I always liked the website Muxtape, and right around the time that the site went offline, a group launched an open source web application that allows you to run and share a mix tape on your own server. It’s called OpenTape, and while the idea is similar, they are NOT related to Muxtape.
OpenTape is amazingly easy to use. Just download the files, unzip, and upload them to your own webserver. From there you can use the web interface to set up and configure the mix tape you want to share.
But what I want to know is can I run OpenTape on my mobile phone? Specifically, my N95? If you want to try this yourself, here are the steps.
- Register and install the Mobile Web Server to your S60 compatible device.
- Download and install the PAMP package for S60 and install it on your compatible device.
- Download OpenTape and copy it to the htdocs folder of your Mobile Web Server installation.
Once that’s done, just go to the directory on your webserver, and voila, it works!
Notice that the URL is actually from my Mobile web site…
Once I set up the password, then it was still working just fine.
And after I added songs, i thought it was looking so good.
But then it never displayed any of my songs. Hmmm…
Not to give in so quickly, I started digging through the source code, and it turns out that the problem might be with the PHP package on my mobile. First, the /code/xspf.php XML file wasn’t returning any tracks even though they were uploaded in the folder and the permissions were set correctly. Digging further, it looks like the code is using an ID3 library to read all of the metadata about the Mp3 files, so maybe that’s not included in the PAMP package?
Anyway, I’m so close, but I’ll keep looking into this and see what kind of fix I can come up with.