Sunday, September 03, 2006

Media Streamer For Nokia 770

As proof that Nokia hasn't stopped loving the 770 Internet Tablet, they've slipped an interesting program into the Application Manager for the 770 called the Media Streamer. It's a UPnP AV control point and player application and it has just been announced. The app has a unique user interface, a first for the 770. It works by the screen basically sliding horizontally to show various parts of the application and the action can be achieved using the directional pad or the touch screen. Using SimpleCenter software on a Windows 2000/XP PC, you are now able to stream media to your 770. This is likely to be an exciting addition to the 770 application catalog. I would love it if Nokia released the code for this UI to the development community. It would be nice to see this implemented in the various applications that normally require tabs or several windows. Applications like Google Talk and Gizmodo come to mind, and even combining bookmarks and the Opera browser would be nice. There will be plenty of time to think about the possibilities later, let's get to what you came here for...


Edit: After playing with GMediaStreamer for Linux it seems other UPnP server software works with Media Streamer. More screenshots to come later [the 770 battery needs a recharge after a full day of use].


8 Comments:

At 6:32 AM, Blogger MikeL said...

Works well with Twonky Media server running on Win XP. I posted some pictures in the thread over at Internet Tablet Talk.

http://www.internettablettalk.com
/forums/showpost.php?p=21434&postcount=14

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Derek_Coleman said...

Nice, I couldn't get TVersity to work for my setup. Still trying some other options on the Windows side of things. I may end up using Twonky when all is said and done.

 
At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Jon Nichols said...

FYI, even though the code to the Nokia application is not available, the source code to SimpleCenter has just been released at http://www.simplecenter.org.

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Derek_Coleman said...

Great, thanks for the update. I wonder if Nokia had a hand in convincing them to do this.

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger Jon said...

Nope... that was all us. :-) Not that Nokia minded.

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Adam said...

Would be great if I could play Rhapsody music ... it can see my Rhapsody, e.g., playlists, stations, etc., but when I try to play, it says "incompatible format". Too bad. Any ideas?

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Derek_Coleman said...

Hmm...never tried Media Streamer with Rhapsody. You may want to try to see if it works with Canola. I think it does better with playlists and other audio streams. Plus it will play your local media that's on the 770. It's really a great all-in-one solution.

Hope that helps.

 
At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont use canola youll just rip your hair out

 

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