Behold! Totem now includes a plugin allowing it to run as a Bemused server. This means you can connect your phone/PDA/Palm to Totem, and use it to control playback.
First you'll need Totem SVN trunk, and compile with the Bluetooth library headers installed. More importantly, you'll need a client:
- J2ME phones: JamSE (and not bemused.java, see below)
- Palm: BTAmp
- Series 60 and UIQ versions available on the Bemused home page
Now, a comment on the protocol and the code of the different implementations:
- The protocol disagrees with the native Linux implementation (INFOACK, or INF2ACK for INF2 requests? Null-terminated strings, where?)
- Doesn't handle Unicode properly, all over the place, the protocol uses NULL characters strings as end of strings, which breaks UTF-8
- More protocol problems, what happens with empty playlists is a mystery
- bemused.java has problems handling empty playlists, and truncates movie titles when not.
- JAMSE isn't open source, and seems hell-bent on using skins, and different clients for different mobile phones ("skin" size)
- The Totem code is horrible, doesn't handle directory listings (the protocol for directory listings is utter shite, and unworkable), leaks all over the place, and is a security risk (seriously).