I guess I’ve been away from this forum for a while. Who is Robert and what does the project do on the Othernet. Just a link would be fine.
Here are some other threads relating to what Robert and myself have been working on.
Just another example of how powerful this server set up can be, iTunes music files are in m4a format, If you install the VLC player into Windows 10 with Firefox as the browser it will automatically offer you VLC to play.
Just got access to my huge library of iTunes songs
Also works with full length 2+ hours MP4/Mov files. Once VLC takes over the direct stream you can close all browsers and the music or movie stream runs uninterrupted.
I’m Robert from Berlin (Germany). I have experimented a little with the Dreamcatcher. Since the current GUI eats up a lot of resources and does not run on older browsers, I am working on ways around this GUI.
For me the Dreamcatcher is mainly there to download files from the internet. Now my second SD card is only for archiving the othernet files. For me the stability of the system is important. The Dreamcatcher should run in my weekend house in summer without any problems. I download MP3 files, offline Wikipedia etc. from a laptop.
Enjoying my my new found Dream catcher home server, last night watched Blade runner 2049 in HD and caught up on all the latest news with my bedroom big screen.
Not bad for the cost of 30 foot of RG-6 cable and the time putting the files on the secondary memory card of the dreamcatcher board.
Always wanted a home media server but this one using a different set of boomarks just keeps going even after the Internet fails, all your favorite stuff and non stop updates from Outernet are always available on your phone,tablet or TV. One more round of memory card upgrade 64GB, and putting the Dreamcatcher in a slightly better location and this will be a permanent addition to my home. Best part it was free with the Othernet kit for me all less than 100 Dollars.
Let me know if you find the home server useful
Some how the Firestick 4K is staying connected day after day to the Othernet server just delays a few seconds when you make the first data request the next day, strange devices.
Having problems upgrading secondary SD memory card to 64GB with ext2 / NTFS format, needs to be FAT32 only to work with Dreamcatcher server.
So the maximum card size is 32GB/FAT32 formatted, If I am missing something here please let me know.
Matt, you can format your SDHC or SDXC cards to FAT32 with AOMEI Partition Assistant. I have done one as large as 128 GB this way.
Bingo it worked 64GB FAT32 server, Thank You so much
If someone gets an even larger server running let us know.
“Matt, you can format your SDHC or SDXC cards to FAT32 with AOMEI Partition Assistant. I have done one as large as 128 GB this way.”
This server runs really stable, anything started with a “/FS/get/” URL will run high speed and stable.
Different browsers/plugins offer vastly different capabilitys with this server.
What runs on one browser may not play on another, video resolutions, format etc…
Fire stick browsers do not support PDF for example, Amazon silk browser support more video modes than Firefox browser in the Firestick.
I recommend Chrome browser on devices that offer it the one exception is desktop Windows 10 looks best on Firefox latest for best performance and speed. The new Edge browser in windows 10 is supposed to be Chrome based so it should also preform well.
Another option for formatting large sd cards is fat32format gui.
On all browsers that access the Othernet server I make the Skylark login page the home page by default, but sometimes the browser will choke/delay the first time started, found out if you tap the home page icon you will delay no more
This is my little experiment in html to connect the DC bypassing the login page.
It work for me, is not a nice page but I can access to all the info I need.
<HTML> <HEAD> <title>Othernet</title> </HEAD> <body> <H1> Latest Othernet News! <a href="http://YOURIPADDRESS/packages/skylark/Weather/data/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=10.33,41.21,2048" target="_blank">*****Wind&Weather*****</a> <a href="http://YOURIPADDRESS:8090/" target="_blank"> Radio</a> </H1> <iframe src="http://YOURIPADDRESS/FS/get/downloads:/News/?dd" height="300" width="99%"></iframe> <H1>Wikipedia Articles:</H1> <iframe src="http://YOURIPADDRESS/FS/get/downloads:/Wikipedia/?dd" height="300" width="99%"></iframe> <H1>OtherNet APRS Messages:</H1> <iframe src="http://YOURIPADDRESS/FS/get/downloads:/Amateur Radio/APRS/APRSAT/?dd" height="300" width="99%"></iframe> </body> </html>
Matt, this is a neat little package. I had to go into my HTML editor and take out some bad formatting that was inserted by the copy process, but after doing this and when I put my Dreamcatcher’s IP in place of the words YOURIPADDRESS and saved the file, then ran it in the browser, it really worked nicely! Congratulations on a job well done!
happy you test & like this code, sorry for the formatting but i have had some problem to figure out how put the code in a message.
Must change also the coordinates in the code.
By the way I’m Alberto.
best & 73 de IW0HJZ
if you are connected to the internet you could replace YOURIPADDRESS with my.othernet.is
Hi, yes i try but this is what I get:
Your receiver doesn’t seem to have reported in. Err: null
I’m sure I’m on itnernet.
How I can " register" my receiver?
Great job - - program works like a charm with a bit of Jerry’s help sharing his HTML file with me! However, I can only get the first and last frame to display in my browsers. Ken
othernet.pdf (21.9 KB)
this is my original code , I put it in pdf without modification, and you can see my IP address e my coordinates.
I’m using a chrome web browser did not test with other browser but it is plane html code.
strange you ca see only the first and last frame, cannot undestand why.
Alberto, my apologies for getting your name wrong on my post. The formatting had nothing to do with you, it was getting the file from the “view page source” in my browser to my HTML editor (DiDa). When Firefox showed the page source code, it inserted a bunch of figures in place of the < and > in the html. Your call sign caught my attention, as mine is W0HU. The DiDa editor used Internet Explorer as a browser, and that is where I tested it. Haven’t had time to see what Firefox will do to it. The code looks clean and simple, should work there. I did try it and Firefox only shows the first and last frames, as others have stated here. Jerry