[ubuntu-uk] Eurovision Song contest internet stream
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Sat May 12 20:53:50 BST 2007
> Hello Again,
> So, It's the Eurovision song contest tonight, It's going to be streamed
> from http://www.eurovision.tv using a plugin that you can get from here:
> run the octosetup-linux_i386.bin file in a terminal via the command:
> sh octosetup-linux_i386.bin
> Now make sure you have the following packages installed:
> ia32-sun-java5-bin libstdc++6 mplayer
> Open up your favourite editor and put in it:
> PlayerExec=gmplayer -nocache $url
> save this file as setup.cfg inside the octoshape directory.
> To run it cd to the directory and type:
> ./OctoshapeClient -url:EBU.esc07
> "EBU.esc07" is the url for eurovision,
> output in the terminal should look something like this:
> More urls/streams at: http://www.octoshape.com/play/play.asp
> Linux FAQ at: http://www.octoshape.com/faq/faq.asp?faqtype=Linux
I'm an avid supporter of Linux and now Ubuntu...
but that email just sums up a lot of peoples frustrations with Linux.
On Windows it would have been a click to download, a double click to run
the installer and a click to accept the T&Cs...
Roll on Gutsy...
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