Wednesday, February 03, 2010

More ado with the Nokia Booklet 3G


I've been using the Nokia Booklet 3G for a couple of weeks now and I love it. My favorite thing to do with it is watch video. With its 1280x720 screen, I can watch HD content with no black bars.

I haven't found a suitable way to download my daily podcasts. I started out with Miro, but it doesn't use hardware acceleration for playback. I tried a few other downloaders before I settled with Get Right, since it has resume support.

I had trouble getting video to playback in Media Player Classic, which has an option to open video in fullscreen. It doesn't quite support the Booklet 3G's Intel GMA 500 graphics chip set and plays back via the CPU. With the Booklet 3G's Atom Z530 processor, this turns into a sad experience.

I'm now using Windows Media Player. Video plays back perfectly, as WMP has great hardware support. Get Right feeds each download into a playlist for me. Only problem is that Windows Media Player won't playback in full screen automatically.