Subject: Re: UPnP Support?
To: Jorgen Lundman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Stephen Borrill <email@example.com>
Date: 12/01/2005 07:51:57
On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Jorgen Lundman wrote:
> Christopher W. Richardson wrote:
>> 1) What sort of device do I need to get, which is
>> preferrably small (I'm not looking for a stereo
>> component, and certainly not for a PC), supports
>> 802.11, has the appropriate ports to connect to (at
>> least) a stereo and ideally to video, and to which I
>> can stream such data?
> Can't really help you there. I have a Buffalo Linktheater networked
> DVDPlayer, which isn't small.
Net necessary exactly what you want, but there's probably some mileage in
looking at an embedded device running vlc. Get a micro ATX board and run
NetBSD from flash. Get multimedia/vlc and run it with vlc -f udp://. It'll
then just sit there waiting for data to be sent to it. For further
excitement it has a telnet interface which you can use for remote control.
>> 2) For what should I be searching in pkgsrc to stream to
>> whatever the answer to question #1 is?
multimedia/vlc again. You can stream pretty much anything at such a
client using vlc. You can also transcode to alter bandwidth, scale,
etc. For example (all on one line):
vlc -vvv dvdsimple:///dev/cd0a@2:2 --loop --sout
This will play title 2, chapter 2 of a DVD continually with a video
bandwidth of 768mps and at three-quarter size to 192.168.1.15