Movian as a Digital Media Renderer
|Assignee:||Andreas Smas||% Done:|
|Category:||UPnP & DLNA|
Is there a way to setup Showtime on PS3/Others as a Media Renderer Device?
There are multiple apps available on Iphone and Android that allow the options of directly beaming uPNP content from a media server to a Media Renderer.
It means using this application (ex. iMediaControl, Zappo TV, etc) to select media content from my media server (ex. Twonky, PS3 Media server,etc) and directly play/stream them to my Media Render-er ( Showtime! ).
I am sure it might be easy to talk but far more complex to implement. But this is a feature that can put Showtime on the top 5 Media Player List.
#1 Updated by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago
Some good and bad news.
- Showtime is being detected as a Media Renderer in some apple apps ex. iMediaControl
- Showtime can play streamed Music.
- Not detected as Media Renderer / Ouput device in some apps, ex. Zappo TV (Don't really care now!)
- Cannot display Video, but only the Music/Sound from video.
- Cannot display Photos
- Playing multiple HD content sometimes causes future video/audio files to stop playback after 10s.
- Showtime Interface goes empty on media trigger, and displays only bottom bar with "Time" and "Track 1/1" value during playback.
- Showtime debug message shows one error : "/upnp/RenderingControl/control - Method RenderingControl2:GetVolume not found"
#2 Updated by Tom Mottom about 9 years ago
oh for me it's more great news
it makes only sense to me for playing music, because for everything else i could use the controllorer/bd remote and turn the tv on. for foto and video it needs to be on anyways
maybe the future can bring some fixes.
can't wait to test it !
you guys are awesome. Thanks a lot for implementing this important feature. i will donate you once again :)
#4 Updated by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago
I am not sure what others apps are there that allow media beaming like iMediaControl. I will be moving to Android Honeycomb in a few days, and I could check out the available options on that.
Maybe there is some special setting to done from Showtime's side that enables it to be viewed by most other apps.
#7 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 9 years ago
- Status changed from New to Accepted
Yes. Both bad and good news.
The good news is that I got my hands on a UPNP Compliance tester software
The bad news is that Showtime fails on almost all tests. I think one test out of 100 were OK, 3 had warnings and the rest failed.
The second good news is that I can probably fix this now :-)
#9 Updated by Ajith Thampi almost 9 years ago
eagerly waiting to kill off my wdtv. Well at least 1 test had to pass, considering that i could play the music part. There is an app named 'twonky beam browser' that i use to beam media from my tablet, for online channels, to my other media renderer.
This could serve as one of your test app.
#12 Updated by Ajith Thampi almost 9 years ago
Tom Mottom wrote:
i tried the latest built of redsquirrel today. However i still can't beam anything to showtime. So what do you mean with 95% compliant now?
Well 95% was a status I, not Andreas, presumed from the commit logs.
But I still had hopes that beam should work with showtime this time.
#17 Updated by Andreas Smas over 7 years ago
I spend quite some time trying to figure out why the UPnP/DLNA code in showtime did not work with some control points.
But i never got it to work correctly except together with some lame open source control point.
I agree it would be a great feature though.
Also there's some initial airplay support lurking in a branch but that would also require a mdns/zeroconf/bonjour stack on PS3.
#18 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 7 years ago
I tested ST 4.3.629 on Ubuntu/RPI/PS3. Windows7 and Twonky Beam(android app) see Showtime as a MediaPlayer but can't beam anything to it (I tried to beam simple MP3 file). Both Windows and Twonky end up with error: Media format is not supported. I beleive that is what ST makes them think
But ST itself can access and play media that Windows 7 shares via UPnP and that is great!