Anyone able to watch TV on droid from Orb.com?Support


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  1. rfdillon

    rfdillon Member This Topic's Starter

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    Folks, I just picked up the Droid Friday, after using a Treo 700W for ~ 4 years. While I love the new phone, I miss being able to watch TV streamed form my home PC (Windows XP) to the phone.
    Has anyone figured out what to do to get TV to stream to the droid? Thanks so much in advance!
     

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  2. markpdroid

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    I have live TV working on my Droid. The quality is amazing. The problem is the default viewer that the droid uses. Download the free video player nswPlayer. Set it to be the default player. Then set your streaming from Orb to 3GP Format (.sdp). There are a couple of minor problems. When you select the channel to play, it will bring up the stream from the download history. You will need to double tap on it and the player will open and play the channel. Works great, but if you pause the player you will have to hit the back button and double tap the last stream again to start it again. Also if you have a bad connection and lose the stream you will have to do the same thing. Minor nuisance. Let me know if you have any luck.
     
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    Thanks so much, markpdroid, for your help with this. Would it be possible for you to let me know how to change the default settings to make this media player the default media player?

    Thanks so much again!
     
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    rfdillon Member This Topic's Starter

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    Markpdroid: Although I found the make default media player option, under more, settings, the default Droid media player still comes up when I attempt to view TV on Orb, and just sits there with "loading video". Do you know where the stream file is placed, and what it is called, so that perhaps I can navigate there and attempt to bring up the nwsPlayer?
     
  5. hotzorro

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    The folks over at HAVA http://www.myhava.com/ tell me that they will have an ANDROID streaming TV application out before the end of this year. Their device is similar to a SlingBox....

    BTW - I also asked Sling if they were developing a player and their response didn't look to positive. So, I'll be getting one of those HAVA boxes when the player is available.
     
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    Now you guy's have me interested in this...I've set it up on my PC etc....but I'm having the same problem. The default Android media player always starts when I try to stream a TV station to my Moto Droid....I've tried everything including setting the default player to the new one when selecting a .3gp file from the sd card - I thought this would work because than 3.gp files would be associated to the new player. It works when selecting .3g files from the sdcard but not the link for ORB in the browser.
     
  7. markpdroid

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    I actually have it working with the droid video player now. Are you setting your streaming in the mycast page to 3GP Format (.sdp). There are three 3g setting and this is the only one that worked for me. The others just kept loading video like you said. When I use this one it takes me to the download history for whatever reason and I double tap the downloaded stream file. Let me know if you set your stream to what I mentioned above. Good Luck. I wish I could be more help. I'm watching Football as I type this on my phone.
     
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    rfdillon Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have set the streaming format to .sdp, still to no avail. As I've just had this phone a little over a week, I was wondering, is there a control panel somewhere that I can associate the .sdp file with a media player? Thanks so much in advance!
     
  9. bigray13

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    you guys get this working yet? I had it working 1st day I had the phone now all it does is bring stream up in history and wont play the stream have cleared history but still doesn't play.
     
  10. bigray13

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    it's almost like the phone is trying to open the old stream or somehthing. I click the arrow looking thing in the browser and it opens a window in the media player at the top it says download history with a .sdp link when I click it it takes a few mins an finally says sorry video can't be played?
     
  11. hotzorro

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    I can't get this working for the life of me....when I click the link in the broswer from ORB, it opens the media player - say's loading video, than says can't play video.

    I'd like to know how you got the .sdp file to play in the android movie player?? I ask, because if you download the test file from ORB and try to open it using the standard player, it won't play.

    Yes, I have the stream in ORB set to 3GP.
     
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    I haven't been able to since the 1st day I had the phone. It's getting on my nerves bad, vuivision costs me money for 4 channels, to get football at work. On my centro I had 99 channels for free:confused:
     
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    the nsw player will not open the link it still opens in stock player any idea why I have check box in nsw setings to use it as default
     
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    I just opened the URL that I receive, after clicking on the TV channel that I wish to view. The URL is this:
    "rtsp://64.91.151.203:554/D3800E4762001D02/2E0/live.3gp"

    In the browser, the download history is blank, so I can't even go click on a file to see if it will open.

    I also tried streaming a video from my home PC, and it looks just like when I try to stream TV. The default media player opens up and sits there with the "loading video" message. Some times it will eventually die and the "cannot play video" dialog box appears. I have opened port 554 in my router and forwarded the port to my home PC, which has a fixed IP address. I just don't know what else to do!
     
  15. markpdroid

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    So I deleted everything and started from scratch to see if I could figure how I got it working. Well of course now i can't get it working again, but I swear it was working perfectly. AARRGG. If I figure it out and post. Sorry. It has something to do with...... I can't figure it out. Hope someone has some ideas. Sure is frustrating that I had it working.
     
  16. hotzorro

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    this is really annoying that it won't work.........
     
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    In case you're interested here is a link to youtube showing my droid running live tv on orb. I'm going to see if I can get it to work on my friends droid tomorrow since it seems no one else has it working yet.

    YouTube - Orb live TV running on the Motorola Droid
     
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    I hate being stupid but how do you find the droid video player
     
  19. hotzorro

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    I notice that when you start the vide, your browser takes you to the download history....mine does not...when I click the link, it takes me right to the video player. Is there some setting to force the browser to download the file instead of taking you directly to the player?
     
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    hotzorro: Mine behaves just like yours. It immediately starts the Droid media player. I wonder what the difference is? I wonder if somehow we are receiving a file with a different file extension than the other, as though the browser didn't know what to do with the file, so it saves it. In our case, the browser thinks it knows what to do with the file, and it sends it to the media player.
     
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    OK..this is nuts...all of a sudden, this is now working on my MOTO Droid phone...All I did is on my desktop, open the Orb 2.0 software and set the settings to always use 3GP for "this machine" = I have no idea if that matters. I than went to the broweser on my phone, logged into mycast.orb.com, selected a channel and it went straight to the DROID player and started playing the video - although VERY small format....so I then went to mycast.orb.com on my droid phone and on the bottom of the page went to settings and changed the format from 3GP ACC to just 3GP (.SDP). Now when I select a channel, I get the samething as in the video above - the SDP file downloads, I double tap it and walla, live TV 4:3 full screen on my DROID.
     
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    Oh...one other thing...when I set my DESKTOP PC to 3GP format and selected a channel to play, I got a windows firewall message that it blocked the program. I selected the option to allow so maybe the desktop WINDOWS VISTA firewall was blocking something....
     
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    rfdillon Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, I checked, and I have my windows firewall turned off. I kept playing with things, and am very happy to report that I can now watch TV, on that beautiful screen!
     
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    Need to know step by step what i need to do to watch live tv on my phone ASAP......thanks a lot guys
     
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    How does one go about getting a "MyCast" login? I have a slingbox, which doesn't work with android, and looking for a way to replace.
     

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