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Friday, December 09, 2005

Location Free TV

I was just reading some information about the latest PSP firmware and noticed that it now supports LocationFree TV. I have seen this in action with a 12" panel and the interface is really nice. The stream is good quality, and considering it's wifi, there is not much delay when switching channels.

I am curious to try this on my PSP, but not quite ready to upgrade my firmware from the beloved 1.5 firmware which supports Lua.

What I am even more curious about are these LocationFree Base stations. They appear to be using standard 802.11 protocol to connect the base to the display.

I was wondering if anyone has looked at the data being sent over the LocationFree WIFI connetion to see what codecs it is using for the stream. Is it some standard H.263 / H.264 codec that could be replicated on the PC to stream video from your PC to the PSP?

It would be very cool to be able to wirelessly broadcast your own TV stations to your PSP using the software already built in to the PSP firmware.


Blogger Mark Gillespie said...

Thinking the exact same thing a few months back.

Know anyone that can take a ethereal trace, if so, I may be able to help..

Thinking of starting a sourceforge project, if a packet trace is available...

1:51 PM  
Blogger Neil Holder said...

I would love it if you could stream from a PC, but from what I've read i think you somehow pair/register the PSP with the base station - not 100% sure tho - please prove me wrong.

5:15 AM  
Blogger boardandsurf said...

I have actually aready done this with my HOME PC and my 2 year old HP pocket PC. I was just wandering the internet and found took me 2 min to download the software and BAM! I can now play recorded tv, videos (downloaded and converted), music and pictures. NO extra hardwear was needed.

just a PC with internet, and a LAN or WiFi connected device. I can also use a laptop (when I buy one) or a 3G cell phone

I'm on here to see if there was a way to hack the psp to make it work on orb network

gonna see if i can figure it out.

10:17 PM  
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5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody make any progress on this? I'm would think its pretty easy to reverse engineer.

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Limbo said...

I actually own a base station. Anything I can do to help?

The thing is... the codec is proprietary, and all clients including the psp have to connect to the base station that I'm almost sure registers on some Sony website because you can't have more than 4 psp's registered on the same unit. I could get you a trace if you guide me on how to do it... ICQme 642836 if your interested

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the video codec is standard. in fact, based on the source code sony released, it indicates usage of live networks rstp server.

i reckon the handshake is proprietary.
if only someone can crack this, or
perhaps bypass the psp locationfree viewer setup step.....

6:34 AM  
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4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I know I'm waaaaay late on this thread, but I have both a PSP and LocationFree base station (LF-PK1) - The PSP does indeed establish a propriatry link between the LF device and the PSP - thus it doesn't matter what protocols or codecs you stream over, you cannot get access to the stream without Sony's initial pairing setup.

However, I also run all my homebrew stuff on 1.5 - and have the perfect solution - Devhook. I can emulate the 2.8 firmware and connect to the LocationFree device giving me the best of both worlds...

hope this helps but then again, I'm guessing that you've all figured this out long ago...

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the Playstation 3 act as a location free player?

4:36 PM  
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12:37 PM  
Blogger Aaron850679 said...

I'm very interested in this little device.. It turns out that these things can make nice and cheap IP cameras.. :P But, there isn't any known linux support.. I was wondering if theres some kind of javascript player that can interface with it..


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