Rai TV Streaming

9 March 2009 at 9:15 am 1 comment

Recently italian nataional TV channel Rai tv changed its streaming website, adopting the SilverLight technology.

In particular when I pointed with Firefox to the live tv section, I was requested to install the Moonlight (SilverLight for Linux) plugin. Even if it worked correctly it seemed too slow in full screen mode. I decided then to take advantage of streaming by using VLC, a multimedia player for Linux. Thanks to this link I found the direct URL to play some channels directly; here’s the list:

A last tip : you need to “disguise” VLC as web browser. You need to set a particular property; go on “Tools” => “Preferences” then look below and set “Show settings” on “All”. Then choose on the left panel “Input/Decoders” => “Access modules” => “HTTP(S)”. You must set “User Agent HTTP”, to:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009020911 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.6

Enjoy 🙂


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  • 1. roxana  |  3 April 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I read this written above, but it is not all visible…
    It is not clear if I have to use Tools/Preferences… in Firefox or in VLC.
    Last lines are nod readable.
    I am very interested to watch RaiUno live so that I need yr help.
    Pls let me know how to use it.
    Many tks in advance.


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