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Old 08-25-2005, 02:20 PM
Jon Westfall
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Default More XM Radio On Your Pocket PC!

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://tinyurl.com/8sl6b' target='_blank'>http://tinyurl.com/8sl6b</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Okay, so you have your new, envy-of-your-friends XM satellite radio, but you also have your new smartphone or pocket pc and you wish you didn't have to be in your car or at home to listen to your XM stations. No problem. XM starting offering their stations online a ways back, but just recently also made them available in a Pocket Internet Explorer ONLY format. The biggest downside: you have to go back and forth between the webpage and Windows Media Player to change stations. In addition, you can't listen to the stations on your PC the same way (you have to go to XM's proprietary player to do that)."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/westfall-20050825-xm.gif" /> <br /><br />Our Sister site, Smartphone Thoughts, posted on this story a few days back, and we've posted on other <a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40980"> XM - PPC solutions </a> before, however this one is nice in that you get a compact little aspx file, and don't have to worry about who might see your XM Username &amp; Password. I've tried it out and had mixed luck: Media Player 10 works without a hitch, however WMP 9 had problems displaying the station names. So if you fall into the same category, perhaps our previous solution works better for you if your device is WMP 9. Any way you slice it, we can now enjoy our XM feeds on our Pocket PCs!
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:51 PM
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I have been listening to XM on my Pocket PC using the XStreamXM Mobile website, which downloads the stream.asx file to play in WMP, but it is not the most user-friendly method of enjoying XM satellite radio on my Pocket PC. It would be nice if I could see the URL and store that in WMP somehow to bypass PIE. Even better, if XM would port their proprietary player to the Pocket PC platform.

Wonder if we'll ever get an XM satellite receiver module in a CF card, so we can listen wherever, whenever, and not just when we have an internet connection. Also wonder if it's possible to stream XM content onto a memory card to listen to later, kind of like the XM2Go. I'm sure at least one of these has to be in the Pocket PC's future.
 
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:22 PM
ikesler
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Link is dead.

Make a Sirius app and I will be very happy! That is what I am waiting for on my PPC6601. I am using WMP 9 and not 10 so the old app that used to work, doesn't on my device. But I have been told by others it doesn't work at all now on WMP 10 either............
I can't wait for a real app like this to come out! I am streaming radio on my WMP 9 through IE a lot....... I would love my Sirius account to work as well.
 
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:26 PM
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is there any way to get only a streaming xm account, without a radio account?
would it be worth it?
 
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:04 PM
jpsiris
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You can get an internet only account for $7.99/mo, with a three day free trial. I just signed up and set up this approach - it works well. I don't know if I'll keep it yet (I already paying 14/mo for Napster to go, which I like) but I did want to give it a try.
 
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:37 PM
tendomentis
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Sorry about the link being down temporarily. I'm hosting the actual playlist templates zip file on my geocities site, so I have limited bandwidth available for it.

Sorry about the inconvenience. I'll be moving it (and other stuff) to a dedicated server in a little while.
 
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Old 08-25-2005, 08:14 PM
ikesler
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tendomentis
Sorry about the link being down temporarily. I'm hosting the actual playlist templates zip file on my geocities site, so I have limited bandwidth available for it.

Sorry about the inconvenience. I'll be moving it (and other stuff) to a dedicated server in a little while.
Understand. No worries.
 
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:37 PM
tendomentis
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Quote:
Originally Posted by signothefish
I have been listening to XM on my Pocket PC using the XStreamXM Mobile website, which downloads the stream.asx file to play in WMP, but it is not the most user-friendly method of enjoying XM satellite radio on my Pocket PC. It would be nice if I could see the URL and store that in WMP somehow to bypass PIE. Even better, if XM would port their proprietary player to the Pocket PC platform.

Wonder if we'll ever get an XM satellite receiver module in a CF card, so we can listen wherever, whenever, and not just when we have an internet connection. Also wonder if it's possible to stream XM content onto a memory card to listen to later, kind of like the XM2Go. I'm sure at least one of these has to be in the Pocket PC's future.
The XM playlist files can be stored in your start menu (or anywhere else you can easily access) and doesn't involve PIE at ALL in streaming the stations to WMP. That was the whole point actually. If you're using WMP 10, you will be able to see the station names in your "Now Playing" screen and scroll between stations easily.
 
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:16 AM
barron
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This is great! I followed the directions and it works perfectly. There is about a 20-30 second delay before the song begins to play so don't let that throw you off when you're setting it up.

Is there any way to get the name of the current song to be displayed?

Thanks!
 
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Old 08-26-2005, 01:24 AM
ikesler
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seriously can you make a sirius version? i know a ton of people at pdaphonehome.com that would love it!
 
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