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punc



Joined: 09/02/2009 01:27:42
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hi there,

first of all: great app. simple, elegant - does what it's expected to do.

however, noticing it needs java to run, how come there is no linux port? is it planned for future versions?

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Admin



Joined: 08/23/2009 08:49:34
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Hi,

java is used only for part of the application. Still, Linux port is technically possible but due to very small user base it's not really feasible.
benj



Joined: 09/11/2009 11:07:07
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You really should consider looking into a Linux version as I don't think it's such a trivial and small user base. I'm thinking about all the NAS box owners (like myself) who own kit like QNAP media servers. From what I've seen in related forums, these are the exactly the types who are early adopters of streaming media tech such as yours.
midas



Joined: 09/11/2009 23:54:18
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I understand that you may not see a market for Linux. Would you be willing to release your server source to allow others to provide this package?

For myself, I run a Macs and Linux at home but the Macs are notebook's and one ancient iMac. No Windows. My Linux server is always on and is the main media storage device in the house. I currently have to run a windows VM with mapped drives back to the server. It is rather wasteful just to get the sharing service. Also, I think this is affecting playback as it is not always smooth.

Oh, and I'm blown away by the iPhone/Server combo. Thanks.

Is there a way to adjust the buffer on the phone side to provide a more enjoyable user experience for internet use?

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Admin



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The truth is that only around half a percent of site visitors are running Linux. Given the inconsistent nature of Linux distributions, various packaging systems, etc. it would be much bigger effort to support Linux port than the OSX and Windows ports. I'm not saying that it will never happen but right now we allocate our resources to work on features that more people will benefit from.

The buffer is not adjustable. It's internal to the media player framework and Apple does not provide any way to tweak it. Also unless you're using 3GS, the memory conditions that Air Video is running in are quite constrained which doesn't leave much more space to bigger buffer.
VDR Freak



Joined: 09/23/2009 12:47:19
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Admin wrote:The truth is that only around half a percent of site visitors are running Linux.


You mustn't take this value as an indicator of the number of people running a linux based server or NAS or any other kind of media supporting devices like you can find them here for example:http://www.pvrweb.com/.
Of course there are not much people browsing the web with linux, but this a is completely different thing.

I think your Air Video Server is the perfect App for a 24/7 running device like a home server (as the name applies
What about a simple user survey?

best regards,
Steffen
johndoe



Joined: 09/24/2009 19:32:09
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I would vote for the Linux-Server!
johndoe



Joined: 09/24/2009 19:32:09
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i gave a try to wine (wine-1.1.15) and it works so far. you have to install the windows java-jre and bonjour for windows with wine. But this is far from stable as the server crashes after the first encode :/

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Phipz



Joined: 09/27/2009 08:10:05
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I'd love to have a linux port, too.
Me, for example, I have a NAS running Linux at home. Wouldn't it be great, to access all the video stored on the NAS without a running computer?

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crossmax



Joined: 09/28/2009 16:34:41
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I have a mediacenter server with a linux distribution and will be wonderful that the app support linux (package source)
I think too that a lot of server works with linux
dansch



Joined: 10/02/2009 23:25:51
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First of all: you guys did a great job in developing this software which was requested by the community for so long.

i would appreciate a linux server version too!
many many people are running linux at home as storage device. some dual oder quad cores with tbytes of diskspace.
i tried to run the server unter a winxp sp2 vm via kvm, but what should i say ? its a bit too slow to convert 1080p movies on the fly. here i really really appreciate a native linux version!

the little nas boxes (negear, qnap and something out there) shouldnt be supported, because they arent powerful enough to convert the movies.

please guys, make it real

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Admin



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I think in other linux related thread Air Video Server was mentioned to work under Wine. That should give you speed much closer to native.
dansch



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unfortunately wine isn't very stable
dansch



Joined: 10/02/2009 23:25:51
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Iam back with news.
Tested AirVideo Server with wine 1.1.12 under gentoo (1.1.12 because its marked as stable for gentoo).

As everybody knows - should know - the server just starts an instance of ffmpeg.exe to encode the video. BUT it only uses _ONE_ cpu core under wine. that is sadly not very close to native as i had expected. so this makes it slower than my "solution" within a virtual machine under kvm, which i mentioned is too slow for highdef videos.

anyone any other ideas ?

P.S. wine and airvideo isnt very stable, after every stopped movie the whole encoding process went insane: it didnt stop but the server itself denys any access.

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johndoe



Joined: 09/24/2009 19:32:09
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dansch wrote:Iam back with news.
Tested AirVideo Server with wine 1.1.12 under gentoo (1.1.12 because its marked as stable for gentoo).

As everybody knows - should know - the server just starts an instance of ffmpeg.exe to encode the video. BUT it only uses _ONE_ cpu core under wine. that is sadly not very close to native as i had expected. so this makes it slower than my "solution" within a virtual machine under kvm, which i mentioned is too slow for highdef videos.

anyone any other ideas ?

P.S. wine and airvideo isnt very stable, after every stopped movie the whole encoding process went insane: it didnt stop but the server itself denys any access.


Best idea would be a native server! Got the same wine problems here. totaly unusable. A virtual maschine is no option for me as it leaks on performance on my server hardware.

Lets start a petition!

Edit: My serverconfig: Debian Etch on Athlon64 3ghz - wine-1.1.15

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