[Mobile] Turning a MiFi (T-Mobile Sonic 4G) into a media server
I have the T-Mobile Sonic 4G wireless mobile hotspot (HuaweiE587).
It has a MicroSD card inside (can be up to 32GB).
My iPad is running low on memory... now wouldn't it be nice if I could move my music to the E587? (Surprised that I haven't found anywhere else on the web talking about this)
Well potentially I can - and I have verified this and it doesn't stop you surfing the net at the same time.
On the PC side I cannot run jPlayer in the browser as every attempt to open the master jPlayer .htm file results in a prompt to save it locally... I suspect the E587 is not setting the mime type properly.
The workaround seems to be to build a playlist (say in VLC) which has links to the .mp3 files.
Now the main irritation is the need to manually build playlists and album lists. Maybe someone has a better idea, or can create a program with gui to create the playlists.
My guess is there are quite a lot of devices out there with similar unused brain-dead 'nas' functionality that could be used in the same way. e.g. the Linksys WR610N router has a USB port which might be usable in the same way.
This is actually a way to escape the cage of the Apple Store... HTML5 web apps obviously can be run in Safari from LAN storage and they are becoming increasingly powerful... with it all coming over the LAN there are no data charges or caps.
First song to upload? Rolling Stones "Get off of my cloud"