To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
BubbleUPnP: Streaming Media Made Easy
In the mobile market, applications like Netflix and Pandora have brought streaming media to the forefront of our everyday use. Fully functional, mobile media server appplications though, are few and far between. BubbleUPnP looks to change that.
Designed by XDA Senior Member bubbleguuum, BubbleUPnP is a fully functional UPnP/DLNA control point and a UPnP media renderer. Designed to allow streaming media to and from your Android device, BubbleUPnP allow you to:
•stream music and videos from your UPnP/DLNA Media Server (Twonky, Asset UPnP, any NAS with UPnP, …) to your android device.
Codecs supported for audio: MP3, AAC (without DRM), WMA, Ogg Vorbis (with system decoders) WAV, FLAC, ALAC, LPCM (with custom decoders).Video playback is delagated to an external app (VPlayer highly recommended)
•stream music/videos from your UPnP/DLNA Media Server to your UPnP renderers (software or hardware) on your network with regular playback controls (play, pause, seek, volume, …).
•Internet streaming/downloading over a mobile or WiFi connection with BubbleUPnP Server
•UPnP tethering with BubbleUPnP Server (makes Media Servers from a LAN visible on another LAN)
•UPnP renderer: control audio playback of your android device from another UPnP Control point
•Download tracks, full albums and videos from your Media Server to your android device (with covers if available), to make them available in your favorite Android music and media player
•Now Playing screen with regular playback controls
•Editable playlist to queue tracks for playback
•Load and save playlists
This list continues on, so head on over to the thread here and set it up. Just remember to turn the bass down.
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