[clug] Transact TV streaming through linux box?

Luke Fletcher luke.fletcher at anu.edu.au
Wed Apr 12 23:46:49 GMT 2006

Sorry, I mean when you want to playback an earlier recorded program from
the PC to the STB  (so my wife can watch in the lounge on the TV instead
of infront of my grungy PC in the study).  There's no problem with
streams to the PC and the STB when watching live TV.

i.e. using: vlc myshow.vlc with
":sout=#duplicate{dst=std{access=udp,mux=ts,url=}}" as
the MRL, then watching TV on channel 2 on the STB will show the recorded
program, but will conflict with the live ch2 transmission unless I
disconnect the 'red' cable to the marconi box (severing my
internet/transact connection).

Luke F.

Michael Cohen wrote:

>  I never had that problem. It has been a while since I played with that (mythtv cant accept it as a video source afaik). I think you need to plug the pc to the other ethernet port on the modem instead of to the stb. You should then be able to get a stream using you pc as well as the stb getting its own stream (i.e. the pc does not interfer with the normal tv).
>  More information here:
>  http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/128335.html
>  Michael.
>On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 09:13:03AM +1000, Luke Fletcher wrote:
>>Sorry to those with Motorola STBs (or not transact).
>>For those with I3s:
>>Streaming recording playback works great, but having to disconnect the
>>marconi box from transact to playback to the STB is sub-optimal.
>>Why? Can't stay connected to the internet/ record tv while playing back.
>>Has anyone found a way round this?
>>I was thinking about using a 2nd NIC in my PC and putting the STB
>>downstream of that.
>>So normal mode would just be multicast forwarding.
>>Playback would require my PC to stream on the 2nd NIC while still using
>>the 1st NIC to record.
>>Has anyone attempted this? or better solutions (maybe a cheap router
>>instead of a 2nd NIC)?
>>The main issues is that the STB can't be changed to look for a different
>>server so the PC has to appear to multicast from : to
>>the STB on eth1 while still being able to record from the real
>> on eth0
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