Any stream (video) guides?


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  1. E.Ninja

    E.Ninja New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was wondering if anyone has successfully streamed AVI's to their droid?

    My history with streaming:

    - Used Orblive on PC to stream media (Media Skin)
    - Streamed to my omnia i910, played media with Coreplayer

    Worked pretty good with that setup, streamed AVI's very well (which is practically 99% of my media library)

    Now i have a moto droid(1) but im having trouble trying to find an easy setup to stream video media.

    Have tried:

    - VLC. The setup to stream media isnt very user friendly such as a web menu that you log into your PC and browse through your library (or atleast i havent found a good tutorial yet)
    - GMOTE. Its easy. Install GMOTE (w/java) on the PC (if linux have VLC on the PC too) but on the droid... you cant stream AVI. I have tried installing VLC on my droid, opens the program but wont play video. I also have Rock Player but you cant make it the default media player, so thus it wont play the stream either (or atleast i havent found/read a way to do so)
    - Orblive. Great web interface. Problems though is that orb only streams in WMV/.SDP/.3GP/.PLS/Flash. The droid can only do Flash (recently, as in... 2 days ago or so) or 3GP. Flash looks... well... to give it some credit... "decent" but isnt the best FPS IMO. The 3GP format looks like watching horrible pixelling crap, to say the least. Other formats wont even stream due to the media player.

    I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. Looking for stream software (either Win7 or Linux (ubuntu)) that will stream video files (AVI's) w/o having to convert them before streaming to the android phone. If possible... A Decent setup such as web interface thats easy to point/click navigate through the stream library (like GMOTE or Orblive)

    Is this possible? I would like to just keep using Orblive but i cant change the default media player... and the only other media player i have found is Rock Player (and recently VLC on android)

    PLEASE.... PLEASE SOMEONE HELP! I know im not the only out there that knows they can stream their library over 3G!!!!!

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!
     

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  2. JM33

    JM33 Well-Known Member

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    If you are using 2.2-Froyo and have flash installed you can use Orb's website through the stock browser. Just make sure the setting for stream is set to flash. You don't need Orblive for this, however I find the music app better for navigation if you have a lot of music.
     
  3. bleedGreen

    bleedGreen Well-Known Member

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    to set stream for flASH.....HOW DO YOU DO THAT and could i set my d1 standard as using flash for all stock browser video's. i do have 2.2#2w/ 10.1
     
  4. E.Ninja

    E.Ninja New Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK... guess no one is reading my book.

    You can watch the avi's streamed in flash NP other than the frame rate isnt great. Download the 2.2 update (my GF just got hers OTA w/verizon) and then download flash from the market.

    Simple right? Then just download orblive for your PC and wam bam thank ya ma'am - you have a media server.

    "My" issue is that i dont like the frame rate with flash... isnt that great. I know this phone can do better... i have faith in it. There is no way my omnia i910 should be out performing my motorola droid.

    There really isnt anyone out there that read this that has the same kindve problem? Streaming AVI's to the droid VIA internet?
     
  5. JM33

    JM33 Well-Known Member

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    Not for all stock browser videos. I was talking about the settings on Orb website. Click on settings, then stream settings (or stream format). There is an option for flash.

    Agreed. The frame rate is pretty weak but before flash it was about the same. You can give it a shot with the old method and see for yourself. I think it was one of the 3gp stream settings, you can search the forums to find the old thread. I never liked the way it had to open another app to play, I prefer keeping it in the browser. Orblive was too much $ for how little I would actually use it, and the browser is free.

    I wish I had another solution for you & me as well.:confused: Rock (Divx) player works well for AVIs, but its not streaming. The videos must be on the sdcard.
     

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