lukeP
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Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:14 pm

Hi there,
I'm the lead developer of Media Browser 3.

We're launching a client-server based product in May that will be targeting multiple platforms. So far, we've been able get just about every platform on our wish list:

- Android
- DLNA
- iOS
- Media Portal
- Roku
- The PC
- Windows Phone
- Windows RT

Raspberry Pi is the last missing piece of the puzzle, so I'm here to see if I can find anyone interested in contributing, and building a client for it.

We have an open Rest api that supports streaming and transcoding to pretty much any format needed. We have documentation build right into the server, courtesy of swagger, with the ability to see api methods, parameters, and even test them out in browser to see what the response looks like. Here is a preview of what that looks like:

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Also check us out on Github (our wiki also has some detailed api info):

https://github.com/MediaBrowser

Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks.

Luke
http://www.mediabrowser3.com/

http://www.reddit.com/r/mediabrowser/

Community:
http://www.mediabrowser.tv/
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lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Here are some screens of the current clients:

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ghans
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:29 pm

Do you have any Linux clients already ?

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lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:37 pm

We do not have a Linux client yet, so needless to say it is also on our wish list.

We do have some tools though that could help a prospective developer get started. We have api wrappers written in .net and javascript, which could be used as a reference. Also, our Android and iOS developers have wrappers in java and objective c, respectively, and they've indicated they'd be willing to make them available to help someone come onboard.

Cloudcentric
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:28 pm

FYI Android is a Linux Operating System
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woftam
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:47 am

Oh this would be awesome . I wish I could code my way out of a paper bag and help out.
:D

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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:43 pm

Do you have any .Net based clients already ?

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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:19 pm

Yes, four actually. We have a wpf client in development for the HTPC, we also have winRT for windows 8 tablets, and then windows phone 7/8.

We also have a fourth one in development that we haven't announced yet.

Please check out our Github:

https://github.com/MediaBrowser

I posted in here about a Raspberry Pi client, but we also are looking for contributors of all kinds - plugins, themes, ui developers. We've got a good thing going and are looking to grow our dev community.

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:01 pm

New teaser here I threw out a few days ago:

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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:08 pm

Perhaps a Moonlight or GTK# based client would be possible.

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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:17 pm

That would be fantastic. If you're interested, or know someone who might be, I can get you access to our dev forum.

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:12 pm

Taking another shot in the event I might be able to stir up any interest from potential developers.

We're gaining a lot of steam as our app releases get into their respective stores (apple, android, roku, windows store, etc).

We're going to have an iOS 7 app available on launch day:

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permal ... ios-teaser

We even have a mono port of the server in progress, to get us onto linux. All that's missing now is a raspberry pi client. We have a very easy to use api and a community of developers ready to help a new member who joins the team.

moddingtom
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:02 pm

Wow. This would be fantastic if it were ported to the Pi.

Before I bought my Pi I ran a PC with Windows 7 Mediacenter,. Instead of using the inbuilt library tools I ran Mediabrowser instead. In my opinion it was by far the best add-on to Win7 MediaCenter.

Unfortunately, I have no talent for programming otherwise I would be eager to help. But hopefully there are others out there on the forum who have the skills and time to dedicate to this worthy cause? Hopefully some of you will come forward to assist.

Keep up the great work, hopefully we can get this on the Pi, where it belongs.

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks moddingtom.

Yea we have a very easy to use, and well documented api:

https://github.com/MediaBrowser/MediaBrowser/wiki

I (and others) will also make ourselves available to provide any assistance required. We're just looking for someone to step up.

ncarty97
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:15 am

Definitely like to see this. I've done a fair bit of programming in my career so I might even be able to contribute some.

darwindeeds
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:21 pm

I worked on the IOS app for media browser and would love to see a RPi client. To be able to control the media streaming in RPi using the phone as remote would be an awesome setup.

doron
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:15 pm

I'd also love to see this. I can't allocate programming time but I will happily alpha- and beta-test when there's stuff to test.

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:11 pm

Thanks for the support guys. We've also taken this to open elec:

http://openelec.tv/forum/90-miscellaneo ... r-openelec

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:01 am

We have a new server release that adds the ability to view upcoming & missing episodes. Also, three new plugins in the catalog:

NESBox integration
SNESBox integration
MB Intros - play custom intros before movies

Also we dropped some teasers of our upcoming windows 8.1 client:

http://mediabrowser3.com/community/inde ... t-teasers/

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:39 pm

Well thanks to the joint efforts of a few Media Browser and Xbmc developers, we now have a beta of an Xbmc client for Media Browser Server. You can track progress of that here:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=178180

We are still hoping to recruit a developer for our own dedicated app on Raspberry Pi. In the meantime this will help us in our efforts to attract Pi users.

kreeturez
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:37 am

lukeP wrote:Well thanks to the joint efforts of a few Media Browser and Xbmc developers, we now have a beta of an Xbmc client for Media Browser Server. You can track progress of that here:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=178180

We are still hoping to recruit a developer for our own dedicated app on Raspberry Pi. In the meantime this will help us in our efforts to attract Pi users.
I've tested said plugin on the Pi and, after a little bit of experimenting (details at http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?ti ... pid1553696), I got it working nicely. Navigating the library using it is sluggish on the Pi (it's much faster on a proper HTPC); but video playback is flawless on both. Performance will hopefully improve as the addon is developed.

As it stands, MB3 very nicely compliments XBMC setups in that I have XBMC running on my existing devices (via OpenELEC on my Pi's and low-powered x86 boxes); and MB3 covering surface-area not already covered by XBMC (tablets/roku/web access/mobile phones/etc).

The ultimate solution for the Pi would probably be a version of MB3 Theatre that runs like OpenELEC, booting straight into MBT. This may be a while off since MBT is brand new (and not fully Linux-ported yet) - so for now, I run XBMC on my pi (via OpenELEC), and MB3 separately, with the trakt.tv plugin synchronizing watched statuses between the two.

Very nice indeed; both MB3 and XBMC are examples of spectacular open-source projects.

lukeP
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:17 pm

Great news related to this. Our linux server is now in testing. Please feel free to participate:

http://mediabrowser3.com/community/inde ... linux-os-x

ernstgot
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:46 pm

I would love to see this happen for media browser theater

saajan4u
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:11 pm

This would change the whole meaning to HTPC.. I would pay good money to have this.. please please allow these guy to integrate mb3 with pi

thanks

ernstgot
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Re: Media Browser 3 on Raspberry Pi

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:39 am

I would love to beta test this I have 2 of these laying around looking to get IR for them to use with WMC remote.

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