PiipTv provides great XMLTV / IPTV experience to your Via Download: Nokia E90, E51, E71, E66and N96, N97, N78, N95, N95 8gb, N82, 5800 phones by using Video center build-in client in Nokia phone. Once using Core Player partial support can be get for UIQ, Windows mobile, palm, (iPhone and Android coming soon)
Plugin version 0.6.5.01 is available!
MediaPortal 1.1.0 and VLC 1.1.2 NOW SUPPORTED!!!
Based on requests, MP 1.1.0 and VLC 1.1.2 are now supported! (Older versions might not work anymore!)
Plugin version 0.6.4.03 is available after long 'radio silence'!
Main idea of this release is bring support for latest MP & VLC version, so called project wake-up release!
+ Some funtions has changed in MP 1.1.0, those are now fixed and supported
- So this means that earlier Media Portal versions are no longer supported!
+ Same applies for VLC 1.0.3 some streaming parameters changed, so this VLC version is now on supported.
+ Because of this (if you have earlier used piipTV plugin) go to advanced settings and select eatch profile and press 'Defaults' -button, then you will get latest parameter tunings in use!!
+improvements in RTSP server
+improvements in HTTP server
Next in ToDo list, support for Nokia N900
Plugin version 0.6.3.04 is available!
This version will bring workaround support for N96 & N97 phones.
+ In advanced settings you need to tick option "show live channels as VOD service, no XMLTV provision",
and then with phone browser you need to click again "provisioning file" -link from web ui settings tab. Then your N97 / N96 will show liveTV also.
+ In Video Center, options menu there is option "open link in browser" once selecting that you can check "simple/light WEB UI" and handle recordings & EPG.
+ Some smaller bug fixes.
0.6.2.12 Release is out!
+ Support for Mediaportal version 1.0.1
+ New WEB UI alfa -version released!
+ Authentication for web UI added to advanced settings, you can now use diggest or basic authentication for web ui (http) (There is already option for RTSP authentication, but that is not yet implemented to RTSP server side).
+ One tunneling releated exception fixed
-In advanced settings I have option for "real clip thumpnails" but that feature is not yet implemented.
0.6.1.12 XMAS -release is out! Key driver, new cool features top of new architectural change.
+ Quick Time HTTP –tunneling working, this helps stream to travel through firewalls, especially in corporate networks
+ VLC generated playlist for recorded clips and liveTV, link is in WEB UI PC-profile only! Long waited and wanted feature!
+ possibility stream own movies via VOD ST. using recording folder. With this feature you can create your own tv -channel to be broadcasted! Eg. for holiday videos etc. Most common file formats are streamed through. Video files copied to recording folder are renamed if there is eg. some Scandinavian characters, this is done because VLC does not like those characters. Converting to mp4 are done still only from .ts files.
+ Mainly related to previous bullet, now in advanced settings there is also option to start service without TV-card of course this means that no LiveTV but you are able to use your clips/movies, stream & download using xml feeds. Once using this option you need to remember specify folder where your clips are stored, since Mediaportal default folder cannot be used.
+ Added new profile in advanced settings for converting clips. Profile is named with ‘MP4’, using this profile you are able to modify settings how you want your recordings be converted for download. Bit rate, resolution, codec’s, etc can be adjusted.
+ Default PiipTV icons are created automatically, if there is not user created one’s available
+ BYE –packet is now sent after after clip streaming.
+ some smaller bug fixes.
+ Search for any recorded clips from phone Video Center! You need to click provisioning file again from WEB UI to get search activated to your phone. Some screen shots added to demonstrate this feature (N95 8GB screenshots in features)
First reports are telling that PiipTV is working withNokia 5800 touch phone :) Some screenshots from device UI added.
News update: We found this user created video from Youtube which demonstrates piipTV & Nokia 5800 touch phone usage, recommend that you check it also.
0.6.0.10 Release is out!
Main purpose of this release is bring support for multiple users for one piipTV server!!
+ support for multiple RTSP connection; this means that if you have one TV-card, then several person can watch this selected channel and stream recorded clips. (Next release; If you have multiple TV-cards several users can watch different channels and stream recordings.) Limitation comes only from your internet connection speed and your server CPU (VLC encoding eats CPU) Because of this major design / architectural changes has been made in code –level, hope that this does not cause any other problems.
+ Mediaportal RC3 is now supported (plugin rebuild in RC3 environment, maybe some binary break between RC2 -> RC3) this reason RC2 and older MP versions are not supported anymore.
+ if xmltv is selected to be used as EPG source from plugin UI, and in XMLTV.xml there is any channel that match to piipTV.xml, streaming URL’s are over written in piipTV.xml ->fixed.
+ EPG grabbed from TV-card are not refressed, if there is no use for service in two days (no streamers or start/stop service) ->fixed
+ if EPG is not available (country supports only analog TV-card, and that country is not in XMLTV coverage area) add there “if modified tag” so that phone’s Video Center is not trying to update EPG all the time, also dummy program added to EPG from same reasons (can be seen in WEB UI).
+ icons moved to -> PiipIcons –folder and temp folder for plugin files created PiipTemp -folder, old files from plugin root is removed automatically.
+ editing channel names does not work; in the MP db there is a "channelname" and "displaychannelname" fields, in XMLTV use case “MTV” vs. “MTV finland” epg is not matching, and analog card case channel named are not fetched from network, those can be now renamed from MP TV-server channels setup. Displayname is updated now to WEB UI and LiveTv, PiipTv recordings category name, this diplay name is updated once new recordings is made. To old recordings category name this is not updated, if you have old recordings you need to copy those manually to new folder! And once changing channel displayname remember to also rename you icon files to correct.
+ http –server allows now multiple connections at same time
+ add to SDP parameter “i=channelname / programname” field, some players are using this info to display data in player UI ->fixed
+ pop-up files generation if service is started with 3g or wlan profile and then changed to PC profile from plug-in UI ->fixed
User guide is also updated to up to date, any comments or improvement ideas to user guide, please send me mail or write to MP forum piipTV thread :)
This release 0.5.9.5 brings lot of new supported devices / player -clients!!
+ S60 feature pack 2 phones N96 and N78 supported from this release onwards!! I have got reports from piipTV -beta users that those new devices are working nicely with this piipTV release.
+ Quick Time UDP streaming fixed for this release.
+ Windows mobile users has been reporting that CorePlayer is working with this release!! Seems that this company is also working versions to iPhone and Google Android so piipTV can be used soon also with those devices.
+ “Conan O’Brien” –fix, removed ‘ –mark from clip names since VLC does not like that mark.
+ fixed scheduled clips –conversion, now also scheduled clips gets converted to AVC.
+ totally new VLC version 0.9.2 Grishenko seems to also work with this piipTV release if you use MEPG4 , but if you select MPEG4 AVC VLC will crash, discussion can be monitored here.
Key driver for release 0.5.8.3 is stability fix for long period streamers!
+ Fixed 'long' streaming
+ RTSP -server reboot after abnormal connection termination
+ 3G/WLAN/PC -profile change immediately to use
+ Removed program end time from web -UI
Quick new release 0.5.7.1, purpose is to fix recording for MP RC2 users! And new 'manage account' -option for Video Center users
+ Fixed recording with RC2, MP fix (http://mantis.team-mediaportal.com/view.php?id=1513) caused some turbulence to piipTV recording with RC2 (RC1 was working fine)
+"Manage account" -option found from Video center! You need to install service again to phone (click link in web -UI) and install service to phone. Then open 'piipTV live' and from Options menu select "Manage account" this is fast shortcut to WEB UI :)
+ Improved mpeg4 clip convertion start detection
+ Added time-out for RTSP connection if data not received with UDP streaming
+ Shows now "Active card" in plugin UI
Holiday season is over and new 0.5.6.17 release is out!
+ Added notification to statuspane UI that clip converting is in progress, which is reason for high cpu usage
+ TCP interleaved protocol detection -> fixed
+ http -server crash -> fixed
+ From address array select ipv4 instead of ipv6 address, affects many Windows Vista users ->fixed
+ Crash if recording folder is not created -> fixed
+ Timestamp calculation -> fixed
+ When copying big TS file to rec -folders, mpeg4 convert starts immediately until file is not fully copied ->fixed
+ Web UI VLC pop-up plugin, some images missing -> missing images added
+ One localisation to VLCcontrols.js "Voulez vous relancer votre flux avec ces parameters?" -> "Do you want to restart the stream with these parameters?"
+ New version of Revolunet VLCcontrols updated to piipTV usage
+ "tv-uutiset, saa ja urheilu.ts", seems that that clip cannot be converted to mpeg4, maybe ' , ' is bad mark -> parcing ' , ' -> '_'
-New release 0.5.5.04 is out! and happy Midsummer's Eve!
+ Fixed crash, if user has selected from plugin UI already reserved RTSP / HTTP port
+Removed bitrate & resolution UI limitation from VLC PC -profile
+ Implemented new option for PC users to watch liveTV directly from WEB UI with PC -browser!
+Select VLC PC-profile from WEB UI, and click streaming link, that will open new pop-up style browser window which start playing selected channel. If you use Mozilla browser, during VLC installation remember to select "mozilla plugin". IE users just need to have VLC installed on viewer PC.
+In PiipTV server front end we will utilize VLC add-on made by Revolunet fellows, Thanks!
-New version 0.5.4.03 released!
+"mouse on" help texts introduced
+PC specific identifier added to service install message so that you can use multiple piipTV services in your Video center, now you can use also your friend piipTV
+3G/WLAN/PC streaming profiles introduced, profiles can be changed from piipTV UI or from WEB UI.
-New version 0.5.3.12 released!
+some HTTP server (plugin) crashes fixed
+now also scrambled channels are shown in piipTV UI channels list
+Advanced settings UI introduced
+advanced users can now modify, video width / height / audio codecs / video codecs parameters
+users can now select aspect ratio between 4:3/16:9
+for error cases Full Logging indroduced
+possibility to select only UDP -stream or only TCP -stream (default value is automatic detection)
+Default parameters now changed from MPEG4 -> H264 AVC
+Option to start PiipTV -service automatically always when Mediaportal TV-server is running
+Bye packet not sent (from VLC) at the end of vod streaming (fixed)
+VLC IDLE time before first stream is 1h, should be 3min (fixed)
TIP: If you are using piipTV a lot with another PC (watching with VLC) we have observed that viewer VLC (0.8.6.f) might crash easily, reason seems to be used AAC -audio codec (bug in VLC AAC -codec). So from advanced settings you can change audio codec to mp3, that should help situation when using another PC. (but MP3 -audio +H264 AVC video might cause some turbulence in phone videocenter usage) For this reason you can also find PC button from advanced settings UI, there is also some default streaming settings for WLAN and 3G usage
-New version (0.5.2.03) of plugin released!
+TV-Server V188.8.131.52 RC1 fine tuning completed
+Mediaportal TV-server build-in EPG usage implemented
+possibility to enable/disable .mp4 converting/downloadable vod (save CPU / HD)
+Quick test buttons works now also when VLC is in IDLE
+make sure no .mp4 converting during scheduled recording +some other smaller fixes
+Demonstration video from phone UI added to downloads
PiipTv plugin installation to Mediaportal & feature demonstration, video added to downloads.
- 0.5.1.04 of plugin released!
+Scheduling implemented and some other small fine tunings
Features coming on next releases:
-TV-Server V184.108.40.206 RC1 fine tuning
-Mediaportal TV-server build-in EPG usage
-make sure no .mp4 converting during scheduled recording
-New set for enable/disable .mp4 converting/downloadable vod
-'If modified' hash table to vod
-Upnp automatic port open
-Several sessions to RTSP server
- Now it has been released, piece of software that combines homemedia center (Mediaportal) and your Nokia cell phone providing liveTV experience in your mobile!
- FREE no costs
- Works globally: where IP - there PiipTV
- Operator independent!
- Plugin can be used over GPRS / 3G / WLAN
- Plugin provides LiveTV feature (including scrambled channels), Live TV can be used eg when travelling abroad or in city bus.
Watch LiveTV on GO!
- LiveTV function includes EPG program guide in XML-format (EPG data can be grabbed using XMLTV or directly from TV-card buildin EPG)
- You can set reminders to your mobile phone for your favourite TV-shows
- Also channel icons are used
- Plugin can be used also with PC (windows/linux), eg with VLC player or watch liveTV directly from PC -browser window. From web -page you can do also recording scheduling and see EPG information.
- You can activate & schedule recordings from your cellular phone (programs are recorded to your PC)
- Recorded TV shows can be viewed later from phone Videocenter application using PiipTv plugin. There are two ways to watch programs, streaming mode and download mode. When you want to save disk space from phone and you have network connection, use streaming mode. Download mode can be used when you don't have online network connection. In download VOD-mode clips can be downloaded to phone from MRSS feed eg. using Videocenter shedule option, during night time.
Nokia has removed somehow Video Center from Download!, but thanks to Mark from nokiAAddict.com!! He has found installation sis for Video Center, file is now just in case replicated also here! It has been confirmed that this will work on Nokia S60 3rd edition feature pack 1 devices and some piiptv users has installed it successfully to E51, E90 and E71 devices. Mainly this installation is needed for E-series devices, since N-series devices has Video Center build-in