Platinum DLNA compliance moving along

August 29, 2009 1 comment

Today I have spent some time testing Platinum with DLNA tools. I am focusing on the Control Point right now. Looks like I have 2 errors and 1 warning left out of around 120 tests. Not bad!

New Toy

August 2, 2008 No comments yet

Some new surprises coming soon in Platinum land…


Platinum 0.3.9 released

February 28, 2008 2 comments

Platinum update has been pushed with many enhancements including:

– better eventing (now with moderation)
– support for HTTP keep-alive client connections
– XBox 360 compatibility (see previous post)!
– better support for dynamic addition/removal of devices
– much more…

You can find it at the usual place.

XBMC and XBox360 support

February 28, 2008 1 comment

Over the last few months, I have found a bit of time to work back on Platinum. One of the things I have always wanted to add was XBox360 support. The XBox is somewhat UPnP aware but does things not according to the standard so it needed a bit of hacking. One of the thing I have been missing recently is working on XBMC so I have decided to make time and jump back into the project. The result is that XBMC is now seen by the XBox 360 and can be used as a Video & Music server. (Photos are not supported yet)

Check out the release that supports it if you’re interested.

Platinum running on the iPhone!!!!

September 27, 2007 4 comments

So a few weeks ago, I got to play with an iphone at work. I even made an iPhone version of our channel page. Open this link on the iphone (or on Safari 3 Mac/Win) to see it. But I am not a javascript/css guy. I am a native app kinda guy. So I started to look at what the iphone dev team was up to.

Sure enough, they released tools after tools to:
activate the iPhone without a 2 year subscription from AT&T which is the first thing I did of course. Thank you DVD Jon!

– unlock the iPhone to make it work with T-Mobile. I was waiting for this for a long time as I have had a sidekick for years now and wanted to keep my T-Mobile SIM. The day it was announced you could get it for free, I went ahead with these. Took me a whole night. Of course now, you can find a nice gui tool for the noobies that will unlock your toy in 3 min.

– manage to use the T-Mobile Edge network which again I did OF COURSE ! I just had to go to T-Mobile and ask to switch my sidekick Internet plan to the new T-Mobile Internet which for $20/month gives you unlimited access to Internet + access to all the T-Mobile wifi hot spots! Killer for an iphone owner. Check out this page for all the info you ever need.

– Installed the ultimate tool to automatically find/install/update tons of native apps on the phone!

– build a toolchain to be able to compile native apps on the iphone! Now it tooks me weeks to understand how it works, trying it different builds, going through the tutorials, but tonite I was able to build the toolchain 0.3 using these instructions. And voila!

IPhone toolchain

Then I was able to compile the necessary hello world app. But THEN, I figured, what the hell, let’s get Platinum a try. And it worked! (Sorry about the blur, the iPhone camera is not good when too close)

iPhone Platinum UPnP

Well, this is beautiful. I have UPnP running on the IPHONE ! I can see & browse on my iPhone the Windows Media Player running on my XP box, and I can see & browse on my XP box, the UPnP File Media Server running on the iPhone in the /Applications folder!

It’s just so cool when it works … The quality is not great but you can see a video

Platinum iPhonehere

of me using the Platinum MicroMediaController on the iPhone and browsing Windows Media Player library on my XP box via UPnP.

Platinum binaries

December 5, 2006 15 comments

I have been requested to offer a prebuilt version of Platinum. So I have. Find them here. This includes among other things a folder-based MediaServer.