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autopilot
2006-05-11, 13:30
I have a PDA (MDA Vario) which has wireless. Is there anyway i could stream music from slimserver to it?

zhiva
2006-05-11, 13:49
I did it with the following configuration:

-A PC with wireless full of MP3 and Slimserver running
-Clie NX80 with wireless card
-3Com Wireless router

First I did set up the slimserver software on the pc, then used Netfront to navigate to the slimserver server and pick the songs i liked to play on the pc speakers.

Then i wanted to hear the music on the clie. I realized i needed a player with "url playing" like winamp on a pc to hear remote music.

So i found the "Pocket Tunes software" (http://www.pocket-tunes.com)tough is not free it can play music from a URL (in this case my pc with slimserver url using the wireless connection.

By the way, anyone knows another palm mp3 player that can do what "Pocket Tunes" does ? (freeware, if possible)

autopilot
2006-05-11, 14:04
Cool solution, but that would not give me any control over what was playing with the PDA.

I believe there is/was a java version of softsqueeze (is it an applet?). As the PDA can run java, surely it would be posible to make a version capable of running on a PDA, no?

zhiva
2006-05-11, 14:14
Well, i edit the playlist using netfront connecting to the pc...

Smiley Dan
2006-05-12, 01:13
This is very straightforward, I've done it with my 770. All you do is setup whatever audio player you have to listen to the feed from the SlimServer (I think it's Real audio?). Then in a separate Web browser, go to the Web server and start loading your tracks on to your wireless device you have. The player then starts playing.

The UI is a little clunky for managing multiple players imo, but there you go.

Ramage
2006-05-12, 03:35
This is very straightforward. I use a Dell X50v but any wireless PDA would do (running MS mobile).

Use the PDA browser to access the web interface on Slim server, which will give you full control in the same way as your normal PC. For best results use the SS "handheld" skin.

Use an mp3 player on the PDA - I use some freeware called GS Player, get it from http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA032810/ it works very well. Create a playlist for GSPlayer pointing at your slim server stream.mp3 and away you go. There is a little delay from the buffering in the player but you could experiment with the settings. Once the player starts you can control the whole thing from the browser.

Of course you can also use the PDA browser to control the SB3 player as well

GS Player is also good for playing internet streams direct, or any other mp3 streams.

autopilot
2006-05-14, 09:02
I think i will just forget Slimserver for now and directly access the files/playlists (share the my music folder over the network) and use a good media player.

funkstar
2006-05-14, 09:23
Have you looked at SlimRemote by Michael Herger?

can be run on the following devices:
PocketPC
MS SmartPhone
Casio BE-300
HandHeldPC Pro
Sharp Zaurus
Linux Desktop
Windows Desktop
Any Java 1.2 VM

http://www.herger.net/slim/detail.php?nr=912

jdulltasha
2007-11-23, 02:14
Hi,

How do you "navigate" to slimserver on using pocket tunes? I have it on my Palm.


This is very straightforward. I use a Dell X50v but any wireless PDA would do (running MS mobile).

Use the PDA browser to access the web interface on Slim server, which will give you full control in the same way as your normal PC. For best results use the SS "handheld" skin.

Use an mp3 player on the PDA - I use some freeware called GS Player, get it from http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA032810/ it works very well. Create a playlist for GSPlayer pointing at your slim server stream.mp3 and away you go. There is a little delay from the buffering in the player but you could experiment with the settings. Once the player starts you can control the whole thing from the browser.

Of course you can also use the PDA browser to control the SB3 player as well

GS Player is also good for playing internet streams direct, or any other mp3 streams.

jdulltasha
2007-11-23, 02:21
any other options?

davep
2007-11-23, 04:02
Hi,

How do you "navigate" to slimserver on using pocket tunes? I have it on my Palm.

You don't. You use pocket tunes as the streaming client and control the SlimServer via the Handheld skin in the browser i.e. Blazer. AFAIK you need the (paid for) Bonus Features enabled to allow streaming. I did do this a couple of years ago on a Palm TX and it worked just fine.

davep