My new TV is a Panasonic Viera Plasma series “S30“, generation (I would rather penultimate generation). Has the ability to connect to the internet, function that allows me through a few applications developed “ad hoc” of see the trailer movies currently in theaters, unload (paying) the latest movies and watch streaming, listen to internet radio in streaming, See Youtube videos, accessing Facebook and Picasa, download a feed updated in real time with the day's news in video format. In short, the applications are wasted.
All these good things is nothing without an internal browser to your TV (What do I do with the internet if I can not go where I want?), in fact a browser that does not exist, and for models of the S30 series apparently There is not even a development plan a browser or support streaming directly to the internal network (the latest models do support streaming network with DLNA specifications). Dacché è stato sviluppato c’è stato un solo firmware upgrade, then focused on newer models. I found it odd that among the applications lacked just a browser and the possibility of streaming over LAN, and I wrote to Panasonic asking if it was my problem, or if they were not more developed applications. This is the answer:
Thank you for contacting us.
With regard to your request, Please note that the models of the S30 series do not support DLNA functions, nè l’applicazione web browser.
There are currently no firmware updates in order to impart these characteristics to the TV in your possession.
In fact it would not be very difficult for Panasonic to develop a browser for the S30 series, forse mi sbaglio ma l’hardware dei modelli subito successivi è grosso modo lo stesso.
If Panasonic wants to answer are clearly available for an open.
Anyhow, if I want to see a video can download it from Youtube and view it offline via a USB stick (non tutti i video di Youtube sono accessibili dall’applicazione integrata, I think for a licensing issue). This TV, however, does not support encryption Youtube videos, you have to re-encode the video format “avi” with the following command:
ffmpeg -i *.flv -r ntsc -vcodec mpeg4 -ac 2 -acodec mp2-ar 48000 -ab 192k-f avi-vtag XVID testmp4.avi
As always use for encoding ffmpeg, the usual program “Swiss boxcutter” command line.