Feature #704

Movian as a Digital Media Renderer

Added by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:09/15/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:

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Category:UPnP & DLNA
Target version:-

Description

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.


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History

#1 Updated by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago

Some good and bad news.

Good:
- Showtime is being detected as a Media Renderer in some apple apps ex. iMediaControl
- Showtime can play streamed Music.

Bad:
- 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 :D

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 :)

#3 Updated by Tom Mottom about 9 years ago

just tried it out. seems like imediacontrol is the onliest app so far working with showtime.

shame imediacontrol can't create playlists... wondering why twonky or plugplayer doesn't work.

can you recommend any other working app?

#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.

#5 Updated by Andreas Smas about 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 3.2 to 33

#6 Updated by Tom Mottom about 9 years ago

any breaktrough on this? ;)

#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 :-)

#8 Updated by Tom Mottom almost 9 years ago

nice to read that you are still trying hard to make this work.

i really would love to see this working.

What do you mean with 1 test out of 100 were working? what failed and what did work?

hoping for your second news. wish you best luck for that ! ;D

#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.

#10 Updated by Ajith Thampi almost 9 years ago

I see that a large number of compliance tests have passed and showtime is 95% uPnP compliant now? Can't wait to test the next available build on this.

#11 Updated by Tom Mottom almost 9 years ago

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? :)

#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. :(

#13 Updated by Tom Mottom almost 9 years ago

i also hoped that. But i think Andreas is on the best way to make that work. Just be patient :)

i visit forum every day, just to see if it works someday :D

#14 Updated by Silver Mane over 8 years ago

Has there been any progress with regard to DMR functionality? It's the nr 1 reason why I would 'liberate' my PS3 :)

#15 Updated by Andreas Smas over 8 years ago

No, there have been no recent work

#16 Updated by Ajith Thampi over 7 years ago

Is this still in the backlog? Any possibility of this getting a higher priority?

#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!

#19 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

  • Target version deleted (33)

#20 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from Showtime as a Media Renderer to Showtime as a Digital Media Renderer

Full specs are available for free these days: http://www.dlna.org/dlna-for-industry/guidelines

#21 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

#22 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Showtime as a Digital Media Renderer to Movian as a Digital Media Renderer

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