[mythtv-users] Watching web streams?

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Mon Jun 22 20:53:37 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Monday 22 June 2009 14:03:51 Jim Morton wrote:
>> How can I watch shows that www.TNT.tv broadcasts on the Web? I used to
>> do it on my Windows pc attached to the tv but I converted that to a
>> Mythbuntu box (and I love it). Now if I exit the f/e and start Firefox
>> then goto TNT and try to watch something it just says there was an error
>> streaming. The commercials play just fine but when it gets to the show
>> it pops up the error. I suspect it is a DRM issue and since I'm not on
>> Windows anymore it doesn't work. Assuming I'm right is there a DRM
>> package I can install (or is that a Windows exclusive?)  that will
>> satisfy TNT? Or should I dual boot? Any other suggestions?
> Is this a 64-bit machine? I think there are still some issues with flash and 
> 64-bits under Linux, and if they are using flash this might be part of your 
> problem.
> Though the fact that the commercials work would tend to argue against that 
> idea.
> If it's a DRM issue there is probably no Linux way around that.
> If you have a spare Windows machine (or can run one as a Virtual Machine) you 
> might try something like Tversity to serve up the content you want.
Yes it is 64bit. I've just been looking at Virtualbox but I have zero 
experience with VM. I wonder if I could run WinXP-32bit in a VM on 
My other Windows machines aren't beefy enough to render a watchable 
show. We're talking 1Ghz, single core era, and with the $$ I just put 
into the Myth box it is going to be a while before I can upgrade them.

Jim Morton

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