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Damn



Joined: 01/11/2010 17:54:12
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For me, AirVideo-Server innstalled through WINE works just great!
Im running Ubuntu Jaunty.
Only things i had to do, to get it to work smoothly was to install java-runtime manually (not within airvideo-installation, which would fail), install Bonjour (free availible on the net) and set the ip-Adress of the server manually (in the app) otherwise it would not connect properly.

Hope i helped someone.

Best Regards
joakimsle



Joined: 12/05/2009 12:32:29
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Thanks for the tip!

I managed to install the server software on my FreeBSD 8.0 running KDE3.

I followed the tips from the previous poster and got it running in no time.

1, Install WINE

pkg_add -r wine

2, Downloaded & Install Bonjour
http://support.apple.com/downloads/Bonjour_for_Windows

Installed on my user account with
/> wine BonjourSetup.exe

3, Download & Install Java JRE
http://www.java.com:80/en/download/manual.jsp

Choose the Windows Install Offline version

/> wine <name of JRE install file>.exe

4, Download & Install Air Video Server

Download latest Air Video Server (I downloaded 2.2)

/> wine Setup220.exe

The Server installed fine and I am able to do live conversions on my Core 2 Duo FreeBSD 8.0 server.

Hope this helps!

/Joakim
jc21



Joined: 01/28/2010 06:58:34
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+1 Linux Vote. For CLI.

I've tried using windows 2003 and above as my media server, i ended up formatting every few months. Since I've installed Fedora, I haven't had nearly any problems, and it's been a great choice for me. But yes, as anyone can expect, browsing the internet sux in any linux gui. That's why your analytics are all out of whack.

How about you have a Poll? Get the true results.
sjk



Joined: 12/25/2009 02:24:48
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jc21 wrote:How about you have a Poll? Get the true results.

I don't see how a poll will help InMethod or indicate "true results".

Air Video 2.4.13 (iPad 2, iPhone 3GS [iOS 6.1.3]), Air Video Server 2.4.6-beta3u2 (Mac mini [Early 2009, OS X 10.8.4]), 802.11g/n WLAN
Freeballer



Joined: 01/28/2010 23:47:58
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another voice for linux support. I'd love to see at minimum deb/rpm support.
Would also be nice for arm (processor) support. I have a dlink dns-323 which uses linux.
With a minimal of effort I could use that to at least stream video to my ipod.

If there are testers, or builds available I'd be willing to try them out. I have a few machines
to play with and more than happy to help a project I beleive in.

P.s. Arm/dns-323 support would need either a web interface or cli interface. Since web interface
is easily done with java.. hint hint. All thats needed is compiling program and using ffmpeg for conversion

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Artdent



Joined: 11/01/2009 00:57:54
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Hi

I have this working perfectly under linux (fedora 11) using wine.

Just installed Wine, then I installed the window air video server. The Java install fails, but you just install the latest stand alone version of java runtime for windows, swiftly followed by Bonjour for windows. My iPhone immediately saw the server and video was sent perfectly. The iPhone then lost the server name for some reason so i just used the ip address and it has worked ever since. My firewall already allows bonjour trafic internally on the network. The processor running the server is a very low wattage Athlon on a micro ATX board and everything works smoothly.

pegounet



Joined: 01/30/2010 00:54:33
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I do agree with all the people right here: please have a portability of your server on our linux-based NAS (synology...)
thanks
mrbriggs



Joined: 10/23/2009 10:49:56
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I just wanted to say thank you to joakimsle. I followed your directions on my 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10 distribution and now have Air Video running on my linux box. It is not as nice as a native version but it will let me get the Air Video server off my wife's Windows laptop. I did get an error while installing Bonjour that it could not complete the installation, but I continued anyway and I just served up a movie to my Iphone from my linux box without any issues. I did have to enter the IP address of my linux box manually, but that was no big deal.

Thanks again joakimsle
mbirth



Joined: 02/06/2010 12:45:23
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I'm currently trying to set up AirVideoServer on a headless Linux server (an Acer Revo R3610). For now, it works when I'm logged in via SSH and have X11 Forwarding set up. Then I see the AirVideo-Icon in the notification area of my local machine and it works.

But to have it working when there's no one logged in, I experimented with Xvfb which simulates an X11 environment. It works in means of AirVideoServer starting up fine. But when trying to access the machine from AirVideo on the iPhone, I can only see the folders and just in the moment when it should show the video count after them, Java crashes with:

#
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x6d8b3c3e, pid=8, tid=32
#
# JRE version: 6.0_18-b07
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (16.0-b13 mixed mode, sharing windows-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# V [jvm.dll+0xb3c3e]
#
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# C:\windows\temp\hs_err_pid8.log
#
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# http://java.sun.com/webapps/bugreport/crash.jsp
#

I had this error when testing with X11 forwarding, but I solved it by disabling the "d3d9" DLL in WINE. Now trying the whole thing headless, it still fails. Why does AirVideoServer use Java anyways??

Any suggestions?

Cheers,
-mARKUS
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minipulator



Joined: 02/10/2010 19:27:23
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Heya. Another user signed up solely to say we need a linux version. I'd throw down for the full app if it did, this very second. Sorry guys, that's just how it is. Home theater freaks are your target audience, and home theater freaks know better than to trust a windows machine to not crash and corrupt files.

Agreed, CLI support would be more than good enough, it would be preferable.
wolf_bluejay



Joined: 02/12/2010 23:18:40
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OK, really really want a linux version of this. I wuold even prefer a CLI version of it. But rather than just rant, I was thinking of giving some time to writing it myself. I know the patched ffmpeg that you use is posted, but how much of the existing code would you release publicly or even privately to someone like me , so that I don't have to waste time with any reverse-engineering.

As a good portion is based on open source, and I do spend most of my days as a linux developer, I figure I could pull it off without too much hassle. Even if oyu were willing to release just the specs/definitions that the app uses for talking ot the server that would probably be enough.

I'm not looking for pay or anything like that, just want the app to run on linux and I'm willing to do the work ot get it there. Any code written would be submitted back to you, so if it ends up doing anything better/fast feel free to take what you want.

Admin



Joined: 08/23/2009 08:49:34
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We could release a CLI application. However it would be without remote support, at least for the first release. Also we would need someone to build the ffmpeg, faac (encoder) and mp4creator (required for offline conversion, could be tricky to build)
Admin



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Also I'm not quite sure about bonjour for linux.
wolf_bluejay



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We could release a CLI application. However it would be without remote support, at least for the first release. Also we would need someone to build the ffmpeg, faac (encoder) and mp4creator (required for offline conversion, could be tricky to build)


FFFmpeg, and facc are native linux applications ported over to other platforms, compiling them would be easy-easy for me I could even build a few .deb, .rpm, .ebuild packages. I've never played with mp4creator but I'm sure it is not a probelm.

Bonjour is really just zero-config and nDNSresponder. I have a perl script that should be compatible.

One of the side projects I have at work: building a VERY large media repository that can be streamed out to over 40 remote sites (4000+ linux machines) with a range of connections from 1Gbit fibre to 1.5Mbit ADSL, so I have done a lot of this before. Most of the current project is XBMC/boxee based.

Like I said, I'm a full time linux developer, and been doing this a LONG time
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Joined: 08/23/2009 08:49:34
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I'm not saying compiling FFMpeg is difficult, it just needs bunch of dependencies. Also Air Video needs custom FFMpeg version available here. The configure parameters for mac version (should be pretty close to the linux one) were
--enable-pthreads --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libfaad --disable-decoder=aac

faac and mp4creator are only necessary for offline conversion. FAAC is standalone audio encoder, can be downloaded here. mp4creator is tricky. I'm not sure where to find source code that can be used to build linux version. It seems like only the windows port is maintained. I'll take a look at it though.

The CLI version of AVS should not take long to create. However keep in mind it will require Java and it will not be open source. However it should be quite easy to use (just one simple config file). I'll try to put something together over the weekend.


 
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