HOW-TO Streaming from the PC to the BOX
From the box you go to the Addons (blue panel -> download (Gemini-Server)->plugins->VLCF-Final RC2 –or whatever if by the time you read this there is a new version)
Now you have to download a piece of software for the PC – a great one by the way. Go to http://www.videolan.org/ and download the latest version (VideoLan 0.86c)
Install the Videolan software; you may want to include the Mozilla plug-in during the installation. Then there will be a shortcut on your desktop:
Click right mouse button on it , click “Properties”
In the Properties window under the tab “Shortcut” – add –intf wxwin –extraintf=http after the target location. For example: „C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe” –intf wxwin –extraintf=http
*This will start the VLC with web-interface
Now it’s time to configure the part on the dreambox. This will happen by modifying an .XML file.
Use FTP client to access your box. You can use IE if you want (on IE7 after accessing your ftp site – press “Alt” then View -> Open FTP Site in Window Explorer)
Find vlcf_original.xml – it is located in /var/tuxbox/config/
Copy the file in your PC. Now you can edit it. Open the file with WordPad.
Inside you will see a lot of thing. This plugin allows you to configure 4 servers. We will limit this manual to just one. So look for set1
The values are:
* IP =The IP address of your PC
* Stream-port = by default 9090 some suggest changing to 1335 (not sure this is necessary).
** User = If you didn’t mess with the VLC configuration, leave this as it is
** Pass = same as the above
Then you have to tell vlcf where you files and DVD drive are.
startdir – is the place where the media files are. You have to share this folder (volume) in the PC
Now that your changes are set, you need to Save As.. this file as – vlcf.xml – or if you want click save and then rename the vlcf_original.xml to vlcf.xml (erase the “original” part).
Now upload back that vlcf.xml from where it came from – copy-paste to /var/tuxbox/config/ on the box.
You are ready. Now you should be able to use the plugin. I found some additional steps described, I don’t really know what deferens they make but I made them and as far as I can tell – they don’t do any harm.
Now you are really ready. Start VLC on the PC using the shortcut.
With the remote of the box, pres yellow button (usually). You will see the VLC-Frontend plugin. Select it. If you did all right, on the TV you will see a list of files from the “startdir” on your PC – select-enjoy