Node interface to DIAL/RAMP/ChromeCast
|Description||Node interface to DIAL/RAMP/ChromeCast|
|Node Version||>= 0.4|
This library fully supports any device that uses the DIAL discovery protocol. Support for custom device functionality is supported in some cases (See Custom Devices section below). This library has been tested with ChromeCast, Roku, and a Panasonic Viera TV. Any device that lets you send YouTube videos to it will have the DIAL protocol.
var nodecast = require'nodecast';var devices = nodecastfind;devicesonce'device'var yt = deviceapp'YouTube';ytstart'v=12345'// starts the app on the device// also optionally takes data to pass to the app// (for example: youtube takes v=id to launch with a video);;
Returns an EventEmitter that emits all devices on the network. Optional filter to match only certain devices.
var network = nodecastfind'chromecast';networkon'device';
Cancels SSDP search for devices.
Returns true or false if the device inherits the custom class of (type).
var network = nodecastfind;networkon'device'console.logdeviceis'roku'; // true;
Returns a reference to an application
var network = nodecastfind;networkon'device'var yt = deviceapp'YouTube';;
Callback is optional. Result data is the parsed XML of whatever the device vendor and application vendor chose to put on their page.
var network = nodecastfind;networkon'device'var yt = deviceapp'YouTube';yt.info;;
Data and callback are both optional. The format of data may depend on the device or the app you are interfacing with.
var network = nodecastfind;networkon'device'var yt = deviceapp'YouTube';// all below are validytstart'v=12345';ytstartv:"12345";ytstart;ytstart;;
Callback is optional. Stops the app. Some devices do not support this.
var network = nodecastfind;networkon'device'var yt = deviceapp'YouTube';// all below are validytstop;ytstop;;
If you look in
./lib/devices you can see we have custom support for certain devices. Every vendor has their own spin on DIAL so we try to support the cool stuff they add on top of it. ChromeCast for example, has it's own RAMP protocol. Roku has an interface that lets you emulate a remote. This custom functionality is mixed into the generic DIAL device if support is detected.
You can view more examples in the example folder.
To run the tests you either need to run the ChromeCast emulator locally. Mute your speakers because it will pop up videos and close them.
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