aMPdroid and external media streamer

Discussion in 'aMPdroid' started by jonolo, February 8, 2012.

  1. jonolo

    jonolo Portal Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking into trying to use the aMPdroid app to be able to start streaming video to my networked media streamer (Dune HD 101).

    This player can be controlled by a simple http API

    http://10.0.0.1/cgi-bin/do?cmd=star...://10.0.0.1:/VideoStorage/SomeFolder/file.mkv



    http://10.0.0.1/cgi-bin/do?cmd=start_file_playback&media_url=http://10.0.0.1/some_upnp_url_path

    I can see two use cases that uses above to command the player:

    1. aMPDdroid will only send the first command to the player with the correct windows share path to the file. I then only need to parse the file path that the app already get from MPExtended.

    2. aMPdroid will use MPExtended to send an http url that the player will then stream from. This would preferably then be without any re-encoding. aMPdroid can probably do this already by using the same url to download the file.

    So my thought was to be able to add an extra button (direct to single client or a list of multiple external clients) where you currently can select Download/Stream/Play on PC. This button can then be setup to target different types of media streamers that can be controlled externally. Currently I am only using Dune HD player, but I guess there are other players out there that can be controlled via the network i.e. WD TV Live, Popcorn Hour and uPnP enabled devices...

    If anyone else is interested in something like this, please vote on

    Play movie / show on ... / General forum / aMPdroid

    Cheers

    Jonas
     
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