Category Archives: Albatross

Albatross Home Media Streaming Server

Albatross flies again with latest VLC builds!

For those of you still anxiously awaiting a working version of Albatross, we are one big step close!  The latest test builds of VLC 0.9.9 have fixed on-the-fly transcoding and streaming to Flash video format (.flv)!  Okay, it’s almost fixed.  They still haven’t fixed the problem where transcoding the audio to any sample rate other than the source file’s native sample rate causes the audio and video to speed up or slow down accordingly, but at least it’s working again!  You can download them for Mac OS X here:

http://jones.videolan.org/~videolan/0.9.9-test/

I’ve only tested this on the Mac so far, but history tells me that it should work in other environments as well.  Works with a stock installation of Albatross 0.5.1.

The Albatross Is Aloft!

TyStreamer is now the Albatross Home Media Streaming Server!  The new release has many, many new features and improvements including:

  • Support for unhacked TiVos through the HMO interface
  • Watch videos on your Nintendo numberswiki.com

    Wii’s Internet Channel!

  • Major user interface update
  • Cool new logo!
Check out the demo here, or download the release here!

TyStreamer page moved to Still Designing

The TyStreamer page has moved from its old home on wiskars.com to the main Still Designing web site!  This by itself is not necessarily “blog-worthy” as the content hasn’t changed much… yet.  But some of you may have noticed that the VideoLAN team has just release VLC version 0.9.0-test1.  TyStreamer now requires version 0.9.0 for its ability to stream flash video, allowing you to use 98% of all web browser installations to watch video on your TiVo or home computer anywhere on the internet.  There hasn’t been a new release of TyStreamer in a while largely because VLC 0.9.0 has been a bit of a moving target.  Now that we’re starting to see some slightly more stable releases from VLC, TyStreamer can likewise start showing its stuff.  Some of the cool new features you can look forward to over previous versions:

  • Streams Flash video
  • View video files on your home computer as well as TiVo programs
  • Support for multiple video sources from the same TyStreamer installation
  • Cool new Web 2.0 user interface using jQuery!
  • Streams to the Nintendo Wii’s Internet Channel!
And much, much more!  For the more intrepid souls, you can try using the latest from svn, or you can wait for an official release “Real Soon Now”(TM).