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Old 12-28-2006, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So yesterday I stumbled onto the GetJar web site and decided to see which of the programs I thought I could use, would work OK on the Pearl. Here's what I've discovered:

About half of the (free) J2ME software on this site does work on the Pearl, but there's no way of knowing which ones do until you install them, as none are specifically labelled as such. Of those that do work, most that require you to type, don't recognize the Pearl's keyboard layout (that is, they expect that the letters A, B and C will be on the "2" key).

Of the ten or so programs I tried, I kept the following:

Go For It! (goal tracking, New Years resolutions, etc.) The free version of this software is less colorful than the one they have screenshots of on the web site.

BombSweeper (minesweeper clone)

This application - J2MEStreaming - allows streaming audio and video using HTTP. I was able to stream some music files to my Pearl with this software. Amr files only, so far. The bad news is, if the URL to the music file is too long, the program won't play it. I could not get the video to work at all, however. I haven't played with it for long, so I'm not sure what the deal is. Maybe some video does work and I just didn't point it at the right types of video.

There are hundreds of pieces of J2ME software on this site. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else finds one they like that works well on the Pearl.

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Update: RadioBee streams radio stations to your 8100.

Install and change the settings to:

chunck size: 768
buffer size: 90000
debuglevel: 0
min play: 45000
timeout1: 64
timeout2: 128
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flush out: yes
(all others left alone)

I am now happily streaming Virgin Radio (last option on the main screen) to my Pearl, listening while I type.

Another Pearl owner has compiled this list of additional radio stations:

radiobee.com :: View topic - Working Stations
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Hi Kathryn,

Nevermind.

Thanks again!
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i too am looking for free stuff off of getjar for my pearl. Looking for a jezzball clone and a free blackjack.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kathrynhr
Update: RadioBee streams radio stations to your 8100.

Install and change the settings to:

chunck size: 768
buffer size: 90000
debuglevel: 0
min play: 45000
timeout1: 64
timeout2: 128
---
flush out: yes
(all others left alone)

I am now happily streaming Virgin Radio (last option on the main screen) to my Pearl, listening while I type.

Another Pearl owner has compiled this list of additional radio stations:

radiobee.com :: View topic - Working Stations

I am useing RadioBee and it works decent. But I have a problem where it seems to continuesly hog the port(even if it is inactive) and therefore Opera Mini and BBWeather have trouble accessing the net. The only way I can fix this is if I use 'deny' in all of the Radiobee's permissions. Did you also have this problem?
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Side note - try using MFRadio (MFRadio - mobile streaming radio) instead; it works "out of the box" pretty darn well, and I can tune into stations that RadioBee would never handle. Plus, it's all open source-y goodness.
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Side note - try using MFRadio (MFRadio - mobile streaming radio) instead; it works "out of the box" pretty darn well, and I can tune into stations that RadioBee would never handle. Plus, it's all open source-y goodness.
I downloaded it to myPearl and it works well. The only problem is it only comes with 3 stations and when I try to add from the repository there are no additional stations listed. Does anyone have this problem?
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I downloaded it to myPearl and it works well. The only problem is it only comes with 3 stations and when I try to add from the repository there are no additional stations listed. Does anyone have this problem?
I had the same thing. What I've done is quite convoluted, but it works.

Go to a site, such as shoutcast.com and browse for any type of music that may interest you. Once you find something, instead of clicking "Tune in", right click and choose "Save as..."

Once youe saved the link, open the .pls file is any text editor, such s notepad. Make note of the URL in the playlist and then maually enter that in the "Link" portion when you add a station. The Title can be anything you want.

Sorry it's not an automated process, but at least you can pick and choose what you want in MFRadio.

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wow...i can't wait. i'm going to do it tommorow because if i do it now i'll be messing with it at work and it'll look like i'm slacking. hey, have you tried 128kbps streams with it? tech. the edge network should be able to do it, so it's up to the software.
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have you tried 128kbps streams with it? tech. the edge network should be able to do it, so it's up to the software.
Out here in SF, the T-Mobile EDGE network can't handle it (not just on a BB, all devices I've tried). On a good day downhill with the fog at my back I can get a 96k stream to play with some buffering, but 128k never works - just buffers every second or two.

I know in other areas, though, the network is much better and it might just work.
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Out here in SF, the T-Mobile EDGE network can't handle it (not just on a BB, all devices I've tried). On a good day downhill with the fog at my back I can get a 96k stream to play with some buffering, but 128k never works - just buffers every second or two.

I know in other areas, though, the network is much better and it might just work.
Same in Chicago. I usually just stick with the 56k or lower streams.

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How did you install it? I went on there with my pc, downloaded the .jar file...which isn't really a .jar file, it just has the .jar extension so but it was really zipped/compressed file, uncompressed it and could not find a .jar file to load useing the BB desktop application loader.
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How do you adjust the volume? The volume buttons on my pearl have no affect... any ideas?
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Man, I'm dieing to get this on my phone...how did you install it since there is no .jar file???
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it helps for both apps if you use a 24k stream...you can use shoutcast
to search by stream size as well
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i'm pretty sure i got ZELDA from getjar
and BINIAX (smaller than the screen, but still fun)
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is anyone having an issue loading links into the MF Radio link address, none of the radio stations I added works, don't know that the problem is, I get an "error, unable to connect" with all the channels I tried... any comments
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could anyone give me a couple of working links that I can add to the MF Radio, i am looking for any station that plays, 80's, 90's etc... music, all the links I tried nothing seems to work???
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try this station
http://209.112.169.125:8000
bad boys bad boys what ya gonna do
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(you have to listen for a while b4 something happens sometimes)
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I had the same thing. What I've done is quite convoluted, but it works.

Go to a site, such as shoutcast.com and browse for any type of music that may interest you. Once you find something, instead of clicking "Tune in", right click and choose "Save as..."

Once youe saved the link, open the .pls file is any text editor, such s notepad. Make note of the URL in the playlist and then maually enter that in the "Link" portion when you add a station. The Title can be anything you want.

Sorry it's not an automated process, but at least you can pick and choose what you want in MFRadio.

R.

Don't get me wrong, shoutcast is not very good... I tried to pick 80's nothing showed, same for 90's ...maybe there might be some server issues... but at 3 in the morning???
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