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madgadjt

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May 21, 2007
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is anyone else going to have mycast.orb.com under their iPhone bookmarks :)
this phone seems perfect for this type of application.. www.orb.com

it [orb] can use any web-enabled media player with streaming capabilities, portable or otherwise, to remotely play the media you desire.
Once the Orb software is installed on your "always-on" home PC, your computer acts like your personal broadcasting system. You now have the ability to stream content through any internet-connected device like a mobile phone, PDA, laptop or any other computer.
No additional hardware or software is necessary to be installed on any of the web-enabled devices you want to use. With Orb, you can start MyCasting your photos, music, videos, live* or recorded TV, documents and more right now. *Please note, to access live TV you will need to purchase and install a TV tuner card in your home PC. Orb makes this easy to do by providing instructions and recommendations.
To start MyCasting, enter http://mycast.orb.com into your web browser, login and your on your personal broadcasting station. Orb creates a secure media portal to your home PC. There are no downloads, just unencumbered streaming of digital content. The Orb application automatically checks the bandwidth, screen size and resolution of your viewing device and optimizes the digital content for your device and connection speed. You don't have to worry about how it works - you can just play and enjoy!

-- now 8 gigs wont be so bad
 

madgadjt

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Okay, after reading the webpage, I'm definitely going to try this out.
its handy..my girlfried and i don't listen to the same music, and i got a buttload of movies on my computer, so when im at her house i just connect and bam done, i can listen to my stuff or watch my movies if we want. im not sure how quick it would be over the edge network though, never played with edge. if it did pretty well with the iPhone i bet it could save a lot of space
 

ColsTiger

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its handy..my girlfried and i don't listen to the same music, and i got a buttload of movies on my computer, so when im at her house i just connect and bam done, i can listen to my stuff or watch my movies if we want. im not sure how quick it would be over the edge network though, never played with edge. if it did pretty well with the iPhone i bet it could save a lot of space
YOu would just need to set up a wifi network at your girlfriend's house.
 

rseidman

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Jun 30, 2007
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I couldn't get it to work

I do not think they have opened the 3GP protocol for the regular safari browser. They are using 3GP for YouTube from what I understand, but that's in a separate "closed" browser. I believe this problem goes away once there is an upgrade to include Flash support (which I hear will be fairly soon) and then my media library will be liberated. I live in San Francisco and wifi is pretty ubiquitous though many restaurants etc either jam/block wifi so you don't order a coke and sit there for 3 hours surfing the net or block because they have proprietary deals (like T-Mobile and Starbucks).

You can read more about my experiences @ www.youhavetobekiddingme.com (and yeah, it's a dumb URL, but i'm not kidding!). I love the iPhone, I'll love it even more when it works w/Orb.
 

ronenmiz

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Jul 21, 2007
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I believe I was providing valuable information to this community, if you disagree or feel differently, feel free to delete this and my previous post.

As an FYI, the purpose of my message was not promotion but rather getting people with iPhones to help us test our software so that we can make it better and all of us can benefit from it. As I said before if you feel differently feel free to delete it.
 

chris

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I believe I was providing valuable information to this community, if you disagree or feel differently, feel free to delete this and my previous post.

As an FYI, the purpose of my message was not promotion but rather getting people with iPhones to help us test our software so that we can make it better and all of us can benefit from it. As I said before if you feel differently feel free to delete it.
Fair enough. It's the advertising on your site that makes me question the intent. Your software is free, correct?

-Chris
 

plasmo

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I don't think ronenmiz is intentionally trying to spam.
It's a good program, and very popular amongst PC to PS3 users like myself to stream media.
If iPhone is supported, I think it would make a good addition to the upcoming list of compatible applications. Plus it's free!
 
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Tinman

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You guys should try TVersity (http://tversity.com) - we just added proper iPhone support and we would love for you to help us test it and give us some feedback in our support forums. Thanks!
Well I tried this and while it shows promise, it's still a bit flaky. (Crashes on my XP box consistently.)

More importantly, it cannot transcode on the fly for iPhones. That is pretty much a deal-killer. Who is going to wait 20 minutes for a 30 minute video to be transcoded? Not that I've gotten long videos work at all; I haven't. Small vids work OK.

Seems OK for Internet streams, but I fail to see why I'd want to use my own server as a middle-man when I should be able to access these directly.


YMMV.



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Mike
 
Sep 22, 2008
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is it safe ?

Hi,
Just joined the forum today, nice to see a forum thats easy to use for a change.
I had ORB on my 1st gen iPhone, and since upgrading to a 3g one I cant find the application.

Is it available for the 3g ?

I hope it is cos I like it sooooooo much