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Razorbook and Skype

seekersbrain Page Icon Posted 2009-09-10 11:04 AM
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Hi All,

First time poster so please be kind I just bought a Razorbook 400 that is running Win CE 5.0. Came loaded with various apps inc Skype for Pocket PC 1.2.0.4 but Skype doesn't seem to be working:

- I can't save contacts
- the full screen image doesn't rez (only top and bottom, mid section is my normal desktop)
- the only active main menu items is 'tools' and not all options work there either

I tried to load a new version of Skype for Pocket PC (there is no CE version) but I keep getting error message saying 'not a valid CE application' .

Also, I tried to run a YouTube vid and that wouldn't work (yes I was connected to the internet).

I'm heading off overseas next week and need it for communication while I'm away so I hope someone can help with some advice.

Cheers
Seeker

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2009-09-10 3:19 PM
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3K Computers kinda overstated what the RazorBook can do in its YouTube video (which of course I had to view on my PC instead of on my RazorBook). They never actually demonstrated YouTube videos working on the device in the video. I haven't bothered yet to try to figure out how to do it. Sorry to say that I also haven't tried Skype either on mine; however, there are others here who have tried Skype on other CE devices who may have ideas.

BTW, Pocket PC is a Windows CE platform, and as such many Pocket PC programs can work on H/PCs and similar devices like the RazorBook. However, from my limited experience with CE 5 devices, they seem to be much more picky about running many EXE and CAB files than did their CE 4.x .net predecessors. Bear in mind also that Windows Mobile 5 is based on Windows CE 5.01 rather than 5.0. Similarly, WM 6.0 is based on CE 5.02. So many programs written for these will not work out of the box on a core CE 5.0 device.
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seekersbrain Page Icon Posted 2009-09-11 10:07 AM
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Hmm, so doesn't look like there is an easy solution. Thanks for your reply anyway.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2009-09-11 2:19 PM
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Does TCPMP work on the Razorbook? Seems there is an FLV plugin for it that will play YouTube videos...
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2009-09-11 3:47 PM
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A version of TCPMP/BetaPlayer is included on the RazorBook, and the FLV plugin works with it, but I've never figured out how to stream Flash Video from the Web using TCPMP.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2009-09-11 4:36 PM
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I tried it on my 900C. I went to the mobile YouTube site and when I tapped on a video, it gave me the option to play or save the video...and then locked up. Maybe you have to download and save the video in order to play it...I'm not sure...or maybe the integration to play the video is something inherent only in WM5 IE and not CE5 or whatever....
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mscdex Page Icon Posted 2009-09-11 6:42 PM
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I've been working on a little youtube application using .net cf 1.0. So far it can only save the FLV given either the video id or the regular youtube url for the video (which includes the video id). I am currently working on implementing a built-in search function so that you won't have to go hunting for urls or video ids.

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There are a couple of apps out there already written in .NET that are supposed to do this, but I haven't figured out how to get either one to work. I hope I have better luck with yours.
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There are a couple of apps out there already written in .NET that are supposed to do this, but I haven't figured out how to get either one to work. I hope I have better luck with yours.


I'll be testing on my HPCs, so you will have better luck. That's the Mscdex Guaranteeā„¢
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