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Windows 7: Internet TV

12 Jun 2012   #61

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phiitpoi View Post
does hulu or secondrun work at europe ?
Second Run is just a front end. Hulu is a content provider. Second Run runs wherever your located, you load what media you want to watch.

For Hulu, you'll have to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). You can try Tunnel Bear, its free (up to 500MB).

There's always "other methods" not sure if they can be discussed here however. Especially if you're looking for specific show you might be better off with the other methods, PM for details.


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12 Jun 2012   #62

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
is there free alternatives to this thing is im 18 and still live at home and in highschool, don't got paypal or stuff like that seeing it wasnt free on the website upset me
Paypal is free, you can get a pre-paid debt Visa or Mastercard from Circle K or 7-11. Connect that to your Paypal account. I know, its what I do, though I'm no longer 18

That said, it totally depends on what you want to see. I use Windows Media Center for Live TV and DVR (DirecTV). I had used Media Browser for archived TV and DVD movie files (I don't play physical media if I can avoid it) but recently switched to XBMC since they released Eden, that has a wealth of options and like most Linux is free for non-commercial use.

XBMC

I have a add-on (Plug-In) for You Tube that is by FAR the best You Tube app I have used (includes MacroTube that was flawed) . You can log onto your account, watch subscribed channels, watch only the latest uploaded content, etc. Default to full screen and will default to best quality, all adjustable in the settings.

There is also a plug-in for Hulu and Netflix, but I just use Hulu Desktop with the integration tool that allows launching from inside Media Center (by remote) and I don't really use Netflix for streaming anyway.

95% of what I do is by remote with the original Microsoft Media Center Remote for Media Center XP 2005. I get if I have to get up and use the mouse or keyboard. This is what drove me up the wall about Macro Tube.... That and you couldn't log onto your account, even if some others and the developer claimed you could.

I have the latest version of Second RunTV, updates are free (2.6) if you bought it before. Frankly again depending on what your trying to watch, you're better off installing XBMC and a few add-ons.

I am attempting to use Second Run to access Speed 2 Online Channel and thus far.... Not working out. I and others in the XBMC community have asked for somebody to develop a add-on, hope this happens.

The problem in the near future with Media Center is that the majority of the ehome team has been effectively re-assigned and the separation of Media Center from Windows 8 are concerns to the current user-base. Live TV/DVR development has been accelerated for XBMC and actually works in beta now with certain skins.

That said, I have the functionality out of my HTPC I want and there isn't much I can't watch from the comfort of my seat.
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29 Sep 2012   #63

 
 

Has anyone else noticed that "Internet TV" and Netflix are no longer available to WMC in the USA? (as of September 2012)
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30 Sep 2012   #64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Has anyone else noticed that "Internet TV" and Netflix are no longer available to WMC in the USA? (as of September 2012)
I don't know about internet tv, but I watched Netflix on WMC last night.
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13 Oct 2012   #65

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

As of 9/20/2012 Internet TV is nolonger available nor supported on Windows Media Center.
http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_and_connected_home/f/25/t/103422.aspx
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