[kwlug-disc] Streaming Media Player for Web TV
zixiekat at gmail.com
Thu May 3 11:35:09 EDT 2012
Well, I was more meaning to plug the TV into an antenna just to watch some
local programming, but never mind. :)
One other thing I forgot to mention, is 'unblockus.com'. It's $4.99/month
and allows you to stream certain content from US, UK and some other
countries; however it's not a typical VPN. They get you to use their DNS,
and I am assuming have their system answer with their own IP, then forward
you through their system to get the content. No idea if this has any less
chance of being blocked, but they have a 1 week free trial, no CC required
for the trial.
It's another way to get some internet TV, if you want some foreign content.
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Tudor Holton <tudor at tudorholton.com> wrote:
> Thanks for that. That sounds awesome.
> Since your second recommendation is confusing, to clarify I'm looking for
> internet TV systems, not live via antenna or cable. I appreciate that one
> can use Linux as the base for a PVR (I've built a few PVR boxes myself),
> but I'm trying to solve the problem where you missed scheduling it, but the
> network puts the episode online to view.
> On 12-05-03 11:07 AM, Jason Locklin wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 10:51 -0400, Colin Mackay wrote:
>>> I do this on a daily basis with XMBC, librtmp and the XBMC plugin:
>>> Canada on Demand. This is how I 'cut the cord'...
>> Holy crap, I had no idea someone finally made a Canadian plug-in! Thanks
>> so much for posting this! my productivity this evening is officially
>> ruined :-)
>> One other thing to consider, is to toss up an antenna and see what you
>>> can pull in. From K/W, you should be able to get Global (HD), CTV
>>> (HD) and CityTV (HD) with an indoor antenna.
>> CityTV may be difficult to pick up with an indoor antenna, but you
>> should be able to get TVO (ch28). All day 1080i kids programming plus
>> nature docs at night is handy if you have kids around.I use my XBMC
>> machine to PVR off the antenna using mythBackend.
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