vilago wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:19 pm
I used that command and got HTTP error 403 not authorized. I am thinking there is no fix for this.
I realize that the intent of the RBPi isn't for media streaming. However, if the hardware is up to the task, why hobble it with half-baked software? I understand that making X windows double buffered is "years of work" but why not just do it? I'm not the only one trying to use this device as a media center...
I mean, not even VLC works as well as on a mac or windows machine. it just seems to me that there is a lot of potential in this device, but i regret buying one now because it just doesn't do what i thought it would.
having to do absolutely everything in a terminal aside (not my idea of a good time, but i can manage it), i think simple internet streams and media from a hard drive should simply work in Raspian and not have caveats.
Lots of people use it as a media centre just fine, so rather than blame 'half baked software', perhaps it's better to find out what you are doing wrong? Thinking there is no fix is giving up before you start!
And you are aware that a Mac cost about 50 times more than a Pi? So complaining a Pi isn't as good seems a little harsh.
Bearing in mind that the streams you are quoting that don't work appear to be illegal, have you got any links to streams with legitimate content that we would be able to test with? We would not be able to test with anything illegally produced. If these streams are in fact OK, then please confirm.
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