I assume you were using a later firmware that also had the above parameter options too? I tried doing UDP several weeks ago, and had no luck, but I had no way of selecting UDP on the Azbox.
Anyway, I'm going to first do what I can to make a backup of all my sats/transponders/channels, etc, then I'm off to the new firmware. Funny, I've been waiting for one of the new firmware versions to list this as one of the improvements, but I never saw it mentioned. Perhaps some version came out that did this, and we never got the improvement list.
My only experience with streaming is the latest firmware, 9.3877 . Haven't tried it much before today.
For HTTP streaming take a look at this and see if it answers your question.Well, after getting back up after upgrading from 2371 to 3877, I finally tried playing with the UDP streaming.
Seems to work very well on SD content, both 4.2.0 and 4.2.2 and MPEG2 and MPEG4.
I was also able to stream ATSC OTA HD, HD from NASA-TV, and medium bitrate MPEG4 HD from DN sats. However as expected, I wasn't able to stream high bitrate network HD, although it came closer to working than I've ever got before. IT even popped up video from the ABC HD NET test card, but it was skipping badly. But it worked better than last time I tried playing from computer.
I'm now wanting to figure out how to do HTTP streaming. I tried to set up a channel in much the same way as the UDP was done, but I couldn't even get it to show up in the channel list. I may try altering the one that came as default.
Anyway, neat. I've been waiting for a way to stream to this thing, and it's getting closer.
Re the link above (earlier in this thread), yeah, I was trying to modify that technique with no luck.
What I'm trying to do is to initiate streaming on one of my own computers, and then use the IP function on the Azbox to play the stream. When I set up the IP thing to the IP#ort that I have streaming on, the Azbox sets up a "USER Channel", however it doesn't play. Although, despite having played those Russian channels before, I'm now getting blank screens on all 4 of those too, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I'll keep plugging at it though.
Re the UDP streaming, it was similar. I set up a UDP channel by going into the IP function, selected UDP, and gave the IP# and port number of one of my computers. I used the 256KB buffer size. It set up a UDP1 channel in my channel list, which I played. Then on my computer, I ran VLC, and told it to stream a file to the IP# of the Azbox via UDP. When tuned to the UDP channel on the Azbox, I could select and play different video files with VLC. Worked fine, except for higher speed HD.
Again, the reason I'm trying to stream is that from what I've seen with other boxes, streaming is faster than playing a file from a SMB type share. I'd really like to figure out the HTTP streaming, because that is what TSREADER does, so I'd be able to stream live sat channels that way. I know that my computer is streaming, because I can view the video with other players. I just can't get the Azbox to display it.
I setup the Russian Channels, I did not have to reboot to see video. Sometimes it tokk 10 seconds for it to pop in, but I'm sure my slow internet had something to do with that.My work around for those Russian IPTV channels to display is this. I choose the channel, and then reboot AZBox ......the future.
VLC is a free program that play and stream video in many different formats......what is VLC?
My work around for those Russian IPTV channels to display is this. I choose the channel, and then reboot AZBox ......the future.
I setup the Russian Channels, I did not have to reboot to see video. Sometimes it tokk 10 seconds for it to pop in, but I'm sure my slow internet had something to do with that.
Thanks LAK7 and B.J. for all the information. I'm kind of new at using Linux system. I'm used to the PC format. I will try testing the UDP feature sometime to see how far, I can get with it.