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streaming to an android device

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by framedtoo, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    got the misses an android tablet for xmas

    ive been trying to get it to stream video with no success until today

    now streaming SD, when i tried HD frozen planet it started off playing with sound then the sound stopped, none of the files tried where decrypted, just flags removed, custom firmware on hdr

    apps used uPnPlay, mxplayer, mxplayer codecs
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    When you are streaming you don't need to decrypt, the server decrypts on the fly as long as the protection flags are cleared (that's more than just Enc, but they are taken care of by auto-unprotect). Your sound issues are about the client you are using not being able to track the audio format change between the lead-in and the actual programme.
  3. steveharr

    steveharr New Member

    Could you provide a bit more step by step detail as to how you got it working?
  4. brianmt

    brianmt Member

    I use skifta, as the server ( free download from market place ) and vplayer again from market place unfortunately not free but 30 free trial . Plays sd perfectly I've not tried hd
  5. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member


    goto market place on your android, free apps

    find the three apps mentioned

    make sure the codec matches the cpu on your android device

    open uPnPlay, you should be able to see all devices you can stream from (in my case HDR,2 pc's, bluray)

    all SD files i've tried played.
  6. OllieJ

    OllieJ New Member

    Ive done exactly this as well for my missus and her Arnova G2 tablet.
    She logs into the webif interface through the tablets web browser. Selects the recorded programme she wants to watch, then clicks on download.
    MX player (is installed on the tablet) plays the streamed file from the humax flawlessly.

    I too have the same problem that HD files wont play properly. I just assumed it was a bandwidth issue!
  7. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    found a better app than UPnPlay,do a search for Skifta, keep MX video Player

    sound may be a bandwidth issue, tried HDfile from pc same problem, running on wireless G at the moment, i'll try with wireless n, see if that improves it
  8. DavidF

    DavidF New Member

    I use Skifta and MX Player with a Xoom tablet and Galaxy S2 on wireless n with the Fox HDR. Works fine for SD but does not even show the HD programmes. will look out for updates in case that helps.
  9. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    im use them on xoom, HD file starts with video and sound, video skips lots of frames, sound on for about 4 secs then stops
  10. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    anyone know a tegra3 device will stream HD
  11. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    Is that information or an enquiry?
    af123 likes this.
  12. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    im asking if there is anyone out there with a tegra3 device and if so have they tried streaming HD content from the humax to the device

    sorry i wasn,t clear enough
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

  14. martypants16

    martypants16 Member

    Revelation! I didnt know you could do this, downloaded both packages on my HTC Desire and was watching my Hummy contents from my warm bed last night! Fab! Just gutted i cant pull my films off of the external hard drive that is connected to my box...
  15. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    I go a lot better than that - 60" projected image for bed-time. I *think* you will be able to stream from the external drive using Mediatomb, but I can do it using network mounts.
  16. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    download skifta to a pc on your local network, create an account. leave the pc on with skifta running, you can now watch content off your humax anywhere
  17. martypants16

    martypants16 Member

    I thought it was about the quality not the size.....:p