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Old 09-25-2007, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The idea came about when I was on the roof top my condo this summer having a dinner party with 10 or so of my friends, The dinner party turned into a few drinks afterwardsxxx8230;I didnxxx8217;t take long before I had my curve out on the table and playing some music for all to hear. A friend of mine with an 8800 made the statement that he had the same song on his BB, well I got an idea that for better sound and louder sound maybe we could start the song at the same time on both devices for a little experiment. Sure enough it worked great, both songs stayed in sync he entire time, and the party went on. Speaking with a few friends the next day on Facebo0ok several comments were made ab0out how cool it was to have the music playing from our phones for the entire party even cooler when it was when we played songs in sync from various phones.

I had an idea;

Utilizing a common network infrastructure (ad-hoc Wifi) you could build a mesh like network between enabled BB ( or any supported device) units for a music xxx8220;sessionxxx8221;. All participants act in both a client and a server role within the "session". Once you have the connectivity, using software you could create a virtual juke box of music to select from by indexing all the songs on each personxxx8217;s phone to a local index on each device in the xxx8220;sessionxxx8221;. Then as a first come first serve use each participant would be able to queue a track from the index by adding it to the xxx8220;sessionxxx8221; playlist. When the song plays from which ever unit that is hosting that song, its streamed to the closest devices, and those devices stream it to the other devices and so on and so forth. When enough of the track is streamed to all devices in the session the music will begin to play out all device speakers at the same time in sync.


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Old 09-25-2007, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow!!! Your post is a littl ebit over my head. I wish you good luck.
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Not to be a naysayer, but I don't think the processor has enough horsepower for that. It is barely able to keep up with the audio when an email comes in let alone during a sustained wifi data transfer session. Cool idea, but I can't see a commercial entity developing it. It would have to be a homegrown thing.
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I agree. But ideally I would like to test your claim out.

Does anyone know if creating an ad-hoc WiFi network between two or more BB's (say the 8800) has been done? I think the 8800 would be the best chance to be successful because the BlackBerry 8800 has an Intel Xscale 312 MHz processor. If a better suited device is out from RIM please anyone let me know you're thoughts. I would also like for someone to take a stab on what the specs would need to be for a solution like this to fly at all..All ideas welcome..

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I agree. But ideally I would like to test your claim out.

Does anyone know if creating an ad-hoc WiFi network between two or more BB's (say the 8800) has been done? I think the 8800 would be the best chance to be successful because the BlackBerry 8800 has an Intel Xscale 312 MHz processor. If a better suited device is out from RIM please anyone let me know you're thoughts. I would also like for someone to take a stab on what the specs would need to be for a solution like this to fly at all..All ideas welcome..

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Rather than using an adhoc wifi network, wouldn't it make sense to pair each device to another and use the Bluetooth AV Remote Control profile to syncronize the "Play" ?

Though I suppose that would predicate having the same song list.... or even better / easier:
Just get a set of bigger speakers that use the A2DP profile!
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