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  1. breadnatty08

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    Guys, this app (though could be thought of as bloat) is awesome! I think there's only a couple other devices out there it supports (D3, maybe DX2). Definitely set it up, no other need to load up music from your PC to the phone! Works flawlessly. :D
     

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    Can't wait to try it out... unlimited data FTW!
     
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    Can access all my torrents (music and vids). Friggin sweet.
     
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    my wife has the Iphone so we have itunes that is good for music IMO.. But i have been using http://music.google.com

    and it streams all her music straight to my phone.. I have ZumoCast already loaded up on the home pc just waiting to get my phone tomorrow.. :D
     
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    Does your home PC have to stay on in order for you to see those files on your phone?
     
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    I would say yes. you need to power to the hard drive, so power on fully, no sleep mode.
     
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    Over 4G...if in a decent 4G area this is nice to have already pre loaded. Some bloat isnt bad if its good bloat..lol
     
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    Well my laptop is on but asleep and I can't connect. I'll look into it later.
     
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    Be careful with the app, since depending on what you are decoding, it can eat up over 90% of the CPU, which means a hot running computer, with no way to police, since you would be away. The CPU load can depend on the codec and/or the bitrate & resolution.

    When it is not running heavy, it is nice. I asked the devs if they could add a live remote temp and CPU monitor (assuming possible), so a user can see if their current usage is choking their computer. No response yet and that was just after the D3 was released.
     
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    I cant get my phone to connect to my pc at home... what am i doing wrong??? :thinking:
     
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    It's awesome to be able to stream videos from my pc over 4G, especially since air video isnt on android.
     
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    I can't wait to take fill advantage of this app. It is working for me now but my home inertnet speed is pathetic. I can see everything but no streaming. Time warrner won't let me up grade until my contract is up in November.
     
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    i assume my computer at home would need to always be connected to the internet right?
     
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    i love this app however is there a way to take your pictures off your phone and put them on the computer with it?
     
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    So for this to work, you need your computer running, not in sleep mode, on an active internet connection.

    You also need the ZumoCast program running.

    In a 3G only area (my office), it took a few seconds to find the connection to be established. Runs like a charm after that.
     
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    I love it. It is great, especially if you have lots of movies that you illegally downloaded... eh I mean bought on itunes or something like that on your comp ;)

    :D :D
     
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    To add in some additional info.

    It seems to be mega powerful, able to play any audio/vid files. including those in sub directories of the directories you choose to share.

    FYI in case you don't want to share certain things with the world.
     
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    The program is not mega powerful, since it uses your computer, so is as powerful as your PC is for decoding.

    Nice app that works, but requires your PC to always be on and you do not know how hot your PC may be running.
     
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    You have a strange obsession with your PC's temperature. So I'm assuming you either:

    1. Overclocked
    2. Didn't properly set up cooling for your PC


    I could leave my PC Folding@home for 6 weeks straight and not worry about it overheating :thinking:

    Edit: Also, there is a pretty large population of PC users that never turn their PC's off (myself included). It's not really a big deal.

    Edit2: I wanna make sure you know I'm not attacking you, just curious :p I've had a few computers with heating issues, but they were always very much overclocked AND My Thermaltake heatsink fan would usually keep the cool. Thing was as loud as a vacuum cleaner though, the problems arose when I would turn it down so it was quiet, then the heat became an issue.
     
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    WOW, this works PERFECTLY!!!

    My computer is on all day and most of the night anyways...

    I think I am going to like this!
     
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    Not sure if is just me, but at times when I am streaming my music, it sometimes cuts off the end of the song.
     
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    I just restarted mine a few days ago for the first time in over 4 months. It never overheats or has any other problems.

    I did find out that a folder with a large amount of sub folders crashed the ZumoCast App. My downloads folder has well over 1K folders in it and there's millions of sub folders in there. It locked up my phoen and I had to do a battery pull to restart.
     
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    I already had a Zumo cloud account - so all I had to do was sign in. Pretty sweet.
     
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    OK, now this would be perfect if it could be written to send magic packets back to the PC to wake it up out of sleep....

    best of both worlds then - stream when needed, let PC sleep when it's not.
     
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    Can you rate songs like itunes?
     

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