Zumo Cast

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by darkmatter, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. BleedingPurist

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    I'm probably the one that mentioned Zumocast in the other thread. I'm glad people are finally checking it out instead of dismissing it as bloatware. I use it quite a bit. It does work well for retrieving documents from your computer, too. I should mention though that I was unable to connect to it at all while overseas on Wifi. That may have been the ****ty wifi though.

    I also have a Quadcore.. but I haven't had any issues with it due to Zumocast running. Though I haven't tried to use it when streaming to my phone. I've had issues with my Quadcore, period, which I'll blame on my sticking with 32 bit Windows and the 4 Gigs of memory cap. It's never delivered the performance it should.

    +1 for PowerAmp and gapless playback. I'm not sure it's realistic to expect Zumocast to do that though. It's going to look at each file as a separate file as opposed to working to ensure there are no gaps in playback. Even Spotify won't do gapless playback and it's whole job is music plaback, unlike Zumocast.
     
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    Same of me, where are you located? Maybe this could be a problem

    I m in Italy

    Inviato dal mio DROID3 usando Tapatalk

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    #14 danilos2k, Sep 3, 2011
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    I've been playing around with it a bit, it's useful, but very slow. Videos play very choppy, long pauses between songs. Also video quality is terrible, even though I am streaming videos that were formatted to be played on my Droid3. But it's nice to be able to have remote access and be able to download things if desired. I use Audiogalaxy for streaming music from my pc, it is much faster and more reliable for me than zumocast. Hopefully the app will improve in time.
     
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    Must be your signal strength, My streams are clear and rarely choppy
     
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    I have full bars of 3g, my wi-fi is not super fast so I can accept that being the cause of choppy video.

    But since I am using the same devices and data connections and streaming music is much faster with audiogalaxy(shorter pauses/loading between songs and faster cover art loading) than it is with zumocast, I deduct that the zumocast app does not perform as well as audiogalaxy. This is simply my experience.
     
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    I think it might have to do with your home internet speed. I had forgotten my ipod when I went to work today, so I decided to use Zumocast. I already had it all set up, so I thought 'what the hell, I'll run it'.

    I had so much buffering that the app was barely usable. I threw on Pandora and had perfect streaming with no buffering. That leaves 2 options, either the app is crap or the home internet connection is the issue. And since people are posting that they're not buffering, that means it's probably the home internet and not the app.
     
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    sounds like your home network possibly

    It's either your computer, your network, or a combination of both. We use roku box at the house and the kids use pandora on it more than netflix for anything else. I love me some david hasselhoff, :D
     
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    It may be a jitter issue. Try a ping test from your PC-host and see how it does on jitter. I have FiOS 25/25 and I get around the same throughput speed whether I'm on my LAN-connected PC, or on my WiFi-connected laptop, but on my PC I have almost no jitter, and on my laptop I have quite a bit. And that's with a pretty new 300mbps 802.11n WiFi router.

    Anyway, too much jitter causes issues with streaming, VoIP, and things of that nature.
     
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    I know this post is old, but I had the same issue, so I just downloaded zumocast on my home computer and signed up from the site directly. Works perfectly

    sent from Rooted Droid 3 using Droid Forums
     
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    I think that if you have one of the self-contained networked hard drive, your home PC does not have to be on to stream. This hard drive is visible and accessible even when the PC is turned off.
     
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    ZumoCast alternative

    Someone mentioned Polkast from www.polkast.com above. They don't have streaming yet but I really like their app and a real contender to ZumoCast. One extra benefit from Polkast is offline viewing is possible since your files are cached once you view them. Hope this helps anyone wanting to try an alternative way to access content from your PC directly.
     
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