Archive for the ‘Smartphone’ Category

Smartphone Full Screen Video Sync – at last!

May 3, 2006

If you've ever tried to sync any videos from your PC to your SPV C600 smartphone, you'll know that they play back in a postage stamp size.

On the SPV C500 it is possible to change a registry key to correct this behaviour but this isn't possible on the C600. However – Andy at www.spv-developers.com found a solution which works for me. This is a modification of his original post which can be found here.

  1. Copy \Windows\WMSyncCaps.xml from your phone to your PC

  2. Rename the file to WMSyncCaps2.xml on the PC

  3. Open the file in Notepad and change all the 'height' values to 240, and all the 'width' values to 320.

  4. Save the file

  5. Copy it back to \Windows\ on your phone

  6. Using a registry editor for your phone, edit HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WMDM changing the value WMDMCapabilities to point to the new WMSyncCaps2.xml file

  7. Delete WMPInfo.xml from the root of your storage card

  8. Disconnect and reboot your phone.

  9. Start Media Player on your PC, from the Tools menu, selection Options, the Devices, the click the Advanced button. Finally click the Delete Files button to remove any cached files.

  10. When your phone has rebooted, connect it to your PC and try to sync a video to your phone.

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Turn your Smartphone into a USB drive

April 9, 2006

Some clever developer has managed to write a free application for any Windows Mobile 5 Smartphones (like my Orange SPV C600) which basically turns the phone into a USB pen drive (no need to use Activesync to transfer files).

The authors description of the program is This program will export the flash memory card inside the smartphone as usual USB Mass Storage device (ordinary "usb disk") – effectively turning smartphone into flash reader (albeit USB 1.0 only, and not very fast)

I had to follow these instructions to get it to work as I was getting an "error 57":

Using a registry editor, within HKLM\Security\Policies\Policies create a new value "0000101b" with the value dword = 1

To download the application go here: www.MoDaCo.com