[mythtv-users] Viewing recordings from Windows using UPnP?
scott-mythtv at cfl.rr.com
Mon Nov 27 04:51:31 UTC 2006
I'm looking for a good way to play recordings from my MythBox backend (v0.20) to a Windows laptop. It works using VLC but the process is too complicated for my son or my wife. I have a script based on this (http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_stream.php).
The Myth Wiki entry on UPnP looked like the answer. http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/UPnP
So I looked into UPnP for VLC for Windows. It doesn't exist for Windows (http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=20081&highlight=upnp).
The Myth Wiki lists a few others and I've tried several of them.
I tried the Platinum software for Windows. It built in Dev Studio 2003 without any problems using the included Solution file. The Media Crawler printed nothing but Ethereal showed it was trying. The MicroMediaController showed me that my MythBox had been discovered and I was able to browse the
recordings using the MicroMediaController's command line. The command was simply "setms" and the Myth Box appeared as option #1. It was nice to see that the Myth server was discovered.
Tried to build the CyberLink source on Windows using Visual Studio 6.0 since it included project files. It doesn't compile. This requires some kind of configuration that maybe requires Cygwin? This is out of my element.
Tried PowerCinema 4 (Trial Version) and searched all through its GUI for a way to see files on my MythBox. None found. This is $100 if I want to keep it.
I tried the On2Share UPnP plugin for Windows Media Player. I could see the MythBox files in the Playlist but they wouldn't play. I'm sure my recordings are not transcoded into files that Windows Media Player can play. Finding the right options for that and changing my current transcoding would be a
project in itself. In Windows Media Player, one video wouldn't play and the other video made Windows Media Player crash. On2Share Pro is $19.95 if I want to keep it.
So that's where I'm at now. I'm posting this for comments and to save others some time.
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