DevonLian
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PICASTER - Another Chromecast-like project

Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:43 pm

Hey all !

Let me introduce my project :

PYCASTER is a casting application for your Raspberry Pi. It creates an HTTP server on your Pi that will stream videos for you and output it on an external monitor. Plug your Pi to your TV/Screen, connect to your Pi through your browser, and stream !

PYCASTER uses omxplayer for optimal performances (hardware-acceleration) and youtube-dl to generate a stream that is piped into omxplayer. No data will be stored on your Pi, unless you want to. Youtube-dl allows access to a wide range of websites : PYCASTER will support all youtube-dl supported websites. See : Youtube-dl list of supported sites

Github :
https://github.com/DevonLian/PYCASTER

Hope it'll be useful

gkreidl
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Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:07 pm
Location: Germany

Re: PICASTER - Another Chromecast-like project

Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:13 am

The youtube-dl-server (part of the kweb suite) can do the same .... and much more (e. g. browse and play all media from your network).
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

DevonLian
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Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:36 pm

Re: PICASTER - Another Chromecast-like project

Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:19 am

The objective wasn't to download a whole browser suite nor use a browser. Only to provide a simple lightweight option to cast some videos on my TV :)

But i'll check your project !

gkreidl
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Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:07 pm
Location: Germany

Re: PICASTER - Another Chromecast-like project

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:06 am

DevonLian wrote:The objective wasn't to download a whole browser suite nor use a browser. Only to provide a simple lightweight option to cast some videos on my TV :)

But i'll check your project !
The most important feature when you use it for casting (in remote control mode) is the control interface
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Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

fredaunger
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Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 6:24 pm

Re: PICASTER - Another Chromecast-like project

Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:01 am

I wonder if this could be modified to run using retropi
Regards
Fred Aunger

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