I recently got a Freecom MusicPal Internet radio / wireless streamer, set it up relatively easy (to a Dell Vostro 1000 running WiXP SP2) and was impressed with how relatively easy it all worked (although was annoyed that I had to rely on WMP to stream music - I use iTunes and have my catalogue just the way I like it there!).
Anyway - setting that up got me thinking about my Nokia N80, which also claims UPnP capability which I'd never tested. I messed around for a while and finally got that working and can now browse my laptop's files through the phone, although I can't figure out how to actually view then on the phone without copying them over first.
Another cool little trick I've found is that I can basically use the phone as a remote for my MusicPal - selecting a track from the laptop and playing it on the radio... although it doesn't seem to work like it should as each selected track tends to play for a few seconds, stop and then skip onto some totally different one.
So my first question is - does anyone know how I can use UPnP to view files from my laptop on my phone and vice versa?
Second - does anyone know how I can get my phone and internet radio to play nicely and not just for a few seconds at a time? I've also noticed that when I'm selecting a media server on the radio I can see the N80 but it can't find any content to play.. there should be something there!
Finally - what else can I do with UPnP? I have an old TV but figure it would be cool to get an adaptor (that connects via scart or RGB, maybe?) which I can then transmit files over from laptop to TV, via my phone just like I'm currently doing/trying to do with my internet radio. Or would I need a cutting edge TV with wifi/UPnP built into it to do this?
Thanks for any help!