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gb115b
2007-04-15, 04:18
is anyone using SLimFX (Which i totally love) on a portable wifi type device...

need some advice on what to buy...it's be awesome if the device could act as a remote too...

gb115b
2007-04-15, 10:19
does anyone know if the n800 n770 can show this skin properly?

Ur[s]uS
2007-04-15, 10:46
does anyone know if the n800 n770 can show this skin properly?

have tried slimfx - it's pretty cool
however, not on Nokia 770 (OS 2006) - flash player version is not advanced enough

MeSue
2007-04-15, 11:10
I was not able to get it to work on my Dell Axim (Windows Mobile 5) using Pocket IE or Netfront as the browser.

Ur[s]uS
2007-04-15, 11:25
I was not able to get it to work on my Dell Axim (Windows Mobile 5) using Pocket IE or Netfront as the browser.

Ditto HTC Tytn (Windows Mobile 5) using Opera.

gb115b
2007-04-15, 11:41
basically i need a fullfat tablet or something eh?

gb115b
2007-04-15, 11:42
anyone had any experience with chumbys yet?

gsamsa
2007-04-15, 16:54
anyone had any experience with chumbys yet?

That won't work either, unfortunately, as it also uses an earlier version of the Flash player.

slimfx is written in Flex, which relies on ActionScript 3, which is only supported by player version 9 and above. AFAIK, player 9 is also the first version of Flash which included the socket capabilities slimfx is using for communicating with the CLI.

I'm sure that there will eventually be versions of the Flash player that support AS3 on mobile devices, but they're not here yet.

Someone in another thread mentioned using slimfx with a Pepperpad, though, which is an alternative to a full PC.

gb115b
2007-04-16, 02:45
had a look at the pepperpad...looks pricey (and the battery life is only 2-4 hours??)

basically i just want a sonos style remote...

and slimfx on a portable device seems the best option..

any other good combos ro achieve this?

shadowboxer
2007-04-16, 06:56
had a look at the pepperpad...looks pricey (and the battery life is only 2-4 hours??)

basically i just want a sonos style remote...

and slimfx on a portable device seems the best option..

any other good combos ro achieve this?



I have had the Pepper Pad 3 for two weeks now. Just installed the Keeper 3.2 beta update day bofore yesterday which enhanced it still further, unfortunately, still no FLASH 9, but this is upgradeable by a maunuel method, which I plan to do later this week.

Anyway, I love this device! The new keeper update ( keeper is the name pepper uses for the gui) included remote desktop built in so I can remote into my musicserver to check things which is pretty cool. The touch and noika 770 skins run great on it and it makes a fantastic remote for slimserver.

It also has a built in universal remote program which the keeper update just enhanced with macro capability. It has a built in ir blaster, took me 30 secs (no joke) to get it set up to run my jvc reciever, tivo, samsung dvd player, and samsung vcr, and sony tv. The macros are really cool, now just pick "watch vcr" and the macros do the rest.

It has a video player built in. I convert dvd's to avi files, put on the pepper, and have a mini stereo theater.

The music player built in tunes in any interet radio stations. Also, it works as a remote stream from the slimserver!!

There is a picture viewer which will see, import from, and over wifi show slideshows of any pics on a pc running wm 11. When it is charging, I use it as a digital picture frame running a slideshow of pics from one of my pcs.

The email program kinda sucks. But after learning a little linux and learning from the forum and wiki, I installed thunderbird and have full imap email on my pepper.

And of course that leaves internet browsing which is what it is made for. Tabbed browsers, very fast, nearly instant on from standby, connects to my wifi in about 10 sec from standby.

Anyway, guess you can see that I kind like my pepperpad. For the price, it is expensive for a remote, but to me it replaces a computer with a device that is far more handy and efficient than a laptop. I have a tablet pc and it is bulky, runs hot, has limited battery life, is slow slow slow slow to boot and slow to come back from standby and I have quit using it! As to battery life on the pp3, I can do hours of heavy surfing and it is still as 30-40% battery life. Also, the battery "gauge" gives battery life in time remaining and % which I really like. It goes into a standby mode within a few minutes which it can stay in for days without charging from which it wakes in about 10 seconds so battery life has thus far not been a problem for me.



-dale

gb115b
2007-04-16, 07:15
is there a dock or charging cradle for it?

is it sort of like a UMPC? sounds like what intel had come out with their new Linux Based MID UMPC...

have you got SlimFX working yet on it?

G

shadowboxer
2007-04-16, 07:48
is there a dock or charging cradle for it?

is it sort of like a UMPC? sounds like what intel had come out with their new Linux Based MID UMPC...

have you got SlimFX working yet on it?

G

No cradle. Have to just hook it to ac adaptor, but there is a little metal stand on the back that pops up and stands it up like a picture frame.

Can't run slimfx till I do the manual Flash 9 upgrade. Someone on this forum posted that they had slimfx running on it. I will keep u posted.

It is indeed fedora 4 linux based running the pepper "keeper" gui.

Here is a link to the product page: http://www.pepper.com/products/pepper_pad3.html

Here is the hardware info:

Pepper Pad 3
Launched September, 2006. Information below subject to confirmation.

Overall Weight: 2.1 pounds (985g)
Size: 11.4" x 5.9" x 0.9" (29cm x 14.9cm x 2.3cm)

Mainboard
AMD Geode LX800 CPU, 500MHz clock speed, x86 instruction set with MMX and 3DNow extensions, integrated north bridge, graphics controller and PCI bridge

AMD CS5536 Companion device (south bridge)

USB 2.0 / IDE / IR / SMBus / APM interface

Wolfson WM9713 AC97 Audio / Touchscreen interface

256MB DDR SDRAM (user upgadeable to 1gb, not officially!)

256KB BIOS ROM

Chrontel CH7013B NTSC/PAL TV signal encoder

IrDA and TvIR emitters/receivers

Subsystems

Hitachi TravelStar 20GB 1.8" IDE disk drive

Atheros AR2413A-based mini-PCI 802.11b/g WiFi interface, with externally-attached antenna (external to the card, internal to the Pepper)

Bluetooth 2.0


AU Optronics A070VW01 7.0" 800x480 TFT LCD
Integrated 62-key clicky keyboard, including 4-way cursor array and scroll wheel


Lithium-Ion Battery
Stereo Speakers

Microphone

640x480 digital camera, fixed focus

External Ports

USB 2.0

Stereo headphone out

Composite video out

Microphone In



Internal Ports
miniPCI (occupied by WiFi interface)


Here is a cut and paste of the current apps:
Pepper Pad
From PepperWiki



Front of the Pepper PadThe Pepper Pad is the reason we're all here! It is a new wireless information appliance from Pepper Computer, Inc that connects to any WiFi (802.11b) network and includes a suite of zero-administration applications (known as Pepper Keeper including:

Web Browser (based on Mozilla FireFox) with Macromedia Flash plug-in and video/audio plug-in
E-Mail Client, supporting POP3/IMAP/SMTP and AOL E-Mail
IM Client, supporting AOL Instant Messenger and Pepper IM
Remote Control application, supporting thousands of infrared remotes to control your living room and more
Journal, a simple note-keeping tool
Mobipocket Book Reader, supporting many popular e-book formats
Music Library with full ID3 tag and playlist features, and supporting streaming audio
Video Library supporting a wide variety of video formats
Photo Library, which lets you import photos from an SD card, USB device, or the web and crop/rotate/retouch them. Also supports the Flickr API to upload images right to your Flickr Account
Game Pack with some simple yet addictive Flash-based games
Pepper supports a wide variety of USB devices, including most card readers, keyboards, mice, external hard disks, and more. BlueTooth support lets you use a wireless keyboard or mouse for input.

All of this in a device with instant-on capabilities, syncronization with Pepper Desktop, and sharing with other Peppers on the local network

gb115b
2007-04-16, 08:04
cheers...i was browsing their site...seems like a good (but a little pricey) alternative...

let us know how you get on with SlimFX

how good is the remote application? it it very configurable...i have some weird media streamer about with odd functions...so need a bit of freedom...

i guess if its just a box running linux i can code whatever i want for it...i imagine there's an SDK or something ?

this is what slim need to make!

an open-source touchscreen remote...

i really like the look of the phillips rc9800i as a remote, but even though it has wifi, there's no internet browser... you can just browse upnp shares and the like..

shadowboxer
2007-04-16, 08:17
sdk: http://www.pepper.com/software/sdk.html

forum: http://www.pepper.com/forums/

wiki: http://pepperwiki.chuma.org/index.php/Main_Page

Remote program is relatively programable, pretty easy to customize buttons from a remote. The macro addition with the new keeper is pretty neat.

will keep you posted.

shadowboxer
2007-04-24, 19:42
A hacker has developed a shell script which installs flash 9 on the pepper pad 3 for you. (pepper wiki)

slim fx runs flawlessly now on the pepper. fantastic!

touch & nokia 770 skins don't fit perfectly but work well as well.

The new pepper keeper 3.2 beta has remote desktop, so from my peppe, in the house, I remoted into my musicserver (which is in my office off the garage, installed slimfx, stopped then started slimserver, did the flash 9 install, restarted the pepper keeper, went to the web, opened slimfx & voila! Instant perfect slimserver access!

-dale