within the last weeks I managed to integrate different bindings for Hardware (Homematic, Synology Surveillance Station, Philips HUE, …) to my openHAB and to program and link them with rules and sitemaps. As next step I would like to integrate my media server… where I’m now stuck nearly at the beginning, since I don’t yet know and understand the concept of media streaming in terms of programming.
What I’d like to program:
-Something like a media browser on a sitemap, where I can select a media file and get it played by my AV receiver (AVR).
What I have so far:
-HEOS binding successfully installed where I can see my DENON AVR. Among others, the binding offers an item “PlayUrl” where I can send a link to a media file in order to get it played by the AVR.
-Synology DiskStation which is set-up as media server. I have access to the media server by different apps in mobiles, iPad, … and also by the AVR itself. So in principle the media streaming is running fine in my network.
-Using openHAB, How can I browse in my Disk Station so that I can select a link to a media file, which I then can send to the AVR?
-Is there something like a “template browser” which I can include into my sitemaps?
Maybe my question might sound too simple and basic, but I couldn’t so far find any topic in the community helping my further. Maybe, because I don’t even know the right “keywords” to search for…
Thank you in advance for a helpful link or similar,