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rebelkiller

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Integration of streaming sites?
« on: April 26, 2015, 04:13:23 pm »
Hello there,

video streaming sites like watchever, netflix or amazon instant video are getting more important these days. I would really appreciate a better integration of those streaming sites into LinuxMCE without using the web browser.

At the moment I'm using those sites via appletv or via apps integrated into my Panasonic smart tv.

Personally I'm using the classical satellite tv less and less....


BR

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 07:09:15 am »
We would love to. It mostly boils down to DRM issues in Linux.

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 05:35:51 am »
I second Thoms observation.  What we need is someone willing to try and integrate some of the existing interfaces.  It would be a big challenge in some respects as most are designed for a mouse environment.  I would love to watch netflix through lmce natively!  :D

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 04:34:16 pm »
Short Answer: NO

Not to be a jerk, but these companies have no interesting in making their viewers available for linux. The best route (for me) was to just create a netflix / amazon scenario and control it like i do PS3 or other external media. Via the orbiter.

Hope this helps

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 11:15:39 pm »
Hello to all,

My two cents on Netflix!.  I Installed Google Chrome and I was able to get Netflix running Perfectly.  I Started a Post not long ago sharing how to do it. Just a few tricks on video acceleration for chrome and nvidia and running as root.
I was able to run it without any issues on a Zotac Zbox I use as MD.

 http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=14056.msg101567#msg101567

The only thing I don't know how to do is to make LMCE start Chrome instead of Firefox.

Cheers,

T

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 07:31:03 pm »
Short Answer: NO

Not to be a jerk, but these companies have no interesting in making their viewers available for linux. The best route (for me) was to just create a netflix / amazon scenario and control it like i do PS3 or other external media. Via the orbiter.

Hope this helps

golgoj4

In Kodi there is an amazon instant prime addon that is working fine. ATM I'm using my Kodi-based rpi2 with this addon. So it could work in LinuxMCE, too....


cheers,

bernd

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 04:01:54 am »
In Kodi there is an amazon instant prime addon that is working fine. ATM I'm using my Kodi-based rpi2 with this addon. So it could work in LinuxMCE, too....


cheers,

bernd

Would you care to port it to LMCE?  The 6 of us developing steadily here do not have time for the niceties at the moment.  :(

J.

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 09:25:51 pm »
I'm afraid I have no programming skills.  :(  I have no idea how to do this...

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Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 12:05:34 am »
rebelkiller,

see rule #3 at the top of your screen! ;)