You just want to watch stuff; media companies want to control what you watch, and where.
Hulu, which is owned in part by the major broadcasters, don’t want you using their service on a TV without paying. Plug a computer into your TV, then use your browser to watch.Hulu can’t block that without blocking all the browsers on Earth.Update Star has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows XP, 32 bit and 64 bit editions.Simply double-click the downloaded file to install it.Any company producing a device specifically for streaming television needs to deal with media companies for content – and media companies, at the end of the day, prefer you pay for cable, instead of watching their content online for free.
A computer hooked up to your TV gives you flexibility, even if the user interface isn’t always ideal.
Supported OS: Windows only Playback code based on Media Portal's TSReader code.
Allows direct playback from the TVServers timeshift buffer files (faster than RTSP) on a single seat setup (local running TV Server).
It turns out that the language of these genre strings is dependent on the EPG source.
My DVB-C EPG grabber gives me English genre strings, while XMLTV returns Dutch strings.
This is the XBMC front-end that uses the Media Portal TV Server as its back-end.