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CES2008: DIRECTV Upcoming MediaShare features

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. Jan 9, 2008 #1 of 26
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    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.
  2. Jan 9, 2008 #2 of 26
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    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.
  3. Jan 9, 2008 #3 of 26
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    The goal is to have a seamless experience whether you are sharing photos from your PC or from the Internet.
  4. Jan 9, 2008 #4 of 26

    thewavgod Mentor

    Jan 27, 2007
    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.
  5. Jan 9, 2008 #5 of 26

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

    Mar 7, 2007
    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.
  6. Jan 9, 2008 #6 of 26

    40-Dan AllStar

    Nov 24, 2006
    any word on MediaShare playing video from your home network?
  7. Jan 9, 2008 #7 of 26

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
  8. Jan 9, 2008 #8 of 26

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    As long as it will play the video from producer "Shadow and the Gang", I will be very happy! :)
  9. Jan 9, 2008 #9 of 26
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    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.
  10. tharron

    tharron Mentor

    Nov 2, 2007
    It's gone national?

    *kicks his HR20-100 in the side "See, you'll NEVER live up to your little brother!"*
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    It's a staggered rollout. I know it's in Southern California.
  12. oldguy1

    oldguy1 Godfather

    Aug 22, 2006
    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?
  13. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

    Sep 21, 2006
    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.
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Glennb, I hear you. I personally don't use the feature much, but a lot of people do.
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    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).
  16. btripathi

    btripathi New Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    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.
  17. cmziggy

    cmziggy Cool Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    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:
  18. bakerfall

    bakerfall Godfather

    Aug 23, 2006
    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.
  19. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    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.
  20. mikeny

    mikeny Hall Of Fame

    Aug 20, 2006
    Yeah, that would be convenient, like the Slingbox. It would be good if the HR20 could "share" in both directions.
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