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jmcnulty

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  • jmcnulty
    RE: Media server that can stream video over internet
    Lenny at the moment. As the server is external facing I prefer to stick to proven versions for as long as possible.
    Link to this post 11 May 11

    Lenny at the moment. As the server is external facing I prefer to stick to proven versions for as long as possible.

  • jmcnulty
    RE: Media server that can stream video over internet
    Just an update - have got vlc to work by running the latest windows version in a VM on the server. It's horribly inelegant from a resources point of view and I'd prefer an all-linux solution on the server side, but it works fine. I'll keep looking :) Joe
    Link to this post 08 May 11

    Just an update - have got vlc to work by running the latest windows version in a VM on the server. It's horribly inelegant from a resources point of view and I'd prefer an all-linux solution on the server side, but it works fine.

    I'll keep looking :)

    Joe

  • jmcnulty
    RE: Media server that can stream video over internet
    [b]asedt wrote:[/b] [quote] Now when I think about it you already use Mediatomb to stream over you LAN right? UPnP I read on there page: http://mediatomb.cc/dokuwiki/faq:faq I'm not sure but is it not possible to access the LAN with OpenVPN mentioned in the faq I linked above.[/quote] Yeah, I was reading the mediatomb stuff earlier. I *could* use vpn (actually I'd use samba tunnelled over SSH as I use tunnelling all the time for VNC while away anyway) - I used to use the vpn setup on ip-cop a lot at work and at home, the problem I have then is getting mediatomb to a) not transcode when I'm on the PS3 at home and b) transcode to a lower bitrate when I'm out of the house at my girlfriends. From looking at the mediatomb setup I can set transcodes by filetype, but not by machine accessing the file. Obviously I'd prefer to keep full quality for LAN viewing, but even a 5mb upload won't work reliably at full data rate. I'll have a look at getting a later version of vlc - I got the webgui working no problem, just no stream and then I found the notes about the old version not coping well with streaming. The VLC website wasn't too helpful at first glance for finding the later versions, but I'll keep looking. As for the sid version - I'll look, but it depends on just how many includes it needs. I have Lenny as the server needs needs to be rock solid stable (it's an external-facing web/mail server as well), I know it's probably over-cautious (my IT manager background), but I want to keep experimental packages off it. Thanks for the help! Joe
    Link to this post 08 May 11

    asedt wrote:



    Now when I think about it you already use Mediatomb to stream over you LAN right? UPnP I read on there page: http://mediatomb.cc/dokuwiki/faq:faq

    I'm not sure but is it not possible to access the LAN with OpenVPN mentioned in the faq I linked above.

    Yeah, I was reading the mediatomb stuff earlier.

    I *could* use vpn (actually I'd use samba tunnelled over SSH as I use tunnelling all the time for VNC while away anyway) - I used to use the vpn setup on ip-cop a lot at work and at home, the problem I have then is getting mediatomb to a) not transcode when I'm on the PS3 at home and b) transcode to a lower bitrate when I'm out of the house at my girlfriends. From looking at the mediatomb setup I can set transcodes by filetype, but not by machine accessing the file. Obviously I'd prefer to keep full quality for LAN viewing, but even a 5mb upload won't work reliably at full data rate.

    I'll have a look at getting a later version of vlc - I got the webgui working no problem, just no stream and then I found the notes about the old version not coping well with streaming. The VLC website wasn't too helpful at first glance for finding the later versions, but I'll keep looking.

    As for the sid version - I'll look, but it depends on just how many includes it needs. I have Lenny as the server needs needs to be rock solid stable (it's an external-facing web/mail server as well), I know it's probably over-cautious (my IT manager background), but I want to keep experimental packages off it.

    Thanks for the help!

    Joe

  • jmcnulty
    RE: Media server that can stream video over internet
    Tried VLC (don't know why I didn't think of it - it's my default player on Windows) The lenny repository version is quite old (0.8.6) and has the codecs stripped out by the debby people and specifically says that it isn't great at streaming, so I'm not suprised that after a couple of hours of fiddling I can't get it to work. Any other ideas? Ideally I'd have something like mediatomb that can handle transcoding etc but over http. TIA, Joe
    Link to this post 08 May 11

    Tried VLC (don't know why I didn't think of it - it's my default player on Windows)

    The lenny repository version is quite old (0.8.6) and has the codecs stripped out by the debby people and specifically says that it isn't great at streaming, so I'm not suprised that after a couple of hours of fiddling I can't get it to work.

    Any other ideas? Ideally I'd have something like mediatomb that can handle transcoding etc but over http.

    TIA,

    Joe

  • jmcnulty
    RE: Media server that can stream video over internet
    I have Googled a lot - everything seems to be audio only or a complete O/S install, which I don't want to do as the server has so many other jobs to do for me. I'll have a look at the standard packages, but if you have any other suggestions / experience, that would really help. Thanks, Joe
    Link to this post 07 May 11

    I have Googled a lot - everything seems to be audio only or a complete O/S install, which I don't want to do as the server has so many other jobs to do for me.

    I'll have a look at the standard packages, but if you have any other suggestions / experience, that would really help.

    Thanks,

    Joe

  • jmcnulty
    Media server that can stream video over internet
    Hi Everyone, I've been running Debian on my servers for years (and RedHat before that). Among the many tasks my home server has is that it runs Mediatomb to my PS3 - excellent and I'm very happy with it. I now have a Virgin 50mb (with 5mb upstream) internet connection at home and I'm looking for an internet-capable streamer so I can watch my films at my girlfriends house. As I have 5mb upload, I am hoping for some good qaulity results, but I can't find anything suitable. Anyone have any experience / recommendations? I run 64-bit Debian on a an AMD9650 quadcore with 4GB RAM TIA, Joe
    Link to this post 07 May 11

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been running Debian on my servers for years (and RedHat before that). Among the many tasks my home server has is that it runs Mediatomb to my PS3 - excellent and I'm very happy with it.

    I now have a Virgin 50mb (with 5mb upstream) internet connection at home and I'm looking for an internet-capable streamer so I can watch my films at my girlfriends house. As I have 5mb upload, I am hoping for some good qaulity results, but I can't find anything suitable.

    Anyone have any experience / recommendations? I run 64-bit Debian on a an AMD9650 quadcore with 4GB RAM

    TIA,

    Joe

  • jmcnulty
    RE: Want to send an email when a port is used
    That gives me enough to start looking again - many thanks for your help! Joe
    Link to this post 19 Mar 10

    That gives me enough to start looking again - many thanks for your help!

    Joe

  • jmcnulty
    RE: NETWORK IS RUNNING EVEN IF NETWORK SERVICES IS OFF
    Not a tech answer I know, but if you need your machine to not be on the network and it's a semi-permanent arrangement, just disconnect the network cable? Sorry if there are reasons this isn't an option!
    Link to this post 19 Mar 10

    Not a tech answer I know, but if you need your machine to not be on the network and it's a semi-permanent arrangement, just disconnect the network cable? Sorry if there are reasons this isn't an option!

  • jmcnulty
    Want to send an email when a port is used
    Hi everyone, Unusual request that Google hasn't been able to help with. I have VMWare running on my Debian box that has XP-Pro as a guest OS. The guest OS will only be connected to through normal Windows remote desktop. I want to fire myself an email when the RDC client connects (and ideally disconnects), so I was hoping to setup a monitor in Debian that can fire me a mail through mutt or something that mails me when the 3389 port is accessed. Is this possible or am I looking at it the wrong way? TIA Joe
    Link to this post 18 Mar 10

    Hi everyone,

    Unusual request that Google hasn't been able to help with.

    I have VMWare running on my Debian box that has XP-Pro as a guest OS. The guest OS will only be connected to through normal Windows remote desktop.

    I want to fire myself an email when the RDC client connects (and ideally disconnects), so I was hoping to setup a monitor in Debian that can fire me a mail through mutt or something that mails me when the 3389 port is accessed.

    Is this possible or am I looking at it the wrong way?

    TIA

    Joe

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