Flickr on my photo frame Part 2

Everything was going so well.  I could view a sequence of my photos from flickr and from my friends on Facebook interspersed with National Geographic photos, the Weather and Clock/ Calendar – see my earlier blog. Then Framehannel withdrew from the market and not only Framechannel but Frameit.livecom as well.

So all of a sudden I was left with whatever Kodak had to offer.  OK so they have a site at which I could store my photos and view them on my photo frame, but who uses Kodak’s site for storing and displaying their photos. Friends could still email my photo frame directly but none could be bothered. I had to resort to viewing my photos stored on my NAS drive my LaCie LaCinema – see my blog item My multi-room media shifting set-up

Thus began my search for another cloud service or suitable wifi photoframe.  Toshiba, Kodak and Samsung all had photo frames which could use the now defunct Framechannel. So what’s left:

  • Kodak Pulse and Sony W frames use Facebook
  • Samsung frames use Windows Live & RSS feed

But no-one was offering Flickr

MeeChannel with MeeFrame

Meeframe

However I have discovered another service that although not directly similar to Framechannel would allow me to access a whole load of my social network content on a photo frame.  That service is Meechannel.com It’s a Dutch service (use Google Translate in Google Chrome to read it) and is in Beta, but looks very promising.

It gathers together all your Photo, Video, RSS streams and makes them accessible from one stream.  What’s more is that they even have a photo frame the Looqs MeeFrame specifically to stream content from MeeChannel. It can be bought in the UK from Langton Info Services

So with this service I could stream my Flickr (or Picasa) photos, the weather and clock/ calendar but not photos from my Facebook or my friends’ Facebook.

Meeframe-setup

Top Ten Reviews of WiFi photo frames for 2012 puts the Kodak Pulse at No3 and Meeframe at No 4

What about a Tablet

What I would prefer is to be able to access MeeChannel from my Kodak Easyshare photo frame.  It would seem a shame to have to buy another one.

Would you want to spend about £200 on a touch screen photo frame when there rumours that there could soon be a cheap Android tablet on the market. I could  then use the tablet  as a photo frame when not using it for surfing the web and accessing my emails and social networks.  I would need an app that could run a stream of photos.

Note

Note that this blog is UK based so the content is directed at services that are accessible from UK or products that can be bought in the UK. There are other photo frames that can access Flickr but they are not available in the UK.  The comparison site Top Ten Reviews puts Ceiva Share and Pix-Star FotoConnect at No1 and No 2. Both can access Facebook, Flickr and Picasa but neither can be bought in the UK.

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Author: martinrstone

I am one of those guys who loves gadgets. I am also a keen wildlife watcher and all things to do with nature and the environment. My Personal Web Page http://xeeme.com/martinrstone

6 thoughts on “Flickr on my photo frame Part 2”

  1. I just purchased the Looqs Meeframe and I have registered at MeeChannel.com. set up my channel and linked my picasa account to it. I have been trying not for days on end to figure out what the secret it to locating the email address it states is linked to my photo frame that I can have friends and myself email pictures to and they’re supposed to easily be loaded to my picture frame. Have you figured out the secret to how that is done. All I have been able to figure out so far is for my friends and family to email their pics to me at an email I set up just for pics and then I manually load the pics to Picasa which in turn syncs them to the frame. I have searched everywhere I know to search for assistance with locating the elusive email address but I have hit road blocks. I would appreciate any help you may have to offer.

    Thanks

  2. I’m afraid I too am at a loss. I have searched the online manual for meeframe and been through all the setting for meechannel, all to no avail.

    The only other thing I can think of is to use the Picasa upload by email. Go to Picasa and click on settings then tick the “allow me to upload photos by email” box.

    It is really only meant for you so you would have to share the secret word with your friends/family

  3. You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I
    find this topic to be really one thing which I feel I would by no means understand.

    It sort of feels too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward in your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  4. I trust by now ‘solar panel for your home’ that you will have found my later blog post ‘flickr on my photo frame part 3’. In the end I went for the Android Nexus 7 tablet. It has for me been a great success and very easy to use.

    In addition with the latest android update I can set FlickFolio to automatically show my Flickr Photos when my Tablet drops into standby mode.

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