Watching TV on OM?

"Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" mail at
Wed Jun 24 18:59:34 CEST 2009

Alexander Lehner wrote:
> I'm tracing a new idea:
> It is possible to watch TV from through a Flash video 
> player. You have to register as a user for that.
> (It works in Germany, don't know about other sites).
> I also managed to download a youtube video, which is actually a .flv flash 
> video file, with this script:
> and play it with mplayer on my FreeRunner without any converting.
> youtube-dl is a python script and it already knows to login with password 
> to download restricted contents.
> So I think it should be probably only a small step to stuff the zattoo 
> flash stream into mplayer, after login was successful, maybe with some 
> modifications of the youtube-dl script.
> Did anyone have similair considerations already or knows that it is not 
> possible?

Well, for youtube there are no issues [1] but it's not always possible
to retrieve the flv video from the flash player; and the resolution
counts (since we have a limited hardware from this point of view).


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