02-10-2011 09:45 AM
I'm curious if anyone has figured yet how to listen to a shoutcast radio on revue?
IMHO the only theoretically-possible option would be to use some sort of transcoding on DLNA server end... Unfortunately the one I know that supports transcoding (mediatomb) is not supported by Revue anymore (I'm hopeful Logitech will fix it though). MiniDLNA (that still works OK with Revue) doesn't have the capability for such nifty tricks...
02-10-2011 11:14 AM
I was able to goto Shoutcast.com and choose a radio station and it looks like it pops up a flash player and plays just fine.
What problems are you OP running into?
02-10-2011 11:17 AM
I guess, I should have been clearer - I'm looking for a "cleaner" aproach rather than web-based player... Some trick via DLNA server and Media player. I'll try flash-based player tonight.
02-10-2011 11:40 AM
I am not sure what you mean by "cleaner". Android app would allow you a cleaner interface, if there is such an app. Even players llike Roku got one, so I am pretty sure someone can develop it. Otherwise, you get the message that no installed app can play the file format, so I suspect that Logitech player is prevented from playing internet feeds directly or does not support the given file formats.
You could install tversity and try transcoding on the fly, but with the current state of DLNA it would be a waste of time, and it would not be that elegant...
02-10-2011 12:15 PM
Just so I'm sure that I understand this ..... I went to the Shoutcast site and can play any station while I'm on the Shoutcast site - however upon leaving the site the music stops. I suppose the ability to play shoutcast in the background while web-surfing might only become available after the App market is opened up to Google TV? Is this correct?
02-10-2011 02:10 PM
1. The site is flash enabled, use the flash player, there is no clearer way, and it works.
2. Being able to choose what site/window the Revue is using for it's audio channel is something that hasn't been figured out yet. - some sites will play in the background, some APPs(pandora/media player) will play in the background, others won't.
02-10-2011 02:19 PM
I noticed that there is an AOL toolbar available that allows Shoutcast to play in the background while web-surfing. However it says it requires a Chrome plug-in to work though on the Revue. I hope somebody puts that on their 'to-do' list for designing apps for Google TV.
02-11-2011 08:40 AM
Hopefully, GTV will upgrade Chrome to a version that will allow for plug-ins. I think this is going to take a push from the tablet makers and netbook makers who are coming out with Android based devices, as I don't think any Android device has a version of Chrome that allows for plug-ins yet.