Twitch and Youtube Live on PowerPC (No Flash)

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  1. TorCoolguy macrumors newbie

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    Wanted to watch 'The Sims 4' livestream today, and stumbled upon this...
    http://livestreamer.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

    It's a great command line program that allows you to use many livestreaming websites, including twitch and youtube live, through VLC or Mplayer. All that's required is to install python 3.4.1, download and install Livestreamer's source from their website and run the setup.py. (python3.4 setup.py in terminal).
    Haven't tested it under anything but my Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac G5 (2003), but it can do source quality (assuming 720p or so) without hiccup.
    Looking forward to read others experiences...
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Very interesting! Currently I use YouView on my G5 and higher end G4s for YouTube.
     
  3. TorCoolguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Staying up late, so I made these a la PPC Media Center...
     

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  4. nineteen73 macrumors member

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    Thanks for sharing the link! I'll test it out this week.
     
  5. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    Great find!

    I would suggest you dig into xbmc with youtube & navi-x addon. (10.5.8) Works on this PB12" And plays real flash at 720p :)
     
  6. user1690 macrumors regular

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    Sorry to dig up a reaaallly old thread but, unfortunately this doesnt work anymore. I just tested it on one of my own livestreams and VLC does indeed load it, but, 1 frame, thats it. Never progresses further, not even any audio. Tried various settings (different quality, etc) but alas, no go. :(
     
  7. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I find that "PPC media center" fills the bill for me.
    Check it out here.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Works great with livestreams on 10.6+/Quicktime 10, but not on PowerPC 10.5.8. Quicktime 7 simply doesn't support it:
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    jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Works just great for me running Leopard 10.5.8, and Quicktime 7.7, which is why I suggested it.

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  10. user1690, Oct 15, 2016
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    Alas, i get the same "URL not valid!" error even on Quicktime 7.7 (Also on Leopard 10.5.8)

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    EDIT: Ok, so i partially resolved this. In order for Quicktime to not give that error you need the actual video URL that PPC Media Center will then pass over to quicktime. I had to get a addon called Video Downloadhelper , and then when i went to a youtube video i could copy its full URL to the clipboard (Its reaallly long) , i then launched PPC media Center which automatically picked up the URL off the clipboard, it then passed it over to Quicktime and viola! Video loaded! It stuttered at first even on SD but once it buffered a bit it was fine.

    There is a downside to this though, if anyone has a solution im all ears! Its not possible to watch live streams, at least from youtube (i havent tried twitch), i noticed with livestream links, PPC Media Center (and also the firefox addon) gives me a link to a Index.m38u8 file, this is a playlist file that Quicktime wont open, and VLC just errors out saying it cant recognise the input format.

    Still, PROGRESS! :D

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