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Old 10-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Streaming From a Linux Server to an iPad

I've been searching for a solution to this but it seems either there isn't one or that it's still young.

I have a server with media files on it. I want to take those files and stream them through (transcode) VLC and into a PHP/HTML5 web page on that server. This page would be browserable and an icon would appear for each file/stream. Anyone come across something like this?
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Doesnt the ipad accept uPnP?


linux server needs:
ubuntu
sudo apt-get install ushare
fedora
sudo yum install ushare
source
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ushare/

edit this:
sudo nano /etc/ushare.conf

Code:
# Directories to be shared (space or CSV list).
# Ex: USHARE_DIR=/dir1,/dir2
USHARE_DIR=/MY MEDIA FOLDER
ipad needs:
http://www.appannie.com/plugplayer-for-ipad/

I would never buy an apple product so i dont understand ipad things. But i understand uShare i use it for my PS3/xbox360 to stream media to them. It does not transcode... if your media is really not in a format the ipad can play i would just re-encode everything to H.264. This can be done in batch jobs with Handbrake but its quite time consuming. My E8400 has been crunching on a 90gb folder for over a week now.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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Try Jinzora?

Though, it'd be a nice project to implement. Trigger the transcoding process via clicking the file's link, then maybe issue a small delay and redirect to a page with the resulting video file inside html5 <video /> tags. I guess I'm not sure if it will work like a proper 'stream' if the file is actively being transcoded and incomplete.

I'd think you'd also want to do some server-side session checking, to kill the transcoding process if the browser suddenly leaves the page. You might be better off asking these questions in the programming forum.

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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wait what am i thinking!

MythTV supports exactly this! it was in beta testing last time i used it about ~6 months ago

HA HA Nevermind its flash based
http://www.mythtvtalk.com/mythweb-flash-streaming-7430/

Good Game Apple

ipads dont support flash right?
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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I bought TwonkyMedia, it's worth the price!
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:24 PM   #6
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I was trying to do the same thing. An HTML 5 web based interface to browse the server and then either natively play H264 video or transcode..

Personally, I'm transcoding all my video to H264 since I have a hex core server that can do most movies in 15-20 min.

If I can get the web serving worked out, i'd like to try building a small box that's battery / DC Powered that has a 2.5" HD and a small embedded Linux server (something like a GumStix)

Then when we take the kids on a trip or go up to my parents camp, we could have a small battery powered media server that can be used by anyone within wifi range.

(I'd obviously lock it down to keep strangers off it)
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