Libe football streaming

Hi
looking to smarterize my dads TV with a PI to enable him to watch his
football on TV rather than his laptop screen.
currently playback of uploaded video interviews to his club site work
well but the streamed content provided by I follow simply will not play.
Any suggestions on what may be required to get this working, or even
simply how to start diagnosing the issue.
currently using a stock raspian install but that is not essential any
other Pi Distro would be acceptable if needed
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Alister
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How?
I thought you said they didn't work on his TV?
On what? What is "I follow"? Do you mean "Ifollow"?
No doubt it is one of these 'DRM protected you p[ay and it barely works on a PC' type of things
A complete description of the bits that work and the bits that don't with protocols accurately described would be a start...
It would seem that its a fairly crap but stock HTML or flash delivery
Probably easiests to use he PI HDMI and invest in a radio 'mouse-and-keyboard' type controller and use the TV like a big monitor.
But is it a smart TV?
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The Natural Philosopher
Have you thought about OSMC or LibreELEC on the Pi? Or even a NowTV Stick/Box?
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He bough a now TV stick & it would not do it thats why I am now trying to get a pi to work
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Sorry maybe I was not clear uploaded interviews play fine on a Pi3B+, streamed videos fro iFollow fail to start & simply hang.
Yes
Again yes, but he does have an account & it works with his laptop which runs Fedora so it is not a window V Linux compatibility issue.
hav not checks the flash support & the pi is using chromium so that may be the issue, will give it a try anyway - thanks
That is exactly what I am trying to provide :-)
No its a cheap & nasty "Polaroid" so dumb as shit. hence the addition of the PI.
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Alister
Could you mirror the desktop to the pi with a remote desktop, like VNC or RDP-ish stuff ?
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Björn Lundin
I suspect the simplest answer is to cast the laptop to the tv via a chromecast, other opinions are available.
MJP
Hi looking to smarterize my dads TV with a PI to enable him to watch his football on TV rather than his laptop screen.
currently playback of uploaded video interviews to his club site work well but the streamed content provided by I follow simply will not play.
Any suggestions on what may be required to get this working, or even simply how to start diagnosing the issue.
currently using a stock raspian install but that is not essential any other Pi Distro would be acceptable if needed
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possibly , would it be fast enough?, guess there is only on way to find out. x forwarding may also be an option the question is could my dad cope with it - needs to be pretty idiot proof.
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Also a possible option can Linux send to a chrome case - if so any pointers?
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Ok now at least the problem is clear.
It seems that the Ifollow works on Fedora/laptop linux, but not on Pi linux.
So the real issue is why that is.
Are you using identical browsers?
Is the Ifollow a flash app? Mmm. Seems it is.
Chromium on the pi has Flash support in built I think.
Have you enabled Flash for the sites?
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The Natural Philosopher
Dont go x-forwarding. You need gigabit nework speeds and a lot of CPU to do that effectively for full screen video. DAMHIKT
Frankly I'd lean towards resurrecting some old 32 bit machine from a dumpster, slapping in a decent video card and installing x86 linux with a remote keyboard and mouse...
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probably not, the Pi is using chromium by default fedora is using firefox I have tried firefox on the Pi as well but i believe it is a tweaked version
any way for me to confirm, I do get the payer window displayed but the play buttons just do not respond.
not explicitly, is there some setting in cromium I need to adjust?
Many thanks for all the suggestions sofar, certainly helping & giving me things to look into.
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