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    Scenario:

    You're away from home and get an itch to hear a particular song that you know you have at home on your PC.

    -or-

    You hear part of a song on the radio, really like it, and want to listen to the whole thing in better-than-radio quality sound on your Treo.

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    Hopefully this will help some people looking to access their MP3 collection while away from home. I know some others have been doing this for a while, but I thought I'd share what I've found to be the best (free) way possible.

    This assumes a couple things, some of which not everyone has, I'm sure.

    1) Cable/DSL for home.
    2) You have access to your own FTP site with upload/download privileges.
    3) You'll need SendTo FTP, an awesome one-click FTP client. It's freeware. http://www.webattack.com/get/sendtoftp.html
    4) mFTP for your Palm. It's a great, simple FTP client that works well on the Treo. 15 limitation (remove and reinstall until you're ready to buy).

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    If you don't leave your computer on all the time, then you'll need to setup Palm Wake On Lan. Search TC for the PalmWOL.prc. This will allow you to turn on your PC from your Treo no matter where you are.

    If your computer is on all the time, simply have PalmVNC running.

    VNC into your computer and get into your MP3 directory. I have a macro on VNC to do this when I press the letter 'm.'

    SendTo FTP Client allows you to simply right-click on a file (in this case, your MP3's) and select SendTo FTP site (where you will have it configured as your own). Bam! One click and its uploading. (A one-time setup will obviously be required). This saves considerable time over opening up something like CuteFTP or SmartFTP and doing it the long way. Especially in PalmVNC which is laggy.

    In VNC, find the MP3 file that you want to upload to your FTP server and right-click | SendTo FTP site. A wonderful little dialog box will appear showing the MP3 file being uploaded.

    After it's been uploaded, exit VNC and on your Treo fire up mFTP. Login to your FTP site and download the MP3 onto your phone.

    Play in pTunes.

    Wash, rinse, repeat.

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    Alternatively, if you don't have the MP3 yet, VNC into your computer, load up Limewire or a similar, download the song onto your PC and then perform the steps above.

    Hope this helps someone.

    Discuss.

    -BeaGLe.
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  2. #2  
    why not just shoutcast your collection instead of having to put GBs of music on my FTP?
    You can solve 99% of the Treo's problems with a hard reset.
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    Just get GLOOnet (http://gloonet.com/download.php). I have been using it for over a year and it works great on the T650.
  4. #4  
    Lol, ok, it took me a while to figure out what you are trying to do beagle. You are buying a 747 to get the free peanuts.

    1.) From your PC, Navigate to your mp3 folder.
    2.) Right click on your mp3 root folder
    3.) Click "share on the web"

    That's it. Now your mp3 folder is an ftp site with your home ip address as the url .... like this ...

    ftp://usernameassword@your.Home.IP/mp3/albums
    or even
    http://your.Home.IP/mp3/albums/

    If your OS does not have IIS or if its just not installed from your Windows CD, just grab some free ftp server software like http://www.serv-u.com/.
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    Shoutcast & Gloonet either streams your mp3's or costs money to use, right? I was thinking it did and my solution (while complicated for some) resolves those two issues.

    And I don't have the "Share To Web" option when I right-click and never heard about it. So I didn't have that choice. Further, running a daemon on your computer has inherent security risks (for those that are that paranoid).

    Further yet, my solution allows you to gain access to any file on your PC, not just those that are previously shared.

    I'm not saying my way isn't perfect or simple (because it's not), but it works for me and hopefully others.
    Treo 300 (x2), 600 (x3), 650 (x6), 700p (ROM'd to 755p)
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    Sprint, 750 AT, Unl N/W @ 7pm, Unl Roaming/Power Vision/Pix/Txt/M2M, $46/mo.
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    Leet. Do you plat Counter-Strike? I used the see the name 'th3l33tb3agle' all the time.
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    Gloonet is free, and most importantly, easy to configure.

    Thanks beetle for detailing a different way to stream music to the Treo, I appreciate the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theleetbeagle
    And I don't have the "Share To Web" option when I right-click and never heard about it. So I didn't have that choice. Further, running a daemon on your computer has inherent security risks (for those that are that paranoid).
    Since you're running VNC server on your home computer, you're familiar with port forwarding and all that, just run an FTP server from home and share your entire C drive or set the root to your album or whatever you wan. Serv-u is not free, but IIS, like blaze said, is free. He does not go into lots of details though. XP Pro comes with IIS, not Home edition. Further, it is Never installed by default, you'll have to do that on your own. If you want it, go to add/remove windows components and select Internet Information Services (this includes a web server and ftp server). You'll have to read up on configuring this, just google it, it's everywhere.

    then connect to your home computer as you do to the FTP server you use and voila-fantastic. I wouldn't avoid using the web server, but FTP is better as what you want is not to stream, but to download good quality files. And blazer's 2mb limit is surely going to bother.
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    I'm not saying your way sucks, it just kind of seems like the long way around. Didn't mean to **** on your party. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by theleetbeagle
    Further yet, my solution allows you to gain access to any file on your PC, not just those that are previously shared.
    You bring up another built in killer feature of windows. Your pc already has terminal services server built in, and your WM5 phone has terminal services client built in. I use this all the time.

    Simply put, this means that you can sign in to your pc from your phone from anywhere, any time, and see and interact with your desktop, just as if you were sitting in front of it.
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    ... As far as CS, nope never played it. Kinda surprised someone stole my handle. theleetbeagle is pretty unique imho, so someone is obviously jealous! :-p
    Treo 300 (x2), 600 (x3), 650 (x6), 700p (ROM'd to 755p)
    My Custom Black-Tie 700p
    Sprint, 750 AT, Unl N/W @ 7pm, Unl Roaming/Power Vision/Pix/Txt/M2M, $46/mo.
    Lost Your Treo 300/600/650/680/700/750 CD? Download them here.
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    Ahh, 700W people.

    On the topic of VNCs,I think it's quite fun going around to random computers, installing PALM VNC, hiding the task tray icon, writing down their IP and screwing with them off my treo.
    You can solve 99% of the Treo's problems with a hard reset.
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    How about foldershare which is now free? http://www.foldershare.com . It works on XP Home, and you can download any files through a web based interface on your treo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wcarlson40
    How about foldershare which is now free? http://www.foldershare.com . It works on XP Home, and you can download any files through a web based interface on your treo.
    I dont know what kind of security this software uses, but assuming its fairly secure. I will bet the user has more mp3s than his treo will hold. That's kind of the idea of accessing the mp3s that live on his pc. A utility designed to keep a folder synced between his pc and his treo wont do him much good if there is a terabyte of media files on his pc, and 2gigs in his treo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by question
    Ahh, 700W people.

    On the topic of VNCs,I think it's quite fun going around to random computers, installing PALM VNC, hiding the task tray icon, writing down their IP and screwing with them off my treo.
    Right, terminal services is not exactly like vnc, but sure, good times. You can catch them surfing porn 2.
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    they could catch me surfing porn! or wonder how/why the heck the cursor ismoving around the screen over the women's body parts.

    Just curious, Why is Palm vnc 1.4 soooo illigable, its very fast but the lack of screen space is unbearable, would 1.4 be low-res?

    Im using 2.05 right now and just wondering if using the REALVNCoas my server ( with the pc based rendering) will speed up the viewing.

    (p.s. iam posting this using Palm VNC, im typing 10 letters ahead of the refresh rate haha)
    You can solve 99% of the Treo's problems with a hard reset.
  16. #16  
    Quote Originally Posted by question
    (p.s. iam posting this using Palm VNC, im typing 10 letters ahead of the refresh rate haha)
    Yes, this is the difference i was talking about. VNC software works by taking screenshots of the remote pc, and sending them back over the connection, this is a big part of why your getting lag. I'm actually surprised this even works without wifi or 3g. Terminal services is fully integrated to the OS, It does not work by sending back screenshots, and so works at lower bandwidth, especially if you check of the settings to leave behind the eye candy.

    I'm not sure but I know Windows 2003 has an option to set up a licenseing server so that the client machine need not have windows. I haven't looked in to it, but perhaps this means there is or will be a client for other operating systems, perhaps Palm OS?
  17. #17  
    your problem might be solve if as rummored, Orb is released for the Treo 650. http://www.orb.com
  18. #18  
    What about www.Avvenu.com as another alternative?
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    based on what I have seen and read, aveenue seems to lean more towards documents files while orb is more towards your media files
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    i see no difference with Orb and Gloonet, Just that Orb is more complex.
    You can solve 99% of the Treo's problems with a hard reset.
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