Page 3 of 4: Connecting to Orb

Step 3: Connecting to Orb

We will now test Orb's media sharing capabilities. You should try this on another computer, but you can equally do it on the same computer the Orb server is running on.

Go to and login. Click on the "Open Application" button at the top and then click on the "Control Panel" option. From the drop down menu, select "General".

Orb Control Panel: General

Here, you can select which type of media streaming to use. I find the "Orb Flash Player" the best, since it does not require you to install any additional media streaming software such as Windows Media Player or Real Media Player. Click "Apply" and "OK" to close the control panel.

From the "Open Application" button again, you can now browse through your shared media, and once you select the media, you can use the "Play" button at the top to play the media or the "Download" button to download it.

Orb Controls

Orb has a lot of other features (eg. remote file uploading, online video support, blog media sharing), and it will take some exploring to figure all of them out. This guide will end here - the next page deals with connecting to Orb on the Nintendo Wii.



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