Feature Request - XBMC for Samsung Smart TV

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davidliu Offline
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Is it possible to write an app for the Samsung Smart TV? If yes, what's the requirement? I am happy to try if someone can point me to the right direction.

Yesterday I tried Samsung Allshare, it can find the XBMC on my PC, but the video list is not available to the TV.

I tried Plex and I could play the videos via Allshare. By the way, Plex app doesn't work on my Samsung TV.
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Already been covered and it's a no: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...msung+xbmc

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davidliu - XBMC itself will not be ported to the Samsung TV and most likely also no app created. We have UPNP for this. But as you have noticed, we don't support UPNP transcoding yet and don't yet have device specific UPNP profiles. Depending on your Samsung's capabilities this might be the issue why you can't browse your movie library nicely via UPNP on your TV yet.
(This post was last modified: 2013-05-19 18:46 by da-anda.)
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Is it possible to view metadata via upnp? I browse from Samsung tv and see only titles, no graphic etc.
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Yes, but Samsung doesn't like supporting the full UPnP A/V standard :(

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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Marx1 - once we have/support vendor/device specific UPNP profiles (with hacks to get everything working on non-standard implementations) you should see artwork and all, as long as Samsungs UPNP client supports it.
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I have tried to connect xbmx/raspberry pi wireless to a samsung smart tv, all goes well until a movie is about to play, then error, will not plat, not connect to url,tried to hardwire but still same problem, can anyone help please?
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(2013-10-13 19:56)nr13 Wrote:  I have tried to connect xbmx/raspberry pi wireless to a samsung smart tv, all goes well until a movie is about to play, then error, will not plat, not connect to url,tried to hardwire but still same problem, can anyone help please?

We tried to help you here: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...pid1516814

Why not provide the debug logs we asked for two weeks ago, and in that other thread?

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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Back on the port topic:

I have a F7 TV on the way, so I started looking around. Quickly found this:
http://www.samsungdforum.com/Devtools/SdkDownload
http://wiki.samygo.tv/index.php5/Install...s_F-Series
So it looks like exploring a port is possible, and it may even work in the emulator.
I may give it a try, anyone interested please lmk.
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Just forget it ... read:

http://www.samsungdforum.com/Devtools/Spec

There is only flash/html support on this platforms. Also AFAIK there is no opengl or opengles support on those TVs. It will not work as long as samsung only does pseudo apps on their TVs instead of a real native app written in c/c++.

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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Thanks. Makes sense. The SDK seems to supports WebGL, I thought that implied OpenGL underneath?

If this route does not work I'll try to root it and look into a native port. Rooting seems possible:
http://forum.samygo.tv/viewtopic.php?f=6...&start=100
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A couple of other useful links on the topic (for documentation purposes):

open source code to Samsung firmware for F series and others:
http://opensource.samsung.com/index.jsp

libswift on a Samsung TV with firmware <1018
http://www.tribler.org/trac/wiki/SwiftTV

It looks then like the first problem is to root TVs with firmware >=1018.
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Go over to Nextpvr they have this working on Samsung Smart TV and BD Players, this is for models 2012 or higher, if I remember correctly any Samsung Smart Device with the ocean color background if you have a black background it is to old.

Demo on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaXdDU_gdU8

http://forums.gbpvr.com/forumdisplay.php...or-Samsung

BTW I have been using Nextpvr for Live TV and recording on XBMC since Sub the owner of Nextpvr wrote the plugin and it works great.
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Hello. Maybe an alternative is using your smartphone/tablet with Android with Yatse, so you can browse with a very good appealing your librery in xmbc and send the choosen content to the Smart TV.

At this point I have a doubt with this kind of solution, is it possible to stream addon content from XBMC to the Smart TV?.

I hope could help. Thank you very much.
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Finding the fact that Plex has a Samsung smartapp and we don't intolerable, I had a look at the SDK.

It looks half-trivial to do really. A smart app is just a javascrip/html app a lot like a webinterface addon (with the notable difference that it has to be driven with a remote).
Playback itself is just passing an url to a specific video player object (not flash, apparently) which handles the rest.

I'll try to do a POC with my (very) limited javascript/html skills to see if it's worth digging further.
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