Bug 366 - Video player should allow streaming of MPEG over HTTP
: Video player should allow streaming of MPEG over HTTP
Product: Media player
: 4.0
: All Maemo
: Medium enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: unassigned
: video-player-bugs
: enhancement-it2005, ITOS2007HE-garage...
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Reported: 2006-01-13 18:31 UTC by David Hagood
Modified: 2008-12-06 14:24 UTC (History)
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Description David Hagood (reporter) 2006-01-13 18:31:07 UTC
Attempting to play an MPEG video by streaming it over HTTP does not work - the
video player indicates "Unsupported format". Placing the video on the memory
card will allow the video to play.

*IF* you could stream any supported video format this would allow watching a
video much larger than the unit's memory or storage capacity.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Set up a web server with an MPEG video known to play on the 770
2) Insure the 770 has connectivity to that server.
3) Enter the URL for the video into the video player's "Play stream" entry.

Expected results:
Video should play (within the limits of the bandwidth of the net connection).

Actual results:
Video player reports "Unsupported format".

Every time.
Comment 1 tobias kutning 2006-02-24 18:35:34 UTC

I asked a similar question on the mailing lists without ever getting some
useful feedback, see me original message below. The 770 would be a perfect
client for watching TV over WLAN with the use of a software called VDR.

If this "bug" is worked on, I am willing to provide some details about my
setup, maybe I can provide some useful info for solving this issue.

Kind regards

Message: 10
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 22:40:12 +0100
From: tobias kutning <tarantino77@gmail.com>
Subject: [maemo-users] Video-Streaming over http
To: maemo-users@maemo.org
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Hi everyone,

I managed to setup a VDR streaming solution to play live video streams
on the 770.

The settings I used for encoding:
"mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=64 -ovc lavc -lavcopts
vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=1:vbitrate=300 -vf scale=352:208 -ffourcc DIVX -ofps

I could open the stream without the slightest problems on my laptop using VLC,
using the http-address: http://vdr:3000/Extern/S19.2E-1-1079-28006+1

However, when trying to open the stream on the 770 I noticed the
following behaviour:
1.) Open with Video-Player: Getting a message like "format not supported".
2.) Open with Browser: Saves the stream as a download. But not
possible to pass the file directly
     to the Video Player.

Did anybody successfully manage to stream avi over http to the 770
yet? Need help for this issue.

Thanks in advance for you input, your help is appreciated,

Kind regards

Comment 2 Maemo QA (deprecated) 2006-05-03 18:50:02 UTC
Claiming ownership.
Comment 3 Maemo QA (deprecated) 2006-05-03 18:51:24 UTC
David, do you have any URLs which point to MPG streams, for testing purposes?
Comment 4 Maemo QA (deprecated) 2006-05-22 13:33:42 UTC
Feature request has been forwarded to upstream maintainer.
Comment 5 MikeL 2006-06-18 13:33:18 UTC
This capability should be as transparent as possible directly from via browser
URL selection for supported Video AND Audio streams. In Windows we are able to
right mouse click say in FireFox and decide what programme should be launched in
an attempt to play the item.  (This would be good for the unsupported formats
for when enterprising programmers are able port/write other media player
programmes to the Nokia 770)
Comment 7 Pekka Marjola nokia 2007-10-30 08:38:11 UTC
Seems like you are using DivX, which is not currently supported. Otherwise it
is possible to over HTTP. I'm resolving this bug. Lack of DivX support is a
separate issue.