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- R.F.J. de Laat
July 23, 2008, 11:10 pm
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I'm developing an application that runs on my intranet using PHP and JS.
It's goal is quite simple, to convert an internet browser into a media-
center. Allowing any device with a network-connection and browser to
access all my media which is stored at my server. The main reason for
starting this project, is that my Nintendo Wii cannot function as a
media-center due to it's small storage capacity. Another reason is that i
don't want to mod the machine in any way, just to keep warranty. However
the wii features the Internet-channel with support for JS and FLASH.
After starting the project, I found that it's use is not limited to the
wii. It can be used on any device with a browser. At the moment of
writing, some parts of the system are already functional: The file
browser, image viewer, MP3 player, wiimote input. Still there's a lot of
work left. It cannot play any video yet, the code is still quite buggy and
some extra artwork needs to be done. I want my media center to look good
after all. Another problem is that it currently build to work with opera
9X. Using fire fox makes it look a bit ugly and don't even get me started
about IE7. Talking about standards...sigh. This problem could however get
solved by creating separate CSS files for each browser.
The actual question, Is anyone interested in such a project? Is anyone
looking for such a solution? Or even better, are there any developers in
here who'd like to contribute. I'm especially looking for beginners/
newbies, since this is my first 'bigger' project. If anyone likes to get
send me a mail.
So if you are a real beginner and don't know where to go next, this might
just be the opportunity to grow your skills. There are really not much
requirements. It's just a hobby project, and we'll see how far we get.
Rob de Laat.