Setup plugin to transcode stream

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Setup plugin to transcode stream

Postby doze » Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 pm

Hello,

I just started to create a plugin to transcode a video stream to PS3. It's a mms video stream with wmv3 video codec and wma2 audio codec.

I have a skeleton for my plugin setup based on the shutdown plugin. The plugin adds a VirtualFolder to the root and there's one VirtualVideoAction under it.

First I tried to just send the url data as binary to PS3 with using downloadAndSend method in the getInputStream method of the VirtualVideoAction. But of course PS3 didn't play it and then I checked that the stream was wmv3... so now I need to get my plugin to tell PMS to transcode the stream and send it to PS3 transcoded.

So.. Could someone give me some pointers on how to get the transcoding going in the plugin?

Thanks!

BTW, I'll release this plugin after it's working for others to see. I think PMS could use more plugin examples!
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Re: Setup plugin to transcode stream

Postby chocolateboy » Sat May 08, 2010 6:29 pm

Take a look here for an example of a simple transcoder plugin. Note: any such plugin would need this patch to be applied, so you might want to vote for it.
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