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* [[Llink:compatible_players|List of compatible players]]
 
* [[Llink:compatible_players|List of compatible players]]
 
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==== Features ====
  
 
* Parses various video containers: vob, avi, ts, mkv, tp, mov, m2ts, evo.
 
* Parses various video containers: vob, avi, ts, mkv, tp, mov, m2ts, evo.
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* Simple iMDb querying to look up media information for Jukebox skins.
 
* Simple iMDb querying to look up media information for Jukebox skins.
 
* Both HD and SD skins available.
 
* Both HD and SD skins available.
* Light, tiny and clean code for Unix, OsX and Windows.
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* Light, tiny and clean code for Unix, OsX and Windows. Compiles to most platforms.
 
* Paginating: support to send listings in pages, with tags for Next/Prev.
 
* Paginating: support to send listings in pages, with tags for Next/Prev.
 
* PlayAll cgi tag, and PlayAllFrom.
 
* PlayAll cgi tag, and PlayAllFrom.
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* UDF 2.50 BD5-ISO support: provides basic playback of Bluray and HD-DVD.
 
* UDF 2.50 BD5-ISO support: provides basic playback of Bluray and HD-DVD.
 
* (External process support, like mencoder: incomplete).
 
* (External process support, like mencoder: incomplete).
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* Can initiate custom shell scripts.
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* Keep track of what you have already seen: small database for 'watched' media.
  
 
<paypal></paypal>
 
<paypal></paypal>
 
  
  
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* [[llink:Samples|Sample Files]] for configuring llink Jukebox xml.
 
* [[llink:Samples|Sample Files]] for configuring llink Jukebox xml.
 
* [[llink:Compiling|Compiling]] Guide for compiling, cross-compiling and compiling on Windows.
 
* [[llink:Compiling|Compiling]] Guide for compiling, cross-compiling and compiling on Windows.
 
  
 
=== Download binaries ===
 
=== Download binaries ===
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* [http://www.azboxworld.com/index.php?page=Thread&postID=66741#post66741 AzBox HD] 2.2.0 plugin binaries
 
* [http://www.azboxworld.com/index.php?page=Thread&postID=66741#post66741 AzBox HD] 2.2.0 plugin binaries
 
* [[llink:buffalo|Buffalo]] 2.2.3 binaries and instructions for Buffalo Linkstation (arm)
 
* [[llink:buffalo|Buffalo]] 2.2.3 binaries and instructions for Buffalo Linkstation (arm)
* Thecus N5200-N0503 2.2.2 http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=n0503modifications&thread=3886 (intel Atom)  
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* [[llink:Thecus|Thecus]] N5200-N0503 2.2.2 binaries (intel Atom)  
  
 
''(Compilers, you can upload new versions directly in the wiki, see Synology page as example)''
 
''(Compilers, you can upload new versions directly in the wiki, see Synology page as example)''
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* <s>libdvdread with MSVC++ Project files: [http://www.lundman.net/ftp/llink/libdvdread-0.9.7-win32.tar.gz</s>
 
* <s>libdvdread with MSVC++ Project files: [http://www.lundman.net/ftp/llink/libdvdread-0.9.7-win32.tar.gz</s>
 
* <s>libdvdread sources for llink v2.0.8 to 2.1.1 only are: [http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/downloads.shtml libdvdread-0.9.7.tar.bz]</s>
 
* <s>libdvdread sources for llink v2.0.8 to 2.1.1 only are: [http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/downloads.shtml libdvdread-0.9.7.tar.bz]</s>
 
  
 
=== Known issues ===
 
=== Known issues ===

Revision as of 11:47, 3 April 2010

llink is a media streamer that let's you play movies, view online trailers, browse images or play music over a network using the http protocol. It should work with most Syabas NMT hardware (NetworkedMediaTank middleware based players), such as the Popcorn Hour A- and B-series, HDX, iSTAR, Egreat a whole range of others, possibly even a couple of older ones like the LinkTheater. Some of the best reasons to run llink is that it can run on a great many platforms, including most popular NAS devices - even on the NMT player itself - and it can play media directly from RAR files.


llink-2.2.0 aqua skin
llink-1.9.9 jukebox skin
llink-2.2.0 clterm skin
llink-2.2.0 nmt skin
llink-2.2.0 kamaishi_skies skin

llink overview

Features

  • Parses various video containers: vob, avi, ts, mkv, tp, mov, m2ts, evo.
  • Streams any file type the NMT player can handle: mp3, flac, jpeg, png etc.
  • Can play straight from rar files: no more need to unrar your media. (Comes with special unrar-3.7.8-seek.)
  • SSDP / UPnP discovery support (although minimal).
  • Skin support: make your own html templates or choose from pre-built.
  • Simple iMDb querying to look up media information for Jukebox skins.
  • Both HD and SD skins available.
  • Light, tiny and clean code for Unix, OsX and Windows. Compiles to most platforms.
  • Paginating: support to send listings in pages, with tags for Next/Prev.
  • PlayAll cgi tag, and PlayAllFrom.
  • External subtitles: subtitle files can be consolidated in one directory.
  • libdvdnav support (and libdvdcss): provides basic playback of DVD .iso and .img files and from DVD drives.
  • UDF 2.50 BD5-ISO support: provides basic playback of Bluray and HD-DVD.
  • (External process support, like mencoder: incomplete).
  • Can initiate custom shell scripts.
  • Keep track of what you have already seen: small database for 'watched' media.

<paypal></paypal>


Todo

In no particular order:

  • Add a transparent FTP fs layer? this would be well nice if it worked with RAR.
  • Scraping/parsing of .NFO files (for media info).
  • mms:// protocol support (libmms looks ok, but has own select() call, needs deeper inspection).
    • Implemented as unmms (unrar clone) but Stream support on PCH is lacking.
  • Scrape/look for subtitles (ex. http://www.subtitlesource.org/title/tt0325710/).
  • Proposed menus. Partly working since v2.2.0
  • Configuration via web page.
  • Avalaunch style backgrounds. (Ex. fetch picture from NASA every 30s and refresh) for mp3/playlists.
  • Already watched DB. Stage 1: in memory, Stage 2: bdb on disk. Fix "visited" logic for directories/rar. Add option for IP check (so 2+ devices are tracked separately).
  • Playing mp3s, and photos from RAR files don't appear to work.
  • When playing music, allow to specify pictures to view.
  • Add ROOT that is just a A HREF link somewhere (to support integration of YAMJ and other jukeboxes). Needs fixing to show "friendly name"
  • Explore what more power we get from libdvdnav: choose audio tracks etc. ALso, subtitle streams since C200 can display!
  • Support ANT's Movie Database .xml files.
    • Difficult. ANT did weird things like put entire DB in one giant XML, with no references to the disk path.
  • Support Movienizer's Movie Database .xml files. Please provide sample .xml files for inspection.
  • Remote skin support, e.g. invoke play from an iPhone or any other web enabled device.
  • Support Unix builds to handle "~/". It is expanded by getpwuid(getuid())->pw_home on ROOT paths.
  • UPnP needs to find source-IP when replying. Investigate IP_RECVDSTADDR/IP_PKTINFO/IP_RECVIF

Additional resources

Feel free to contribute to the wiki documentation:

Download binaries

Note: if you are in luck, devices not listed here may share platform and architecture. Please report your success/failure.

  • Windows 2.2.2 binaries for Windows OS
  • OsX 2.2.3 binaries for Apple Macintosh Os X (Universal).
  • NMT 2.2.2 binaries for the Network Media Tank (Popcornhour A-100, C200 etc.)
  • Linux 2.2.2 binaries for Linux OS, Intel (add more if you can)
  • OpenSolaris 2.2.2 binaries for OpenSolaris (svn121) OS, Intel
  • ReadyNAS 2.2.2 binaries and instructions for Infrant/Netgear ReadyNAS
  • Synology 2.2.2 binaries and instructions for Synology NAS (ppc and arm)
  • Asus WL-500GL binaries for Asus router running OpenWrt
  • Asus WL-500g Premium binaries for Asus router running Oleg's firmware
  • landisk binaries for IO-Data landisk uhdl-av, cpu-SH4
  • "llink on a stick" let's you run llink from a USB stick or external USB drive (unmaintained)
  • D-Link DNS-323 binaries and instructions for D-Link NAS
  • Bubba server 2.2.0 Linux compile instructions (no binaries)
  • AzBox HD 2.2.0 plugin binaries
  • Buffalo 2.2.3 binaries and instructions for Buffalo Linkstation (arm)
  • Thecus N5200-N0503 2.2.2 binaries (intel Atom)

(Compilers, you can upload new versions directly in the wiki, see Synology page as example)

Sources

Known issues

Although llink is capable of many things, there are limitations that should be known to users. Please read here for details: Llink:Known_issues

Changelog

The llink changelog contains the basic release notes history.