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« on: April 20, 2005, 09:44:13 pm »
I am a SL-C760 user, just got the wireless network up and running last month. Now thinking of streaming Live TV from PC (windows base) to Zaurus.

1. Case 1 : Using VideoLAN on PC and Kino2 on Zaurus
    Result: success to watch and hear streaming from files and VCD/DVD but fail to stream from capture device such as TV cards

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

2. Case 2 : Using NSVTool + SHOUTcast on PC and Kino2 on Zaurus
    Result : sucess to stream from capture device
               while using Kino2 built-in with CACKO, success to get picture but no sound. After ungrade Kino2 to latest version, just got a grey blank screen.

Reference Link: http://www.tv-cards.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=3375

3. Case 3 : Using Windows Media Encoder + Kino2 on Zaurus
    Result : no response while try to open streaming connection with Kino2

Reference Link: http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/vie...ht=streaming+tv

I got Dr.Z, but seems no function to play streaming content.

Anyone can give me some advice?

Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005, 03:55:43 am »
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1. Case 1 : Using VideoLAN on PC and Kino2 on Zaurus
    Result: success to watch and hear streaming from files and VCD/DVD but fail to stream from capture device such as TV cards

So in other words, you're basically already there but decided to whimp out at the last step  . The failure to stream from (a) capture device(s) is most certainly not a problem with vlc but more likely a problem with your Windows setup and/or a usage error.

I usually do all my streaming from Linux using vlc on both ends, but was intrigued and fired up Windows to have a look (usually just do that to torture The Sims or such  ). Decided to play dumb and just followed the steps from the VLC Streaming-Howto and had an HTTP stream either from my Cam/Mike or BT848-based capture card up and running towards my Z within 5 minutes ...

So you may want to re-check your settings and compare them with the vlc docs -- since you managed to stream from other sources, it's quite likely to be just a minor thing. If there is a real problem, help is also available in the VideoLAN forum on its IRC channel (details on the VideoLAN website).

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 09:20:01 pm »
Hi Chris,

You are right.    Thank you.

I can use VLC to stream TV to my Zaurus now. At first it crashed everytime I open the capture device. Finally I find thur the VLC forum, and get the latest development version 0.8.3. After setting up the preference, it works now.

Really Cooooool!

If anyone get interested, please let me know I can prepare a setup guide.

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 09:04:07 am »
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I can use VLC to stream TV to my Zaurus now
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If anyone get interested, please let me know I can prepare a setup guide.

a brief run-down of what capture card you're using, what OS on the capturing machine, what s/w versions work etc, would be great!
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2005, 09:34:52 am »
A little different, but I stream mlb.tv to my zaurus.  I use mplayer on my linux box to capture the streams and convert them to a zaurus-compatible file format.  Then I use mplayer to stream http to the zaurus.  Works great on both my sl-5500 and my c760.

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2005, 12:37:45 pm »
HI there ! How many FPS are you getting out of your zaurus ?  is it usable to do some serious watching ?
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2005, 03:09:56 pm »
I too second this

Would love to use my P4 laptop to encode video and send it out over the lan to my Z while I'm lying in bed
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2005, 03:48:50 pm »
"Would love to use my P4 laptop to encode video and send it out over the lan to my Z while I'm lying in bed."

That is exactly what I do.  The streams I take off of the Internet are in Windows Media or Real format - not supported by the Z.

I re-encode to MPEG4 at 15 fps and drop it in a directory under my web server.  Then I stream over http.  Because I use mencoder/mplayer on both my linux box and my Z it handles the file format well.  I use a single pass to encode the files which means that the quality is not the best - but it is real-time.  It may be possible to do more fps on my C-series.  I just haven't tried.  I guess a simple test would be to enable frame dropping and then experiment with how many frames you can get before it starts dropping.  Sports are a little more forgiving than a movie, but I would think my way would work fine for TV.

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2005, 03:36:40 am »
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[...] and get the latest development version 0.8.3.[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=76848\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
Eeeeeeek, you had me going there for a moment

Shouldn't that be 0.8.2-SVN? AFAIK 0.8.2 hasn't been released yet, so the Version currently worked on and available through SVN is still 0.8.2.

That reminds me, I really should update my VLC build for the Z soon, it's over a month old by now

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2005, 05:44:45 am »
Sorry, you r right! It's 0.8.2

For anyone interested, I have prepared a step by step setup guide here:

http://www.noellericky.com/zaurus/livetv.html

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2005, 08:04:55 am »
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Sorry, you r right! It's 0.8.2

For anyone interested, I have prepared a step by step setup guide here:

http://www.noellericky.com/zaurus/livetv.html
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Hey thanks for the guide it worked well on the wifi at home   but I guess for streaming outside I don't have enough bandwidth (only 70Kbs for upload), too bad. It would have been fun to watch tv at work when my pc is running simulations.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2005, 02:44:58 pm »
This works sweet, thumbs up from me
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