[mythtv-users] nuv patch for videolan for streaming server?
Matthew M Murphy
mmmurf at umich.edu
Fri Feb 6 12:52:04 EST 2004
On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Jeff wrote:
> At 09:19 PM 2/5/2004 -0800, Chris Germano wrote:
> >Cool, well I can help, I guess it depends how compatible VideoLAN is right
> >now with MythNUV files. I'll quickly check it out right now. This would be
> >an awesome feature. Just login online, click a recorded show and have it
> >stream it to a player, or java app, whatever. I'm not quite sure what vlan
> >actually supports. I'll look into it further.
> I've done a lot of playing around with this. I took the mythlink script and
> modified it to generate links with .mpg extensions. I have a cgi script that
> takes the contents of my video directory and the "pretty" directory from
> mythlink and puts it on a page (for testing). I link the pretty directory
> into the
> html/mythweb directory so that Apache can serve the files.
> If you install the directshow filter for Myth (search for DSMYTH) then
> RealPlayer 10
> and BSPlayer will play these files from an http link. videolan (vlc) will
> not, or at
> least I couldn't get it to, maybe I didn't wait long enough for it to start.
> My goal was to update mythweb so I can click on a picture and it would start
> playing on my laptop.
> My problem is this is only useful if you're on a LAN. Decent video
> is about 10MB/minute which works out to around 170Kb/sec. The upload
> rate on my cable modem tops out at 90KB/sec on a good day. I need to figure
> out how to add something to play the video over a "slow" connection.
> I played with the Darwin server for QuickTime and the Helix DNA server.
> Neither of these seem to be good solutions as they require a lot of
> processing on the host before you can serve the file. I had problems getting
> the producer for Helix DNA to process my files so I didn't really evaluate that
> product properly. My current "guess" is to try and fire up something on the
> to reduce the framerate to something more appropriate for the connection
> I was going to inspect the host address to figure out whether its on the local
> lan or tunneled in via SSH to pick a frame rate.
I have had the same goal (and the same lan-only issue). In fact, my
wireless lan is too slow to handle the standard mpeg2 files. I was
thinking that maybe after the files were transcoded to MPEG4 they would
begin working over the wireless lan, but I haven't been able to get
transcoding to work very well yet, and it's extremely slow on my piii 450
(6 hours for a 30 minute show).
Any thoughts on this?
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