BDP-1/2 Recommended Interfaces

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« Reply #100 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:52 pm »
Hi James. Do you find The Galaxy and MPDroid to be as good as the IPad app? I don't have either yet so just trying to find out which direction to go.

I much prefer the iPad apps - MPOD and MPAD.

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« Reply #101 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:08 pm »
I much prefer the iPad apps - MPOD and MPAD.

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Thanks for the tip. The only reason I shy away from Apple products is because they become obsolete about every year.

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« Reply #102 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:10 pm »
Thanks for the tip. The only reason I shy away from Apple products is because they become obsolete about every year.

John

I agree - but if the main purpose of the iPad is to communicate with the BDP-1 then that will not change.

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« Reply #103 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:49 pm »
I agree - but if the main purpose of the iPad is to communicate with the BDP-1 then that will not change.

james
Here's a thought. Is the IPad 1 app the same as IPad 2? I do basically want to use it to control the BDP1. Can probably get a good deal on an IPad 1.

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« Reply #104 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:26 pm »
Here's a thought. Is the IPad 1 app the same as IPad 2? I do basically want to use it to control the BDP1. Can probably get a good deal on an IPad 1.

 John
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« Reply #105 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:40 pm »
Here's a thought. Is the IPad 1 app the same as IPad 2? I do basically want to use it to control the BDP1. Can probably get a good deal on an IPad 1.

 John

Only thing I have heard (rumor) is the IPAD 2 is better at wireless connections.

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« Reply #106 on: 29 Jun 2011, 06:10 pm »
Here's a thought. Is the IPad 1 app the same as IPad 2? I do basically want to use it to control the BDP1. Can probably get a good deal on an IPad 1.

 John
Doesn't look like any deals out there worth a *@#%* for the IPad 1

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« Reply #107 on: 7 Jul 2011, 07:43 pm »
Hi Guys,

Just came across a piece of software called Songbook '11 and wondered if there is any possibility it could be used to control the BDP-1, I'm guessing not but I thought I'd ask.

http://bookshelfapps.com/songbook-upnp-hd.php

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« Reply #108 on: 8 Jul 2011, 02:30 pm »
Hi Guys,

Just came across a piece of software called Songbook '11 and wondered if there is any possibility it could be used to control the BDP-1, I'm guessing not but I thought I'd ask.

http://bookshelfapps.com/songbook-upnp-hd.php

Hi Vipers,

NO - it can not be used.

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« Reply #109 on: 8 Jul 2011, 09:15 pm »
Hi Vipers,

NO - it can not be used.

james

Thanks James, not that it really matters as I'm 100% happy with Mpad, I just thought it may be something new to play with :)

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« Reply #110 on: 8 Jul 2011, 09:55 pm »
Thanks James, not that it really matters as I'm 100% happy with Mpad, I just thought it may be something new to play with :)

Have you tried GNOME on a laptop or desktop?

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« Reply #111 on: 9 Jul 2011, 10:20 am »
Hi James,

Hope this is the right place for a feature request: since we all remotely operate the BDP, and I for one can not read the bitrate leds on the BDA from a far I was wondering whether it would be possible to have those bitrates leds mimicked on the Max interface. Including the upsample-led. I know the bitrate in Max is indicated in the playlist, but I am not sure that is the realtime bitrate of the file or just coded/tagged into the file like the albumart.

Maybe best illustrated by the radiofeature: no bitrate indication in Max, and the BDA shows what it's processing. Would be nice to have in Max.

(would also be beautiful Eyecandy) :P

I do realize this is a BDP topic and no BDA topic, but since there is no web-interface to the the BDA I thought it would be a very nice extra, and no other place to ask.


Thanks,
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« Reply #112 on: 9 Jul 2011, 10:56 am »
Hi James,

Hope this is the right place for a feature request: since we all remotely operate the BDP, and I for one can not read the bitrate leds on the BDA from a far I was wondering whether it would be possible to have those bitrates leds mimicked on the Max interface. Including the upsample-led. I know the bitrate in Max is indicated in the playlist, but I am not sure that is the realtime bitrate of the file or just coded/tagged into the file like the albumart.

Maybe best illustrated by the radiofeature: no bitrate indication in Max, and the BDA shows what it's processing. Would be nice to have in Max.

(would also be beautiful Eyecandy) :P

I do realize this is a BDP topic and no BDA topic, but since there is no web-interface to the the BDA I thought it would be a very nice extra, and no other place to ask.


Thanks,
Marius

Hi Marius,

I will ask on the bit-rate indication on the interface but so far all the test we have run indicate that the bit-rate shown on the MAX interface correlates with the bit-rate on the BDA-1..... 100%.

Also in MPOD and MPAD you can see the bit-rate by tapping on the album cover.

james

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« Reply #113 on: 9 Jul 2011, 11:04 am »
great!
Am I overlooking the bitrate in the radio playlist? Can not find it in the column on the left when playing those stations.
Marius

Hi Marius,

I will ask on the bit-rate indication on the interface but so far all the test we have run indicate that the bit-rate shown on the MAX interface correlates with the bit-rate on the BDA-1..... 100%.

Also in MPOD and MPAD you can see the bit-rate by tapping on the album cover.

james

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« Reply #114 on: 9 Jul 2011, 12:51 pm »
great!
Am I overlooking the bitrate in the radio playlist? Can not find it in the column on the left when playing those stations.
Marius

No the Radio Playlist is still a work in process and we are trying to see if we can connect internet directly.

james

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« Reply #115 on: 9 Jul 2011, 04:44 pm »
Have you tried GNOME on a laptop or desktop?

james

Hi James,

I had a quick play and was very impressed but I find all do all my controlling of the BDP-1 through the Ipad so in the end I didn't explore it any further.

Basically, is Mpad and Max still the best 2 control interfaces using the Ipad to control the BDP-1?

Thanks.

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« Reply #116 on: 9 Jul 2011, 05:18 pm »
Hi James,

I had a quick play and was very impressed but I find all do all my controlling of the BDP-1 through the Ipad so in the end I didn't explore it any further.

Basically, is Mpad and Max still the best 2 control interfaces using the Ipad to control the BDP-1?

Thanks.

Hi vipers

Yes as far as I know.

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« Reply #117 on: 10 Jul 2011, 01:01 am »
Just wanted to say that I am really liking Gnome to run music on the BDP-1.  It never crashes and is fast.

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« Reply #118 on: 10 Jul 2011, 03:04 am »
Just wanted to say that I am really liking Gnome to run music on the BDP-1.  It never crashes and is fast.

Yes I like it too and its great on a Notepad Computer :thumb:.  GNOME does not need a browser to connect so you get a direct connection to the BDP1 and GNOME is the oldest Linux based music player out there.

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« Reply #119 on: 10 Jul 2011, 03:13 am »
I did not know it's history.  Good to know, thanks.