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Orb Live for Android: An Interesting, but Unsuccessful, Experiment

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Orb Network's media server software has been around for years; in fact, Orb and TVersity are the grandparents of current media-everywhere apps. However, this is the first time Orb has officially been available in an app for Android phones. Orb functions by grabbing indexed media content from your PC and streaming it via your ISP. A remote browser is used to pick up the stream. It's always been possible to use a smartphone's browser to access the Orb stream, although it's been a hit-or-miss affair for various reasons, including that the media can be unplayable on the device. (General)