Media center and IPTV

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by zigggy55, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. zigggy55

    zigggy55 Guest

    Hello!

    My ISP besides internet and IPphone also provide me IPTV. VDSL modem splits
    internet traffic in tcp/ip etc traffic and Multicast UDP. One port is
    specialy configured for TV. This port receive multicast UDP mpeg-ts stream
    according to my request for specific channel. This stream then go to STB
    Amino110 via UTP cable and STB convert this stream into analog signal for TV.

    I can allso receive same stream on computer over network interface card
    without any need for TV tuner. VideoLanClient is capable to handle multicast
    UDP mpeg-ts and show it on monitor. Channel select is done by VLC-s playlist.
    Entry's in playlist looks like that:

    #EXTM3U
    #EXTINF:0,1 - RTV SLO 1
    udp://@239.1.1.115:5000

    #EXTINF:0,2 - RTV SLO 2
    udp://@239.1.1.116:5000

    #EXTINF:0,3 - Kanal A
    udp://@239.1.1.8:5000

    #EXTINF:0,4 - POP TV
    udp://@239.1.1.9:5000
    ....and so on for 150+ channels

    I was able to make WMP to play this with some tweaks and extra codecs.
    Now I'm assembling HTPC and I would like to use WMC as frontend, but I
    can't. WMC is not capable to play this kind of TV.
    My question:
    1. Is there any piece of software that would convert NIC in fake TV tuner?
    Elecard have some, it works with MediaPortal, configuration must be done
    according to this post:
    http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/c...nally-working-ip-tv-solution-tv-server-44158/
    Is there any other, becouse elecard does not work with WMC.
    2. Does MS have any plans to integrate this kind of TV into WMC? I mean,
    half of Europe have TV based on IP. And it's not too complicated either. If
    WMP can do it, so should WMC.
    Regards
     
    zigggy55, Dec 29, 2008
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  2. zigggy55

    armonis Guest

    Hi Ziggy,

    According to Microsoft, even what you did with WMP is not supposed t
    happen...
    There is a project by some Dutch people that is a plugin to WMC an
    allow VLC integration and control.
    Check it out here:
    http://wiki.videolan.org/Use_in_Media_Center
    Another way is to use VLC to transcode on the fly the streams t
    Windows Media streams and play them via Media Center but it's not
    solution


    Can you please tell me the process used to enable WMP to pla
    Unicast/Multicast streams?

    Thank you
     
    armonis, Jan 8, 2009
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  3. zigggy55

    zigggy55 Guest

    Well, I installed HDTV pump
    http://www.wmplugins.com/ItemDetail.aspx?ItemID=770
    and Elecard plugin http://www.wmplugins.com/ItemDetail.aspx?ItemID=1068

    in WMP - file - open url I wrote path according to this:

    elecard://mcast_group:port[[:s=server_address][:i=interface]
    [:t=payload_type]]/type
    where:
    mcast_group – multicast IP address (e.g. 234.5.5.5).
    port –unsigned integer value from 1 to 65535.
    server_address – data source server IP or DNS name.
    interface – local interface IP.
    payload_type – stream payload type (m2p, m2t, m1s).
    type – type of stream transport (udp or rtp).
    For example:
    elecard://234.5.5.5:10201:s=192.168.57.14:i=192.168.57.23:t=m2p/udp
    or
    elecard://234.5.5.5:10201/udp

    and it woked.
    But I could not make it work in WMC
     
    zigggy55, Jan 8, 2009
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  4. zigggy55

    zigggy55 Guest

    Sorry, I forgot. Currently I do not have chance to try this at home, but I
    have some recordings from TV unchanged, so codec is the same. I streamed one
    of recordings in multicast UDP via VLC on one computer and watch stream on
    the other, so I think at home it would be the same, I only don't know if
    playlist would work, that I didn't try.
    I hope this helps.
     
    zigggy55, Jan 8, 2009
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