Brainstorms, category Media

Image crop to HD resolutions and aspect ratio

Posted on 2009-09-30 16:01 UTC by mike choy. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Media.

Taking photos that are to be displayed on HD TVs often creates two problems.

1. The size of the default image is far greater than a 1920x1080 display. No point in having any pictures any larger as it waste space.

2. Cropping very large images to HD resolutions can be hit and miss unless there is some sort of guide to lock the aspect ration to 16:9


Music Play Eye Candy

Posted on 2009-10-13 16:30 UTC by mike choy. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Media.

I was thinking that most media players are pretty boring when they are playing back music. So how about some different eyecandy ideas for playing back music



Sleep Timer for N900

Posted on 2010-01-03 17:26 UTC by Christian Straetz. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Media, System, Devices.

Hi Guys,

I really hope I get this right because it's my first "brainstorm" here. I used the Search-Function but couldn't find a brainstorm already proposing my idea:

What I really would appreciate for my N900 Phone is a Sleep Timer "shutting down" the phone after a certain time.

I have to admit I have no clue how difficult this would be it's just so annoying using the phone and those brilliant onboard speakers at night with the problem that i have a N900 with empty battery the next morning.

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N900 used as wireless headphones

Posted on 2010-01-13 10:25 UTC by Roberto Guerra. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Media.

I often use headphones when watching movies because I don't want to wake up my little son, and I bought those big wireless headphones.
The idea is to use the phone as bluetooth (or wifi?) receiver for audio played on a desktop pc. It would be great to, for example:

1) control the mediaplayer on the pc
2) pause in case of incoming calls
3) pause when you move too much far
and so on.

following the steps described in: i get:

mplayer -ao alsa:device=bluetooth mymovie.avi
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: audio/pcm_bluetooth.c:1607frown.gifaudioservice_expect) BT_GET_CAPABILITIES failed : Input/output error(5)
[AO_ALSA] Playback open error: Input/output error
Failed to initialize audio driver 'alsa:device=bluetooth'
First of all, is this possible?


Photo application to display Folders, not pictures

Posted on 2010-01-21 21:29 UTC by Tasos F.. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Desktop, Media, User Experience.

Add similar functions to File manager on Photos application:


If I send a photos folder on N900, photos application should display the folder instead of it's contents.

That way Photos become more organized(Wallpapers/Camera photos/Other).


Possibility to create/move folders and files within Photos application(similar to file manager).

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