[APP]AndroidDreamer - Dreambox streaming in LAN and 3G/remotely (for E1 and E2)
AndroidDreamer (ANDR) - now with streaming in Local LAN and remotely over 3G/HDSPA/WIFI
From now on new releases will be published on Google Play (Android Market). YOu can find it here:
-Current beta is 0.66 (March 31, 2012) - read change-log below for recent changes of beta-versions
After publishing my application WMDreamRemote, here on XDA, for Windows Mobile (an application to control and watch remotely in streaming your Dreambox, a satellite receiver - see my signature), I received many requests for a similar application for Android. I said I would do it if I could implement streaming. I finally found some time and wrote quickly a beta-release of AndroidDreamer which permits streaming both in LAN and remotely over 3G.
AndroidDreamer can be downloaded from Android Market.
Here are some details as to the application. Updated instructions are attached.:
AndroidDreamer is an application for Dreambox-owners (or any Enigma1- or Enigma2-based satellite-receiver) which, eventually, will enable you to completely control your Dreambox remotely and to watch TV and recordings via streaming in LAN and over 3G/HDSPA/WIFI.
However, AndroidDreamer in this moment, is very simple and basic since it is in an early stage of development and currently it does not yet support features such as EPG, Remote Control, Timer Management etc.
Mainly, it was written quickly to test streaming and this beta release supports indeed streaming (in Local LAN and remotely over 3G/HDSPA/WIFI) both for Enigma and Enigma2. Also vPlayer is supported as media-player.
However, please note this is still a BETA and errors may occur. Better error-handling will be added gradually while the application gets developed further. Since the streaming-part works well, I decided to make it available on the Android Market.
Note: What regards streaming over 3G/HDSPA, you should be aware of the fact that watching a stream from your Dreambox over 3G will consume a lot of data-traffic so you should have a contract with your mobile-operator which permits you unlimited data or at least a lot of data for a fixed price. However, if you are using AndroidDreamer for streaming within your Local LAN (using WIFI), then of course you will not consume any data-traffic on your mobile network.
Read carefully the instructions, especially what regards setting up 3G-streaming (VPN- and HTTP-modes). The instructions can be read by clicking on your Menu-button or downloaded from this post.
For those using VLC (for instance for 3G-streaming), please note that from version 2.0.0 (and later) of VLC, there seems to be a problem with the way ANDR comunicates with VLC. Please install an earlier version of VLC. You can find previous versions here: http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/
. I suggest version 1.0.5. I will verify the problem with VLC 2.0.0 and later versions and fix it for next release.
If you have any questions, please post your questions here in this thread. Please also do not hesitate to post feedback, bug-reports, suggestions and things you would like to see implemented in a future release.
Finally I want to thank my beta-testers Didier_74, Arshavir, Daniele, Macchese, Vippen, Albertazzi65 and Colin Bell for their invaluable help in testing AndroidDreamer.
-ANDR beta 0.66 (March 31, 2012) - I have not had much time lately so nothing major was added. However, I removed the expiry-date although ANDR still remains a beta/experimental release.
-ANDR beta 0.65 (January 15, 2012) - Added support for multi-tuners. Removed support for mPlayer and added MX Video Player (free ad-version in AndroidMarket). Still an experimental release.
-ANDR beta 0.64 (December 31, 2011) - released a new beta with extended expiry-date (March 31, 2012). Got busy with another project - however ANDR will benefit from this.
-ANDR beta 0.63 (September 30, 2011) - released a new beta with extended expiry-date (Dec. 31, 2011). Should give plenty time for finishing Release-Candidate.
-ANDR beta 0.62 (September 4, 2011) - Again I corrected activity-views (screens/forms) so they will be displayed correctly when using tablets based on Honeycomb. Added possibility to save default Streaming-mode. Some other code-changes. Still an experimental release.
-ANDR beta 0.61 (August 24, 2011) - Adjusted activity-views (screens/forms) so they will hopefully be displayed correctly when using tablets. Some internal code-changes. Experimental release.
-ANDR beta 0.60 (July 30, 2011) - Added the possibility to select Daroon Player as default-player. Corrected also a stupid bug (Rtsp-souts shown in Http-mode) which was introduced when fixing a previous bug.
-ANDR beta 0.59 (July 28, 2011) - Fix for another bug on Honeycomb-devices (Android 3.1).
-ANDR beta 0.58 (July 16, 2011) - Fix (hopefully) for spinner-control on Honeycomb-devices (Android 3.1).
-ANDR beta 0.57 (May 17, 2011) - Added some Dreambox-commands such as Restart, Reboot, Shutdown and others.
-ANDR beta 0.56 (April 15, 2011) - Added support for setting new version of vPlayer as default-player for Direct Streaming. Extended time-limit.
-ANDR beta 0.55 (March 17, 2011) - Fix: Audio-issues. When streaming, with many dreambox-images, only the video would be shown but with no audio. I believe I have now fixed it. Fix: Save-button in General Settings not appearing on devices with 240x320 resolutions.
-ANDR beta 0.54 (March 10, 2011) - BUG-fix: VLC would not get killed upon exiting ANDR which would cause problems with 3G streaming on successive runs.
-ANDR beta 0.53 (March 9, 2011) - Added new remote streaming-method (HTTP using FLV), added DynDNS-address field, added a screen for setting VLC-preferences including bitrate and Width/Height-parameters. Added also an option to use vPlayer as default-player for Direct Streaming
-ANDR beta 0.52 (February 28, 2011) - Two issues resolved (1: Channel-change not taking place on second run. 2: Some Dreambox-images with modified channel-service data generated exceptions).
-ANDR beta 0.51 (February 20, 2011) - No major changes. In Direct Streaming-mode, you will now be prompted to choose which player to use for streaming. New players are being developed and now you can select your player of choice (and not only vPlayer). Some internal code-changes in view of next beta which will support HTTP-streaming.
-ANDR beta 0.50 (February 1, 2011) - Just extended time-limit since I have been very busy lately with other things.
-ANDR beta 0.49 (January 7, 2011) - ADDED support for Https (SSL), improved error-handling, some code-changes
-ANDR beta 0.47 (January 5, 2011) - FIXED a bug, only in VLC-mode, which under certain conditions could launch the media-player before the actual streaming had started resulting in no media being showed.
-ANDR beta 0.45 (January 2, 2011) - first release on Android Market
This is it for the time being.
Good luck and Happy Streaming