Streaming Video From Windows Xp To Pandora


alerino

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1. In WinXP, share your folder to the world (maybe you'll have to unblock firewall in network security properties)


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2. In Pandora, open Gigolo under System menu - if you haven't fixed it already, follow mindlord howto here


3. Click on Connect, choose Windows Share , fill in Server with Windows IP and Share with your folder name

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4. When you see this screen, you're good to go

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5. Open a terminal window, and type the following command (use TAB for autocompletion) - your windows folder is shared into /home/yourpandorausername/.gvfs

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since it is a shared folder, you may want to use cache parameters like i did, for better performance

6. RESULT (please increase volume, low recording)

 
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WizardStan

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This is streaming in the sense that it's playing a video on the pandora from a file in Windows. Not the same thing as streaming a game over network :p
 

Usoppe

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WolfSpider said:
That's cool, I wonder if we'll ever be able to stream pc games.
Yes, its possible. But first we need fast H264 decoding or decoding of a similiar effective Codec.
 
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Special software, as well, and if we need 8MB of cache, which amounts to several seconds of video, for it to not get delayed, there might be some trouble with streaming with 0 latency. Maybe with wifi power management off and wifi drivers that don't suck, it'd work.

If you have a game's data files in a shared folder, you'll be able to run it from there, though, on the pandora, as long as it's compiled for the pandora.
 
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