Author Topic: New Feature Of Firmware 1.02.19 Play To  (Read 32882 times)

April 03, 2010, 01:52:18 AM
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live4fun

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But I don't see how that list helps me to find a way to push audio to the wdtv live.
Play music on my laptop and have the wdtv live play it on my stereo hocked up to it's spdif connector.
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Yes, you were missing a few points and haven't read the thread closely enough.
Both WMP12 and Foobar2000 will push music to the WDTVLive using UPnP.


Problem is as i mentioned earlier i am running osx and linux on my machines.
So I need a program to push my audio from those machines to the wdtv live.
If my girlfriend and me would be running windows 7 my problem would be solved.
So I am now locking for an option to use the same interface windows 7 uses on the wdtv live's side to push media to from osx and linux.


April 03, 2010, 03:35:44 AM
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But I don't see how that list helps me to find a way to push audio to the wdtv live.
Play music on my laptop and have the wdtv live play it on my stereo hocked up to it's spdif connector.
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Yes, you were missing a few points and haven't read the thread closely enough.
Both WMP12 and Foobar2000 will push music to the WDTVLive using UPnP.


Problem is as i mentioned earlier i am running osx and linux on my machines.
So I need a program to push my audio from those machines to the wdtv live.
If my girlfriend and me would be running windows 7 my problem would be solved.
So I am now locking for an option to use the same interface windows 7 uses on the wdtv live's side to push media to from osx and linux.



Hi live4fun, as NoSubstitute rightly pointed out most media servers also have the controller function built in as well.

for a free option try cidero, however it has not been updated in a very long time

http://www.cidero.com/index.html

if not twonky media server should also work with linux you can download a 30 day trial here

http://www.twonkymedia.com/TM_server_download.html


However it doesn't have a controller built in like its big brother Twonky media manger, so you will need to use an external controller like the plugplayer app on the itouch or a phone like nokia e72 with controller built in..

hope this helps
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 09:41:34 AM by extremedigital »

April 03, 2010, 10:13:36 AM
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live4fun

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Hi live4fun, as NoSubstitute rightly pointed out most media servers also have the controller function built in as well.

for a free option try cidero, however it has not been updated in a very long time

http://www.cidero.com/index.html

if not twonky media server should also work with linux you can download a 30 day trial here

http://www.twonkymedia.com/TM_server_download.html


However it doesn't have a controller built in like its big brother Twonky media manger, so you will need to use an external controller like the plugplayer app on the itouch or a phone like nokia e72 with controller built in..

hope this helps


Just checking if I got it right. I have to choose an UPNP Server. The server it self doesn't have the ability to send media to the wdtv.
For that I would need an controller. Which might be build into a server like twonky media manager or be a stand alone app I run on my laptop.

One more detail I am curious about. Is the media send from the server to the renderer (wdtv). So would I fire up an iphone app. Tell the server to stream data to the wdtv and can shut down the controller (iphone app).
Or does the controller iphone app download data from the server which it forwards to the wdtv and thus has to be running all the time?

April 03, 2010, 10:33:30 AM
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Just checking if I got it right. I have to choose an UPNP Server. The server it self doesn't have the ability to send media to the wdtv.
For that I would need an controller. Which might be build into a server like twonky media manager or be a stand alone app I run on my laptop.

One more detail I am curious about. Is the media send from the server to the renderer (wdtv). So would I fire up an iphone app. Tell the server to stream data to the wdtv and can shut down the controller (iphone app).
Or does the controller iphone app download data from the server which it forwards to the wdtv and thus has to be running all the time?


Hi live4fun, i did a little more research, and the free ps3media server run on windows, mac and linux.

Whilst it is written for ps3, as it is based on upnp it can be recognised by the wdtv.


Only thing like Twonky media server it has no built in controller, However i was able to use PlugPlayer on the ipod touch to send to the wdtv


http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3217


Yes you got it right you don't need to have the controller built in but it is useful if you want to send directly from the media server.

The itouch plugplayer app can be closed down after the 'push' but will need to be on if you have a playlist of music for example as opposed to just one film.

Hope this helps


**edit** to be honest i wouldn't really reccomend ps3media server to go with the wdtv live i def had major problems with the new firmware it just got stuck and didn't want to play ball...

i think your best bet for linux are either twonky or xbmc..
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 04:37:50 PM by extremedigital »

April 03, 2010, 11:35:27 AM
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Hi live4fun, i did a little more research, and the free ps3media server run on windows, mac and linux.

Whilst it is written for ps3, as it is based on upnp it can be recognised by the wdtv.


Only thing like Twonky media server it has no built in controller, However i was able to use PlugPlayer on the ipod touch to send to the wdtv


http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3217


Yes you got it right you don't need to have the controller built in but it is useful if you want to send directly from the media server.

The itouch plugplayer app can be closed down after the 'push' but will need to be on if you have a playlist of music for example as opposed to just one film.

Hope this helps

Thx for sorting a few things out for me.

April 03, 2010, 11:51:35 AM
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Hi live4fun, i did a little more research, and the free ps3media server run on windows, mac and linux.

Whilst it is written for ps3, as it is based on upnp it can be recognised by the wdtv.


Only thing like Twonky media server it has no built in controller, However i was able to use PlugPlayer on the ipod touch to send to the wdtv


http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3217


Yes you got it right you don't need to have the controller built in but it is useful if you want to send directly from the media server.

The itouch plugplayer app can be closed down after the 'push' but will need to be on if you have a playlist of music for example as opposed to just one film.

Hope this helps

Thx for sorting a few things out for me.


No problem, for another list of linux compatible media servers and controllers check here:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPnP_AV_MediaServers

Kinsky looks interesting however i have not tested it out so cannot say how good it is

http://oss.linn.co.uk/trac/wiki/KinskyDesktop

and of course xbmc also run on linux and provides a great media server which can be sent to the wdtv via and external controller
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 12:07:56 PM by extremedigital »

April 09, 2010, 06:39:23 AM
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Hey Extremedigital,

Have you tested twonky media manager also? if so, were you able to send *.m4a files to the WDTVLIVE?
I can play m4a files with the build-in player of twonky but cannot send them to the WDTVLIVE.
however in WMP12 the "PLAY TO" option do send a m4a file to my WDTVLIVE.

Greetzzz,

Gerben

April 10, 2010, 07:22:35 AM
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Hey Extremedigital,

Have you tested twonky media manager also? if so, were you able to send *.m4a files to the WDTVLIVE?
I can play m4a files with the build-in player of twonky but cannot send them to the WDTVLIVE.
however in WMP12 the "PLAY TO" option do send a m4a file to my WDTVLIVE.

Greetzzz,

Gerben


Hi gschmidt, sorry it took so long to get back to you.

I don't have twonky media manager installed at the moment so i couldn't test out for you.

However have you tried to rename the m4a files to something like mp3 or .ogg and try to stream ?? this trick worked for me when i wanted to use 'Play To' for mkv files all i had to do was rename to wmv

April 12, 2010, 06:13:35 AM
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No problem man....I will give the rename option a try.

Greetzzz

October 28, 2010, 09:56:14 PM
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This file format MUST be added if you want to hit the Asian market with this device. Many imitation devices already support the RMVB format because asian http://www.uggsbootssole.com/ugg-boots-uk.html shows are always in that format. If you are questioning the feasibility of the asian market, do some research and you'll see what Asians want.