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Friday, March 23, 2007
mlb.tv on Linux

So, I signed up for mlb.tv because Cox is giving it to me for free. I have in the past tried to get it (and MLB gameday audio) to work in linux, without good results. I decided I’d try again now, and… success!

I deleted any trace of mplayer-plugin from my computer, and installed MediaPlayerConnectivity instead. Combined with mplayer (or totem, xine, vlc…), I can actually watch the games! It doesn’t work exactly right, as the video doesn’t get embedded in my browser window, but this actually works out better for me.

I’m now watching the Mets/Cardinals in spring training… nine days until opening day!

Also, wfan.com has changed their streaming setup, and it’s now just a flash streaming application, so I can listen to WFAN in Linux, too!

Now if I could just get all of this to stream to my Pearl…

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Posted by alan to [baseball, geek] at 11:51 am PT | Link | Comments (3)

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Comment by shek
2007-04-04 19:10:35

could you give some more specifics?, i’ve just started tinkering with getting mlb.tv to work either in vlc (windows) or xbox media center (XBMC), thanks, and congrats on the success!

Comment by Ryan
2007-04-18 20:19:10

For anyone interested, I just figured out that VLC lets you seek around the archived feed until your authentication times out(I think). This is helpful because of the pregame loop that takes up the first half hour or so of the feed for whatever reason. Hope this helps someone.

Comment by Kyle
2008-03-24 15:24:04

Sorry to hear you haven’t gotten Moonlight working either for the 2008 video, but it’s good to know it wasn’t just me. It does seem like a shame that they felt the need to mess with a good thing.

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