[clug] iView on a TV that doesn't support it

Hal Ashburner hal at ashburner.info
Fri May 1 23:47:54 MDT 2015

No solution just a note that iview no longer works for me on either ubu
14.04 or ps3. Both stopped working about a month ago. SBS's upgraded thing
is actually better than it was. Shame the ABC just didn't use that.
On 02/05/2015 3:42 PM, "Chris Smart" <clug at christophersmart.com> wrote:

> On 02/05/15 08:16, Mike Carden wrote:
> > So I am wondering what alternatives anyone can suggest. Rpi Kodi doesn't
> > have a web browser so I can't just do it that way. Have I perhaps missed
> a
> > much better iView plugin than the one in SuperRepo? Is there another
> > 'turnkey' distro for the Pi I could use that might just run a web browser
> > at boot and give away the idea of Kodi? Otherwise I quite like the
> openelec
> > / kodi combo for seamlessly booting as an appliance to the kodi home
> screen
> > and for its (mostly) snappy performance. And of course it can do a
> > bajillion more things than just play iView.
> >
> > Ideas?
> For what it's worth I use a RPi B and Kodi but with the "XBMC Catchup-TV
> AU" addon repository. The iView addon itself is by Andy Botting
> (v1.6.6). Works really well for me, only complaint is I can't "play from
> here" to play a bunch of episodes back to back. Takes about 3 seconds to
> load the addon, another 3 for loading a channel, another 3 to load a
> show's episodes.
> I just tried the Android iView App which now has Chromecast support. I
> did what I usually do, played some Peppa Pig, and it seemed to work.
> Crashed once, recovered, sometimes got some skipping.
> If you use Chrome you could play from the iView website directly and if
> you install the official Chromecast extension, can cast that full screen
> tab directly to your TV. I just tested that and it seemed to work better
> than the iView app, and as a bonus you can cast any website.
> So given you have a Chromecast, maybe give those a shot and see if it
> works well enough for your dad.
> -c
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