Originally Posted by ItzMe
I haven't tried your sw yet, but I'm really impressed by it! As a next step, is it technologically possible to have our Samsungs live mirror a DLNA device's browser (source being a laptop, pc, or say a smart phone)?
This is certainly possible.
I haven't tried this, but you should be able to do this with VLC and a DLNA server that has an "add external source" capability.
- Open VLC
- Media, Open Capture Device
- Drop-down Capture Mode to Desktop
- There's a button next to "Cancel"in the lower right that says Play, and has a drop-down arrow. Drop-down and select "Stream"
- You get a new dialog box. It says "Source" at the top, and Source is filled in as :screen://". Just hit "Next" (This is a wizard)
- Next takes you to the Destination section
- Drop down next to New destination: HTTP. Click Add.
- Select a port to stream on. Make sure this doesn't interfere with any local HTTP server.
- Path you can leave as /
- Activate Transcoding should be checked, Profile Video - H.264 + AAC (MP4)
- Hit Stream button
You now have an HTTP server running on the port you selected streaming your desktop.
Go to your media server that supports external streams (such as Twonky Server and add this server as an external source.
Now here's the tricky part: in Twonky, the UI only permits you to add external media streams from specific sources (YouTube, etc.) There has to be some way to add an arbitrary URL, but I'm not sure how.
Now, for the simple case of showing a video or image that's on a web page, there is a much simpler solution: TwonkyBeam. TwonkyBeam is a Firefox plug-in that will stream content from a web page to a DMR. I don't think, though, that it will stream the browser window content itself. That is, go to YouTube, it will show a list of the videos on the current page in the sidebar. Select a video and you can play it to the DMR.
There is also TwonkyMobile or Android or iPhone. The iPhone version will allow you to queue content from a DLNA server to a DMR. This makes it technically a DMC or Digital Media Controller. Should be much more convenient than using a TV remote to select from the server.