mediatomb and WDTV Live

  • Alexandre Aufrere

    Hello people!

    I'm trying to set up mediatomb, in order to "relay" internet video streams to the WDTV Live.
    Whatever i try, and i've read a lot of howtos, it doesn't work: the WDTV Live displays an error message saying "Impossible to read selected file, unknown format".

    For the record, in my latest configuration, i implemented transcoding to MPEG1 through VLC. The transcoding indeed happens, but still same message.

    An example stream i try to play:
    URL: mms://
    Class: object.item.videoItem
    Mimetype: video/streaming

    In config.xml:
    <transcode mimetype="video/streaming" using="vlcmpeg"/>

          <profile name="vlcmpeg" enabled="yes" type="external">
            <agent command="vlc" arguments="-I dummy %in -sout #transcode{venc=ffmpeg,vcodec=mp1v,vb=4096,fps=25,aenc=ffmpeg,acodec=mpga,ab=192,samplerate=44100,channels=2}:standard{access=file,mux=ps,dst=%out} vlc:quit"/>
            <buffer size="14400000" chunk-size="512000" fill-size="120000"/>

    Still, no luck. Any idea, dear people?


  • Alexandre Aufrere

    Found myself: WDTV Live requires mp2v (mpeg 2 video)


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