Thursday, June 24, 2010

Watching Streaming Video on Android HTC EVO Phone

Trying to figure out a way to view live TV / Movies / Video from my A/V devices at home on my Android HTC EVO Phone.

To play a movie:

Start VLC client on Ubuntu:

# vlc -v video.avi -I dummy --sout "#transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{no-cabac,level=12,vbv-maxrate=384,vbv-bufsize=1000,keyint=75,ref=3,bframes=0},width=320, height=180,acodec=mp4a,ab=64,vb=384}:rtp{dst=,port=4555,sdp=rtsp://server:4555/stream.sdp,mp4a-latm}"

Start Movie Client Stream on Android:
- Open browser
- Browse to "rtsp://server:4555/stream.sdp"
- Watch stream!

To Watch live TV:
vlc -v vlc -v v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard=3:v4l2-standard=45056 :v4l2-chroma= :v4l2-input=1 :v4l2-audio-input=0 :v4l2-io=1 :v4l2-width=640 :v4l2-height=480 -I dummy --sout "#transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{no-cabac,level=12,vbv-maxrate=384,vbv-bufsize=1000,keyint=75,ref=3,bframes=0},width=320, height=180,acodec=mp4a,ab=64,vb=384}:rtp{dst=,port=4555,sdp=rtsp://,mp4a-latm}"

Start Movie Client Stream on Android:
- Open browser
- Browse to "rtsp://server:4555/stream.sdp"
- Watch stream!

I am seeing about a 1/2 sec lag on audio and am looking into that. Any help would be appreciated!

vlc -v v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard=3:v4l2-standard=45056 :v4l2-chroma= :v4l2-input=0 :v4l2-audio-input=0 :v4l2-io=1 :v4l2-width=640 :v4l2-height=480 :v4l2-tuner=0 :v4l2-tuner-frequency=673250


Obtain Streaming Video Player (yxPlayer):

Try broadcasting from VLC:

Once I get a working solution, ill update this post.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

1987 Ford E150 - Reading Trouble Codes from computer

My Father-In-Law's van was having issues driving down here, so we decided to interrogate the computer about the issue. Here is how I did it.

Install Android SDK Eclipse plugin on Ubuntu 10.04

Started to work on developing some Android applications on my Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) machine and ran into a few complications during installation of the Eclipse plugin. Started getting a dependency for "org.eclipse.gef" when trying to follow Google's instructions.

Here is how I did it:
- Ensure Eclipse is installed (sudo apt-get install eclipse)
- Run Eclipse
- Select "Help" -> "Install New Software..."
>>>Repeat the following for the list of repositories<<
- Select "Add"
- Enter the Name and Location of the following
Name: Android Plugin
Name: Data Tools
Name: Web Tools
Name: EMF
Name: GEF
(You should now be in the "Install" Dialog after adding the above)
- Select "Android Plugin" from the "Work With:"
- Check "Developer Tools"
- Select "Next" button and follow to the end

Viola. Hopefully a working Android Plugin for you.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Amazon Customer Service Phone Number

Ever try to find an actual phone number for Amazon's Customer Service? Well here it is: