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dgpretzel
2006-05-03, 20:12
I have seen references to both.

Also resources.

Is there a collective consensus among the SB cogniscenti?

Regards,

DG

mherger
2006-05-03, 23:09
I don't know any of them. But I'd say:

Nokia:
- bigger screen
- better browser (imho Opera)
- open source OS (if this is of any interest to you)

Axim:
- "real" PDA with all those apps I never use (calendar & co.)
- should be able to run SlimRemote (very important ;-))
- Windows something (if you care)

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Maditude
2006-05-04, 09:30
mherger wrote:

> Axim:
> - "real" PDA with all those apps I never use (calendar & co.)
> - should be able to run SlimRemote (very important ;-))
> - Windows something (if you care)

I've got a Dell Axim x51v. (Developing some .NET crap for work on PocketPC platform, and this Axim seemed like it would work decently enough for testing, as well as for making a nice remote-control for SlimServer).

Anyways, yeah, it's a PDA. Can't say I've used for much yet, 'cause it's just annoying the crap out of me -- not sure if that's WindowsMobile5, or Dell's fault. The battery life isn't very good with the wi-fi lan enabled. And if you disable the wi-fi lan, or it powers itself off, it's a tedious pain in the ass to get back on the network (802.11g, WPA). It's probably just that I don't know something obvious (any hints out there? -- my wireless SB2 doesn't have ANY problems talking to my access point, but the PDA often does, even if I'm *right* next to said access point)...

That said, it *does* make a pretty cool remote-control. I am planning to hook up some outdoor speakers, as soon as I convince my wife to let me drill a small hole in the house, and then, by just taking the PDA outside to the deck, be able to have full control over music.

I've just been using the handheld skin on the SlimServer web-interface, which works well enough for me -- what's this SlimRemote interface?

mherger
2006-05-04, 09:57
> I've just been using the handheld skin on the SlimServer web-interface,
> which works well enough for me -- what's this SlimRemote interface?

SlimRemote is a remote control application for Slimserver which should run
on many platforms (Windows, Linux, PocketPC, Java 1.2 compatible systems).
My latest pet project...

http://www.herger.net/SlimRemote

I'd be interested in a screenshot as the Axim is a new category to me: on
desktop computers SlimRemote is using larger artwork and lists than on
PDAs. I don't know how it will handle high res PDAs.

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Maditude
2006-05-04, 10:45
> http://www.herger.net/SlimRemote

Hey, this looks pretty sweet!

> I'd be interested in a screenshot as the Axim is a new category
> to me: on desktop computers SlimRemote is using larger artwork
> and lists than on PDAs. I don't know how it will handle high res
> PDAs.

Sure. I grabbed the Ewe149-CAB-PocketPC2003-HighResolution.zip file, as well as your SlimRemote.zip, and will check it out this evening. My SlimServer version is 6.2.1 -- though I don't actually have any album artwork.

Maditude
2006-05-04, 23:18
> I'd be interested in a screenshot as the Axim is a new category
> to me: on desktop computers SlimRemote is using larger artwork
> and lists than on PDAs. I don't know how it will handle high res
> PDAs.

Not sure how I can get a screenshot -- don't have the E-VC++ environment. I can attempt a few digi-photos if you want, assuming I can track down my tripod.

Without getting into a full bug-report, I would just say that I had a hard time clicking the tabs at the bottom of the screen, or selecting songs to play, because the icons / fonts were much too small for my fading eyes and shaky hands. I'll try the standard resolution EWE PocketPC software this weekend. (That said, the forms "fit" onto the screen just fine, the only thing that looked really odd was when the SoftInput KeyPanel popped up, it would mess up SlimRemote's display at the very bottom of the screen (a picture would be much more useful -- will try to get to that).


Cheers

Mark Lanctot
2006-05-05, 05:45
Not sure how I can get a screenshot -- don't have the E-VC++ environment. I can attempt a few digi-photos if you want, assuming I can track down my tripod.


Try WisBar (http://www.lakeridgesoftware.com/download.php). The older 1.x version is free and takes nice screenshots on my Axim X30.

mherger
2006-05-05, 15:39
> Without getting into a full bug-report, I would just say that I had a
> hard time clicking the tabs at the bottom of the screen, or selecting
> songs to play, because the icons / fonts were much too small for my
> fading eyes and shaky hands.

The font size can be selected from the Ewe launcher: go the the "VM
Settings" tab and change the font to your likings.

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