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Re: Home video streaming

Yep.. I just googled it.. Now I need to figure out how to upgrade in linux.. I have a NAS which has linux on it. Any words of wisdom on how to upgrade.. I am a simple windows person.. I am using Openmss on my nas..

http://openmss.org/

"bcl" wrote:
Upgrade to Apache 2.2, 2.0 has a 2G limit.
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Re: Home video streaming

You'd need to cross compile it for the processor in the NAS, which you'd probably have to do on another linux box. How'd you get httpd on the NAS in the first place?
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Re: Home video streaming

At the OpenMSS website someone has created a firmware .bin file which I used to replace the factory firmware... here's the thread that hosts the custom firmware

http://www.openmss.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1150

I don't think I know how this cross compile stuff works... So its not as simple as downloading a unix version of apache and the typing a:setup... Smiley Happy

I will google, maybe someone has done this cross compiling stuff...


EDIT 12/30 -- I figured out a way to upgrade to 2.2.13 and I can see the larger files.. Thank you


"brunson" wrote:
You'd need to cross compile it for the processor in the NAS, which you'd probably have to do on another linux box. How'd you get httpd on the NAS in the first place?
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Re: Home video streaming

Yes, definitely not that simple. It's unlikely your NAS uses an x86 processor, more likely an ARM architecture. You NAS forum would most likely be the best place to ask about a newer version of httpd.
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Re: Home video streaming

This is an old thread, the the issue with not playing 1hr long videos is due to audio interleave. I had the same problem with some videos playing from the web. The audio buffer overruns and causes the problem. You can download mp4box and fix the problem. This is how I did it with my h264 encodes with an .mp4 container:

mp4box -hint myfile.mp4 -out mynewfile.mp4

This will set the interleave to half a second. You can also leave the -out command off and it will modify your existing file in place. If you want a longer interleave, do this:

mp4box -hint -inter 1000 myfile.mp4 -out mynewfile.mp4 (this sets the interleave to 1 second).

This should solve your playback issues.
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Re: Home video streaming

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

I would expect that you could set audio interleave with handbrake -- it can do everything else, but I haven't looked yet.
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Re: Home video streaming with Mongoose, Roksbox

I'm a Newb so apologies around if I post this in the wrong forum. I had some good success streaming from my NAS (Western Digital World Edition (Blue Ring, not White Light)). I installed Mongoose web server on my Windows 7 desktop to act as the server since I have the Blue Ring WD World drive. I then opened TCP ports 80 and 443 on my windows firewall. Although I have my NAS mapped, I found that I needed to use the network path in the Mongoose config to get this to work (ex., \\192.168.1.x\public (note, I have Video, Photo and Music subfolders under the Public directory on the NAS)). Mongoose is very easy to configure and I found that my PC isn't taking much of a hit when streaming. I then added Roksbox as a channel and followed the Roksbox directions. All in all it works quite well. I have not written an .xml file yet so Roksbox is just using my file structure as the menu. I've streamed a 1.41G file but I do not have any 2G files so I don't have the ability to verify that limit. Hope this helps someone else looking for a quick and easy way to stream from a NAS. There's a lot of info out there for the White Light WD World Edition, but I haven't seen anything for the Blue Ring yet.

-lomonster
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Re: Home video streaming with Mongoose, Roksbox

"lomonster" wrote:
I installed Mongoose web server on my Windows 7 desktop to act as the server since I have the Blue Ring WD World drive.
My "blue ring" is happily serving files directly to my Roku - no webserver on the PC needed Smiley Happy .
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=26058&p=192036#p191999
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Re: Home video streaming with Mongoose, Roksbox

How did you get it to stream directly from the blue ring? I ran into issues trying to get it to do so.
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