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Old 05-23-2006, 09:09 PM   #31
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Deuce,
You mentioned earlier that you tried mplayer. Do mplayer and mplayerplug-in work on other sites? (yahoo news, cnn). It seems to me that your plugin is working but mplayer was not. If you cant get mplayer to work on other sites, then obviously you should recompile again making sure you enable the win32 codecs.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 12:03 AM   #32
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Just wanted to bump this and see if anyone else has any idea what I could do to get it working because I've run out of things to try. Like I've said in the previous posts, I can view embedded media on other sites just fine but I can't get the actual game feeds to work .. it keeps saying that the MediaPlayerConnectivity isn't defined for the type of media I'm trying to view. If I can't get this to work soon I'm gonna have to boot up Windows to get my baseball fix.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 12:22 AM   #33
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Nothing more to say about mlb.tv, but I appreciated the help back then. I just wrote a script to print the live score in the terminal, simple and discreet. Thought somebody here might be interested.

Posted in another forum:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=556959
 
Old 02-28-2008, 05:42 PM   #34
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**bump**

Ah... spring is in the air. The crack of the bat, flashing leather... MLB.tv apparently changing things up again.

Guess they have a new media player called Microsoft Silverlight. Yipee. (I also have a new computer, so don't know if last year's configuration would have still worked)

If anyone gets theirs working, please post on how you did.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-29-2008, 03:34 AM   #35
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The old media setting with flash and wmp is still available. Some of the mlb.com content requires silverlight. Novel is working on a linux version called moonlight. They don't offer a package for the time being, but you can try to compile one yourself.
http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight
 
Old 02-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #36
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Excellent Sandog, thanks for the info. I'll be interested to see that 'Moonlight' when it gets a little closer to ready.

I got it working with the Wine version. Not working with the native Firefox, but I don't care. As long as I can watch baseball.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 03:45 PM   #37
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Excellent Sandog, thanks for the info. I'll be interested to see that 'Moonlight' when it gets a little closer to ready.

I got it working with the Wine version. Not working with the native Firefox, but I don't care. As long as I can watch baseball.
To watch in Linux, you need Firefox, flash, the Firefox plugin RealMediaConnectivity, and VLC. Other than a subscription to MLB.TV, that is it.

Make sure when you run the configuration wizard for RMC it finds VLC and lists the correct path. It'll probably find some other program for the Windows Media stream (that is the stream you are concerned with) and you'll have to correct it.

After you login, click "audio and video" in the top menu, then in the drop down, click "multimedia guide". You'll see a bunch of icons relating to the various games. If they try to take you to the "new media player" you don't want that, use the old one. You'll see what I mean when you first try it.

Anyhow, after clicking on the icon representing the game you've chose, a dark screen should pop up with an icon that looks like a roll of old camera film in the middle of it. Click it.

VLC will then appear and open with the game you've chosen playing in it.

You can use VLC full screen if you want, right click gives you various options in the full screen, to get out of it,zoom, etc.

I used it all of last year and it works on everything well but the archived games.For some reason there was always around an hour of the same blather over and over again but the game would finally come up if you wanted to wait. You couldn't move the spacer ahead because it killed the stream. I have no idea why this happens; Windows doesn't have the hour of blather first. But other than that like I said, it worked like a charm.

Edit: This approach doesn't work after the changes made by MLB at the beginning of the season. For a very nice fix go to post #592 in this thread . http://tinyurl.com/5mr8uk

The url where the script can be downloaded is below.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mlbviewer

Last edited by Wolfvorkian; 05-04-2008 at 11:46 PM. Reason: No longer relevant and confusing due to changes by MLB
 
Old 03-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #38
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Gah. You know, I can understand MLB wanting to upgrade and be cutting edge, but do they have to keep breaking stuff.

Today's Cleveland - Atlanta game is using the new regular season format. This year (I gotta say I'm excited) they're going to have a 1.2 Meg stream. Here's what I got, let me know if anyone else has a different experience.

Up until today I could stream in native Firefox at 400K. Starting today, looks like nothing works in native Firefox. The status bar at the bottom says "Transferring data from gdx.mlb.com" , but nothing happens.

In Windows Firefox using Wine, the 400K and 800K streams both work, but not the 1.2 Meg. Any idea why? (I have plenty of bandwidth). I must say, 1.2 meg would rock.


For some extra info, I rebooted into Windows. Looks like the 1.2 Meg is available only in Silverlight. When trying to launch 1.2 Meg with the old player in Windows/ Firefox... nothing. I went ahead and installed Silverlight and the 1.2 Meg stream works. Doesn't look all that good, however. Nothing to write home to Mom about.

Last edited by Fugazi; 03-29-2008 at 02:53 PM. Reason: some additional information
 
Old 03-30-2008, 12:54 AM   #39
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Gah. You know, I can understand MLB wanting to upgrade and be cutting edge, but do they have to keep breaking stuff.

Today's Cleveland - Atlanta game is using the new regular season format. This year (I gotta say I'm excited) they're going to have a 1.2 Meg stream. Here's what I got, let me know if anyone else has a different experience.

Up until today I could stream in native Firefox at 400K. Starting today, looks like nothing works in native Firefox. The status bar at the bottom says "Transferring data from gdx.mlb.com" , but nothing happens.

In Windows Firefox using Wine, the 400K and 800K streams both work, but not the 1.2 Meg. Any idea why? (I have plenty of bandwidth). I must say, 1.2 meg would rock.


For some extra info, I rebooted into Windows. Looks like the 1.2 Meg is available only in Silverlight. When trying to launch 1.2 Meg with the old player in Windows/ Firefox... nothing. I went ahead and installed Silverlight and the 1.2 Meg stream works. Doesn't look all that good, however. Nothing to write home to Mom about.
Consider yourself lucky because the VLC technique I wrote about yesterday no longer works. Worked for a year and was working as of Friday but when I woke up today, nothing. I can't even watch or listen in xp in a virtual machine and I also had no luck on a couple other boxes running straight windows.

I can't get anything in "SilverLight" in any environment and the toggle to use the old player is gone.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 03:00 PM   #40
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Consider yourself lucky because the VLC technique I wrote about yesterday no longer works. Worked for a year and was working as of Friday but when I woke up today, nothing. I can't even watch or listen in xp in a virtual machine and I also had no luck on a couple other boxes running straight windows.

I can't get anything in "SilverLight" in any environment and the toggle to use the old player is gone.
All the same problems for me when trying to watch the Sox/Dodgers at the Coliseum last night. I really hope they didn't take away the old player option for good.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #41
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I am in the same boat as well. I've just complied and installed Moonlight (the Mono-based implementation of Silverlight) and even so, I get no audio or video.

I submitted a support request to MLB.com yesterday but I doubt that will be helpful. As far as I know, the backend video source is still WMV9, no? It's just that they put layers of bloat-ware in the way.

Several years ago someone wrote an app for PocketPC called Modern Transistor Radio. It parsed the website and fed the video feed to the PPC Windows Media player. I fear we may have to come up with a similar script just to watch what we've paid for.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 09:10 PM   #42
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Well, I have not purchased MLB.TV yet. But when viewing older streams I found that native linux players can't play anything. The problem is with flash and wmode=transparent overlay issue... (doesn't work even on firefox3, Mozilla did its part to make transparencies work on the browser but adobe hasn't fixed the linux the plugin).

Using the win32 firefox 2.0.0.13 and wine, the overlay that gives you the option for the original media player is shown and things worked as last year. I could only select 400 or 800 streams as they were the only one available, but I don't think you need Siverlight to see the 1.4 stream.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 08:37 AM   #43
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I also tried with Firefox under WINE and was able to get to a screen where the embedded Windows Media Player appeared (but didn't play, different problem). I copied the URL into Linux Firefox hoping that getting past the player selection screen would help. It didn't. I still ended up with the blank blue area on the left.

I think it really is going to come down to a fixed flash plugin.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 02:06 PM   #44
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When you say "embedded Windows Media Player", your talking about the black window with a little 'piece of movie film' looking thing? If so, just click on the movie film and it will launch the mplayer window.

Opening day bay bee!!! Go Tribe:
 
Old 03-31-2008, 02:26 PM   #45
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I got audio working under Linux today, but it's a pain in the ass...

Install firebug if you don't have it already. Enable it on the player page and reload. In the console you will see output that looks like:

----> prePlayerLoad:
o.mUrl=<URL HERE>

(The URL will be long, and contain the game ID and your login key. I was going to post a better example, but the forum won't let me include something that looks like a URL because I'm new. It will be a web dot servicebureau dot net address.).

Copy the URL, and pass it as the first parameter to VLC (you'll have to quote it, because it contains shell meta characters).

> vlc '<URL HERE>';

You should get your audio from VLC at this point.

Now all we need is somebody to whip up a Firefox plugin to do this for us...
 
  


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