Streaming RAR files | Page 13

Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Talk' started by gazwest, November 3, 2006.

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    Your right, you weren't whining and I appologize for my somewhat harsh response. Not that its any excuse, but I had a bit of a rough last few days.

    Things are moving forward with this request and thats a good thing. A slight problem might be the feature freeze right now though, so you guys will probably have to wait until after the 2.3 final to get your code integrated.

    Inker
    PS: I still think posting those images on this board was in the least inappropriate.


     
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    no worries, you are right i will remove them
     
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    so what does myunrar do exactly? i think my version is too old but i stuffed the plugins in the appropriate place and didn't get much action.
     
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    I couldn't work out how to call my GUI Plugin from within "My Videos" "My Music" etc (this is my first ever C# Program)

    So for the moment it only displays in the Home Menu and only opens a rar file called rar.rar on the C:\ (Its hard coded)

    I'm just releasing the source so that someone might be able to take this chunk of work and with a little working make it heaps better!
     
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    can we bump this. rar files working like xbmc will give me reason to bail on the ole xbox1 (& xboxmediacenter.com for linux)
     
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    I've looked into this matter, and as far as I can tell there will be no problem to handle uncompressed RAR-files. The RAR format is pretty straight forward (as long as it's uncompressed):
    http://www.bsdg.org/SWAG/DATATYPE/0035.PAS.html
    http://darkshire.org/~jhkim/src/rar/technote.txt

    BUT, I have absolutely no idea how to stream the video data to MP's internal player. I've been messing around in MP's source code without any success. Anyone out there willing to help?

    /Jack
     
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    Might be a stupid question, but who would ever keep uncompressed RAR files? o_O
     
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    Hey man, I'm putting a lot of effort into this ;)
     
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    Nono, don't get me wrong. I'm not disrespecting your work or anything, all work is appreciated. I was just wondering about the fact that if you won't be able to handle compressed RAR files, then the functionality might be useless, since noone keeps uncompressed RAR files :)
     
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    The advantage is, I guess, not to have a large file but several smaller files.
    If I got this thread right, it's all about multi-volume rar files, as in r00, r01, r02, r03 etc. That is a chopped-up stored movie in a rar file. Wouldn't really make sense to have 1 x 4GB rar file, but instead you have 16 x 250 MB.

    The only really (legally) useful purpose would prolly be if you can't have +4GB files on your filesystem.
     
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