Posts Tagged ‘HTC Universal’

Back to GSPlayer for my PDA Audio

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

I have had my HTC Universal for a few months now, and while its still a very cool device, I cant get round how crappy Media Player 10 is.

The user interface is horrible,  it wont sync my playlists like its suppose to, building a new playlist on the fly it too cumbersome a process, as is the  using the interface in general, it wont play some mp3 encodings, and every morning, after loading up my playlist and leaving for work, it will suddenly stop playing 10 minutes into the first mp3.

On top of all that, if you pause an MP3, stow away the device, then turn it back on at the end of the day, not only will it cancel the playing of the current track, it will actually mark it as problematic in the playlist (with a little exclamation mark), and proceed to the next track. It will refuse to play that file, until you go and re-add it manually to the playlist.

I tolarated this up to a point, but yesterday I got so fed up of having to pull it out once again to mess with it, in the middle of the crowded street, that this morning I went in search of an alternative free media player for Windows Mobile 2005.

Its funny.  For my original MDA I installed GSPlayer, a free, opensource, but highly customizable MP3 player made by Y.Nagamidori.

After spending about an hour looking around the net for software for Windows Mobile 2005, it seems that there isn’t much around.  Purely by coincidence, I ran back into GSPlayer, and its developer has a Beta of a WM05 version!

Funny how things work out eh.

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA032810/

Go check it out, I highly recommend it!

Features
– MP3 playback using the MAD 0.15.0b
– Ogg Vorbis playback
– Wave format playback
– HTTP streaming playback (MP3 / Ogg Vorbis)
– SHOUTcast streaming playback (MP3 / Ogg Vorbis)
– ID3 v1/v1.1 support
– PLS/M3U playlist support
– 10 bands equalizer (MP3 playback only)
– Surround / Bassboost effects
– Reverb / Echo effects
– Skin support
– Hardware button mapping
– Noiseless playback (See decoder tab in options dialog)
– Sleep Timer
– Hold (Lock hardware buttons)

– PocketPC / PocketPC2002 / WM2003 / WM2003SE / 2005 (beta) support

How long will the MDA Pro pen last?

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

(pic taken using the small camera on the Mda)

Dont really know how I need to tall this thing for the sake of the blog. MDA Pro? HTC Universal?

Anyway.. my primary MSN works again, now at jemimus@hotmail.com..  its so stupid really. Just needed to add everyone again so they could authorise my new adress.. and there I was thinking the process was automatic or something… whatever.

Had a look at setting up mobile sync on my Exchange server, but the first attemps seem to reveal that WM05 is rather picky about certificates, so I will have to figure that stuff out first.

Another issue I need to look at, is why MWV9 movies from Channel9 wont play fullscreen, even though they play really well! I need to go buy myself a 1gb SD card, so I can start treating those vids as really large podcasts, and listen to them on the train.  I sent Scoble a mail about having the sound for those vids brought out as seperate podcasts, but never got a reply.

A case for the MDA Pro

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Now I have my cool phone, I will need a cool case.

since I got a Piel Frama case for my previous phone, and was so impressed by the quality, I will remain brand-loyal and order with them again.

These really are great cow-leather cases. I used my XDA one for 3 years and there was hardly any wear at all. The belt-clip they use is also very sturdy and will last long, though I will likely order a few spare.

Got me new phone! Mda Pro!

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

A.k.a. The HTC Universal!

I have been pining for this thing for the last year or so. Isn’t she a beauty!
Got the bluetooth sync working great, now to set up Exchange for mobilesync.


Still cant use my Primairy MSN account though, I am currently using jemi_test@hotmail.com
I hope they fix it soon so I can try it out on Pocket MSN.

MSN Mobile for Windows Mobile 2005 … some issues

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

When you used to get a Windows Mobile device like a smartphone or phone enabled pda.. you would get MSN Messenger Mobile with it, and you could just log in normally using your same old passport credentials.

However, with Windows Mobile 2005, you require a new product: MSN Mobile…   and you have to BUY it… at about 20 dollars

The only way to buy MSN Mobile, is of you have a passport account that uses a Microsoft email adres!! So in my case.. it would not accept my goold ole jemimus@xs4all.nl .. one that I have used with my MS passport for almost a decade now.

Now this really really sucks, cause I was not about to destroy my entire social online network by changing MSN identities.

But… I was relived to see, that you can actually change your passport email adress in the passport profile page, and migrate all your settings and contacts, so I turned it into a new adress:
jemimus@hotmail.com

However.. whenever I login to MSN messenger service now.. all my contacts appear offline…   and by the sound of it..  I appear offline to them.

I will give it 24 hours before I get really pissed off. I’ll chalk it down to replication traffic for now.

Oh yah.. the reason that I now use MSN Mobile??  heheheheh    pitures of my new phone tomorrow! 😀