Wifi Display / AirPlay / Android Transporter

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Still excited about this, wondering if the .apk is available for testing?
hi ... we are still working on this. in the moment we are preparing (this will take at least 2-3 weeks) the next release.
it should include a raspberry pi client to show the stuff on the television as well as images for nexus-s and galaxy nexus.

stay tuned and follow www.esrlabs.com or https://twitter.com/esrlabs to stay up to date .. we try to put something new out every few weeks.

regards

christian
 
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hi ... we are still working on this. in the moment we are preparing (this will take at least 2-3 weeks) the next release.
it should include a raspberry pi client to show the stuff on the television as well as images for nexus-s and galaxy nexus.

stay tuned and follow www.esrlabs.com or https://twitter.com/esrlabs to stay up to date .. we try to put something new out every few weeks.

regards

christian

Do you have plans to make it work on any device in the future?

Or will this project be limited to the Galaxy nexus + Nexus S?

thanks

EDIT: also the office you moved into looks really sweet
 
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Do you have plans to make it work on any device in the future?

Or will this project be limited to the Galaxy nexus + Nexus S?

thanks

EDIT: also the office you moved into looks really sweet

we want to support as many devices as possible.
but we saw huge differences between the devices that we have here right now (regarding latency and omx-details). so we have to test it on every device / android version combination.
 

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we want to support as many devices as possible.
but we saw huge differences between the devices that we have here right now (regarding latency and omx-details). so we have to test it on every device / android version combination.
I can't wait to be able to stream the display and audio from my phone (SGS2 with CM10) to my raspberry pi. But I still have some questions:
1. How does the client integrate with the raspberry pi? I have Raspbmc running on it and wouldn't want to miss XBMC. But as far as I understand, the raspberry pi is only responsible for receiving a h264 stream and bringing it to the big screen :) So a dedicated distro should not be neccessary, I hope?
2. What about the sound? Is it transmitted at all and if yes, what about surround?
3. Since my Pi is connected via ethernet, I hope it will also work in a normal network. The only issue I see is a possible higher latency.
4. In your blog you write you want to make it work with the miracast standard. Is that still valid? The specifications should be published soon, so I understand if you can't really answer the question yet.
5. 2 days ago I dumped Windows 7 and installed Archlinux on my laptop. Will it be possible to stream display and audio from it to the raspberry pi?
 

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Is there a way to install Android Tranporter onto a "toro" (CDMA/LTE) galaxy nexus? ..Perhaps a set of patches that could be applied to it's AOSOP source, and/or documentation as to what you modified to make porting easier?

I don't really have the knowledge or expierience to do so, but was hoping that if it was readily availble someone might pick it up and make it work. (I just ordered a TV that is suppose to support WiFi Display / Intel Wifi Display / Wifi Direct, etc.. should be here 10-15 days, just need a device to use with it. ;)


EDIT:

TI OMAP 4460/70 demo of wifi display from JANUARY:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeA7yHTNEfE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iHJNOigG7g
..I want it!

(..in the second video the rep says its powered by tech from Screenovate )
 
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Image for Galaxy Nexus

Is there a way to install Android Tranporter onto a "toro" (CDMA/LTE) galaxy nexus? ..Perhaps a set of patches that could be applied to it's AOSOP source, and/or documentation as to what you modified to make porting easier?
Hi ... actually we have an image for the galaxy nexus.
please see http://esrlabs.com/android-transport...-raspberry-pi/ (at the very bottom).
Be aware that you will need a compatible player as the Android Transporter is not miracast compatible.
 

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All I found was an image for the GSM galaxy nexus.. I have the verizon CDMA/LTE galaxy nexus. Am I wrong in thinking that it is incompatable?

Yes, you are right ... those images will most likely not fit onto your device. Do you know how android is built from aosp for toro? The default lunch menu of aosp only includes maguro, and we only have maguro devices in our office.
 

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I'm also on the Nexus Verizon toro version and looking at this. I use a Apple TV2 at home with XMBC on it. I would like to control the whole thing from my phone, but what would be nice is to just be able to (airplay) into my ATV2 to listen to music. This looks like it will do just what I want, but I'm still trying to understand how it all works. Also like the person above stated, I only see GSM.
 

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Yes, you are right ... those images will most likely not fit onto your device. Do you know how android is built from aosp for toro? The default lunch menu of aosp only includes maguro, and we only have maguro devices in our office.

I have compiled some software in linux.. but not android and not recently. I did find binary drivers for toro here:

https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers#toro

..is it possible that all that is needed is to remove the GSM ones from your rom and add these, or does the entire source have to be rebuilt?

EDIT:
Here is a "how to" for compiling toro on ubuntu:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/ve...99-guide-ubuntu-compiling-android-source.html
 
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J_Caselles

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Hi,

would like to install it using MultiROM in my Nexus7. It should be fine cause, as far as I know, it shares the same kernel as factory ROM, but when flashing, multiROM says "incomplete ROM" and stops. I suppose this means this isn't a ROM for itself, i.e. it needs a full ROM upon which to be flashed, am I right? FYI, I've flashed the zip "android-transformer.zip" to be found inside the zip you provide with the scripts. more info about MultiROM here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2011403

what does really changes this custom ROM? Does anyone have any ideas on how can I achieve this?
 

J_Caselles

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Ok, my bad, this isn't any flashable zip at all!! LOL is there any way to make it flashable from recovery?
 

Mark ter Grote

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Hi community,

based on ICS we developed "Android-Transporter" which is similar to WiFi
Display
or Air Play. It allows you to transfer your display to another
device. For a demonstration see http://esrlabs.com/android-transporter.

To implement this efficiently we had to hack the platform, to allow us to
grab the screen content in the surface-flinger. The image is then encoded
with the standard media-encoder which uses the hardware acceleration of
your mobile. The result is streamed with rtsp to another device (the demo
shows another mobile, but this could also be a tv or media-center).

Right now this is just a hack, but we plan to continue our work on
this. The next steps on our road-map are:
- Dual screen support with accompanying SDK.
- WiFi Direct support.
- We plan to open-source our patches for the Android platform.

For the last point we thought of the brilliant cm9. Would this be of
interest for the cyanogenmod community? If you are willing to give this a
try, we would love to contribute to cm9.


Regards,

Christian Köstlin


is there already some info or a apk?
 

bled82

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Would love to help test this if you need testers . I have a Galaxy note 2 and a droid razor max also nook color and Lenovo s10-3t running android x86 , and may also be getting the new nexus 7 soon .
 

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    Hi community,

    based on ICS we developed "Android-Transporter" which is similar to WiFi
    Display
    or Air Play. It allows you to transfer your display to another
    device. For a demonstration see http://esrlabs.com/android-transporter.

    To implement this efficiently we had to hack the platform, to allow us to
    grab the screen content in the surface-flinger. The image is then encoded
    with the standard media-encoder which uses the hardware acceleration of
    your mobile. The result is streamed with rtsp to another device (the demo
    shows another mobile, but this could also be a tv or media-center).

    Right now this is just a hack, but we plan to continue our work on
    this. The next steps on our road-map are:
    - Dual screen support with accompanying SDK.
    - WiFi Direct support.
    - We plan to open-source our patches for the Android platform.

    For the last point we thought of the brilliant cm9. Would this be of
    interest for the cyanogenmod community? If you are willing to give this a
    try, we would love to contribute to cm9.


    Regards,

    Christian Köstlin
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    Android Transporter for the Nexus7 and Raspberry PI

    Hi all,

    update from the Android Transporter:
    We just released the first public preview for Nexus 7 playing together with Raspberry PI.
    If you happen to have these devices at hand please give it a try:
    Details and instructions:
    http://esrlabs.com/android-transporter-for-the-nexus-7-and-the-raspberry-pi/
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    Sounds interesting, any way we can try this for ourselves?

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    If you can extend this somehow to computer LCD screens I would be very much interested.
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    Nexus-S image

    Sounds interesting, any way we can try this for ourselves?

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    Thanks for your interest. If you have two Nexus-S at hand I could provide you with an ICS-4.0.3-based images.

    Both devices should already be in the same WiFi-network, as we do not
    have WiFi-direct for the Nexus-S (for the demo I just created a
    portable WiFi-hotspot with one of the devices). Additionally you need
    two small apks (one one the client, one on the server, which I would also provide) to initiate the video-transport between the two devices. After a NFC-bump the connection should be established and the display mirrored from one
    device to the other.

    As this is not yet a final release, I would like to give you the links to the images and the apks by private message.

    regards

    christian