I would like to have a WebOS device, like a WebOS TV, as the Media Center of the house.
Being that device the main storage of the fotos and videos of the family.
And for security issues, I request that it works fully functionally without being connected to the Internet.
Note that for that you do not need the device to be connected to the Internet, you only need it to be connected to the LAN (see my experience bellow).
Upload photos and videos from a mobile or a PC to the WebOS device hard drive
Devices connected to the LAN could see the photos or videos stored on the WebOS device hard drive
Use WebOS device as a second monitor of the PC
Do not limit the number of mobile devices paired with the WebOS TV for remote control (one small but very annoying feature in the current WebOS)
SMB, FTP and NFS as a client
Allow the WebOS device to connect to hosts on you LAN
SMB, FTP and NFS as a server
Allow hosts on your LAN to connect to the WebOS device and download files
I was only able to use it as a mirror of the mobile screen (using Miracast / Intel WIDI), never as a second monitor of the PC (I am running Linux on my laptop)
Sideloading option to install apps
Only option to install apps when the device is blocked to internet access.
In my opinion, one of the reasons Android is what it is is because it allows sideloading from its very first begining.
MY EXPERIENCE (TV connected to the LAN but blocked to external connections)
I have a LG 47LA620S that was never connected to the Internet but sometimes I connect it to my LAN.
My TV MAC address is blocked in the router to ALL external connections.
- WHAT WORKS
- Miracast / Intel WiDi works as a mirror of my mobile phone
- WHAT WORKED ONCE OR TWICE AND THEN STOPS
- Controlling the TV from my android mobile.
- WHAT NEVER WORKED AND SHOULD WORK
- TV seeing files stored on my PC
I do not want a third party company to have access to my files, when I am sharing them between two devices on my living room.
But the only way for my LG TV to see files on my PC is by installing PLEX, as stated in http://www.lg.com/uk/support/microsites/tv/smartshare-software-for-PC:
"If you have a computer system with Linux or iOS, we recommend the option to share files via PLEX, application available for these systems"
BTW, PLEX is not the most secure company (see https://techcrunch.com/2015/07/02/media-server-company-plex-hacked-forum-servers-affected-but-payment-info-safe/)
OPEN SOURCE REQUEST
LG would you be so kind as to use open source standards to share files, like NFS, FTP or SMB?
Now that you open source the WebOS, it would also be nice to use opened protocols!