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BBC iPlayer?
« on: November 18, 2009, 09:54:22 pm »
Are there any plans for LMCE to integrate iPlayer as an alternative to Hulu to us UK folk?

I'm no developer, but from what I can see, this may help: http://jonathan.tweed.name/2007/12/hacking-the-iplayer-embedded-m

I also have read that they are planning on releasing an API before too long: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2009/11/bbc_iplayer_standard_products.html

In the mean time though, why not just have an inbuilt link to the ten' iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/

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Re: BBC iPlayer?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 12:02:07 am »
Are there any plans for LinuxMCE to integrate iPlayer as an alternative to Hulu to us UK folk?

I'm no developer, but from what I can see, this may help: http://jonathan.tweed.name/2007/12/hacking-the-iplayer-embedded-m

I also have read that they are planning on releasing an API before too long: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2009/11/bbc_iplayer_standard_products.html

In the mean time though, why not just have an inbuilt link to the ten' iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/

Hi Che,

We have test versions of the MythVodka plugin running in our test Cascade/Dianemo installations which pulls in iPlayer content and streams it to your Mythfrontend... however we have not experienced much stability from it so far.

We are also preparing for the launch of iPlayer on Freesat here in the UK in the next few weeks... this uses the Myth MHEG engine to deliver the UI and stream itself comes over your broadband connection. We will have this integrated into Cascade/Dianemo as soon as possible after it launches.

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Re: BBC iPlayer?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 12:06:55 am »
LMCE IS AWESOME!

Just sayin'....

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Re: BBC iPlayer?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 01:06:09 am »
why don't you try to do it as a real DCE player, instead of taking a shortcut like that?

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Re: BBC iPlayer?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 01:57:42 am »
why don't you try to do it as a real DCE player, instead of taking a shortcut like that?

-Thom

Because in the case of Freesat & the UK interactive services...doing it any other way would be just crazy as the BBC have designed the Freesat iPlayer service as an MHEG app running inside the TV service itself.

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Re: BBC iPlayer?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 07:29:29 pm »
LinuxMCE IS AWESOME!

Just sayin'....

This is part of MythVodka 'under the hood' and we're experimenting with it outside of Myth too...its very much worth looking at as the basis for a way to do what Thom is suggesting too; http://linuxcentre.net/getiplayer

Also look at the companion project pvr-manager; http://linuxcentre.net/getiplayer/get_iplayer-pvr-manager

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