I have now bought two Epods, and I got the first one today. Thanks to Shadowedge, for selling me his!
I own a record store, and am creating a CD Listening station setup using 3-4 Epods, and a PC server to hold MP3s of the CDs and such. My plan is to allow people to walk up and easily browse through CDs on the screen and listen to them. Using a DB of CD info and MP3s, I should be able to allow people to listen to any CD in the store, as well as ones we are out of.
I was planning on using touch screens and bookPCs, but that would have been about $900 a setup. ~$300 per Epods!!
My initial plan was to set everything up in HTML and have the Epods just browse the local network with a border-less browser screen, but now, I am wondering if Terminal Server Client software will work for me. Am I wrong in thinking that Terminal Server software would allow me to run, say, an application built on the Windows2000 platform and display video in the 640x480 Epods screen at 8bit, and play the sound?
I asked a networking friend, and he said he thought it was only DOS type, 'text' display, but he was not sure. That's the only terminal stuff I've seen before.
If I am correct, then I can create my application in something other than HTML, and simplifies the problem I was forseeing of playing MP3s thru the network on Windows CE.
If anyone has suggestions, hints or alternative ideas, please let me know.