[mythtv-users] Watching web streams?

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Tue Jun 23 11:59:17 UTC 2009

Johnny wrote:
>> 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
>> Ubuntu-64bit...
>> 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.
> There is a 64-bit version of Adobe Flash but it is in beta right now.
> I think a lot of people use it with great success though. You may want
> to start by trying that out first before resorting to a VM.
I checked and it is on the latest 64-bit Flash version. IIRC it was 
10.0.22. It can play anything (well I sampled 5 different shows) from 
hulu.com. I really think DRM is the issue. It is discussed in their FAQ 
but sadly no references to linux or problems with it. Just that they use 
DRM due to an agreement with the producers. I'm thinking VM is going to 
be the way to go.

Jim Morton  

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