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fballem
November 6th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Is there an Internet television service that will work in ubuntu? I have a spare computer (32-bit) that I can use as a server, connected to a television. I'd like to get the television service over the internet, but I don't know what programs and where I would find a suitable service.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Maheriano
November 6th, 2009, 12:46 AM
1. You could just use MythTV with a tuner card, it works like a PVR and lets you change channels and stuff, gives you all the NTSC content.

2. You can buy a SharpVu box from http://www.sharpvu.com/ and have hundreds of channels without Ubuntu at all.

hansdown
November 6th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Hi fballem.

Also, look at miro.

http://www.getmiro.com/

It is in synaptic package manager.

lovinglinux
November 6th, 2009, 03:50 AM
Since you are in Canada, I guess you are allowed to view Hulu (http://www.hulu.com) content. You can also view videos at tv.com (http://www.tv.com), but most of them should point to Hulu servers. I also think most US TV channels offer some sort of web content for free.

Maheriano
November 6th, 2009, 04:07 AM
Both Pandora and Hulu are banned in Canada.
You could also find some live feeds online. Here's CNN (http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream1).

lovinglinux
November 6th, 2009, 04:20 AM
Both Pandora and Hulu are banned in Canada.

Are they banned in Canada or are the Canadians not allowed to access the content, based on geo-ip? There is a big difference. For instance, I'm not allowed to view Hulu content because I live outside the US, but I'm allowed to browse the site, since it's not banned in my country.


You could also find some live feeds online.

There is also, Vuze HD Network (http://www.vuze.com/content/Gateway.html) and Joost (http://www.joost.com/), but they both suck if you are looking for mainstream US TV programming like ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC TV series.

Maheriano
November 6th, 2009, 04:22 AM
Are they banned in Canada or are the Canadians not allowed to access the content, based on geo-ip? There is a big difference. For instance, I'm not allowed to view Hulu content because I live in Brazil, but I'm allowed to browse the site, since it's not banned in my country.

I can browse the site but can't view the content based on my IP. Need to find a USA proxy.

lovinglinux
November 6th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I can browse the site but can't view the content based on my IP.

So, it's not banned in Canada, the service just isn't available to Canadians. This is a decision made by the content provider and not a country-wide ban, like what they are trying to do in some European countries in regard to The Pirate Bay.


Need to find a USA proxy.

That would be illegal and thus is not allowed to be discussed in the forums.

magog45
December 18th, 2010, 02:02 AM
Is there an Internet television service that will work in ubuntu? I have a spare computer (32-bit) that I can use as a server, connected to a television. I'd like to get the television service over the internet, but I don't know what programs and where I would find a suitable service.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Do you mean regular TV like you would see on cable or over the air except thru your internet connection or just random shows like hulu or Justintv. Our local provider is bringing in an internet TV service but you need their settop box to get it. If you want to take a look at what they are providing lookup tbaytel.