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Streaming video to a computer

Post by sgsturz » 08 Jun 2011, 23:09

Hi everyone. Is it possible to stream the AR.Drone's video to a computer? I wrote a java program that allows me to drive the copter from my computer but I cannot figure out how to get the video on my screen. The video is sent in a compressor called H 263, so if anyone knows how to handle that, I would be grateful.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by nJoi » 10 Jun 2011, 19:12

I need to do this too, I need to stream the video to my PC, except using C#/WPF program

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by sgsturz » 15 Jul 2011, 21:12

After more research, I discovered that the best way to do this is with an open source program called JavaDrone. It works on all platforms and is fundamentally awesome. Check it out!

http://code.google.com/p/javadrone/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by Rajboy86 » 28 Jul 2011, 17:43

Hi,

Can the Java API be used to stream video from the drone to PC.Im using the SDK provided by A.R.Drone. Please help!

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by sgsturz » 28 Jul 2011, 18:15

The Java API is open source and not related to the SDK from Parrot. The Java version is better and free and is ready to go out of the box. Once you download it, you can immediately stream video.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by jargon » 23 Nov 2011, 14:45

Hi guys, just bought a new AR drone this week, and had a question similiar to OP. I'm looking to just stream the video of either camera on the drone to a pc, and view the video via VLC or something similar. Is this possible? Perhaps streaming in RTSP. Controls can stay on the phone. I have read that some versions of firmware support multicasting, is this true?

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to the internet?

Post by barkway » 07 Jan 2012, 20:16

I need to find a way to be able to stream video live to the internet (Ustream, livestream, Qik, one of these or similar). Has anyone found a way yet? Many of the Occupy Wall St independent citizen journalists are starting to acquire these drones for filming footage of protests but we really need to be able to stream the vid live to the internet. Can anyone help?

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by logical » 07 Jan 2012, 20:28

You can run Drone Station full screen on a Mac and then uStream the screen from there.
You will need two network connections... one for the drone and one for the internet. You could do wifi and wifi or wifi and lan.
The internet side will need to be on a network other than 192.168.1.x
I've seen what the Occupy Oakland guys have done... I would recommend using a long range WiFi dongle for the drone.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by logical » 07 Jan 2012, 20:57

Streaming video from Drone Station from my drone right now...
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dronestation" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'll leave it up till the battery runs out.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by cowmoo32 » 11 Jan 2012, 00:55

I can get the Controltower to connect to the drone but it's not reading my PS3 controller.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by logical » 11 Jan 2012, 01:02

cowmoo32 wrote:I can get the Controltower to connect to the drone but it's not reading my PS3 controller.
What is a control tower? Are you talking about Drone Station not connecting to the PS3? If so, try rebooting, then plugging in the PS3, pressing the center button, then starting the app.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by ybinstock » 09 Jul 2012, 20:50

Hi guys,

I'm very interested in live streaming disaster relief scenarios. Unfortunately, I neither have a Mac or Linux. Is there any tools that you guys know of that I would be able to use with my Drone 2.0 and Android Samsung Galaxy?

I appreciate your help.

Yoni

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by stlkrash » 24 Aug 2012, 19:54

yeah anyone have this? i have everything but video.

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by obelix662000 » 15 Oct 2012, 20:48

ffmpeg can do it because it automatically strips custom headers from raw h264 bitstream

to watch video:

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ffplay tcp://192.168.1.1:5555 
to save to a file

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ffmpeg -i tcp://192.168.1.1:5555 outputfile.avi

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Re: Streaming video to a computer

Post by Jonbuckles » 06 Aug 2013, 09:53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDon6bQf ... e=youtu.be" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

using the info above along with drone control software..

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