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stream 25 uk freeview channels through VLC
handy little perl script thing


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#1 kaini

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:06 PM

errr i mean 44

this nifty app lets you watch 44 UK channels including FIVER, FIVE USA, eurosports 1 & 2, film 4, etc.
you must have the latest VLC media player installed to use this.
as a side-note it's written in perl and all it does is launch an instance of VLC with commandline params determined by your selection)
it's very cool - apparently written by a 15-year old!


download this:

https://dl.getdropbo...htv-windows.zip

Just unzip it , double click on British Tv. A command window
opens with 44 channels listed. Type the channel number hit
ENTER on your keyboard. Your channels will play in VLC
(FULL SCREEN if you want) This British Tv app is brilliant
the programmer who put it together says he may add more
sports channels to the listing when it becomes available...


some of the streams are patchy but fuck, it's free.


fake edit: updated version i haven't tried yet
http://www.myp2pforu...british-tv.html

real edit: just downloaded the updated version... most of the streams seem to be working again. skeptical as to how long it will last though.

Edited by kaini, 09 October 2009 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:44 PM

can i use it??

#3 kaini

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:49 PM

anyone can use it if they have VLC >= 1.0

lol be interested to see what you make of UK telly

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

shame really, because i want ESPN, last year it was free, this year i have to pay for it, which i cant and my dad opted out to go halfs with me for it. . so im stuck watching hockey on a crappy internet stream. :(

good app though, though id just get it for channel 4 and bbc2 (plus there other channels +1 BBC4 act;)

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

Written by a 15 year old? Kool kid.

#6 kaini

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:36 PM

imma have a crack at deciphering the perl... if i can get the urls in a plain format i can write a small bit of xml and stream em to my wireless media box thing == freeview fuckin box!

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:45 PM

no

free freeview box.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:21 AM

Thats pretty cool as i dont have a tv near my pc, Cheers! hope it lasts

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:25 AM

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:08 AM

this is really cool. If someone could provide something similar for brazilian/portuguese channels....

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:57 AM

this is kind of amazing!

shame british tv isn't any better than american tv outside of a few shows.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 02:10 AM

thanx.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:29 AM

i only get 10 seconds of a channel before it freezes