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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    I'll trade you a sheeva for your iPad.
    That defeats the purpose...
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    Back to the original issue where you were getting gibberish - are you sure it was gibberish? You know that in order to turn on the XM device, you have to send it a very specific byte string via the serial port, right? I couldn't tell from the video whether you were doing that or not.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    I sent the right command, but I realised that it was because I had it plugged into the computer. I also realised that I can't control the internal DAC the way I have it hooked up. So it looks like I'll be using a "server"-type setup after all...
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    I kind of wondered that, but figured maybe you knew something I didn't.

    When you look at something like RR, they use buttons that tell a plugin to send the right command. A server type setup would work the same - a script is activated by a web page and sends the right command.

    The java version of the XM program is probably what you want to use unless you have a good one for Windows.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    I kind of wondered that, but figured maybe you knew something I didn't.

    When you look at something like RR, they use buttons that tell a plugin to send the right command. A server type setup would work the same - a script is activated by a web page and sends the right command.

    The java version of the XM program is probably what you want to use unless you have a good one for Windows.
    Well, I found a command-line program to run the XMPCR. All I have to do is telnet in and issue "'C:\XMPCR' on" and "'C:\XMPCR' [channel number]" and it will go to whatever channel. I do have that Java app for Windows. How would I set it up? I can reformat to Linux if I have to. I know nothing about PHP or CGI. I barely know HTML...
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    I got it! I found an old Windows app called sxRecorder. I had to do a little hacking to get it to work fully(firewall exceptions and the like), but it works on my test computer. There is a a 10-20 second delay in the stream, but I think I could live with that. I need to tweak the web interface a little, but it's just a .css file and one HTML page. It shouldn't be too hard to do. Screenshots below. More later. I need sleep.

    Streaming Control Panel:


    Web Interface Control Panel:


    Streaming from MobileSafari.app on my iPad:


    Control Panel at the PC:


    Channel Page at the PC:


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    Congrats! So, you were able to use a command line program that actually sends the data to the XM device? Or does that XM recorder program present a web page to the iPad?

    Very cool hack!
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Congrats! So, you were able to use a command line program that actually sends the data to the XM device? Or does that XM recorder program present a web page to the iPad?

    Very cool hack!
    I can actually do it either way. I can split the USB-Com port with XPort and use iSSH from the iPad to Telnet or SSH in and do it from the telnet prompt, or I can use the recorder program to control it from a web page on the iPad (laptop/recoding program as server).
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    I have the Web interface almost done I'll post some pix later today if I remember.

    I started the "Insanity" workout program a couple days ago. Holy I'm sore! I can barely move! But when you're 18, 5' 11", and 285 lbs., something's gotta give, right? Mom doesn't think I can do it, but I'm gonna prove to her and everyone else that I can do this!


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