Watching Flash Video Hulu.com
I have made it a goal to be able to watch hulu.com video on my mythtv. This is proving to be an interesting challenge that I thought others could help on. Here is quick run down on what I have done.
1. Set firefox as the default browser since mythbrowser does not appear to support flash video.
Create a script in the mythtv home directory.
and add commands similar to:
shift #shift down the arguments that were passed so we can access the url
/usr/bin/firefox --fullscreen $9 #what was argument 11 (the url) becomes 9
echo $* #show all the passed arguments
Then dont forget to make it executable
chmod +x /home/mythtv/firefox.sh
Lastly add the line
to the Utilites/Setup->Setup->Info Center Settings -> Web Settings ->browser box.
While in here you might as well add a bookmark for http://www.hulu.com
2. Install Flash
rpm -Uvh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
yum install flash-plugin
So now I can watch a hulu video on my media center my opening Information Center->Web ->hulu.
Here is a tentative list of what I need to work on to increase the WAF.
Use the remote to select videos and control firefox (irexec commands added to lircrc)
Automatically make videos run in full screen (some type of script to click the full screen button as there does not appear to be a way to control it with a key command)
Paul Yanez (http://www.paulyanez.com/labs/hulu/hulu_media_player.html) was done some increadable things with Adobe Air. I would love to create something similar regarding how he displays shows, and selects episodes, but am not really sure how to begin. My web coding skill are poor at best, but I figure this is a good opportunity to learn.
I look forward to hearing everyones comments on this.