Jun 062020
 

I was looking for a solution to play video on my vr headset ($3) Samsung 8 in some viewer, aka the cardboard vr. First I thought that I would just view them over the network, but my rooted chosen ROM (Linage 17) doesn’t support smb from boot, so no fstab mapping can be done leaving me with a hacky file browse and view by another app solution.

Then by chance playing with my TV and trying to watch films on the computer I finally found a use for a UPNP/DLNA Server. I found also my VR apps that any for of networking found the uPNP/DLNA server no problem, not smb loging on etc, sweet!

Looking at the Windows uPNP offering I found none, for free or paid for, they could not make a custom menu from meta data tags. So Linux… Gerbera free and claimed to be able to do this so I had a go. A bit of hack trial and error later I got it going how I wanted with a sort of 2 level keyword search and reading all the tags I need to sort the collection. I meta tagged all my MP4 video with Mp3Tag v3.01, which is excellent util for the meta tagging via many different ways and easily expandable due to a simple text based plugin type feature.

Gerbera Custom Menu

Gerbera Custom Menu

I leave it here so maybe it’ll help someone else.
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Sep 242016
 

slideshow2smPut together a slideshow of all the Met Art free gallery photos found, so far, of the galleries from around 2009. It is still work in progress, will have the images scrolling vertically when in landscape.

Control at the top, click a thumbnail to go to the model, click main image to go to that gallery.

Tested on a few tablet / mobile screen sizes.

 

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