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How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby hyr191 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:40 pm

Hello all,

I dont't know how to add web video to WEB.conf, PS3 Media Server.

I have a web video stream like this,
http://119.188.1.71/175D6BD203482685F47 ... 598C1A.flv

It is a .flv web video stream.

How to add this link to WEB.conf ?

Thank you.
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby chocolateboy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:31 pm

You'll need to create a Media RSS feed. I can't find a decent generator online, but they're easy enough to create by hand if you just copy 'n' paste. I've attached one with a working video. Change the <enclosure url="..." /> link in the RSS to any (direct) video link e.g. .flv, .avi, .mp4 &c.

Once you've downloaded and unzipped the feed, add a link to it to your WEB.conf using a file:// URI e.g.

WEB.conf wrote:videofeed.Web,hyr191=file://C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Desktop\hyr191.rss


Adjust the path accordingly. Then restart PMS. (If it doesn't work, try doubling the backslashes or replacing them with forward slashes.)

You can create your own audio and image feeds in the same way. Just replace "videofeed" with "audiofeed", "imagefeed" &c. when you add the feed to your WEB.conf.

To create more entries, copy and paste the <item> ... </item> section in the RSS, and change the enclosure URL, and, optionally, the title, link and description.

If you want to share your feed, upload it to FeedBurner. You can then replace the file:// URI in your WEB.conf with http://feeds.feedburner.com/... &c.
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby hyr191 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:31 pm

chocolateboy, thank you very much!!!
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby ajh » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:42 pm

Hi chocolateboy - thanks for this helpful tip. I copied your test rss file as is (actually couldnt get it running direct off my computer so uploaded it to my server - probably me not getting the forward and backward slashes sorted) and after putting the line into web.conf was able to stream your sample avi video direct to my TV. However, when I then substituted your video file for an flv then it failed to play (although plays fine in native mplayer). Does this mean that flv files will not play when using pmsencoder.exe?

My rss file is http://www.nbhorizons.com/ajh.rss if you are able to have a look.

Many thanks
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby ajh » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:37 am

Made some progress on this - the formatting of the forward slashes to run the rss file from your hard drive is as follows: file:///C:/Program Files/PS3 Media Server/ajh.rss.

Seems I can play flv files via web.conf - just have to figure out now why I see the video but do not hear the audio.
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby stutunaru » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:50 am

mine doesnt work.....have no idea why.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>CBS TV Network Primetime, Daytime, Late Night and Classic Television Shows </title>
<link>http://www.cbs.com/ </link>
<description>Watch CBS television online. Find CBS primetime, daytime, late night, and classic tv episodes, videos, and information. </description>
<generator>pagecolumn rss generator </generator>
<item>
<title>Tournament Preview Video - Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview - CBS.com </title>
<link>http://www.cbs.com/sports/video/?pid=vhauVUZAN1_zaY17YIzyARY9C4fF9t2v </link>
<description>Watch CBS Sports Video on CBS.com. Full Episodes, Clips and Behind the Scenes footage. </description>
<guid>http://www.cbs.com/sports/video/?pid=vhauVUZAN1_zaY17YIzyARY9C4fF9t2v </guid>
<pubDate>Mon, 20 Dec 2010 04:46:56 GMT </pubDate>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby stutunaru » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:37 pm

looks like no body knows......too sad. in this case im never gonna learn how to create a rss feed :(
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby Kreig415 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:59 pm

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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby stutunaru » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:42 pm

stutunaru wrote:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>


i believe its already saved using the UTF-8 encoding.
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Re: How to add web video stream to WEB.conf ?

Postby Kreig415 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:30 am

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