thanks for the response, I'm not using a linktheater, I was just
playing with the html interface from my pc, I was hoping it could be
used to stream files through to any pc on the network. Clearly it
doesn't from that article, the webserver is there to augment the
functions of the upnp streaming I guess.
The webserver is not a good way to do things, as clicking on a file
in it means that the whole video must be downloaded before viewing
it - as you say opening the file by browsing the drive share is a
Shame though. maybe I'll think about getting a linktheater some day
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> > Been trying to get pcast working on my linkstation (ls2, 250gb),
> > with open firmware 2.05. I point the browser to port 8000, and
> > picks it all up, but its not what I imagined.
> > I can browse through to files on my designated shared area, as
> > specified in the linktheater setup page. However, if I click on
> > video's, it won't stream them, it just downloads them then plays
> > them. Is this because the files are not streaming files
> > I'm dissappointed if that's the case - I thought it was a
> > media server that would convert them. Its next to useless over a
> > wireless lan if you want to watch transcoded dvd movies.
> > I'm leaning towards the thought that its just broken though - I
> > tried clicking on music files, and it opens up a web page with
> > showing the path to the file rather than the file, and when I
> > click on images, it goes back to the main page.
> > I also notice that the HTML page title seems to show PCAST
> > names in the title bar such as PCAST_CURRENT_DIR or something
> > that. Has anyone else played with this, and how much success
> > you had?
> > thanks in advance.
> I'm no expert but this may explain some more about PCAST, its from
> linkstationwiki.org >
> I don't fully understand your question, are you trying to get your
> Linktheater to use PCAST? (It should pick it up automatically)
> Are you wanting to use PCAST on your desktop? You may aswell just
> create a few shortcuts pointing to the folders from your
> I stream DivX files that way.
> "I'm leaning towards the thought that its just broken though"
> I just pointed my browser to :8000 and got the same results as you
> describe, presume it's designed for things as discussed in the