want to do live tv over wifi any ideas???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by michelle21, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. michelle21 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    My new sourceforge.net project, mobile media content client (mmc
    client) for the Iphone (tenative name) seeks to discover and stream
    whatever video / audio resources someone has on their network to the
    iphone (and other devices). its a subproject to another project of
    mine which does something similar for laptops. (that project page is
    here www.distributed-home.com/wordpress), I still need to put up a
    page for the new one, I;m thinking of using .mac.

    It uses a server written in java to gather the resources , and a light
    weight javascript client similar to iui, but very little processing is
    done in the client.

    Already using ssdpd and dns-sd, (bonjouir) I can stream iphone format
    appropriate content from several very popular dlna servers,
    twonkyvision and elgato eyeconnect, before I release 1.0 I am hoping
    to hoping to support nero as well. Using the interface, you can easily
    switch between content on multiple servers, and play them on the
    iphone, there is also a customizable page for the dvdcover,
    discription and other info.

    Before 1.0 I plan to add support to show what is on tivo's you may
    have, unfortunately you can't play content because not only would it
    have to be decrpted on the fly but also transcoded to h264 or mp4 for
    playback on the iphone, or wmv for playback on windows mobile. Still I
    think it might be useful to show whats on the tivo, and tie it into
    one of the popular video seach engines to get cover art and a

    Some of us still have replaytv's, and it might include that too, I
    have some code I wrote a long time ago for showing whats on that, and
    since its mpeg I might be able to transcode it on the fly to mp4 with
    resonable speed.
    Not sure what demand there is nowadays, with hd and all. Would anyone
    find that feature useful? What other video / audio content do you have
    you might want to see???? Be interested in hearing.

    I'd also like to stream live tv, I think this is technically feasible,
    and wonder if anyone is working along the same direction.

    Live tv would have to be an http stream , not rstp, and would have to
    be in a quicktime compatable format, as a test I'd like to come up
    with a way to get NasaTV to stream, all nasatv quicktime streams use
    rstp , with quicktime streaming server.

    I know that videolan can do transcoding and live http streaming, and
    it has been used successfully to stream tv, but VLC's quicktime and
    h264 support is not all that good.

    I'm just opening this to discussion to get some ideas, if anyone wants
    to join this project send me an email I may consider adding
    developers. You need java and ajax experience.
  2. iAmLegend macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2007
    I know nothing about any of this, but can you set it up so I can watch basic cable channels like NBC & ABC on the iPhone? That would be great.
  3. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Michelle - Do you think it's possible to get Real Player live feeds (CBS's Big Brother house) on the iPhone? If that's even remotely possible, I'm in.
  4. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
  5. michelle21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    real player uses a rtp format.

    The iphone only supports a limited number of formats, so I have to say no, if it is possible it would have to be transcoded on the fly before hitting the phone, so I don't think thats very good for live tv.

    But, I'm amazed at what I'm finding the quicktime player on the phone will do if given a little nudge.

    However , I think somekind of live tv, not real player may be possible.
  6. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Darn - I'd settle for a delay but if not possible - oh well.

    Either way - I appreciate what you're doing for all of us (except me). LOL
  7. michelle21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    We have part of our website up, with some videos.

    The subversion or cvs (whichever easier) should be up next week.

    Binaries .. soon I hope.

    For now enjoy.. My cats sure did.


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