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Re: Possible packages...



On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 10:46 -0600, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:

> I had mediatomb installed, very much disliked it. It may have been my 
> ability to configure it as well. However it wasn't as easy as 
> ps3mediaserver. Granted I don't know if the ps3 one will work with all 
> media players, I think it only encodes to what the ps3 can handle if I'm 
> not mistaken.
> 
> > (unless ps3mediaserver's implementation of on-the-fly transcoding lets
> > you fast-forward and rewind. that'd be good. mediatomb can't do that.)
> 
> It does.

Yeah, I just tried it out. Seems to do that fairly well. Bit hard for me
to test properly as my PS3's wireless connection isn't really good
enough, but it seemed to work.

afaict, though, it doesn't work with any transcoder except
mplayer/ffmpeg, and it's pretty useless without transcoding.

there's also this little gem: linux/tsMuxeR_licence.txt

"YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, ADAPT, TRANSLATE, RENT, LEASE, LOAN, SELL, REQUEST
DONATIONS OR CREATE DERIVATE WORKS BASED UPON THE SOFTWARE OR ANY PART
THEREOF."

so to put it in fedora or rpmfusion-free, you'd have to drop tsmuxer; I
think it's optional.

I would recommend you add the necessary infrastructure to the package to
let it run as a service; although the website doesn't widely advertise
the fact, it does actually run fine without X. I don't know if there's a
parameter to force it into 'headless' mode, but you could always hack it
by running it with an empty DISPLAY variable. (it also seems like it
doesn't save configuration across runs, which is a bit odd.)

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Adam Williamson
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