Samsung webstreams and VLC options

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Samsung webstreams and VLC options

Postby venraij » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:27 am


I am trying to stream web content to my Samsung TV. The streams work on Windows within the VLC.
It is an asx file: ... ie_afo.asx
The transcoding works too and when I am converting it to the new fromat as decribed in the PS3 Media server it could be streamed to the TV too. But if I am directly streaming it via a pipe as programmed in the PSM Samsung tells me that the format is unknown.
Does anyone know what options are needed to get it running on the TV?

I already tryed
vlc.exe -I dummy --dummy-quiet :sout=#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,vb=4096,acodec=mp3,ab=128,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=ts,dst="\\.\pipe\VLC1280252538879"}}

vlc-0.9.8a\vlc.exe -I dummy --dummy-quiet ... ie_afo.asx :sout=#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,vb=800,scale=1,acodec=mpga,ab=128,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=mp4,dst="\\.\pipe\VLC1280259574663"}}

ps instead of ts
vlc.exe -I dummy --dummy-quiet :sout=#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,vb=4096,acodec=mp3,ab=128,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=ps,dst="\\.\pipe\VLC1280252538879"}}

I do not know what else...

Either Samsung doe not understand the resulting formats or I am doing something wrong with VLC

Thank you in advance
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Re: Samsung webstreams and VLC options

Postby chocolateboy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:36 pm

At the moment, the two ASX playlists you've listed only contain the same short stream.

You can extract its URI (ASX playlists are simple XML files) and then play it with MEncoder Web, or, failing that, PMSEncoder.

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The issue you're having with VLC may be the one discussed here (#4). AFAIK, none of those patches have been applied.

More generally, it doesn't make sense to treat an ASX file as a single stream. It's a playlist, so it should be represented as a folder/feed. In this case, it only contains a single, trivial file, so it's easy to manage manually, but in general you'd be better off finding a way to convert the playlist to an RSS feed.

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Re: Samsung webstreams and VLC options

Postby venraij » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:57 am

Thank you, I will take al look at the links today...
Maybe that is a good idea to unwrap the link myself so maybe there is no transcoding necessary at all.
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