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psbeau



Joined: 10/04/2009 11:45:21
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The first thing I did after installing the app on my iPhone (even before installing the server software), was to see if it picked up my Twonky media server on my Linux based NAS. Sadly of course it didn't. I think it is a mistake to assume that only 1/2% of people surfing the net have Linux capability for streaming media.
Free99



Joined: 10/06/2009 18:04:07
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Hey there,

I did just sign up for this forum to support you Linux guys
I am running a Synology NAS on Linux basis too.
But I wont buy this app until there is a fine running Linux server because I hate leaving my PC running all day(night) long when I have this NAS.
And I think there are lots of other ppl like me, that just would not buy this app because of that fact.
And that guys which I'm sure of, wont sign up to give just this little opinion like I did.

besides... I agree to that guy, that running a Linux for surfing and running a Linux for NAS / Web or anything like that is a big difference

hope there will be a Linux server soon or at least an opened source code

greetings
Admin



Joined: 08/23/2009 08:49:34
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Just need to point out that the CPU in Syntology NAS would be nowhere near powerful enough to perform live conversion.

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Free99



Joined: 10/06/2009 18:04:07
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I dont think of using the live conversion ...

but you also have to admit that Linux does not need that much resources like Windows, so 1Ghz may be powerful enough ...
not for full hd but for some smaller files/filetypes (eg. *.flv)

the point is that it would be very useful.
maybe you can open some interface for us... maybe for a custom script/program so that we can build up a customized server platform for Linux
without your support?
just in case you dont want to open the whole code
umisef



Joined: 10/12/2009 02:40:43
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Add one more voice to the list of those who would much appreciate a linux server.

While I do most of my web browsing with some sort of Safari, my homebrew PVR system, which obviously has the media files on it, is running linux. Right now, I am making do by using an old PowerPC Mac Mini for the server, NFS-mounting the PVR's disks for the server to see, and replacing the ffmpeg-ppc executable with a small perl script which adjusts a bunch of arguments, and then uses ssh to kick off ffmpeg on the PVR machine (which has considerably more CPU power than the Mac Mini).
That works, but running the Mini 24/7 just so I can watch TV in bed seems a bit silly...
Eidel



Joined: 10/14/2009 20:20:00
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I too would greatly appreciate a Linux version of the server app.
Free99



Joined: 10/06/2009 18:04:07
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Please ... We need a linux port or the source
KeepAustinUgly



Joined: 10/20/2009 17:44:55
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I'm a QNAP user, why do I have to use an ancillary piece of software on a host box to run this application? What's wrong with just good ole NFS?
Admin



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a) iPhone can't browse NFS volumes nor can it stream videos from them
b) iPhone can only play certain m4v/mov videos; all other videos have to be converted before (or during - live conversion)
dface



Joined: 09/13/2009 21:37:58
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as i'm running linux on my intel atom dualcore NAS, too it would be really really great to see a linux server of airvideo. best practical case is to use airvideo with an always on mediaserver, which is imo in most cases linux based not win/mac os.
mrbriggs



Joined: 10/23/2009 10:49:56
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I am really enjoying this application. Thank you.

However, like the other people in this thread my multimedia collection is served off a Linux machine. Actually, my main desktop machine runs Linux only and I have an old laptop with a wireless card running the Air Video server. It works, it works pretty well actually even with Live Conversion, but it would be nice to not have to have the laptop with Windows running just for this application.

I would like to request a Linux port of the server, but in the mean time I will enjoy my multimedia collection served through my old windows laptop.

Artdent



Joined: 11/01/2009 00:57:54
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Hi
I would also like to add myself to the list of people wishing to see linux support. Yes I run windows on my main computer and therefore it looks to you that I am a windows user but all my media is stored on my linux server.
linuxuser



Joined: 11/04/2009 00:19:46
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I host all of my media on a linux server. Right now to use this app I use my samba share folder on Windows to access the media on my server, and add this shared folder to the AirVideoServer so I can access from my iTouch. I really wish I could cut out the Windows middleman and have the iTouch connect directly to my linux media server.

I would be happy with unofficial linux support. Just throw together a hack for us linux users; it doesnt have to be officially supported or bug-free, or have all the functions the windows/mac version has (just needs on the fly conversion). Using your AirVideoServer in Wine doesnt allow for multiple cores and it crashes on every use.
burnot



Joined: 11/07/2009 00:58:56
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Another potential customer here — I would buy Air Video right away with a Linux server version out.
2leftfeet



Joined: 11/07/2009 15:29:38
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Looking at the number of views and the number of responses - saying that there is little interest in Linux support does not hold true.
I have downloaded the light version and I am extremely impressed.
If the full version had Linux support, I would not hesitate to upgrade.

My current workaround is to convert the videos using Video Server and then watch them from my QNap drive using PlugPlayer.
 
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