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McChubby
post Jun 26 2006, 08:55 AM
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Having successfully got Shoutcast streaming audio to work on OZ/OPIE (not a big deal when you know how tongue.gif - thanks for all the help so far...), I tried on cacko and it works very well.

Can I stream TV from the internet to my C1000 directly? What software do I need, and what Web sites provide links? I'm struggling to work it out, so as much as detail as possible please.

Sorry for the newbie questions, never tried this before - obviously on windows there's media player etc. already available, so I've never come across setting this up by hand before.

Thanks.
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post Jun 26 2006, 10:53 AM
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I've tried several streams, but all of them were either in RealPlayer format or in WMV9 format. MPlayer hasn't got those codec in the Zaurus yet.
I got to hear the sound of the WMV9 streams though.
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post Jun 26 2006, 11:15 AM
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MPlayer hasn't got those codec in the Zaurus yet.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

But I think didnt mplayer required codecs to be built for the arch. or the OS... mplayer just requires the, I believe, lib*.so to be in the correct place for mplayer to see it and load the correct codec for the media being played?

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post Jun 26 2006, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jun 27 2006, 05:15 AM)
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MPlayer hasn't got those codec in the Zaurus yet.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

But I think didnt mplayer required codecs to be built for the arch. or the OS... mplayer just requires the, I believe, lib*.so to be in the correct place for mplayer to see it and load the correct codec for the media being played?

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you forget that real player and windows media are (mostly) proprietary formats. on windows, you can compile mplayer and just link it to the .dll files but on linux, someone has to reverse engineer those dlls and create equivalent .so files which is not an easy task...

well, there are opensource alternatives but it will take some time to get these complex libraries ported to work on the arm platform.

mplayer on x86 platforms usually load the .so or .dll libraries dynamically, but on the zaurus, most mplayer binaries are compiled as statically linked binaries with all the codecs linked into the binary at compile time.
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post Jun 26 2006, 11:26 PM
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I've been able to get some streams translated "on-the-fly" with VLC on windows and watch them on the zaurus through my local network with VLC.

if you want to try this:
- get VLC for windows and for for Zaurus
- configure VLC on the desktop like showed on the attached pictures, change the "direccion" field to your desktop's LAN address.
- on the zaurus, launch it from the console with: vlc <your desktop's local address>


It doesn't display at fullscreen, and the vlc version for the zaurus isn't up to date, but it's funny anyway.
Here is "the" page for streaming TV from the internet: http://mediahopper.com/portal.htm

enjoy and share your results!
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post Jun 27 2006, 12:59 AM
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I used a mythtv box to stream wifi tv to my zaurus. It worked like this:

One script in the mythtv box would cat /dev/video0 (that is the video source with pre-selected channel) to mencoder to get proper bitrate and resolution for zaurus and then forward the stream to a known tcp port; then, on the zaurus, I used socat to connect to the remote port and get the stream and send it to mplayer.

It works. Quality wise is not very good, but as good as the zaurus can handle.

It requires lot of processing power for my mythtv box, since on-the-fly mencoder was very cpu hungry; since I have a mini-itx box, it goes 100% load.

HTH, YMMV.
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post Jun 27 2006, 02:38 AM
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QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Jun 27 2006, 12:59 AM)
I used a mythtv box to stream wifi tv to my zaurus. It worked like this:

One script in the mythtv box would cat /dev/video0 (that is the video source with pre-selected channel) to mencoder to get proper bitrate and resolution for zaurus and then forward the stream to a known tcp port; then, on the zaurus, I used socat to connect to the remote port and get the stream and send it to mplayer.

It works. Quality wise is not very good, but as good as the zaurus can handle.

It requires lot of processing power for my mythtv box, since on-the-fly mencoder was very cpu hungry; since I have a mini-itx box, it goes 100% load.

HTH, YMMV.
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Hey, what are the options you use on your mythTV box to encode for the zaurus? Mencoder options? I have been thinking of using my mythtv to transcode my movies, videos, and recorded shows into a zaurus compatable format but haven't had the time to sit down and figure it out.
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post Jun 27 2006, 02:46 AM
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I 've installed all ipk files which are mentioned on the vlc side. There 's no gui to do the settings you mentioned. How can i do the setting with the shell? vlc -???

Thanks
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post Jun 27 2006, 04:00 AM
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Hi, you can watch a mpeg/divx stream made by vlc with Kino/zplayer.
Just put the link in "open URL" for Kino, "add"->"URL" with zplayer.
I was able to stream a movie from a computer in France to Z in US.
Not really smooth but it was working.
You just have to reduce the needed bandwidth to go through the internet.
I remember that some vlc codec are not working with mplayer, don't remember what was the good one.
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post Jun 27 2006, 05:00 AM
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I use ffserver/ffmpeg of linux box with a video capture card in it (of course).

and I use mplayer/tkcVideo on zaurus with a custom program I wrote to manage the startup of playback via internet, ffserver can do it with as little as 256kbs but quality is a little poor at that bitrate, the happy medium for me has been 416-512kbs.



QUOTE(McChubby @ Jun 26 2006, 09:55 AM)
Having successfully got Shoutcast streaming audio to work on OZ/OPIE (not a big deal when you know how  tongue.gif - thanks for all the help so far...), I tried on cacko and it works very well.

Can I stream TV from the internet to my C1000 directly?  What software do I need, and what Web sites provide links?  I'm struggling to work it out, so as much as detail as possible please.

Sorry for the newbie questions, never tried this before - obviously on windows there's media player etc. already available, so I've never come across setting this up by hand before.

Thanks.
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