Wednesday, March 01 2006
this post is an answer to Varis comment,
also note that I haven't been using the PMA400 as long as the 770.
First each device targets a completely different market, while
the PMA targets the mobile/portable media player market the 770
is meant to be for mobile/portable Internet usage. These differences
are pretty easy to spot: the PMA400 has a build in hard disk and extra
hardware to speed up video and audio decoding and comes with recording software,
the 770 comes with Bluetooth, a web browser and news reader and offers
way better connectivity.
In terms of being the ultimate carry around device I really can't decide,
there are just these significant differences which would make me vote for
both devices. I terms of size/form factor and battery runtime I would
defently prefer the 770 (sorry Matze and Frank!).
Finally I guess both devices are already outdated, since rumors are
out that both companies have been working on new devices for some
time now. I can't wait to see what they have come up with to
impress us even more!?!
so I finally got over to watching videos on my 770 and I noticed that there is almost
no CPU usage while playing a video, so I guess the Nokia guys did a good job and heavily use
the DSP :) The only annoying thing is the video format and resolution restrictions but I guess
that comes with the low CPU usage.
Anyway I wrote a small script using a slightly modified version of peapod
(a small command line based podcast receiver written in python) to download and convert
the 20Uhr (8pm) Tagesschau for the 770. So now
I can watch the Tagesschau by pointing my browser to my local webserver which holds
the converted file, nice! Streaming would be awesome but I don't have the time to set this up.
Also my room mate had the very interesting idea to just make a cgi/php/whatever to convert
videos on-the-fly by just handing a URL over to the script running on a webserver.