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Title: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: RGoolsby on September 04, 2007, 04:53:18 pm
Has anyone tried a PSP as an orbiter? 

Just curious, I have one laying around and figured I would ask
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: dopey on September 05, 2007, 03:55:58 am
I haven't tried it, but I suppose it's possible if you use the web orbiter and the PSP's browser.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on September 05, 2007, 02:53:25 pm
Has anyone tried a PSP as an orbiter? 

Just curious, I have one laying around and figured I would ask

We're working on this... and also streaming TV to it ;-)
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: RGoolsby on September 05, 2007, 05:54:56 pm
Ah very nice.  What do you mean when you say "we" are working on this?  A specific group? the Linuxmce community?  Im just curious. 
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on September 05, 2007, 06:05:31 pm
Ah very nice.  What do you mean when you say "we" are working on this?  A specific group? the Linuxmce community?  Im just curious. 

I work for a UK based company. We are developing a 'black box' product that is based on lmce that is aimed at users who are not interested in building their own system. We have been active in the Pluto, and now the lmce, community for over over 2.5 years helping to test/debug the software and in some cases developing new components for it.

The support of the PSP as a client is one of those areas.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: dopey on September 05, 2007, 09:29:30 pm
That's awesome! Although I don't have a PSP myself my nephew does and I know he'd be more than interested in this.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on September 05, 2007, 09:31:57 pm
That's awesome! Although I don't have a PSP myself my nephew does and I know he'd be more than interested in this.

You can be sure that as soon as we are ready with this add on I will post the news here ;-)
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: teedge77 on September 05, 2007, 09:36:56 pm
just curious...any sortof time frame on that? :)
getting close or just recently started looking at it?
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Megalewis on September 06, 2007, 12:40:52 am
What about the Nintendo DS, would be a nice touch screen interface ;-)

but I guess some software would need to be loaded on the ds.... so I doubt it would be possible easely
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on September 06, 2007, 01:35:09 am
just curious...any sortof time frame on that? :)
getting close or just recently started looking at it?

Its working now but still under development. We hope to have it ready this side of Christmas though.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Pastor on September 10, 2007, 05:36:35 pm
Hi totallymaxed

Need any beta testers for the PSP software? I am more than happy and willing to lend a hand.

Thanks


Paul
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on September 10, 2007, 06:02:24 pm
Hi totallymaxed

Need any beta testers for the PSP software? I am more than happy and willing to lend a hand.

Thanks


Paul

I expect we will make a version available here and that will in effect be a beta. I'll post an item here when we're at that stage.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Misogynist on December 13, 2007, 03:38:42 pm
Hi there.
Any news on the project ?
I planned something similar, and found this post, so I thought I'll just ask ..
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on December 13, 2007, 04:02:08 pm
Hi there.
Any news on the project ?
I planned something similar, and found this post, so I thought I'll just ask ..

One of our developers has this working but its still really at the early stage of development. We plan to get back to it after 0710 has shipped and bedded down.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: ddamron on December 14, 2007, 07:29:14 am
Add me to the "wanna be beta testers".  I also have a PS3, Xbox360..  I doubt those are in development.. I know the PS3 has crippled Video acceleration, and AFAIK, noone has cracked MY version of Xbox... yet...

Ahh, the joys of hacking... er umm Coding....

Dan
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Matthew on December 14, 2007, 05:10:15 pm
Add me to the "wanna be beta testers".  I also have a PS3, Xbox360..  I doubt those are in development.. I know the PS3 has crippled Video acceleration, and AFAIK, noone has cracked MY version of Xbox... yet...

Ahh, the joys of hacking... er umm Coding....

The PS3 has lately gained some access (http://psubuntu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1657&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0) to the RSX for accelerating X, and SPU drivers for accelerating MPlayer. If these test good under LMCE 0710, the PS3 might just become an excellent MD, especially for HDMI. A PSP hack that delivers an Orbiter could be a really nice (and possibly cheap) tablet. Or what about the Web Orbiter (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php?title=Web_Orbiter) on a PSP?

What I'd also like to investigate is the "RemotePlay" from PS3 to PSP. I'll probably have a PSP in January, to see whether it works with an Ubuntu PS3. RemotePlay could possibly make even a PSP into a media terminal, with everything else processed on an x86 core and PS3 MD, maybe even across the Internet (if the PS3 upload speed is fast enough).
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: ddamron on December 15, 2007, 02:45:48 am
I've been thinking about that too...  would be SUPER cool if it works...  Imagine, a FULL MD on your PSP, remote at that!
Thanks for the heads up on the PS3 RSX info, I'll look into that!
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Matthew on December 15, 2007, 04:58:27 am
I've been thinking about that too...  would be SUPER cool if it works...  Imagine, a FULL MD on your PSP, remote at that!
Thanks for the heads up on the PS3 RSX info, I'll look into that!

PS3/Ubuntu is GNOME. I wish LMCE didn't have dependencies on KDE. FWIW, I use GNOME Ubuntu on my desktops, too.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: nite_man on December 18, 2007, 07:24:53 pm
Does PSP have touchscreen? As I know it doesn't. It'd be nice to watch video or live TV on it. But as Orbiter iPhone or iTouch is more appropriate candidates IMHO.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: dopey on December 18, 2007, 08:22:10 pm
No, the PSP doesn't have a touch screen. I agree the new smartphones are great canadites and more of them to need to get supported. I just replaced my Treo 700p, which was completely unsupported, with the new HTC Mogul, a WM6 device (ick, I know). Anyhow, those devices are sort of, kind of, supported. I did manage to get it running... but it had some issues. I was going to track those issues down and perhaps build a proper WM6 orbiter, but then my Core MB died... again... I still haven't got to replacing it yet (long and complicated story).

But, I still think it would be cool to use the PSP as an orbiter.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: nite_man on December 26, 2007, 03:20:57 pm
Maybe it'd be more interesting to add telephony and video functionality to Nokia N800 Orbiter. Since N800 has itself softphone (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org)) and MythTV client (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv)) it might be developed a TV and telecome wrappers for N800. Personally, I don't have experience and time to do that. But somebody (Andrew, for example :)) can handle  that.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Loki008 on December 26, 2007, 04:24:28 pm
Maybe it'd be more interesting to add telephony and video functionality to Nokia N800 Orbiter. Since N800 has itself softphone (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org)) and MythTV client (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv)) it might be developed a TV and telecome wrappers for N800. Personally, I don't have experience and time to do that. But somebody (Andrew, for example :)) can handle  that.

I think that would be awesome. I have the n800 and am really looking forward to getting MCE up and running as soon as i move into my new place and using this as a control. Being able to use it as a phone / intercom would be great.

a bit off topic, nite_man. I havent checked for updates in the last few days, but for os2008 would you follow the wiki guide for the previous versions  or has the process changed in terms of steps for install?
Thanks
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: nite_man on December 26, 2007, 05:26:48 pm
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a bit off topic, nite_man. I havent checked for updates in the last few days, but for os2008 would you follow the wiki guide for the previous versions  or has the process changed in terms of steps for install?
Thanks

No, the procedure is exactly the same as for OS2006/OS2007. I'm going to create a simple installator to make setup of the Orbiter easier.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: Matthew on December 26, 2007, 09:09:45 pm
Maybe it'd be more interesting to add telephony and video functionality to Nokia N800 Orbiter. Since N800 has itself softphone (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org)) and MythTV client (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv)) it might be developed a TV and telecome wrappers for N800. Personally, I don't have experience and time to do that. But somebody (Andrew, for example :)) can handle  that.

Telecom seems like perhaps a good app. Maybe a speakerphone, maybe some USB telephone handset...

But TV? It's 800x480x16b. NTSC video is 486 visible lines, not 480; PAL/SECAM have 576. And 800cols/16b is barely adequate for simulating an analog line (usually 720cols/24b). Though maybe a 4.1" screen will hide the defects. Can it do 30fps like NTSC?

There's no peripheral the N800 supports that can output actual video (S-Video, SVGA, etc) to a real TV, is there?
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: nite_man on December 27, 2007, 09:26:39 am
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There's no peripheral the N800 supports that can output actual video (S-Video, SVGA, etc) to a real TV, is there?

I'm afraid, no. It can just a display video from the MMC card or works as a client for MythTV.
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on December 27, 2007, 10:24:29 am
Maybe it'd be more interesting to add telephony and video functionality to Nokia N800 Orbiter. Since N800 has itself softphone (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org (http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org)) and MythTV client (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv (https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mtv)) it might be developed a TV and telecome wrappers for N800. Personally, I don't have experience and time to do that. But somebody (Andrew, for example :)) can handle  that.

I agree wrapping TV/Media streaming and telecom onto the N800 would be a great idea ;-)
Title: Re: PSP as Orbiter
Post by: jeffr76 on March 07, 2008, 08:36:44 pm
add me on this beta list as well :)