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Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby avkiev » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:31 am

First of all - HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 !!!

We have a lot of UMSP-plugins. Can we use their on Android ?
Actually, I'm looking for Android-application, which can works with some plugins. Basically, plugin - it is parser of some site with media-content.
It will be great if this application can works with our existing UMSP-plugins (php-based). But, it is not obligatory.
Any suggestions ?

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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby recliq » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:42 am

To run UMSP plugins on androis you'd need a webserver running on your android.
But have you tried UMSP_LAN patch? This patch exposes UMSP to the LAN, meaning you can browse your UMSP plugins running on WDLXTV with any DLNA compatible media controller in the LAN (or another WDTV).
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby avkiev » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:49 am

Thanks, I'll try it.
But my goal -obtain smth like UMSP without WDTV ;)
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby avkiev » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:23 am

recliq wrote:have you tried UMSP_LAN patch?

Thanks, it really works.
But I still looking for independent solution
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby mad_ady » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:38 am

In theory, if you run a web server+php on the android device and if you can generate a multicast packet (currently done in php) you could run umsp on android directly. You would still need a dlna program to control umsp, but it can be done with minimal changes in the umsp code.

Some problems you can expect:
* you would need to handle plugin download and configuration yourself
* hardcoded paths (to /conf/config or /tmp) in plugins need to be changed to use standard umsp functions - e.g. getUMSPConf())
* the web server will need to run on port 80, since most plugins with proxies will call http://127.0.0.1/umsp/plugins/myplugin/myproxy.php

So, it's totally doable, but it would probably require a rooted android.

The good news is - since my wife got me an android phone for christmas, i might be interested in this as well. :)
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby avkiev » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:58 am

mad_ady wrote:i might be interested in this as well. :)

Good, very good.
For now - lets simplify this task.
Can we use our umsp-plugins on windows-based PC (w/o WDTV) ?
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby mad_ady » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:32 am

Yes. 1-2 years ago somebody created a stand-alone umsp version (called umspx). This used apache + php on windows or linux and made some small changes to the umsp internal code. Some plugins worked with it.

I merged most of those changes into the UMSP_LAN patch, so the current UMSP code can be copy-pasted in a working apache+php setup and can be started with minimum changes.

You can try out UMSPX, but be warned, it's only reported to work on the PS3. I had to make additional changes to make it work with xbmc.
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby b-rad.cc » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:43 am

I've done some related work that I bet I could transition to running umsp directly. I'll give it a shot this weekend :ugeek:
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby mad_ady » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:18 am

Care to give us some detail, or will you leave us drooling?
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Re: Smth like UMSP on Android ?   

Postby b-rad.cc » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:35 am

i'll speak over in dev, everyone else may drool 8-) :lol:
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