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  • Pocket PC Remote for RoadRunner ?

    Just wondering if this has been done already ? I am downloading visual studio at the moment which seems to support coding for the pocketpc.. what I was thinking about doing was writing 2 apps, one runs on your pc with roadrunner and the other on the pocketpc, you would be able to fully control roadrunner from the pocketpc emulating each screen and sending button presses and also getting information back from roadrunner like volume amount, track no etc.. The way I was going to like was over wifi and a normal ip address / port using udp or something. This way you could control your pc from a fair distance.. main reason for this is I've got a orbit 02 windows mobile 5.0 to play with.

    ideas / advice / comments ?

    CdR
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  • #2
    this would be great since i have a htc phone.
    like the wifi idea, but maybe bluetooth support also...?

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    • #3
      What about using an app like Side Window http://www.innobec.com/en/products.php and creating a dual monitor skin and using the PPC that way? Since you are an amazing skinner that might be an easier route

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      • #4
        That would be perfect. I have a 6700 with full keyboard. Would you have support for something like that as well? I currently cheat the system and use terminal services to use my pda/phone and use it like a remote that way... I have heard of poeple using girder, but imo thats a very kludgy way of doing it.... since girder's support isnt really designed to use PDAs as a remote... or to the best of my knowledge.
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        • #5
          ok made a simple webserver at the moment, this runs on the same machine as rr, then you simply use the webbrowser on your pda / palm / phone to view it.. so say your main pc has a ip of 192.168.0.1 you view the index page by going to http://192.168.0.1 OR the PC name ie.. MYPC so http://MYPC then if you want to send commands to rr you just add them after.. like http://MYPC/PLAY etc..

          I still need to do a little webpage and have a bit more of a play with the server but its working :-)

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          • #6
            Watching....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CdRsKuLL View Post
              ok made a simple webserver at the moment, this runs on the same machine as rr, then you simply use the webbrowser on your pda / palm / phone to view it.. so say your main pc has a ip of 192.168.0.1 you view the index page by going to http://192.168.0.1 OR the PC name ie.. MYPC so http://MYPC then if you want to send commands to rr you just add them after.. like http://MYPC/PLAY etc..

              I still need to do a little webpage and have a bit more of a play with the server but its working :-)

              CdR
              So in theory (if we wanted to spend time) we could duplicate our CarPC skin, and then duplicate the buttons? Or is it going to be limited to things like Play, Pause, Stop, etc?

              Also, are you considering having this built in support for your new skin?
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              • #9
                ok I need some help with the html stuff, never really got on with it.. what I'm after is sending a command to the server via a hyperlink, with the actual browser not doing anything.. attached is a quick skin I did so you can see what I'm after..

                cheers

                CdR
                Code:
                <head>
                <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
                <title>RR Webcontrol</title>
                </head>
                
                <body topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" rightmargin="0" bottommargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" bgcolor="#000000">
                
                <p><map name="FPMap0">
                <area href="vol+" shape="rect" coords="123, 258, 236, 313">
                <area href="vol-" shape="rect" coords="4, 262, 123, 312">
                <area href="next" shape="rect" coords="173, 172, 233, 216">
                <area href="prev" shape="rect" coords="5, 170, 70, 216">
                <area href="play" shape="rect" coords="115, 135, 171, 241">
                <area href="stop" shape="rect" coords="68, 139, 111, 241">
                <area href="audio" shape="rect" coords="6, 8, 79, 62">
                <area href="video" shape="rect" coords="82, 7, 161, 63">
                <area href="gps" shape="rect" coords="164, 6, 232, 60">
                <area href="phone" shape="rect" coords="6, 62, 79, 122">
                <area href="radio" shape="rect" coords="79, 66, 161, 122">
                <area href="weather" shape="rect" coords="166, 63, 233, 122">
                </map><img border="0" src="skin.jpg" width="240" height="320" usemap="#FPMap0"></p>
                </body>
                
                </html>
                and the skin to match..

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                • #10
                  you can use php for send commands at winamp...
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                  • #11
                    Hi m8, I dont want to be using winamp as it limits the controls, also since I've coded the standalone webserver in vb it wont support php sadly, just html and maybe dhtml or whatever it is, I want to stay away from flash really as some ppc and phones dont support it unless you pay for a player

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                    • #12
                      I think the image ref that uses the map needs to be put before the actual image map definition.
                      Not doing carpc anymore

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                      • #13
                        You can also just use remote desktop to connect to the CarPC with your PocketPC, IF you are running XP Pro, XP Media Center edition, Vista ect. on the CarPC as described HERE

                        The major advantage being, no having to program a new interface in any way.

                        You would also probably want to run a utility / change the display properties to view the screen in landscape mode.

                        With a registry hack, it is also possible to RD into the computer, and leave the other user logged on. This would run a second instance of RR under the other user. I have never tried this, but it should work. If not, it would just put the carPC monitor onto the logon screen, and when done just tap the screen to log back in from that screen, and drop the PPC connection.
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                        • #14
                          ok, I have looked at remote desktop but thats crapo as you cant fit it all on one screen if you use windows rdt it locks you out of the main screen, you need some sort of terminal services on your pda / phone, this is why I've gone for the webbrowser, anything that can look at a webpage and control your rr.. PSP etc..

                          The last problem I'm having is that everytime I click on link (button) on my skin it reloads the page.. Remember I'm coding the server so I can change commands coming in, but how do I stop the browser waiting ?

                          CdR
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                          • #15
                            subscribed.... this seems very interesting cant wait to see the results
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