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KvanteTore
June 17th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to create a plugin for the Norwegian Broadcast Corporation (NRK) (http://nrkbrowser.appspot.com). They have all their clips on a windows media server. According to vlc, the
clips are encoded in the wmv3 codec (however i suppose that is the name of the codec in vlc rather than actually being version3 of the wmv format)

The clips can be accessed through an mms url, i.e.
mms://straumod.nrk.no/Disk08/100__rstokt_med_DS__B_r_ysund_/2009-01-07/B%C3%B8r%C3%B8ysund%20NRK1_20081230_1000-1000.wmv

However, if I try to load that url in boxee, it tries to open the clip through the http protocol, which just returns the corresponding asx instead of the video stream. I suppose it should use the mms or rtsp protocol instead, but I have yet to find a way for boxee to open mms or rtsp streams.

Question 1: Any suggestions for making wmv streams from windows media server working in boxee?

As an alternative, it is also possible to access the clips through a silverlight player embedded on the NRK website. I have extracted the necessary html and javascript to run the player, and have created a very simplified website showing it: http://nrkbrowser.appspot.com/player/450396

When I pass this url to boxee through the flash:// protocol, it starts the bxflplayer, and if I have recently used hulu, I can see it navigates away from the previous website, but the screen remains black without showing the html served by the server or starting the video.

Question 2: Does boxee really support silverlight (on linux)?

I could not find a moonlight plugin in the system/players/flashplayer/xulrunner/plugins, so i copied silverlight-media-pack-linux-x86-5-1.so from my firefox plugin folder, but it didn't really make a difference. please advise.

cheers,
Tore

Sniperking
June 17th, 2009, 06:15 PM
I'm pretty sure Linux doesn't support silver-light at all. This is why netflix is not available on the platform.

KvanteTore
June 18th, 2009, 02:52 AM
okey, so silverlight is only on osx?

that's a bummer. And it's really frustrating that boxee haven't opensourced bxflplayer (which they probably should have, according to the GPL) or any other component that isn't more or less verbatim xbmc. I can't believe it would be that hard to add moonlight support, if I only had a little more that a binary to start from.

-T

Oli
June 24th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I'm pretty sure Linux doesn't support silver-light at all. This is why netflix is not available on the platform.

Moonlight. But it's no good at DRM video AFAIK.

mrbacardi
December 2nd, 2010, 02:58 AM
take a look at this: NRK.no Web-TV in Boxee (http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=23501) :)