12-05-2009 06:18 AM
Has somebody an practical experience in usage WD HD TV Live with Mediaserver? I'm trying to broadcast internet (http) video/audio streams from my computer (Ubuntu, Mediatomb) to WD HD TV Live, but it is not successful. What mime-types does it support? Could somebody advice corresponding software and/or tutorial?
12-06-2009 01:03 PM
I'm wondering the same. There isn't much information in the user manual about the media server source. However I think I read somewhere that DLNA is supported and I saw no mention of UPnP.
12-07-2009 01:34 AM
Yes, DNLA is supported, I've activated the DNLA server on my Synology NAS and can play the media from there.
I've had nearly no issue so far but I've the WD since 2 days only and have not updated the micro code.
My WD is wired connect to a Gigabit switch (even if the WD network card is 100mb/s) where the NAS is wired connect as well.
My router is a linksys wrt54gl under tomato, I've set up a fixed IP for the WD on the router side based on WD MAC address.
I've mainly played SD content (xvid) and quickly tested HD one, but as I still have a CRT TV I'm not connected by HDMI.
Small gap so far, when selecting videos and selecting my NAS as source, the WD shows me the 3 music/photo/video folders and doesn't limit itself to the video part. Same applied for photo & music.
I've not tested yet direct shares access, my workgroup name is not 'WORKGROUP' but this doesn't seems to create problems while using DNLA access (I don't see why it should BTW).
12-07-2009 01:52 AM
Video and music from shared folder as well from local files on UPnP server are played without any special problems. The problem exists if you try to play an internet video (like free tv) stream. For video upto now i see only traffic flow and no image or sound. At the present time audio (like free internet radio) stream works well.
My configuration: system - Ubuntu, sharring program - Samba, UPnP server - Mediatomb, video stream generated from VLC.
12-07-2009 12:36 PM
You say that you're able to stream internet radio through MediaTomb? It seems that this doesn't work at home... Any particular MediaTomb setting that should be enabled for this to work? Do you have to enable VLC transcoding for this to work? Did you just create an URL item in MediaTomb, or did you create a playlist with the URL inside?
Thanks a lot for any hint
12-09-2009 06:05 AM
About internet radio:
Default MediaTomb settings (as I unterstood without transcoding etc.). Then I add in web interface an external url
"http://sc2.frf.llnw.net:80/stream/gffstream_w20a" (this url from m3u file from http://www.radiobremen.de/funkhauseuropa/#, see "Livestream einschalten"), mime-type "audio/mp3". Now I can not remember which item type I used. Any way it was the same like if you add a local audio file.
P.S. I can also send you my .mediatomb/config.xml file if it will help.
12-09-2009 06:24 PM
That's a marvelous idea to try to set the mime type as it should be
However I think the correct mime type is audio/mpeg. With audio/mp3 it doesn't seem to work. I'm trying audio/mpeg right now, with "object.item.audioItem.musicTrack" as the class (although maybe another class would be more appropriate but I couldn't find the possible classes anywhere). I'll post the restults when I can...
12-10-2009 05:58 AM - edited 12-10-2009 05:58 AM
That's strange: it really doesn't work on my end. (I put audio/mpeg for the mime type, and object.item.audioItem as the Upnp class). This creates a file the WDTV Live tries but fail to play. Then, I get the same result as when URLs are embedded in a standard playlist: the spinning waiting animation of death, as described in this thread.
Do you use the most recent non-bricking firmware (1.01.11)? Are you able to simply play streams embedded in m3u or pls playlist files? I wonder what is wrong with my setup...
01-14-2010 02:59 PM - edited 01-14-2010 03:01 PM
So about internet radio on WD HD TV Live + MediaTomb. It works, but only audio. The properties of an exemplar item from MediaTomb are below. To import them I just write url's and titles in .pls file and add it into mediatomb database.
// Firmware 1.0.11, MediaTomb 0.12
|Title: Bremen Eins|
|Description: Song from radio.pls|