Krassegrand
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Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 3:47 pm

I tryed to watch BBC iplayer but get the message

You need to install Flash Player to play this content.

can I install something that works?

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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 3:54 pm

Krassegrand wrote:I tryed to watch BBC iplayer but get the message

You need to install Flash Player to play this content.

can I install something that works?

Jörgen
Raspbian and kweb minmal kiosk browser have no Adobe Flash support and anyway Adobe Flash is not natively supported on the ARM Platform ;)
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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 4:35 pm

OK!
So I need to watch it with Chromium and Pepperflash?
As I am in fact doing now but it is a little low number of frames/second

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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 5:09 pm

Krassegrand wrote:OK!
So I need to watch it with Chromium and Pepperflash?
As I am in fact doing now but it is a little low number of frames/second

Jörgen
PepperFlash is not hardware accelerated.

Changing the setting on the BBC iPlayer Web Page to "Lower Bandwidth" may help or may not ;)
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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 6:08 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:Changing the setting on the BBC iPlayer Web Page to "Lower Bandwidth" may help or may not ;)
I will try that!

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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 6:10 pm

There is a surprisingly old program called getiplayer which you can find on http://www.raspi.tv. This allows you to download from the BBCiplayer site and the recorded output can be shown in good quality by omxplayer using RASPBIAN. It is less good at showing live programmes because it depends on mplayer which does not have hardware acceleration and this results in poor quality and rather jerky playback. There is mention of a quick way of installing the first of the two parts that you need to install. I do not think that the 23rd January 2013 update works but it is short enough to try in case it does. If it does work look at the July 20th 2012 set of instructions. Otherwise follow the July 20th 2012 installation instructions and then install the November 5th 2014 update which was made necessary by the BBC changing its procedures. If someone like me with limited technical knowledge can install getiplayer, many others should find no difficulty. An even quicker way of recording BBC programmes is to download the Windows, Linux or MAC version of getiplayer on a PC and put the recordings made on a USB stick which can be plugged into the Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sat May 23, 2015 9:06 pm

johndavies wrote:There is a surprisingly old program called getiplayer
Do you mean get-iplayer, which is available in Raspbian and can be installed with apt-get?

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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sun May 24, 2015 5:57 am

Re:get_iplayer
I do not know whether there is a simple install for get_iplayer. I followed the instructions for the July 2012 installation and a few weeks later had to install the November 2014 update because the BBC had changed its procedures. You can always try the "apt-get" command and, if that fails, enter the November 5th 2014 update and, if that fails, follow the 2 sets of instructions. There is a more recent version shown on Github at https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_ipla ... i/raspbian. If you are not in the UK, you will not be able to download BBC programmes. There are ways around this but my limited knowledge does not include these. You can find instructions on how to run get_iplayer by entering "get_iplayer" into a search engine. The same commands run on Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the program. Originally the Raspberry Pi commands were slightly different. The problem with the BBC iplayer site is that the output is in Adobe Flash and the Raspberry Pi cannot show this. I can download onto a usb memory stick by typing a command such as "get_iplayer --get 123 --mode=best -o /media/usbstick/Downloads".
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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sun May 24, 2015 6:35 am

The Mobile Web Browser Version of BBC iPlayer is HTML5 so how do BBC determine the Web Browser ?

Maybe need to send a different User Agent String when accessing the BBC ?


http://whatsmyuseragent.com

On my Android Tablet Google Chrome states

Mobile: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.0.4; BNTV600 Build/IMM76L) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.111 Safari/537.36

Desktop: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.111 Safari/537.36
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Re: Flash player in Kiosk

Sun May 24, 2015 7:37 am

Then someone in the UK should try the following:
in the URL entry line of kweb3 enter

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&Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.0.4; BNTV600 Build/IMM76L) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.111 Safari/537.36
and hit Return.
Go to the BBC website and check, if it works.
Also try the "play" button (HTML5 extraction?)
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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