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    Premium TV football commentary with Slimdevices?

    Hi

    In the UK a lot of football commentaries are provided by PremiumTV radio streaming using WMP9 with DRM.

    Can Slimdevices, Squeezebox, tune in and work with Premium TV accounts and stream the football commentary?

    thanks
    Rich

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    As soon as you say DRM, it sounds unlikely.

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    Premium TV football commentary with Slimdevices?

    On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 02:01:57PM -0700, richieeee_ricardo wrote:

    > In the UK a lot of football commentaries are provided by PremiumTV
    > radio streaming using WMP9 with DRM.
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    > Can Slimdevices, Squeezebox, tune in and work with Premium TV accounts
    > and stream the football commentary?


    I listen to the Sheffield Wednesday commentary from Premium TV on my
    SLIMP3 and aqueezebox, with no problems at all - so I assume it's not
    DRM'd. I've no idea if they DRM the 'big' Premier League games or not.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Booker View Post
    I listen to the Sheffield Wednesday commentary from Premium TV on my
    SLIMP3 and aqueezebox, with no problems at all - so I assume it's not
    DRM'd. I've no idea if they DRM the 'big' Premier League games or not.
    I don't have a Squeezebox yet, but do you just enter in the URL with your premiumtv account number on it, in to the Squeezebox, to get the radio stream? Is it that simple?

    No fear of big Premier League games just yet, I'm a Forest fan!!

    Cheers
    Rich

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    Re: Premium TV football commentary with Slimdevices?

    On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 11:29:50AM -0700, richieeee_ricardo wrote:

    > I don't have a Squeezebox yet, but do you just enter in the URL with
    > your premiumtv account number on it, in to the Squeezebox, to get the
    > radio stream? Is it that simple?


    Not quite that simple - you have to work out another URL, and then
    enter that into the squeezebox. From memory (I can't log in to the web
    pages at the moment), to get the other URL, you need to:

    - Go to the audio commentary page (the one that just lists all the
    that's playing that day), and view the source of the page. I can't
    remember if you can just view the source of the whole page, or if you
    need to right click over the link and do 'This Frame', 'View Source'.

    - Search through the source code for the text that describes the game
    you want to listen to. Just before that description, you should see an
    encoded URL that looks similar to:
    uggc%3A//zsvyr.nxnznv.pbz/9999/yvir/ersyrpgbe%3A99999.nfk%3Foxhc%3D99999

    - To decode this URL, do the following:
    1) replace %3A with :
    2) replace %3F with ?
    3) replace %3D with =
    4) swap all remaining letters with the letter 13 places away from it in
    the alphabet - so replace 'a' with 'n', and 'n' with 'a'. Similarly
    swap 'b' and 'o', 'c' and 'p' and so on all the way through to 'm'
    and 'z'.

    You should now have what looks like a normal URL, beginning with
    http:// as you'd expect. This is the URL you need to give to
    slimserver to play the commentary. I use the 'radio tune in' option on
    the webpage to do this, but I guess you could put the URL into a
    playlist to make it possible to play via the remote. The URL stays the
    same for each game, so you only need to do all the above once.

    Interestingly, you'll note that this URL doesn't have your subscription
    info in it, so you can play the audio without having to go through the
    usual login process. Which means it's quite easy to completely forget
    the password you need to use to view the premium web pages, explaining
    why I said I had to give all these instructions from memory. Apologies
    if they're not totally accurate...

    Andrew

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    They actually used ROT13? In this day and age?

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    Re: Premium TV football commentary with Slimdevices?

    On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 12:09:32AM -0700, Michaelwagner wrote:

    > They actually used ROT13? In this day and age?


    Yes - I didn't quite know what to think when I first saw it...

    Andrew

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    a bit like using xyzzy as a password.
    or fee fie foe foo.
    at the very least, it dates the coder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelwagner View Post
    They actually used ROT13? In this day and age?
    I had it working, but now the streams are encrypted beyond rot13 and I'm having to use Windows to listen, boring!

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