Streaming Internet or local Stream

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Magic01
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Streaming Internet or local Stream

Post by Magic01 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:18 pm

Hi all,

I already found that you can stream Internet Radios to DLNA Clients by creating e.g. a m3u Playlist file.
This works fine for Music but what about Video?
I have at home a VDR where I can get a Video by e.g. http://ip-of-vdr:3000/1
This works fine with e.g. VLC.
Is there a way to send such streams to a DLNA Client by twonky?
Looks like m3u files are not working for Videos.

Regards,
Magic01

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Re: Streaming Internet or local Stream

Post by milamber » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:37 pm

That's exactly the same thing I am looking for!

I am so close to buying my license key (20 days trial left), if I got that last thing to work.

My UPnP Client can already play my VDR Recordings via Twonky. That's great.
But why can't twonky handle twonky life video streams:
http://ip-of-vdr-server:3000/1 (DVB Channel 1)
http://ip-of-vdr-server:3000/2 (DVB Channel 2)
http://ip-of-vdr-server:3000/3 (DVB Channel 3)
... where the URL switches also your Channel on your DVB Device - great thing done by VDR together with getstream-plugin.

Another UPnP Server can do the job, but I prefer Twonky a lot.
Is there any way to get this done by video "m3u" files or so?
Are there plans for live streaming in future releases?

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Re: Streaming Internet or local Stream

Post by phibertron » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:13 am

Curious what VDR do you have/are using?

Have you tried it with a Windows Play List .wpl
I use the below example to add youtuve videos by hand or other types of local video files etc
I am currently running 6.0.30 on WHS
I have a file called "Video Playlist.wpl" in the root of my videos folder on the server
Here is an example of what you could try to see if it might work with your VDR
I added a link to a youtube video as an example of external content
What else works, me not have a clue, just that it does =)


<?wpl version="1.0"?>
<smil>
<head>
<meta name="Type" content="V"/>
<title>VDR</title>
</head>
<body>
<seq>
<media src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY"/>
<media src="http://ip-of-vdr:3000/1"/>
<media src="http://ip-of-vdr:3000/2"/>
<media src="http://ip-of-vdr:3000/3"/>
</seq>
</body>
</smil>
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Re: Streaming Internet or local Stream

Post by milamber » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:18 pm

Looks good and works for windows.

Unfortunately my Seagate Freeagent Theatre+ (UPnP Media Renderer) does not understand this offer from Twonky :-(
The Video Playlist is available, but it's empty. No sources recognized by my Theatre+ UPnP Client :-(
Since not even the youtube source is recognized - although the Theatre+ itsself has youtube support, I think it's not a problem with the DVB Stream.

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Re: Streaming Internet or local Stream

Post by phibertron » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:47 pm

if you put the "http://ip-of-vdr:3000/1" into a browser
how does it get presented to you?
meaning does it try to download a file, does it open in an associated media player?

the reason I ask is, myabe just maybe, if you can see if there is and actual addtion to the link
for ex:
"http://ip-of-vdr:3000/1/uknown.something"

maybe you could try to add the to the wpl

just a shot in the dark
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Re: Streaming Internet or local Stream

Post by Magic01 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:09 am

Hi all,

I tried the wpl playlist as well. The suggested playlist works very well with the DLNA Client of my Samsung TV - I can watch the youtube and the TV streams from my yaVDR.
I tested also a ZyXEL DMA-2501- there I can only see the youtube entry but this one is not working the 3 TV streams are not shown at all.
So, I think the problem is related to the clients that are not able to handle the streams.
If I find some time during the next days I will send further details on this.

Best Regards

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