[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Should I change repos?

From: Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri barbieri at gmail.com
Date: Wed Dec 6 23:38:55 EET 2006
On 12/5/06, Eyal Oren <eyal.oren at deri.org> wrote:
> On 12/05/06/12/06 08:25 -0500, Jonathan Greene wrote:
> >I can't get it to work at all either.  I initially used mistral and it
> >did not install - switched to Scirocco and it installed but won't run.
> >
> >I can run it but I only see the startup screen and then it quits back
> >to the home screen.  How far did you guys get?
> If you mean canola, it works perfectly fine for me, and I love it (sorry,
> that's rubbing it now for you, I guess). I'm afraid I'm not of much help, I
> followed the directions literally and it worked from the start.
> Now I wonder things such as:
> - how to get my dutch online television providers to use a media format
>   that the n770/canola understands,

Probably you'll have to reencode it somewhere else. Remember that 770
is a low-spec device.

Some (linux, free) options are:
 - mythtv
 - video lan (vlc)
 - mencoder
 - ffmpeg
 - transcode

> - how to stream my ogg files over the internet, and how to tell canola to
>   look for a remote stream server,

You can go with UPnP and a server that supports transcoding (Tversity
on windows).

Or you can ask Rhythmbox guys to do dynamic transcoding when they
provide DMAP/DAAP.

Or you can implement a web-server/cgi that transcodes ogg to mp3 and
provide URLs as podcasts.

> - how to fit all my pictures on the n770.

You mean resize them?

You can use imagemagick's convert (command line), DigiKam or some
gnome tool to batch process images.

If you want remote files, you can tell gallery or other web-album
software to generate photocasts with desired side.

Yet, you can use our auxiliary tool syncropated:

BTW, syncropated is our tool to sync files with 770 and optimize them.
It should fix id3 tags, resize pictures and convert videos. It's not
finished yet, but it's improving.

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