I recently upgraded from a WDTV media player to a WDTV Live. The WDTV is just a simple set top box that allows you to play video on your tv, much like an xbox 360 and a whole bunch of other devices. The WDTV live allows you to play stuff over the network which opens up a whole host of cool stuff if you use the mediatomb DLNA server software available for linux (google tversity if you want something similar for windows..)
Anyway, I managed to get my wdtv live to play the live TWiT (http://live.twit.tv) video stream – meaning I now have a real internet tv station right up on my tv!
This is a bit rough and ready, but hopefully I’ll improve it over time. You’ll probably need to have a rough idea of what you’re doing.
Make sure transcoding is set to yes in the config:
In mime type profile mappings in the config:
<transcode mimetype=”video/x-flv” using=”ffmpeg”/>
So anyway, you’ll want to add this profile to your config:
<profile name=”ffmpeg” enabled=”yes” type=”external”><mimetype>video/mpeg</mimetype><accept-url>yes</accept-url><first-resource>yes</first-resource><accept-ogg-theora>yes</accept-ogg-theora><agent command=”/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg-tr.sh” arguments=”%in %out” /><!– <buffer size=”14400000″ chunk-size=”512000″ fill-size=”1024″/> –><buffer size=”5242880″ chunk-size=”102400″ fill-size=”1048576″/><hide-original-resource>yes</hide-original-resource></profile>
#!/bin/shexec ffmpeg -i “$1” -sameq -f mpeg -me_method zero -aspect 16:9 – > “$2”
Type: External Link (URL)URL: http://bglive-a.bitgravity.com/twit/live/highProtocol: http-getClass: object.item.videoItemMimetype: video/x-flv
- You might be able to/want to change the mimetype to a made up one, video/x-twitlive or something so it doesn’t conflict with other types.
- You’ll probably want to turn off the other profiles you won’t be wanting.
- Play with the buffer sizes, the commented out one seemed to go a bit funny for me.
A special thanks to aTc from #mediatomb on irc.freenode.net – without whom this wouldn’t exist.