Kinoma Play for Windows Mobile

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Kinoma is an application geared toward an all-inclusive rich media experience on the Windows Mobile platform. What's that mean? Well for starters it means you can watch YouTube videos (the h.264 ones), browse pictures from Flickr, SmugMug, and MobileMe (what's that?) including interactive panoramas, and select from thousands of audio streams without a sync.

Here are a few features that stood out to me as setting Kinoma apart from other apps:

- Guide: Kinoma has an interesting "content discovery system" that lets you search for radio stations, podcasts, music, wecams, and YouTube videos without leaving the application.
- Slideshows: Besides having what looks like a very nice interface for photos on WinMo, Kinoma allows you to create slideshows of your favorite photos along with music (or a voice narrated MP3).
- Integrated Services: Kinoma has built-in support for a number of services, from Live365, SHOUTcast,, and Orb. Orb is a server app that runs on your home computer allowing you to connect, browse, and stream your photos, music, and videos on your home computer (or Windows Home Server) right to your phone. And if the video you want to watch isn't the correct format for your phone, it will convert it on the fly for you.
- HQ Audio: Kinoma supports the FLAC audio format, an uncompressed music format for "perfect" audio reproduction. So no more converting your FLAC files to another format for your phone.

Kinoma has a free version called FreePlay, and the feature-complete version is $29.99. Be sure to check the supported devices page before buying.

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