Linux Desktop App for Hulu

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Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by Stupot » Mon Oct 12, 2009 19:32

http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop-linux

Exciting stuff. Yes it is proprietary, but I'd rather have linux gaining support through proprietary means than no means at all.

Edit: There is an ebuild for it. I can't say I've tested it out yet: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=288372

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Re: Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by onlyoneskwalla » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:49

That app is sick :twisted: Basically like a media player wrapper for hulu very slick. only hickup in the ebuild is having to add the flashplayer location to the .huludesktop.

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Re: Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by lonesomecrow » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:20

I just downloaded the x86-64 .rpm package and installed it using the rpm package from portage and it works like a charm. It even created a shortcut in my kickoff launcher with an icon!!!! I didn't have to move flash to anywhere nor link it. It just worked on the first try!!

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Re: Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by onlyoneskwalla » Tue Oct 13, 2009 16:46

Unfortunately I attempted rpm -i huludesktop-x86_64.rpm --nodeps and still had to edit the .huludesktop file on sabayon kde 5. Regular rpm -i would complain on missing stuff.
also noted that its in sunrise overlay now.

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Re: Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by lonesomecrow » Tue Oct 13, 2009 20:13

The command I executed was:

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rpm -ihv --nodeps huludesktop.x86_64.rpm
and it worked the magic. I actually just noticed however that there's no sound when anything plays, just video but I'm about to install the newest version to see if that fixes it.

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Re: Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by onlyoneskwalla » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:08

Sound issue maybe related to flash and pulseaudio try, and I try to shy away from rpming things overlays and emerge and entropy are my domain(dont want to increase breakage risk anymore and im a noob to its commands). ebuild just seemed more stable but i didn't pass -hv

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export FLASH_FORCE_PULSEAUDIO=1
in terminal if of course you use pulse ( think its standard)

and for anyone following along and you can add sunrise by a simple

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layman -a sunrise
emerge --sync
I included the sync incase you didnt bring portage up to speed yet as you may get a corruption mask.
then of course just emerge huludesktop. perhaps this can make it into entropy think the license is a eula?

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Re: Linux Desktop App for Hulu

Post by lonesomecrow » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:14

Actually just a simple reboot after installing the latest version helped with the sound. Will use the Sunrise overlay anyway. Thanks for the info.

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