mainGMediaRender - Support: sr #105371, Feature Request


sr #105371: Feature Request

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 28 May 2006 03:32:58 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  4 - Important Status:  In Progress
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  soggie
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Wed 07 Nov 2007 12:58:50 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Update: since GMediaRender 0.0.6, the friendly name can be set at runtime using the '--friendly-name' command-line option.

Ivo Clarysse <soggie>
Group administrator
Tue 06 Nov 2007 08:42:57 AM UTC, comment #1: 

In gmediarender-0.0.5, you can now configure the GStreamer audio and video sinks to use, using --gstout-audiosink and --gstout-videosink.

If you have fullscreen video sinks in your GStreamer setup, this will yield fullscreen rendering.

However, fullscreen rendering with the default 'xvimagesink' and 'ximagesink' is not yet implemented.

Also, setting the UPnP 'friendly name' at runtime is also not yet supported.

Ivo Clarysse <soggie>
Group administrator
Sun 28 May 2006 03:32:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi - I've been playing with GMediaRender - I know its very early code, but theres a few problems.

1. You cannot chaange the uPNP name
this is hard wired as GMediaRender - which means you cant have more than one running on the same network. This should be a commandline option, and default to the name of the machine the code is running on (at runtime, not compile time)

2. Output is not configurable
At the moment, you have no control what displays the streamed output, where, and how. So, gstreamer defaults to showing movies in a window (for example) and you cant change it. In this instance I would want the video to run full screen. And you cant change any options on how gstreamer runs, etc

Ideally, gmediarender should run as a service/daemon, and output to the console (root window :0). Currently if you run it in a xterm window, gstreamer will display on that display device. If started without a terminal attached (such as in a startup script on login), gstreamer doesn't display at all.

These are the main 2 issues. I can change the code myself to fix point 1, but point 2 I dont have the faintest idea how to address.

Yours is the only media renderer out there at the moment, so keep up the good work!!

Robert Euston



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