[mythtv-users] OT: Web browsing on TV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Dec 30 02:17:31 UTC 2008

On Dec 29, 2008, at 2:55 PM, António Santos wrote:

>>> António Santos wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> This is a bit off-topic, but I wonder if anyone here can give me a
>>>> clue. Is there any browser (or a modified firefox browser) that is
>>>> specifically suited for browsing on the TV (on a public  
>>>> environment)?
>>>> I mean, it should have minimal options, a quick startup, support  
>>>> for
>>>> most of the outstanding web technologies (Javascript, Flash, etc)  
>>>> and
>>>> it must support zooming for a good 10-feet browsing experience.
>>> I have not found any. I am hopeful that MythBrowser 0.22 + Qt 4.5  
>>> will
>>> meet these requirements. Until then, I just don't bother.
>> Have a look at CouchSurfer. I use it on my AppleTV and it's actually
>> pretty good. I much prefer it to MythBrowser.
>> http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Couchsurfer
> But does it work on Linux?

It's based on webkit and open source, so I don't see why it wouldn't  
build on linux. I've just never looked into it because I use Firefox  
on Linux.

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