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Old 07-05-2008, 07:07 AM
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How to: Link your smartphone and Windows Media Player by UPnP

In our latest tutorial, Ewan takes a look at setting up the relatively simple, yet very useful, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) utility 'Home Media' on Nokia's Nseries devices and connecting it to your music collection via Windows Media Player.

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Old 07-05-2008, 07:45 AM
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Apparently the server version of the latest Ubuntu now has a media streamer. Anybody had a play with this?

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Old 07-05-2008, 08:19 AM
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This is interesting but what I'd like to know is how to use my N95 as a wifi remote for Windows Media.

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Old 07-05-2008, 08:32 AM
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@neilhoskins: Ubuntu has ushare which works well. apt-get install ushare, edit /etc/ushare.conf, run ushare and dance the night away

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Old 07-05-2008, 08:39 AM
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Use a program called....

Salling Clicker...

Not free but enables remote control of iTunes/WMP by Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi - exceedingly cool.

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Old 07-05-2008, 08:52 AM
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@Xerxes:
Maybe surprisingly, Windows Media Player is only (in uPNP terms) a server and not a player. The best option I've managed to find so far that does both is the software that comes on your N95 CD, which Nokia call Home Media Centre but is really a bundled version of Simple Center.

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Thanks muchly. I really want to give this a try at home: must start having a sniff around the office for a redundant workstation with a nice big hard drive ;-)

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Old 07-05-2008, 10:26 AM
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Quote:
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Salling Clicker...

Not free but enables remote control of iTunes/WMP by Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi - exceedingly cool.
Yes, this is a very cool piece of software but beware, if you use Devicescape, they do not co-exist together. It's one or the other.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:29 AM
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For mac users I found out that Elgato's EyeConnect works very well, I documented my experiments (:P) here: http://www.fwrnando.com/blog/2008/dlna-on-the-n95/

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Old 07-05-2008, 06:50 PM
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Thumbs up UPnP in Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, you don't need to install anything! Just enable the UPnP Sharing plugin in Rhythmbox ;-)

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Old 07-05-2008, 10:18 PM
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Streaming doesn't work on the N95-3, even with firmware ver 11.2.009

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:39 AM
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Unregistered, yes that is noted in the article, you'll need the later firmwares for the N95 range to get streaming, you only have copy available at the moment.
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Ewan, can you stream movies.

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I always wondered how does it work... Thanks Ewan, with your help I finally got it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:08 PM
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orb and winamp are also options

I have played around with Orb (www.orb.com) and found it pretty impressive. I seem to recall being also being able to play to the pc as well, and using the pc as a slideshow viewer for the pics on my n82. I currently use Winamp remote (which is a watered down version of Orb, and powered by Orb) In both cases I have been able to stream video to a N810 (not sure about the phone though). The problem with streaming video is just that it seems restricted to mpg (mpeg) and I have converted most of my dvds to divx or xvid. :(

There are rumoured hifis that are upnp compatible. On the other hand a2dp streaming seems to also be taking off. So many options and formats, so little time. sigh

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Old 18-05-2008, 10:38 PM
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Apparently the max size of the file to be copied is not big. Even after setting "save location" to memory card, some 20MB videos cannot be copied (70Mb free phone memory, some 50MB free RAM at the moment of operation)
 

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