AudioTagR: Oh Cecilia, you’re driving me nuts….

Last Christmas (2006) I gave my father a USB turntable so he could start ripping his hundreds upon hundreds of vinyl albums to MP3.  Of course I assumed that all was going well for most of the year, as he was using it and seemed happy with it.  Then about 2 months ago I actually …

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OpenNETCF.Media.MP3 Library

Before I go any further, let me state for the record that this library does not provide any ability to play MP3 files, so if that’s what you were thinking from the name, then don’t get too excited. The OpenNETCF.Media.MP3 library is a library that allows you to read and write ID3 tags to MP3 …

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WIA Desktop Library

For the last couple weeks I’ve been struggling with getting camera capture inside a desktop application (yes – I lower myself to do desktop development occasionally).  The problem I’m finding is that API documentation and especially sample availability for things like DShow and Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) are pretty poor and there seem to be …

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OpenNETCF in the Classroom

We here at OpenNETCF are huge proponents of teaching technology in an academic environment.  It still surprises me that both Mobile and Embedded computing are entwined in our everyday lives and their presence is growing rapidly, yet very, very few schools offer any sort of courses covering them.  That’s why it’s always interesting to see …

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Padarn news: Code and Sample Updates

Today we rolled out an update to Padarn: version 1.0.5010. “So what’s new,” you ask?  We added support for the Page.Request.Browser property.  On the surface it seemed quite simple, but the implementation was actually quite a challenge. We fixed a bug that Page.Request.Headers always came back null We updated the SampleSite demo including: Updates and …

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Using an IP camera from Windows CE

So I picked up a cheap PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera off eBay a couple weeks ago for doing some R&D on a project I’m working on.  My hope was I’d be able to hook it up and talk to it from a device and get streaming video into an app.  Well it turns out that it’s …

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Sorry, but GPL strikes again

We’ve proactively pulled (meaning no one threatened us or asked us to do it) our QRCodeCF Library from public availability due to internal concerns about GPL.  Personally I dislike GPL due to its viral nature – it makes using any GPL code in any software that you intend to use for commercial or proprietary systems …

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