Popcorn-time on Samsung SMART TV

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Popcorn-time on Samsung SMART TV

Post by majklcze » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:07 pm

Im dreaming about direct app for Samsung SMART TVs - https://popcorn-time.to/
all movies on one click :D

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Re: Popcorn-time on Samsung SMART TV

Post by mad_ady » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:48 am

There are many problems that prevent that app from running on the tv:
1. You need to get an armel version for it which I doubt they provide
2. Assuming you have all the libraries it needs (in a chroot for example), it needs to display a window and allow you to control it which requires an X11 server
3. Assuming that torrent downloading is fast enough for streaming, you will need a way to play back content. Popcorn Time comes with its own video player which on ARM does video decoding and video rendering in software. This means that videos will be choppy as hell. It could use an external player, but I don't know how you could interface with Samsung's video player.

So -it's very unlikely it would work on Samsung TVs.

But you could run it on a cheap tablet that has hdmi out to the tv. Much simpler and painless.
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Re: Popcorn-time on Samsung SMART TV

Post by szt » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:49 am

mad_ady wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:48 am
2. Assuming you have all the libraries it needs (in a chroot for example), it needs to display a window and allow you to control it which requires an X11 server
samsung TV have X11 server in it. You can check. And I told you this a long time ago https://forum.samygo.tv/viewtopic.php?p=77501#p77501

and you can check this https://forum.samygo.tv/viewtopic.php?t=5992

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  306 root       0:01 /mtd_appdata/Runtime/bin/X -logfile /mtd_rwarea/Xlog.txt -modulepath /mtd_appdata/Runtime/XorgLibs -config /mtd_appdata/Runtime/bin/xorg.conf

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