02/14/12

Connect to TVersity – Twonky Media Player

Below are some instructions for users first getting started with Orb.

Disclaimer:  Connect to TVersity requires a PC and utilizes networking.  This may take some people out of their comfort level for the first time while configuring your systems to use this application.  But the rewards are great.

User level:  Medium to Hard (when things go wrong)

Limitations:  Requires paid server application, not the best method for this application.

Benefits:  Works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

 

Installing TWonky

Step 1: Download Twonky and install it on your main PC that hosts the videos and audio files you want to share on your device.  You can download here (~15 Mb).  Specifically you want to install Twonky Server 6 or higher.

Please note:  I have neither a MacBook nor a Linux server at home.  So I can’t help much with the install on those platforms.

Windows Install Information

Step 2: Enter your Product Key (if you have one) or press Next to go into Trial mode.

Step 3:  Name your server, make it a safe set of words because you will see it on other devices in your home.

Step 4:  Use express install.

Step 5:  When asked, I picked no to TwonkyCopy and TwonkyBeam – but you might want to have these enabled.  Its really up to you.

 

Configuring TWonky

Step 1:  Right click on the TWonky icon in your Windows Notification Area and select Media server settings.

Step 2:  Select the Sharing  tab and specify your media folders.

For those about to ask, you can find your iTunes folder by looking here.

 

Configuring your PlayBook

Step 1:  Download Connect to TVersity onto your PlayBook

Alternatively you can use the stock browser to connect using URL http://your_IP:9000/resources/remote/remoteaccess.html.

Step 2:  Launch the Connect to TVersity app, it should detect that you have not configured the software.  Swipe down from the top of your bezel to launch the configuration screen.

Step 3:  In the drop down for an unused server entry, select TWonky, enter the IP of your PC and the Port if needed.  By default TWonky uses port 9000.

Tip:  Find the local IP Address of your system (not your external IP address) if you want to work within your local network (not using internet). You can do this by using Start > Cmd > ipconfig /all, more information on this process here.  Write this number down, this is your local IP connection and is needed for the next step(s).

For more complex installations (accessing TWonky outside of the home) you need to specify your external IP address or FQDN.  And you need to make an exception to your router for port forwarding.  You can see examples of this in the Advanced Connection section for TVersity.

~ed (1381)

02/14/12

Connect to TVersity – Orb – Simple Connection

Below are some instructions for users first getting started with Orb.

Disclaimer:  Connect to TVersity requires a PC and utilizes networking.  This may take some people out of their comfort level for the first time while configuring your systems to use this application.  But the rewards are great.

User level:  Easy

Limitations:  Requires internet access.

Benefits:  Free server software with a simple interface, requires purchase for Hulu etc.  Works on Mac OS X.

 

Installing Orb

Step 1: Download Orb and install it on your main PC that hosts the videos and audio files you want to share on your device.  You can download Orb Caster here (~80Mbs).

Step 2: Install Orb Caster on your PC once the download completes

Step 3:  When prompted during installation to close all running programs, select no.  You might want to watch videos while someone is using the PC.

Step 4:  During installation it will ask you where your media files are.  In most cases select both options.  On the next screen you can select any custom folders you use like an external drive for your movies.

For those about to ask, you can find your iTunes folder by looking here to make sure it is added in the folder list.

Step 5:  When asked, select No I am not installing any Orb devices (these are hardware items)

Step 6:  On the next screen, you are setting up Orb for mobile use.

Step 7:  New users will want to setup a new account, existing users can use their existing one.  When setting up an account, make sure to write down your username (email) and password.

Step 8: When asked, select Other smart phone or computer.  It will explain how you can access Orb from any device, and press OK to finish the first part of the setup.

 

Configuring your PlayBook

Step 1:  Download Connect to TVersity onto your PlayBook

Alternatively you can use the stock browser to connect using URL http://mycast.orb.com.

Step 2:  Launch the Connect to TVersity app, it should detect that you have not configured the software.  Swipe down from the top of your bezel to launch the configuration screen.

Step 3:  In the drop down for an unused server entry, select Orb – and press Connect.

 

Setting up Orb

Step 1:  Log into Orb

Step 2:  In the bottom middle select Settings

Step 3:  Change the Streaming Format to Flash, press Save and Exit and make sure the app is working for you!

~ed (428)

02/1/12

Must Have Applications for Side-Loading

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Disclaimer:  I am not responsible for making these apps, so please give credit where it is due in the individual threads.

I thought I would provide a new update for everyone one on:

MUST have applications you need to sideload today.  Don’t know how to Sideload?  Check here.  For you Mac users, you may need to create a VirtualBox with Windows or some other emulation trick.

DGEN, Download 1.0.1.0, Forum Link * NEW

Allows you to play Genesis ROMS’s

GBColor, Download 1.0.1.0, Forum Link * NEW

Allows you to play Genesis ROMS’s

PCSX-ReARMed, Download 1.0.1.4, Forum Link

Note:  Install app.  Run once to create folders and exit.  Save this bios file to PB\media\misc\pcsx-rearmed-pb\bios.  Save your ISO’s to PB\media\misc\pcsx-rearmed-pb\iso.

MeltChip/CHIP8, Download 1.0.2.16, Forum Link

Note: Find the actual files here on the github.  Not sure, but the rom might need to be compiled at buildtime in the NDK.

ZX Spectrum 48,128 emulator, Download 1.0.0.2, Forum Link

Note: “The top left of the screen opens up a menu and file selector option. From the menu selector you can navigate around your filesystem and load .sna .tzx .zip speccy games.  For now you’ll have to also select beeper, tape or AY for audio depending on the mode of the emulator so it’s a couple of steps to get a game loaded.”  Roms here.  Torrent here.

Unzip the roms anywhere.  For example, lets say misc/roms/zx.  To find this, browse to accounts/1000/shared/misc/roms/zx.

NES Emulator FCEUXpb, Download REVAMPED 1.0.1.2 Forum Link

Note:  Store your ROMs in misc/roms/nes (file extension and folder need to be lower case)

GBA Emulator VBAMpb, Download 1.0.1.3 Forum Link UPDATED

Note:  Store your ROMs in misc/roms/gba (file extension and folder need to be lower case)

SNES Emulator snes9x, Download 1.0.1.1 Forum Link UPDATED

Note:  Store your ROMs in misc/snes9x-pb/rom (file extension and folder need to be lower case)

DosBox, Download 1.0.0.16 Forum Link

Note:  You can edit the DosBox config file here: misc/dosbox/dosbox.cfg to set your autorun, mount, and launch settings.

Desktop Browser, Download 1.0.5.206 Forum Link

Note:  Became Secure Browser and available for purchase here.

Google Desktop, Download 1.0.0.0 Forum Link

Note:  Discontinued and not going to appworld.  I highly recommend this application instead.

Quake 3, Download 1.3.3.1 Forum Link

Note:  Maps in:  /misc/quake3/baseq3, OS2 Only

ScummVM for PlayBook, Download 1.4.1.34 Forum Link

Note:  Games stored in:  /misc

HuGo for PlayBook, Download 1.0.0.1 Forum Link UPDATED

Note:  Games stored in:  ???

Atari800 for PlayBook, Download 1.0.0.1 Forum Link UPDATED

Note:  Update \misc\atari800\atari800.cfg to reference the BIOS ‘rom’ files:

Contributions:

Amazon.com Webworks Launcher, SCrid2000, DownloadArchive Link

eBay Webworks Launcher, SCrid2000, Download, Archive Link

eScreen Unlocker (for BB eScreen), SCrid2000, Download, Archive Link

BB Protect Launcher (RIM Icon version), SCrid2000, Download, Archive Link

Please visit urls to make sure your files are up-to-date and how to use them.  Each of these requires specific files uploaded to specific folders.  Keep everything lower case.

Cloned CrackBerry thread (in case you want to follow the comments):  http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?p=7082378#post7082378

~Ed. (2530)