[mythtv-users] NetFlix MythTV integration

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 19:17:38 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com>wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Brad DerManouelian <
> myth at dermanouelian.com
> > > wrote:
> > I got an email that I can now use NetFlix's Watch Now feature on my
> > Mac. It requires Microsoft's Silverlight plugin. I did a quick search
> > and found the Moonlight project (open source version of Silverlight)
> > http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight
> >
> > So now I'm curious if we can start thinking about a Watch Now feature
> > in MythTV using Moonlight. Any thoughts?
> >
> > The day Netflix announces support for Linux browsers, let us know.
> > Until then, it is a non-starter.
> Since when did we wait for linux to be officially supported before
> using something? If I waited for Linux support to be announced, I
> wouldn't  be watching hi-def TV on my myth box right now.
> My thought was that you install Moonlight, rewrite your user agent so
> it thinks you're running Silverlight on a Mac and see how far you get.
> My only real question is if Moonlight was good enough to pretend it's
> silverlight and capture the video stream. What is especially
> encouraging is this line from their website, "Once you install
> Moonlight from the above URL to play video or audio, you will be
> prompted by Moonlight to install the Microsoft Media Pack for
> Moonlight available from Microsoft." Since there is a Microsoft Media
> Pack for Moonlight, I imagine they would include support for their own
> DRM.
> I guess I should have asked, "Any *helpful* thoughts?"

Since Boxee themselves say "Not until Netflix offers Linux support"...I
guess maybe it wasn't so unhelpful of a suggestion after all...


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