What goin on? Been reading up on the posts about this DVD player, and it looks like a dream come true. It looks like it only works with PC for now, do you know if the manufacture has any plans on making this work with Apple OS X 10.26 and beyond. U have said it was done mostly in Java, so I would hope someone would tweak the code to work with MAC and Linux.
Momitsu is silent on whether or not they will publish a Mac or Linux variant of MMC. If the do publish these variants I would expect that event to be some time after their initial W$ launch May 24.
What has been exposed recently is the possibility that networked A/V appliances such as the V880N are implementing proprietary html get/posts structures. For example, my browser normally interprets the html post stream from a web server. When I query the MMC server, my browser just displays the raw html post from the server because it doesn't know what to do with it, as expected. Now, I am very interested in knowing whether there is an html/xml standard by which well behaved networked A/V appliances communicate with a web server. If there is a standard AND if Momitsu complied with it then there is a strong possibility the MMC server can be replaced with any A/V appliance web server without custom code. Otherwise, I'll but my bet on the Linux community coming through with an open source solution that will also compile/run on a Mac, should Momitsu drop this ball.
Also, I have downloaded the manual, and it shows USB connection on the back of it. Can this be hooked up to a USB hard drive, to store and watch movies in the VOB format?
This is really two questions: Regarding the usb port, I'm disapointed that is 1.1 vs 2.0. That said, usb storage devices are supposed to be treated as just another source of media, browsable and playable. No idea though what file systems will be supported.
Second part of your second question: Since MMC recognized vobs when I tested it, this leads me to believe vobs will be playable independent of where they are stored. But I have some reservations about how they will handle a ripped DVD: will the MMC/V880N deal with all the ripped vob and other files such that the user experience is that of a movie coming from a DVD in the loader?
Or will one have to add all the vobs into a play list in the correct order and then ???
I'm hoping this formula is true: V880N's usb media + vobs play = one sweet capability.