Important note: MMPC is completely unsupported due to lack of a corresponding device.
Wouldn't it be nice to control your MP3s from everywhere?
Wouldn't it be nice to have a wireless remote control for that?
And woulnd't it be nice to use your Nokia N800/N810 for all this?
Yes, it defnintely would be very nice!
But MMPC is more than just a port to the Maemo platform with hildonization etc.. The player interface got replaced and the new one is especially designed for maximum screen usage and - more important - specialised to be used as a remote control. To achive that, one important thing is that the basic functionality can be controlled via fingers, without the need to use the stylus. The interface is quite similar to the original Media Player GUI.
Testing and development was mainly done for the N800 and N810, but there are also success reports for the n770. There are even packages for the N810 as well as the N770 and N800.
Additionally, libglade2 is needed. You have three possibilities here:
Well, what's left to do is to install the Music Player Daemon on your PC where you have your MP3 collection. See the mpd section for details how to do this.
Please give me your feedback! This will be trigger for me to know how much work I shall put into mmpc. The more feedback I get, the more motivation I will probably have ;-)
Currently there is no support mailinglist or the like, so just write me directly:
If you like to help me with supporting or enhancing mmpc, please contact me. I'm generally not good at artwork, so a website maintainer, or for instance, new play, pause, stop, etc. buttons would be helpful ;-) But any kind of hacking will help and would be welcome. Just go to the project page, create an account and request to join. Or write a mail.
For all this to work, you need of course the core. You need a running Music Player Daemon on the computer containing your MP3 collection. This computer will play the music later on. But installing mpd should be easy. First step is downloading mpd from the mpd homepage. There are prepackaged rpms for openSUSE available at packman. Other distributions like debian should have packages, too.
So after installation you have to modify /etc/mpd.conf:
So that it looks as follows: