[mythtv-users] Mythtv and Samsung Allshare?

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Wed Nov 14 02:39:30 UTC 2012

a Plex client is now available for Samsung TV's




On 14 November 2012 09:10, john <newsgrp1 at bestpond.com> wrote:

> On 14/11/12 00:29, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
>> Has anyone got mythtv to work with Samsung Allshare, the built in DLNA
>> client on Samsung TV's? My TV see's the mythtv server but then bombs after
>> I select it.
>>  I recently bought a Samsung 32" TV (Model UA32ES5500MYXY Series 5) for
> the bedroom I have it wall mounted and it is connected to my lan via
> ethernet ( I wasn't prepared to fiddle with another wireless point). I
> eventually got the network running. It got as far as seeing the mythtv
> backend which runs upnp, and tries to connect, then bombs...as you say.
> I tried setting up minidlna which is recommended by a lot of people, and
> managed to connect OK.  But no myth menus or nice program names! I simply
> had a list of files, so if I proceeded it was pot luck what was going to be
> seen, especially as I have several hundred recordings across two backends
> and the main frontend in the lounge room.
> I set about attempting to get the program names showing, and used the
> mythlink script. I just used a suggested set of options I found on this
> list (I think) which put the series title first and then ordered the
> episodes. That seemed to work at first, but then while I had a list of all
> the titles as I went to select the episode, in the majority of cases it
> listed the file name date & time only, with the occasional one having an
> episode title.
> Next discovery was as I scrolled (or tapped down the list) I found that
> after the titles with "Z" I still had showing a huge list of the files
> names again. Probably from the earlier attempt. So I have to sort out how
> to get rid of those files appearing. I have since discovered that the fast
> forward, and rewind buttons on my Samsung remote will do page up & page
> down through the title listing, so I don't have to click down line by line.
> I had also read of serviio, which seemed a bit more complex than minidlna,
> so am still considering if it is worth a try.
> To get the TV working  to stream MythTV with AllShare, it seems that you
> need to use a separate dlna server, and then the mythlink script, I am yet
> to discover the magic of getting that right to display Series Title, then
> episode title, also I couldn't seem to get any program information either.
> I do not have the dlna server working as well as I would like, and perhaps
> I should try serviio instead of minidlna.
> Unfortunately, from what I have seen there may also be a bit of variation
> with AllShare depending on the TV model or series.
> I am fully aware that to get this working "perfectly" i just need to add a
> frontend, but in my case that is not presently possible. So it would be
> helpfull to hear from others who have got the upnp/dlna solution working
> well with a separate dlna server and perhaps some additional ideas on using
> mythlink or other scripts to give a reasonable menu type display of
> recording/music/video choices.
> Regards,
> John
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