[mythtv-users] Sony Android TV does not play AVC [h.264] recordings from MythTV UPNP - but from MiniDLNA

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 08:06:07 UTC 2018

On 20/06/18 06:24, Philipp Hahn wrote:
> Hello John,
> Am 18.06.2018 um 23:56 schrieb John Pilkington:
>> On 17/06/18 09:50, Philipp Hahn wrote:
>>> I have a Sony KD-55XE8096 TV, which is powered by Android TV.
> ...
>>>> $ curl -I  http://scout.fritz.box:8200/MediaItems/25.mpg
>>>> Server: Debian DLNADOC/1.50 UPnP/1.0 MiniDLNA/1.2.1
>>>> Content-Type: video/mpeg
> ...
>>>> $ curl -I
>>>> Content-Disposition: inline; filename="13150_20180611154300.ts"
>>>> Content-Type: video/mp2t
>>>> Server: MythTV/29.1-9-gd9d702526b-dirty Linux/4.9.0-6-amd64 UPnP/1.0
> ...
>> I've read the responses to this and am puzzled.
> /me too as they were talking about some future MytvTV App for Andoid.
>> Your post shows Content-Type: video/mpeg (plays, miniDLNA) and
>> Content-Type:  video/mp2t (does not play, MythTV)
>> I have used DLNA to play assorted video files on my Panasonic TV, on
>> monitors using recent VLC and on an Android tablet using IIRC AnDLNA and
>> kodi.
> I also have tried VLC and Kodi from the App store, but they did not find
> my MythTV system - at least not using UPNP.

I can't test it at present and haven't used it recently, but I needed a 
DLNA app to feed vlc or kodi as renderer.  Here's an earlier post, but 
I'm afraid I haven't waded through it.

> https://lists.gt.net/mythtv/users/606127#606127

>> DLNA servers have been MythTV and Twonky-on-a-Seagate-NAS.  Results can
>> often depend on the filename suffix, or on presentation as a 'video' or
>> a 'recording'   Audio files .mp2 do not play, renamed .mp3 and they're
>> fine.
> If I remember right I also tried to rename one of those .ts files to
> .mp4, .m4v and .mts, but it did not work. But I'm not that this was
> related to the TV doing some caching. I'll repeat that test.
> I haven't yet looked in the MythTV server source code if it is easy to
> patch the mime type returned by MytvTV, but that's also on my todo list.
> Philipp

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