View Full Version : Anyone here have a Smart TV?

December 11th, 2011, 10:55 PM
got vizio tv with web apps, and found something searching...

these smart tv's don't have UPNP/ DLNA support and i needed to find a way to stream content to the tv.

i found flingo http://flingo.org/

that's the browser marklet, it works by use of the web video app for the tv.

the bad part, there is no flingo desktop for linux, only mac and windows, yet the developers offering the source code, which is opensource.

flingo desktop will serve and entire directory, or from devices mounted to it.


hoping someone could take the source and do something with it.

December 12th, 2011, 05:02 AM
If you've got a computer connected to the TV, XBMC does Upnp/DLNA.

I have a Samsung Blu-ray player and Stereo system (connected to different tvs), that both do DLNA, and they work quite well. I stream the content form my server running Oneiric.

You can get info on XBMC here. (http://xbmc.org/)

December 12th, 2011, 06:51 PM
i think what is interesting is being able to serve up content through a web video application in the tv.

on linux i can fling stuff from the web to my tv's web videos app with use of the bookmarklet.

the tv already has a very nice interface, all that is really needed now is flingo desktop for linux, it'll serve anything from a computer, an entire directory over lan.


December 12th, 2011, 10:05 PM
I just connect a PC running Linux to my TV... I don't want to rely on the locked down crap that gets shipped with the TVs.

December 12th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Hi inobe,

Your smart TV should have some kind of Video player & usb ports. Just copy your stuffs to ext usb and plug into the TV and play.

December 13th, 2011, 12:15 AM
the tv does have a few usb ports, but this model does not support dlna, just pics and music from usb.


the older models did it all.

basically i thought it would be cool if someone could pic up the source and tinker with it.

December 13th, 2011, 07:27 PM
i would hate to see something like this get headway without linux development, i can see where this is going.

anyone else have something to add before i let the thread disappear?

December 13th, 2011, 07:33 PM
My TV doesn't run to connectivity beyond the older RCA connectors, s-video, component input, and antenna, and is probably one of the last, if not the last CRT-based TV I saw in the shops locally.

My DVR/DVD recorder combo has firewire and USB connecters, which I hardly ever use. My Tivo can do the "copy to and from the network" bit, but doing that required forking out extra cash for what amounts to a license to do so, and the "free" software for the PC end is Windows only.

December 13th, 2011, 09:09 PM
I got a 52inch Sharp Quattron LC52e80nu or something like that.
( the one where sulu in the ad goes "WOOOW")

I have direct tv but it wasnt to be connected for a few days.

I plugged in an ethernet connection that I ran and decided to watch a Netflix movie just to test it out.

I was expecting grainy sub par quality streaming, but man I was blown away. The picture was beautiful.
(In honor of sulu I watched the last star trek,)
It was like Dorothy opening the door to Munchkin land - you know when it all goes from B&W to color.

It was fantastic.
After that I was hooked, I could use DLNA and hooked up a laptop and integrated facebook and twitter. I was super impressed.
It had Vudu and now Im looking forward to HBOgo

The down sides are
It has a dash board with widgets and I dont use those at all.
Most of the info is on my iphone and I can get to it a lot quicker then the tv

Software downloads are painfully slow.

All in all I was v impressed by the whole thing.

So were the kids, Im relegated back to the 32 inch screen.
I could argue, but whats the point!!

December 13th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Flingo is pretty interesting. So the desktop app is open source? It would be cool if someone would take it up for Linux. Probably not a good chance of that happening before it catches on better, though.

December 13th, 2011, 10:56 PM
yes, According to the GNU license Agreement, it is opensource.