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crip720
June 18th, 2020, 02:18 PM
Have been utilizing videostream for a number of years and discover it really works very nicely, decide a neighborhood video file and it performs on chromecast immediately, doesn’t appear to matter which video format. Chrome goes to disable apps quickly, however videostream solely has desktop app for Home windows and Mac. Was questioning if there may be one other program that works as nicely? Have tried VLC and gnomecast up to now, however VLC appears to take for ever to transform and Gnomecast makes use of excessive assets to transform with an I7 cpu and 16GBs of ram.

Is there one other program that works for casting native movies with a unique codecs(avi, h-264, mp4, mkv) in addition to videostream?


TheFu
June 18th, 2020, 03:24 PM
Plex Media Server will transcode movies primarily based on the renderer’s capabilities. It’s free, however not F/LOSS. There’s minidlna, however you’d must transcode any information do the format supported by the extremely, extremely, restricted Chromecast. webm needs to be secure.

To transcode manually, this may work:

good ffmpeg -i “$1” “$1.webm”
With further choices, we are able to get precisely the standard of transcode for our viewing {hardware}. For instance, there’s little level in transcoding with greater than 720p decision to look at on 40 inch or smaller TV. These would simply be wasted pixel and processing time.


SeijiSensei
June 18th, 2020, 03:57 PM
You probably have an Android cellphone, you need to use minidlna as a DLNA server, then retrieve the movies with BubbleUPnP (https://bubbleupnp.en.uptodown.com/android) app and look at them with MXPlayer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&hl=en_US). You possibly can solid to Chromecast from MXPlayer. MXPlayer helps just about any format I throw at it.

Have you ever tried taking part in the video in Chrome then casting the tab to the TV?

Chromecast is a licensed proprietary expertise so it is not extensively supported by open-source purposes.

To configure minidlna, you simply must edit /and many others/minidlna.conf and alter these strains to suit your wants:

media_dir=V,/path/to/video/listing
media_dir=A,/path/to/music/listing
media_dir=P,/path/to/pictures/listing

You possibly can have a number of entries for any of those choices by merely including one other line with the proper path.

Some fashionable TVs include a built-in DLNA consumer, although assist for subtitled movies and a few codecs like Matroska (“.mkv”) might be spotty. Sony, ever carrying the torch for proprietary programs, makes TVs that barf at just about something aside from .mp4 containers and a restricted vary of codecs like AAC. My Roku stick has a good DLNA participant, although it shows the subtitles utilizing the closed-captioning function relatively that displaying the formatted subtitles in most exhibits I watch.

Normally I simply watch my movies over the community (utilizing NFS) on an outdated laptop computer operating Ubuntu linked to one of many TV’s HDMI ports.


crip720
June 18th, 2020, 05:17 PM
Chrome doesn’t appear to need to play movies from native, even mp4(will record it,not play). No android cellphone, however actually would really like a Ubuntu desktop reply. Do not assume my TVs have DLNA, low cost RCA fashions that work, 720s and one 50 inch 4k(pleased with 720). Do have an older android pill(4.4 or 5), however unsure if I may simply join my exterior onerous drive to it(does have USB port) with out fairly a bit of labor to play movies.

TheFu
June 18th, 2020, 06:08 PM
Chrome doesn’t appear to need to play movies from native, even mp4(will record it,not play). No android cellphone, however actually would really like a Ubuntu desktop reply. Do not assume my TVs have DLNA, low cost RCA fashions that work, 720s and one 50 inch 4k(pleased with 720). Do have an older android pill(4.4 or 5), however unsure if I may simply join my exterior onerous drive to it(does have USB port) with out fairly a bit of labor to play movies.

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A chromecast is a “DLNA Renderer”.
You want a “DLNA Server” and a “DLNA Controller”. These might be the identical or totally different machines. Previous Android needs to be superb as any of these and BubbleUPnP can present the Server and Controller or simply be the controller. It’s actually fairly slick.

So … what I feel SeijiSensei and I are saying is comparable stuff.

DLNA Server – miniDLNA or Plex or Home windows Media Middle or no matter you want …. there are alternatives for each OS. My HD-Homerun TV Tuners are DLNA Servers. So is an outdated TP-Hyperlink router that I am going to by no means enable on the web as a consequence of different safety failures in that machine.
DLNA Controller – BubbleUPnP or Roku and possibly 20 others.
DLNA Renderer – Chromecast, VLC, Roku, BubbleUPnP, XBMC, Kodi, and possibly 50 others.

I take advantage of VLC on Android because the Controller and Renderer for native playback.
I take advantage of VLC on Ubuntu because the Controller and Renderer for native playback on a desktop.

I take advantage of BubbleUPnP on Android (pill or cellphone) to ship content material at totally different gadgets – chromecast, Roku, Kodi, Raspberry Pi operating Kodi, or domestically to any participant that may settle for HTTP URLs (mxplayer, vlc, and many others…)

I do not know find out how to have any Linux desktop because the DLNA Controller.

Servers – sure!
Controllers+Renderers – sure!
However no DLNA-Controller-only answer. Sorry.

Some DLNA net interfaces have a “Play-To” choice which actually tells the DLNA Server the place to ship stuff, however assist for that’s extraordinarily restricted. I’ve by no means gotten it working even with browser addons for Plex. That may very well be just because I refuse to enroll in a free Plex account and block virtually all Plex web requests.

It actually does appear to be a straightforward factor to need.

BTW, file extensions do not equate to any particular video or audio encoding. .mp4 is only a container with many alternative video-codecs and audio-codecs attainable. A Chromecast has some very particular concepts about what it will possibly play. I’ve a really early v1 Chromecast and it would not play any mpeg2 video or AC3 audio – which is what TV broadcast do right here. Principally, it may play h.264 video and both ogg, mp3 or aac audio, nothing else. I’ve not too long ago discovered that newer chromecasts assist another audio codecs, however not FLAC.

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As a result of I used to be bored with having to combat for cheap video assist, I obtained a raspberry pi v3 and loaded OSMC onto it. OSMC is a personalized model of Kodi designed particularly for inventory r-pi programs. A raspberry pi is ($35). The v4 is out now for $35 (you may want a case, PSU, and microSD too) and possibly 2x quicker than the v3. The case + PSU needs to be beneath $15 whole. The microSD simply must have sufficient storage for the OS and KODI database, so 8G or 16G needs to be ample, except you’ve gotten 1000’s of movies. Get the official PSU. When folks attempt to use another PSU, it normally does not present ample energy and results in odd failures that may by no means be uncovered. Simply get the official PSU for the r-pi mannequin you select.
R-Pi CPUs are quick sufficient to deal with CPU-based playback for 720p content material of just about any kind of video. Nonetheless, they’ve {hardware} assist enabled for h.264 video decoding for hidef content material, so the playback is subsequent to zero CPU for that. Kodi can play from native hooked up storage or distant community storage (nfs or CIFS). It may entry DLNA servers. It handles just about any audio file codecs. The r-pi v4 has 2 HDMI outputs and claims to assist twin 4K output.

We’re getting past my information at this level.


SeijiSensei
June nineteenth, 2020, 12:26 PM
Do have an older android pill(4.4 or 5), however unsure if I may simply join my exterior onerous drive to it(does have USB port) with out fairly a bit of labor to play movies.
Do not know should you can join your USB drive (my guess is not any), however you possibly can use the pill through wifi in the identical method I described for utilizing an Android cellphone.

crip720
June nineteenth, 2020, 10:58 PM
Tried going over to the darkish facet, What a multitude to arrange an OS. Was questioning if there’s a method of freezing Chrome from updating or eradicating apps in future? Solely use Chrome to make use of videostream. Have discovered most of your options do not work as nicely or are likely to attempt to fritter away cpu.

TheFu
June nineteenth, 2020, 11:11 PM
Tried going over to the darkish facet, What a load of c**p to arrange an OS. Was questioning if there’s a method of freezing Chrome from updating or eradicating apps in future? Solely use Chrome to make use of videostream. Have discovered most of your options do not work as nicely or are likely to attempt to fritter away cpu.

Transcoding is at all times heavy on a CPU. All the time. There may be actually, no method round that.


crip720
June twentieth, 2020, 12:26 AM
Do not understand how videostream does it, nevertheless it doesn’t appear to make use of a lot cpu. Have by no means heard my followers come on when utilizing videostream. With plex followers went to most and was not even attempting to transform video, gnomecast had followers excessive changing/transcoding. TVs are in different rooms and chromecast has been simpler to make use of than transferring pc or getting very lengthy HDMI cable.

TheFu
June twentieth, 2020, 01:44 AM
Do not understand how videostream does it, nevertheless it doesn’t appear to make use of a lot cpu. Have by no means heard my followers come on when utilizing videostream. With plex followers went to most and was not even attempting to transform video, gnomecast had followers excessive changing/transcoding. TVs are in different rooms and chromecast has been simpler to make use of than transferring pc or getting very lengthy HDMI cable.

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On Home windows, utilizing the GPU for encoding of movies is usually attainable.
On Linux, that functionality is not common as a result of the arms-length driver improvement for a lot of GPU drivers. I think a lot of this is because of concern by distributors that Linux folks would crack any DRM and steal content material should greater than Home windows sh folks. However that is only a guess.

replace: repair GPU the place wanted.


crip720
June twentieth, 2020, 02:03 AM
Do not understand how videostream does it, nevertheless it doesn’t appear to make use of a lot cpu. Have by no means heard my followers come on when utilizing videostream. With plex followers went to most and was not even attempting to transform video, gnomecast had followers excessive changing/transcoding. TVs are in different rooms and chromecast has been simpler to make use of than transferring pc or getting very lengthy HDMI cable.

crip720
June twentieth, 2020, 02:21 PM
Query, by unticking/eradicating the google chrome line in software program sources, will that forestall/disable chrome from updating and/or eradicating apps throughout future updates? I do know it’s dangerous to not replace, however solely use chrome for the videostream app. Use firefox and/or opera for many looking.

CelticWarrior
June twentieth, 2020, 03:04 PM
Eradicating the Goggle Chrome repository will forestall updates, after all, as that’s the solely supply for these updates. Chromium OTOH comes from official sources.

durandot
February third, 2021, 11:52 PM
So far as I do know, there are various options to the video stream for chromecast. Personally, I take advantage of virgin multi room TV. It is a machine, after connecting which, everybody in the home watches totally different exhibits on the similar time, with out interfering with one another. Luckily, many channels are included within the bundle, so there are at all times fascinating exhibits or motion pictures. By the way in which, this can be a helpful machine for these households and houses which have a couple of TV. You should purchase a virgin multi room right here https://xtrium.com/virgin-multi-room/ it’s actually very economical and we don’t pay a number of totally different payments.

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