Thoughts on MotoCast
01-05-2013 04:41 PM
- OK, maybe I'm an *****....when I connect Razr to PC, up pops this thing about Motocast, and when I click on it, it takes me to a VZW MM page which is a huge download...is that what I'm after, or am I missing something? Wondering if it's VZW's version of Motocast?
Thanks.11-14-2011 04:56 PM
- 11-14-2011 06:50 PM
- 11-14-2011 10:34 PMLike 2
When I want to look at files on my work computer it first downloads it onto my Razrs internal memory.
Can I view a file without having it download to my phone. Also if it has to be downloaded first,can I direct it to the phones SD card instead of the internal phones storage??11-15-2011 10:21 PM
- 11-17-2011 08:43 AM
- I was liking MotoCast, but the music app suddenly started FC on me, it's happend at least 4 or 5 times now, and it is extremely slow. I had it set up on my laptop, which is not always on, and in my area I am stuck with 3g for at least a couple more weeks. Not sure if it has to do with it connecting to my PC, but I simply can't use the stock music app any more. Any thoughts would be great, I like the idea of MotoCast. Also, is there a way to remove a computer, so that I can change it to my desktop?11-17-2011 09:28 AM
- I searched a little for this info, but wondering how this technically works via network. Are there specific ports that it uses (I have strict incoming AND outgoing firewall rules)? Or does it use some cloud servers of some kind that connect the phone with the PC via some dynamic dns mechanism and using standard http/https ports?11-17-2011 09:34 AM
I just tried this. I have about 100 movies from my collection converted to MP4 files and optimized for my XOOM. I was in motocast and stumbled on that folder and thought I'd give it a spin. A wheel spun on the screen for about 5 seconds and then the movie started. It played perfectly. I then thought about your question on the CPU, so I went to my computer. It had no effect on it at all.11-19-2011 08:10 PM
- Well, it's not quite so bad... You can stream from your home without any PC at all. Simply attach a drive or USB stick to a newer router equipped with USB port. Some of these are just a print server, but many newer models also act as a web-enabled storage server. And they have lots of streaming horsepower too!
I have a Netgear router with ReadyShare. Like many newer routers, the attached drive is seen as a DLNA streamer (it works with MotoCast). That means that you don't need to download an entire file to stream music or start a movie. Many support iTunes, TV/movies, FTP, and even apps like Time Machine and a remote control client for your Bit Torrent (Vuze or uTorrent).
Then there is the very inexpensive PogoPlug. It is a NAS gadget that attaches to a router and let's you plug in drives. Although MotoCast does not see my PP attached drive away from home, I can access the media on that drive from a separate PogoPlug App on my Droid RAZR. Perhaps there is way to get Motocast to access the remote PP drive. It would be nice to see the real-time lyrics. It is the niftiest feature of MotoCast.01-05-2013 04:41 PM
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