UMS on Raspberry Pi - Possibilities for hardware accelleration

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FuMan
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UMS on Raspberry Pi - Possibilities for hardware accelleration

Post by FuMan » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:58 pm

Hello together,
i know there is already one topic in the board which handles the similar problem with using UMS on Raspberry Pi.
In this newly created one i wanted to ask about the few variants for using it with hardware acceleration.
(Im not a professional Pi user, but i think i understood the problem enough to suggest solutions)

At the moment (in my old apartement) i am using the UMS massively via my PC! I love this software and it has everything i need already on board.
So its my big goal to provide already transcoded streams to several tv-devices in the new apartement, but via energy-saving and always available Raspberry Pi.
There are easier solutions for the pi do make a DLNA-MediaServer, but as i found out these services do NOT TRANSCODE the video Files!
--> I only want to have Media-Servers, already transcoding the Files, that my Bravia-TV is able to play the streamed videos absolutely smooth

Sorry for the long introduction i just wanted to tell you my reasons why i opened up this thread.
As i found out the ONLY PROBLEM that videos can not be streamed via UMS from the Raspberry Pi is, that UMS is using VLC for transcoding, and VLC has no native hardware accelleration on the Pi
(Source: http://www.htpcguides.com/install-unive ... untu-14-x/)

Although i am not a Pro-User i think there are 2 Ways to get it going on the Pi:
[*] Re-Compile a VLC Version in which hardware accelleration is used --> Failed in my case
[*] UMS could use the already on-board omxplayer from the pi which is able to use hardware accelleration and can play hd-videos completely smooth --> I think this should be the best way because KODI/XBMC and stuff are also using the omxplayer and it is NO PROBLEM to transcode high definition videos on the pi

I hope i did not tell any completely wrong things and sorry for the spelling, im not a native speaker ;)
--> I think you know what i want to do

Hopefully can anybody help me. This solution would be the best i could ever imagine and i think if there would be a tutorial to get the hardware accelleration going (doesnt matter wich way) there would be many many persons also want to use UMS on the Pi!

Great software and would be even greater if it would run on the Pi!

THANK YOU!!!

jamiemarchant
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Re: UMS on Raspberry Pi - Possibilities for hardware accelleration

Post by jamiemarchant » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:50 am

In the meantime, "minidlna" works fine on my Pi 3B

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Re: UMS on Raspberry Pi - Possibilities for hardware accelleration

Post by Sami32 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:41 am

Hello FuMan,

i guess that in the meantime you already have fixed it, but just in case i leave you some links to show you how other PI users do:
https://github.com/UniversalMediaServer ... ssues/1427
https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Compilatio ... aspberryPi
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... hp?t=37149
https://sourceforge.net/p/mediainfo/bug ... edomCookie

When you will have correctly installed them on your PI, everything should work as expected and VLC will not be used anymore because no other engine was compiled for your specific hardware.

Enjoy ;)

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