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Totem Arte Plugin Update

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About a week ago Arte.tv changed their video service, which broke the Arte Totem plugin. Arte.tv no longer provides WMV streams, only a Flash player and the video feeds are crippled. Exciting improvements. *grr*

But we found a workaround to access the old WMV streaming server. We’re back in business! Just update to the plugin version 0.8.4, from source, from Nicolas’ ppa or from Debian.

I don’t know how long this streaming server will be running. In the long run we will probably need a RTMP gstreamer plugin to play the Flash video content in Totem. HTML5 to the rescue!

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Written by Simon Wenner

May 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Posted in gnome, noise

6 Responses

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  1. In the long run Arte should fix their shit. They are publicly funded so they should use open standards and not some proprietary crap like Flash.

    I love your Plugin and everybody who does so too: please write an e-mail to Arte and ask them to use something more open.

    Michael

    May 27, 2010 at 8:54 am

    • I did that last week, when the plugin was broken and there were no sign of any workaround.

      I argued in favor of keeping wmv streams (I though it was too much to ask for open standards at this point).

      Still no answer from them…

      Nicolas Delvaux

      May 27, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  2. In the long run Arte should fix their shit. They are publicly funded so they should use open standards and not some proprietary crap like Flash.
    +1

    Ian Beffert

    June 25, 2010 at 1:17 am

  3. Great job guys, and thanks a lot for this plugin which now works like a charm !

    Keep up this good work ;)

    b_b

    August 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm

  4. It seems that Bug 566604 (Add RTMP client support) has been fixed since then..?

    antistress

    August 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    • @antistress: it depends on gst-plugins-bad 0.10.20 which is not out yet.

      However totem-plugin-arte now uses it (no choice since Arte breaks *again* its API a few weeks ago).

      Since it requires a pre-release of gst-plugins-bad, the package is currently available in Debian experimental and in my ppa.

      Otherwise you can use the code from by branch: http://gitorious.org/~malaria/totem-plugin-arte/malaria-sandbox/commits/we_are_back
      (I’m waiting for a merge but Simon seems to be on holiday)

      Nicolas Delvaux

      August 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm


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