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Old 11-24-2007, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sirius Radio Works On My Blackberry Pearl 8130......check It Out..

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i found this on howardforums, lg voyager thread..i tried it on my pearl and got sirius radio to stream...works pretty good...





"I figured it'd be nice to share this, considering the potential it has for using the Voyager as a streaming media device.

Credit goes to brittt1, (the tutorial creator), and others that discovered this trick over on the everythingicafe.com forums. I merely adapted the procedure (on the Orb side) to work with the Voyager. Also, credit goes to the sole poster who hinted at the fact that this might be possible on one of the Voyager threads.

This should also work with any other phone that can handle RTSP streams natively, so experiment away. It should also work with video streams as well, provided the computer acting as a server can handle the load of transcoding and serving video. (I have not tried this yet)

The tutorial below is aimed towards Sirius on the Voyager, but if you have XM, simply download/install uXM instead of uSirius. Both programs are made by the same author. If you don't have either, you can still listen to your favorite online/internet radio station by looking for the station's 'listen live' link, and adding it to Orb.

In short, to accomplish streaming just about any type of Internet Radio feed to the Voyager you need:

(1) an always-on PC, connected to the Internet via DSL/Cable/FIOS or any other similar high-speed connection
(2) install Orb on (1)
(3) install uSirius and/or /uXM on (1) depending on what you subscribe to (optional for streaming XM/Sirius)

The basics of how this works is that Orb transcodes any Internet Radio feed and serves it in a format that can be played with your Voyager. (or PDA, etc)

The tutorial below hopefully explains the procedure in enough detail so that anyone interested can accomplish the same as I have.

Tutorial link (same document, just 2 mirrors):
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Enjoy guys (and girls!)

Note 1: Your mycast.orb.com page on the Voyager will only show two streams by default (of any category). You can change this by going to 'Edit Content' and adjusting accordingly by changing the number 2 to any other higher number.

Important:
Note 2: To fix the 30 second issue both for m.youtube.com and this, call VZW CS and ask them for the temporary streaming video fix as described in this thread: HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - Fix for m.youtube.com

Note 3: I didn't bother to fix the tutorial from its original form much if at all, except the last part, but safe to say, use it as a reference, and not as a bible. (links to download software might be outdated, etc) Download the latest versions of the software for Orb and uSirius/uXM.

Edit:
Second to last paragraph of tutorial should read:
'For any other Internet Radio source, putting the mms/rtsp/http link of its 'listen live' page will work, and no other program besides Orb is necessary.'
I forgot to finish writing that when I uploaded it, heh.

One last thing, if the speed at the bottom of the mycast.orb.com page reads 0kb/sec, you can set the speed manually to any of the values in the bottom if you're having trouble loading the streams. Oh, and don't even think of trying this without having VCAST VPak... you'll be very surprised when your bill comes in, if so. "
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well. It was working and now I can't get it to work for some reason.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i cant get it to work at all now.....worked for about 1/2 hour earlier today..now nothing. i need someone that knows what they are doing to tinker around with this..it has the potential to work.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I uninstalled orb on my pc...reinstalled it and then ran the uSirius server program. cleared out the cache on the pearl and now i have had been listening to sirius problem free...today at least. here is a short video of how it plays...click on the video to play it.

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Can this work on a 8100? or just the 8130?
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Any idea what the data cost/usage will be
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've installed uSirius and Orb. I'm able to connect from my Blackberry 8800 to my Orb account. I can see the Howard Stern link. However, when I try to connect to the stream I get the following error:

"The protocol specified is not supported by the handheld. Please try a different URL."

Any idea how to correct this?
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Are you able to get streaming Video or TV from Orb on the 8130
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Are you able to get streaming Video or TV from Orb on the 8130
On person posted that he could see the NFL Network football games on his 8130 via Sprint TV. So the capability is there. It probably depends on the compatability of the feed and speed of the network. I bet only EVDO from Vzn/Sprint is fast enough to support streaming audio/video. Some Tmob users has said they can get some internet radio by purchasing software.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes you can stream tv using orb on the blackberry pearl 8130 from verizon...
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yes you can stream tv using orb on the blackberry pearl 8130 from verizon...
whoa!!! you can?! where can i find the info on ORB please?
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^^nvm. google is my bestest friend.
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I've lost track of the location for the BB Orb client download...didn't find it via Google or (strangely) the Orb site. Can you post the link for that?

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Yup...been there. But what I can't find anywhere on their site is info on supported phones, client SW download, etc. Doesn't Orb require a client on the phone to do the streaming, or is it accessed via the BB browser?

Edit: Never mind, I found the answer on another thread. Looks like it's a browser interface. I had gotten the idea from some other posts I'd read that there was a BB client-side app, but I guess not. Thanks.

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On person posted that he could see the NFL Network football games on his 8130 via Sprint TV.
That was me Hope you guys get whatever it is you are trying to do to work
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I was able to get Sirius to work using Orb and uSirius. It comes in great on my VZ 8130. No skips or delays at all!

Thanks for the instructions! You just saved me from having to buy a portable Sirius unit and additional subscription!
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I tried logging on to uSirius, however I recieved two messages everytime:
Unable to login
Please check your setting

My settings were 100% correct. I double checked my user/pass on Sirius's website...

What should I do?
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When I try to stream Sirius I get a message on my blackberry saying that it does not support this file type. Can you tell me what settings would allow me to fix this issue. Thanks to all who reply in advance.
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