[mythtv-users] Any FE to Many PCs - LAN Content Simulcasts withVLC Multicasting
nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 18:34:51 UTC 2009
On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM, Tortise <tortise at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> MultiCast with VLC:
>> This might work, I figure I'd use VLC as the myth media player and set it
>> multicast at the same time using the appropriate
>> command line. Then any PC on the network could tune the appropriate
>> multicast stream...any pc...and bingo, multicast! Each
>> multicast client would need to have enough puff to play the HD streams.
>> (This means they need to be higher spec CPU's as can't use
>> vdpau) I've tested VLC multicast and it works well out of the box. Now I
>> just need to set it up...and test some more.... Anyone
>> thought of this, tried this or any comments?
> From: "Nick Rout" <nick.rout at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 8:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Any FE to Many PCs - LAN Content Simulcasts
> withVLC Multicasting
>> mythtv is a upnp server
>> vlc can act as a upnp client
> Seems this is not yet implemented for mortal users such as me! This seems
> to be a yet to be solved brick in the wall.
>> vlc can act as a multicast server
> True, as I said I've had VLC (that is playing a recording (client sound, no
> server sound) and a compatible DVD (with server and client sound)) running,
> e.g. file://%s
> works fine. That is VLC easily multicasts a Recording and DVD successfully.
>> solution: find a mechanism to star vlc as a upnp client to the
>> mythbackend, and simultaneously multicast it to your lan.
> Seems not an option yet - an alternative would be to use
> vlc file://%s
> as the "Recordings" player however I cannot find where to put that to change
> the recording player, seems that is not (no longer?) an option.
you have never been able to change the player for recordings, only
for videos. so put all your recordings in videos and use a custom vlc
steaming play command.
> I've changed "Internal" in Media Settings->Videos Settings->Player Settings
> vlc file://%s
> however a DVD did not seem to use VLC nor did it stream. Hmm. It starts
> and crashes in a flash (As the player is briefly seen as a flash) May in
> part be due to DVD menu issues.
>> clients do NOT have to be vlc, you could use mplayer as your client and
>> therefore use vdpau.
> Great idea, I'd overlooked that. If I can get a multicast stream (and not
> get mythtv to play it) then this would probably be a better solution.
>> also vlc will have vdpau at some point, hopefully.
> Seems the initial enthusiasm on this has also stalled. As you say mplayer
> may be the best current client option.
> What would be even more elegant would be to have the myth backend serve its
> streams to clients as a multicast stream, then any client could pull the
> media streams, not only the initiating client. I wonder how I'd get that to
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