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Stoker
2009-04-22, 05:14
Hi

I've just aquired a HTC Touch Pro mobile phone which runs the Windows Mobile 6 operating system. I was hoping that I could use this device to control my SqueezeBox. It would seem on the surface that I have several options:

1. Use a Web browser. The phone has WiFi and a 480x640 VGA screen.
2. Some kind of native application that uses the Sqeezecentre's CLI.
2. SqueezePlay. Not sure if this is even possible.

I've tried the web browser method and find that with both mobile Opera and windows explorer the pages aren't rendered properly (things get drawn on top of other things and links don't work) and it's almost impossible to use. I've tried the default skin, handheld and Nokia770.

Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong with the web browsers, are there any known issues with Squeeze Centre and mobile Opera?

Any suggestions about other methods of controlling my squeezebox with my phone would be most welcome.

Cheers

autopilot
2009-04-22, 05:19
Search the forum, someone has recently posted a very nice looking SC Control app for windows mobile. Can't for the life of me find it though!!

funkstar
2009-04-22, 05:19
I've not tried them on Mobile Opera, but Handheld worked with the old Internet Explorer ok.

Someone has managed to get a version of SqueezeOS to compile for WinMo, but i don't know how well it works.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=61925&highlight=windows+mobile

There was a mobile app that could control SqueezeCenter, but i don't know if it is still in development or not.

Have a look in the Plugins part of the Wiki (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SqueezeCenter_Plugins) For some reason the Wiki isn't loading for me, don't know if it's my ISP or not.

autopilot
2009-04-22, 05:25
There is a great controller app too, im sure i saw a post recently and even posted in it. By now its gone? Arrrghh, i cant of dreamt of it!

Edit: Here ya go... http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=62486

(Author could do with putting a few search keywords (i.e. Windows Mobile) in the tread if they want more people to find it)

Stoker
2009-04-24, 01:02
Thanks Autopilot and Funkstar, plently for me to be looking into.
Cheers

Locuth
2009-07-25, 16:33
There is a great controller app too, im sure i saw a post recently and even posted in it. By now its gone? Arrrghh, i cant of dreamt of it!

(Author could do with putting a few search keywords (i.e. Windows Mobile) in the tread if they want more people to find it)

But hey, when I search for [windows mobile controller] the thread "PDA controller solution" comes up 3rd.

OK - I did not mention "smartphones", not knowing they are by now a majority.

Developement is definitely in progress.
The current support thread is here:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=64537

pippin
2009-07-25, 17:42
OK - I did not mention "smartphones", not knowing they are by now a majority.


What did that salesperson in a big store tell me a few days ago:
"PDA? There's no such thing anymore!"

newy
2009-07-26, 04:03
Search the forums for "Slimcontrol" or just go here: http://sc.sciatec.de/