Jump to content


- - - - -

The HP Touchpad Guide Thread (get help with webOS, preware, video converters, etc)


#61 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3501 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:04 AM

Here is a comparison. Look in the comments about battery. I have read several comparisons of the battery life and its very small.

I haven't overclocked yet but all the preware mods and logging will make a big difference. They are safe to do. We are not talking about minutes here. I am playing 720p mkv encodes and trying to break this and I can't at stock speed.



I think your left hand is just slower than your right, are you right handed?

#62 YouGonnaEatThat   Well, Are you? CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

YouGonnaEatThat

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:14 AM

Based on that video, im not impressed with overclocking at all. Im not an important , busy person that needs to save a fraction of a second doing tasks on a Tablet. Ill search for other videos before I jump to conclusions, though. And look for more info on battery difference



this

#63 IronZombie   Time to Feed CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

IronZombie

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:15 AM

You turn it off and put it on the touchpad and the clock comes automatically. To get it to be pictures do you just have to run the app and place it on it or is there something else?

Pretty sure you go to the screen settings for that option. I could be wrong though it might be a feature in the photos app. Check out the settings first though.

#64 CheapAssHustla   Hustle..Hustle Hard CAGiversary!   8359 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

CheapAssHustla

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:16 AM

I set the logging to minimal, and its fine. I'm not going to overclock this thing because it's efficent as a heat pump and i'm fine with that. To each his own i guess.

#65 Jacoblee23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   368 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Jacoblee23

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:18 AM

You turn it off and put it on the touchpad and the clock comes automatically. To get it to be pictures do you just have to run the app and place it on it or is there something else?


There is a menu in a the top left hand screen where you can choose whether it displays photos, time, Facebook, weather, and among other things that you download. You select which you want to choose from by clicking the exhibition

#66 Unstopabull   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   182 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Unstopabull

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:19 AM

There is a menu in a the top left hand screen where you can choose whether it displays photos, time, Facebook, weather, and among other things that you download.


thanks

#67 ChunLiBarbie   Bloogablogglefliddlemliddle CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

ChunLiBarbie

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:31 AM

Pleas use ORB on the HP TouchPad (Stream moves, music, pictures straight from any PC) Works like any numerous apps on IPad for streaming (AirVideo), its FREE!

Follow the detail instructions in the link (PreCentral Forums)
http://forums.precen...2085-post1.html

This should be put in the OP, the Touchpad does NOT have to have preware to use it. The best thing about it, is it plays every video format your computer is capable of since its streaming.


This is a Wiki thread. I wish ya'll would start putting the useful info in the OP. All of us can do it. And, it would be good if the mods LEAVE the BENEFICIAL info there.

#68 Jacoblee23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   368 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Jacoblee23

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:34 AM

This is a Wiki thread. I wish ya'll would start putting the useful info in the OP. All of us can do it. And, it would be good if the mods LEAVE the BENEFICIAL info there.



I'm not sure how this streaming thing works. So I have to have my laptop right beside me or what ?

#69 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:41 AM

I'm not sure how this streaming thing works. So I have to have my laptop right beside me or what ?


No, both the HP touchPad and your computer have to be on same Network (Router), as long as you get a Wifi signal on both then your golden. I actually finished watching a 720p movie (1:52 minutes) and only time it buffered was 10 seconds at the very beginning before it started, FYI the setup said my CPU speed was too low (ignore that, long as you have a duel core of some sort, you should be fine, Im using a Compaq laptop that I bought 4 years ago or so on sale at best buy, so it claimed the stream might be choppy but that was far the case, it looked and played great. (Also if your movie keeps buffering, just pause it and let it buffer for a few minutes, shouldent have any pauses or hiccups during entire movie now.

Easiest way to think of it JacobLee23...

Download Orb server on your PC you intend to stream from, point the program in the right direction of what folder you want to stream from (My documents/Video or where ever you store your movies on your hard drive. Then go to your TouchPad, go to www.Mycast.orb.com, Log in (Create free account if you havent already), There's only ONE more thing you need to do. Tap on SETTINGS at the top right of your screen. It'll bring up a popup control panel. Click on the drop-down menu and go to GENERAL. In the STREAMING FORMATS tab, click on ORB FLASH PLAYER.

Edited by Poor2More, 28 August 2011 - 04:51 AM.


#70 Jacoblee23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   368 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Jacoblee23

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:48 AM

No, both the HP touchPad and your computer have to be on same Network (Router), as long as you get a Wifi signal on both then your golden. I actually finished watching a 720p movie (1:52 minutes) and only time it buffered was 10 seconds at the very begining (Also if your movie keeps buffering, just pause it and let it buffer for a few minutes, shouldent have any pauses or hiccups during movie now.


So I play it through my computer and it streams through my touchpad? Sorry I am so clueless about this lol.

#71 McNutsack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:52 AM

So I play it through my computer and it streams through my touchpad? Sorry I am so clueless about this lol.


Yes, it streams the file off your pc. I do the same from my pc to my xbox. I have no idea why id want to do it with a tablet though, unless all the tvs were occupied in the house.

#72 IronZombie   Time to Feed CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

IronZombie

Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:55 AM

No, both the HP touchPad and your computer have to be on same Network (Router), as long as you get a Wifi signal on both then your golden. I actually finished watching a 720p movie (1:52 minutes) and only time it buffered was 10 seconds at the very beginning before it started, FYI the setup said my CPU speed was too low (ignore that, long as you have a duel core of some sort, you should be fine, Im using a Compaq laptop that I bought 4 years ago or so on sale at best buy, so it claimed the stream might be choppy but that was far the case, it looked and played great. (Also if your movie keeps buffering, just pause it and let it buffer for a few minutes, shouldent have any pauses or hiccups during entire movie now.

Easiest way to think of it JacobLee23...

Download Orb server on your PC you intend to stream from, point the program in the right direction of what folder you want to stream from (My documents/Video or where ever you store your movies on your hard drive. Then go to your TouchPad, go to www.Mycast.orb.com, Log in (Create free account if you havent already), There's only ONE more thing you need to do. Tap on SETTINGS at the top right of your screen. It'll bring up a popup control panel. Click on the drop-down menu and go to GENERAL. In the STREAMING FORMATS tab, click on ORB FLASH PLAYER.

Does your laptop have to be ON for it to work? :-k would be kinda cool to just stream some iTunes music right into the TP when I'm not using my laptop.

Also I assume this works with Macbooks since it's technically just streaming over wifi?

#73 hhhdx4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1466 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:29 AM

so the Angry Birds pull card sound seems to be stuck on for all apps, anyone know how to disable it?

also, the sounds and notifications are confusing as hell

#74 Nagasami   Nagasami-san of the Oda clan CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:30 AM

If you want to increase speakers volume :D

http://forums.precen...pad-volume.html

#75 kevgret   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1145 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 06:17 AM

Good video on jailbreaking your touchpad



#76 Video-Gamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   594 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Video-Gamer

Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

Any one knows if this Keyboard will work with the TouchPad?



SKU number is 3245ww

I have one siting in a box still sealed that I got from new egg a while ago.

#77 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

wow my TouchPad is flying, everything is so much quicker. I dident OverClock (with the speed Im getting now, I see no reason to)

I installed WebOSquickInstall, and then Preware and loaded these patches to the touchpad

-Advanced Reset Options (adds Luna reset to your power button, basically a quick restart, it will do a restart in under 10 seconds, much faster then the standard restart on the reboot button)
-Faster Card Animations HYPER version (as name implies, speeds up loading bunches)
-Increase Touch Sensitivity and Smoothness 10 (Way better scrolling then stock, much smoother and little to no jitter at all when scrolling)
-Muffle System Logging (Speeds system up quick)
-Remove Dropped Packet Logging (Huge speed boost, Removes logging completely, probably the most important patch when giving your TP a speed boost)
-Remove Tap Ripple (believe it or not that touch ripple slowed the TP down, with it disabled you will notice the speed increase)
-Unthrottle Download Manager (HP Limits DL speed because of the possible 3G model that would of came out, and it helped cellular traffic bandwidth, This patch gets rid of the DL speed limit, I went from 60-80 kb/sec to 600kb-800kb/sec.
-Increase TouchPad Volume (as name implies increases volume over the standard max volume settings, depending which version you get Light (Increases 35%) or regular version (65%, honestly, its LOUD, little much for me though, I much prefer Light version)

I can honestly say with all them patches, my TP speed increased about %30 or more, but it just makes for a more smoother/enjoyable experience.

#78 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4741 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:42 AM

There has to be SOME negative to all the tweaks otherwise why wouldn't it ship this way? Does it kill your battery life?

#79 Lord Hamm   Give me a Dollar! CAGiversary!   1092 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Lord Hamm

Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:44 AM

There has to be SOME negative to all the tweaks otherwise why wouldn't it ship this way? Does it kill your battery life?


Not that Ive noticed and the OC boost is noticable especially in browsing and games...

#80 cRodz   Lead Chimp Ass CAGiversary!   2366 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

wow my TouchPad is flying, everything is so much quicker. I dident OverClock (with the speed Im getting now, I see no reason to)

I installed WebOSquickInstall, and then Preware and loaded these patches to the touchpad

-Advanced Reset Options (adds Luna reset to your power button, basically a quick restart, it will do a restart in under 10 seconds, much faster then the standard restart on the reboot button)
-Faster Card Animations HYPER version (as name implies, speeds up loading bunches)
-Increase Touch Sensitivity and Smoothness 10 (Way better scrolling then stock, much smoother and little to no jitter at all when scrolling)
-Muffle System Logging (Speeds system up quick)
-Remove Dropped Packet Logging (Huge speed boost, Removes logging completely, probably the most important patch when giving your TP a speed boost)
-Remove Tap Ripple (believe it or not that touch ripple slowed the TP down, with it disabled you will notice the speed increase)
-Unthrottle Download Manager (HP Limits DL speed because of the possible 3G model that would of came out, and it helped cellular traffic bandwidth, This patch gets rid of the DL speed limit, I went from 60-80 kb/sec to 600kb-800kb/sec.
-Increase TouchPad Volume (as name implies increases volume over the standard max volume settings, depending which version you get Light (Increases 35%) or regular version (65%, honestly, its LOUD, little much for me though, I much prefer Light version)

I can honestly say with all them patches, my TP speed increased about %30 or more, but it just makes for a more smoother/enjoyable experience.


heh
thanks

i am afaird to touch my pad because i may scratch the screen
it does not have a screen protector right now :cry:

#81 CheapAssHustla   Hustle..Hustle Hard CAGiversary!   8359 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

CheapAssHustla

Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

If you don't have a screen protector, just keep it in the wrapping, lol. That's what I did for a while. Lol

#82 jack612   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   141 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:35 PM

The screen is Gorilla Glass. I wouldn't worry too much about a screen protector.

#83 joshrocker   Hanging on the seedy side of the game store CAGiversary!   262 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

joshrocker

Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

heh
thanks

i am afaird to touch my pad because i may scratch the screen
it does not have a screen protector right now :cry:


The screen is Gorilla Glass. I wouldn't worry too much about a screen protector.


unless you plan on using your touchpad on a bed of nails or you are Edward scissors hands then you shouldn't have to worry to much.

I don't have one yet but I think a case is the more important accessory because it would protect it against accidental spills or light drops.

#84 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

crazedracerguy

Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

wow my TouchPad is flying, everything is so much quicker. I dident OverClock (with the speed Im getting now, I see no reason to)

I installed WebOSquickInstall, and then Preware and loaded these patches to the touchpad

-Advanced Reset Options (adds Luna reset to your power button, basically a quick restart, it will do a restart in under 10 seconds, much faster then the standard restart on the reboot button)
-Faster Card Animations HYPER version (as name implies, speeds up loading bunches)
-Increase Touch Sensitivity and Smoothness 10 (Way better scrolling then stock, much smoother and little to no jitter at all when scrolling)
-Muffle System Logging (Speeds system up quick)
-Remove Dropped Packet Logging (Huge speed boost, Removes logging completely, probably the most important patch when giving your TP a speed boost)
-Remove Tap Ripple (believe it or not that touch ripple slowed the TP down, with it disabled you will notice the speed increase)
-Unthrottle Download Manager (HP Limits DL speed because of the possible 3G model that would of came out, and it helped cellular traffic bandwidth, This patch gets rid of the DL speed limit, I went from 60-80 kb/sec to 600kb-800kb/sec.
-Increase TouchPad Volume (as name implies increases volume over the standard max volume settings, depending which version you get Light (Increases 35%) or regular version (65%, honestly, its LOUD, little much for me though, I much prefer Light version)

I can honestly say with all them patches, my TP speed increased about %30 or more, but it just makes for a more smoother/enjoyable experience.


Damn. That just about talks me into doing the patches that you did...

#85 h3llbring3r   Mecha Cocksmas 2 all CAGiversary!   8993 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

h3llbring3r

Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

FWIW, I've seen plenty of scratched gorilla glass.

#86 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1648 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:06 PM

Installing the preware and those patches is totally worth it. It's very simple to do and you can always remove it if you close later.

#87 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

ssjmichael

Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:11 PM

FWIW, I've seen plenty of scratched gorilla glass.


Scratch resistant != Scratch proof

#88 DeathDream   Sadistic CAGiversary!   529 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

wow my TouchPad is flying, everything is so much quicker. I dident OverClock (with the speed Im getting now
can honestly say with all them patches, my TP speed increased about %30 or more, but it just makes for a more smoother/enjoyable experience.


did the exact same thing when I got preware installed

#89 DeathDream   Sadistic CAGiversary!   529 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:16 PM

Scratch resistant != Scratch proof


I still have the plastic that came on the screen till I get my protector in.

#90 h3llbring3r   Mecha Cocksmas 2 all CAGiversary!   8993 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

h3llbring3r

Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

Scratch resistant != Scratch proof

Agrees. Just chiming in on the "you don't need a screen protector, it's got electrolytes Gorilla Glass" crowd.