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Peter Hunt
2006-01-06, 10:56
I wondered if anyone has had experience using the Palm Treo 650 as a remote control for slimserver.

I recently purchased the SB3 with the expectation that I could use Salling Clicker on my Treo 650 to control the slimserver, but as it turns out, Salling Clicker currently only supports slimserver on the Mac operating system.

Is anyone aware of remote control solutions (preferentially using bluetooth) for Treo 650 (Palm OS) for those of us operating Windows on the server machine?

Thanks,

Peter

geoffb
2006-01-06, 11:06
On 1/6/06, Peter Hunt <Peter.Hunt.2185pz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> I wondered if anyone has had experience using the Palm Treo 650 as a
> remote control for slimserver.
>
> I recently purchased the SB3 with the expectation that I could use
> Salling Clicker on my Treo 650 to control the slimserver, but as it
> turns out, Salling Clicker currently only supports slimserver on the
> Mac operating system.
>
> Is anyone aware of remote control solutions (preferentially using
> bluetooth) for Treo 650 (Palm OS) for those of us operating Windows on
> the server machine?

Hi Peter,

It's maybe not exactly what you're wanting, but have you tried using
the web interface through the Treo? The last message in this thread
discusses this briefly:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=18998&page=2

Cheers
Geoff

Peter Hunt
2006-01-06, 11:29
Thanks Geoff,

So does the pTunes program allow you to control the slimserver (browse, stop, play, etc) from the handheld?

Does it also support cover art?

Thanks,

Peter

geoffb
2006-01-06, 12:02
On 1/6/06, Peter Hunt <Peter.Hunt.21873z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks Geoff,
>
> So does the pTunes program allow you to control the slimserver (browse,
> stop, play, etc) from the handheld?
>
> Does it also support cover art?

In fact, I don't have a Treo 650, so haven't tried it. I would suspect
not, rather that it does the same job that Winamp does on a (Windows)
PC: just acts as an endpoint to receive the music stream.
You should be able to do the same as the poster in the thread, though,
and just use the built-in browser on the Treo, pointing to
http://<slimserver address>:9000/Touch
(if you want to the use the Touch interface, for example).

Cheers
Geoff

gadgetgaz
2006-01-06, 12:44
I have a Treo650 and it can control the slimserver with the built in blazer web browser. If you then use a mp3 player and point it to your slimserver like you would with winamp, and play it in the background you can open up the browser, log onto the slimserver and control it from the Treo. I have tried it and it works quite well but range is very limited over bluetooth and the batteries don't half deplete quickly!

The trickiest bit is setting up the Treo and PC to allow LAN access.

ps If you use an up to date version of pTunes you will need the deluxe version for mp3 streaming.

Peter Hunt
2006-01-06, 14:55
I think I'll try this latter suggestion.

I have the new linksys USBBT100 bluetooth adapter, which has a range of up to 100 yards and covers my entire apartment (through several walls) without a hitch, so as long as I can set up the LAN connection through bluetooth, I should be OK.

I found the following website that addresses this issue: http://www.whizoo.com/bt_setup/

You also apparently need a bluetooth path/driver for the treo 650 to make this work.

Is this what you used?

Peter