Streaming RAR files | Page 20

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

  1. sorling

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    yeah ur doing a awsome job, making my day alot easyer ;)


     
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    Will test this feature as soon as I can. Been looking for such a feature for a while now and here it was!
     
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    dev question .. has anyone tried streaming the decompressed rar stream via http with haali splitter?

    I see 4 ways to play rars:
    1. directshow source filter
    2. decompress over http
    3. decompress over a virtual local drive
    4. extract then play

    just wondering if anyone tried #2 and what the verdict was
     
  5. jackjson

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    Hello

    That's a very good question.
    I've been planning to make a RAR->HTTP stream plugin, but there is one big disadvantage: DVD ISO/IMG files will not work, since Daemon Tools can't mount from HTTP.
    The only real advantage of HTTP streaming (compared to virtual drive) is that it is much easier to implement (no need for fake file system, etc).

    I think method #1 would be very nice in MediaPortal and similar applications, but a well written virtual dvd/hdd device driver with full UDF (or NTFS) and RAR support would be the best. A virtual drive solution can also be used to mount installation files for apps and games, etc. WinMount (www.winmount.com) almost does this, unfortunately they simulates a FAT32 partition, with a maximum file size of 4gb (i.e. no DVD ISO/IMG's).

    /J
     
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    Hi,

    Has anyone luckily streamed a rar-archive from a smb-share? It is working as expected as long as the files is local on the MP-computer but from my fileserver it does not seem to work, the "uncompressed.avi" seems to be corrupt.
     
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    Wow, thanx for this plugin, made my MediaPortal 100% better.
    But cant make it to work with RARed DVD-images.
     
  8. SlaveUnit

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    Yes..that is the only way I have tried this plugin. I have a linux server running only SMB and it seems to work fine for me. Over wireless even. Maybe your rar set is corrupt? Maybe you have tried multiple sets?
     
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    Sounds like the same setup as I'm using. Over smb no luck but the same rar-set copied to my MP-computer and it works... Strange....
     
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    Perhaps you can ad this to repository?
     
  11. jackjson

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    Well, it is far from stable.
    I'd like to write a device driver with full RAR and UDF support, but I don't have the time (or the skill) right now.

    I think it's better to leave this buggy app a plugin for now.
    But, if you disagree with me, you are more than welcome to include it.


    /Jack
     
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