Nokia770/N800 as a client for MythTV

MaemoMyth

Now you can watch media content from your MythTV back-end directly to your Nokia770 or N800. The new application – MaemoMyth uses gmyth library to connect to the server and get stream. In addition to MythTV back-end you need to install and configure the GMythStream transcode server to adopt video for Nokia – MPEG-4 and a short resolution (320×240).

EPG and recording schedules are not implemented yet and are planned in the next release.

To install MaemoMyth click here, source code can be found in Maemo Garage. Also you can watch a demo video which demonstrate the MaemoMyth in action.
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N800 controls iQ Intelligent Music System

ReQuest iQ
ReQuest is going to introduce Freedom, new application software for the iQ Intelligent Music System. Freedom allows to use Nokia N800 as handheld controller with full command over a multiroom iQ system, using the familiar commands, graphics, and icons of the ReQuest TS35 in-wall touch panel controller. Since many Nokia770 applications work well on N800 I suppose that it might be possible to use it as well.

I already wrote a few posts about using Nokia770/N800 as control panel for music distribution or whole house automation systems. The iQ Intelligent Music System is another good example of success of Nokia’s Internet Tablet.

The Freedom will be available in September and carry a suggested retail price of $500.

[via CePro]

Updates for LinuxMCE and Plutohome Orbiters

Yesterday I released an updates for the LinuxMCE 0704 and Plutohome 2.0.0.44 Orbiters. Following changes were done:

  • fixed a bug with running Orbiter from the application menu;
  • fixed a bug with incorrect destroying of the Orbiter;
  • modified a bit layout to fit captions for LinuxMCE version;
  • added appropriate description for LinuxMCE version;
  • fixed a few spelling mistakes in the ‘About’ section

Also, I’m planning perform following tasks next step: add all Orbiter’s dependencies to the Maemo extra repository and build a package for MS TrueType Fonts. The package for MS TrueType Fonts is needed because people usually forget to copy those fonts from the core to their Nokia. As result all dynamic captions are not visible.

The latest versions of the Orbiter for LinuxMCE and Plutohome can be downloaded as usual from the Maemo garage.

Nokia770/N800 Orbiter for LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE logo

Recently I tried to run Plutohome Orbiter 2.0.0.44 with LinuxMCE RC1. But without luck. Because as I understand RC1 corresponds to Plutohome 2.0.0.45. So, I tested 2.0.0.45 version of Orbiter on my Nokia N800 and it works! Currently the Orbiter is available as tar file only. But I’m going to build a package for Nokia and place it on Maemo garage this week.

A new upgrade of the Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition

N800_open2

According to Maemo.com Nokia has released an update for its Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition. The update (version number 4.2007.26-8) includes Skype client support, Adobe® Flash® 9 browser plug-in, improvements in online use times and single memory card support up to 8 GB. Another great improvements are increasing battery life in case of using wireless connection and better sensitiveness of touch screen.

So, it’s a good opportunity to re-flash my N800 and check how it affect the Plutohome Orbiter work.

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