[mythtv-users] ABC Full Episodes on MythTV? Can it be done?

Allen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Mon Jul 21 17:41:39 UTC 2008

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Erik Kristensen 
> <erik.kristensen at gmail.com <mailto:erik.kristensen at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Has anyone tried to attempt a way to be able to access the main media
>     websites like NBC or ABC do watch the full episodes they offer on
>     MythTV? I know that MythTV has a built in web browser, but I haven't
>     had a chance to try it out yet, I just wanted to see what the rest of
>     the community had to say.
> Hulu works fine in Firefox with the adobe flash plugin.  I don't know 
> about other sites.  I can't say the fullscreen performance is very good 
> on Linux.  As QT4.4 advances and MythBrowser hopefully is integrated 
> using the QtWebPart widget, I look forward to seeing if access to such 
> sites could be more seamless in Myth than launching Firefox fullscreen, 
> but right now that's about all that can be done.
> Kevin

It probably will not work with the built in web browser as you cannot 
get flash from there.

I added a button to one of the menus to launch a firefox session:

      <action>EXEC /usr/bin/firefox</action>

Put this in /usr/share/mythtv/<pick a menu>

Also, if you are using spdif, it won't work in flash.  When I listen to 
a flash video, I have to switch from spdif to analog on my external decoder.


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