 1.2
> n800-2.mp4:
> Track   Type    Info
> 201     video   MPEG-4 Simple @ L1, 54.589 secs, 503 kbps, 320x240 @ 29.97 fps
> 101     audio   MPEG-4 AAC LC, 54.464 secs, 64 kbps, 32000 Hz
> Not as good quality as mp4, but the browser plays .swf files in the browser 
> over http, and ffmpeg can transcode to swf or flv.
> gallery2 support flash video:
> http://codex.gallery2.org/Gallery2:Modules:flashvideo
> Here is an example:
> http://www.4wiseguys.com/G2Bridge/index.php?&g2_itemId=483
> You can make a script to transcode anything to your desired format. I can give 
> you an example.

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