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CES2008: DIRECTV Upcoming MediaShare features


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:13 AM

Lost in the shuffle a bit...

They were showing a version of MediaShare that could access photos from your Flickr account, and play Youtube videos. It wasn't really clear how you would select the YouTube videos, and it was more of a proof of concept than anything else.

All they could say was... it's coming.
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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:45 AM

Stuart - saw your late note on media share additions for Flickr and YouTube - you can currently do that stuff with a media server but did you get the feeling they were really connecting from the box directly - for example to YouTube - and viewing video ?


The way it looks, there is a new option under Photos, something like Internet Photos, and a new item under video, something like Internet Video. You would have to log into Flickr and Youtube and set up your accounts, then there will be some way of telling the HR2x what account is yours. I don't think they've fully fleshed that part out yet.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:45 AM

The goal is to have a seamless experience whether you are sharing photos from your PC or from the Internet.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:23 PM

The way it looks, there is a new option under Photos, something like Internet Photos, and a new item under video, something like Internet Video. You would have to log into Flickr and Youtube and set up your accounts, then there will be some way of telling the HR2x what account is yours. I don't think they've fully fleshed that part out yet.


Stuart, I'm confused when you say new options, I have had those options for sometime, and have been watching Youtube videos for a couple weeks. I have yet to explore the Internet Photos as of yet.

So I'm guessing they are going to elaborate our ability to browse through Youtube and such?

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:27 PM

Stuart, I'm confused when you say new options, I have had those options for sometime, and have been watching Youtube videos for a couple weeks. I have yet to explore the Internet Photos as of yet.

So I'm guessing they are going to elaborate our ability to browse through Youtube and such?

Just in case it matters, I am using the latest TVersity.


I took it to mean that - hence my comment that you can do that with a media server. Sounds more like the HR2x will handle the connection directly.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:48 PM

any word on MediaShare playing video from your home network?

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

any word on MediaShare playing video from your home network?

It's in the the new HR20-700 national release

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=115284

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:44 PM

As long as it will play the video from producer "Shadow and the Gang", I will be very happy! :)

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#9 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

The solution wasn't really mature enough for me to play test but the idea is, you wouldn't need an intermediate server like TVersity to make it happen.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:21 PM

It's in the the new HR20-700 national release

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=115284


It's gone national?

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:31 PM

It's a staggered rollout. I know it's in Southern California.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:26 PM

The solution wasn't really mature enough for me to play test but the idea is, you wouldn't need an intermediate server like TVersity to make it happen.


I agree; you shouldn't need somethng like TVersity to make videos playable.

I can play video now, but get no audio! Is that fixed?
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:29 PM

I currently use my computer to view photos on the internet and play videos from youtube.

I'm not really interested in doing it thru my DVR.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:34 PM

Glennb, I hear you. I personally don't use the feature much, but a lot of people do.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:37 PM

I used the Photos with Music option alot during the holidays with my out-of-state visitors.

They got to see tons of photos in the Home Theater together all at once, with quiet music in the background.

It was actually kind of a neat way to have everyone enjoy things together (in comfort).
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:40 PM

can someone confirm that the latest national release allows playing music, video and photos from NAS without the need of a PC running TVersity or WMP11? I really don't want to keep my PC running if HR20 can handle the media files on its own.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:51 AM

I would really would like to know more about being able to stream video from my HR20 to my PC. I would love to watch shows up here in my office. I have been looking for info when this option will be available. :) :eek2:
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:32 AM

About the only media share thing I want is additional codecs. I'd really like to be able to play .wmv and .avi in addition to .mpg without transcoding.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:51 AM

The ability to stream on line radio stations, to the home theater amp would be great. I have been able to get a few to to stream to the HR20, using TVersity, but under the beta releases it is a day to day thing. Today it works and tomorrow the HR20 doesn't even see the link.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:59 AM

I would really would like to know more about being able to stream video from my HR20 to my PC. I would love to watch shows up here in my office. I have been looking for info when this option will be available. :) :eek2:

Yeah, that would be convenient, like the Slingbox. It would be good if the HR20 could "share" in both directions.
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