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Author Topic: Active TV Not very active on DSM520  (Read 6951 times)

tshaff09

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Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« on: February 08, 2009, 04:51:22 PM »

I have installed on my computer the most recent ActiveTV. I can get to menu choices thru the DSM 520, but cannot actually play any online videos. Example - You tube - All videos I've tried are "unplayable". Hulu plays the intro ad then noithing. Aol Video just clocks when selected. I can play Hulu and Youtube OK thru Active TV on my computer. .... What's wrong and how do I make work?
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fccgrant

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Re: Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 10:18:27 AM »

See this message.

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=4097.msg23466#msg23466

In a nutshell, all of these web streamers change the way they distribute their videos which will break Active TV.  YouTube was the only one I was able to figure out how to get working again. 

Hulu and AOL have been 'broken' for awhile. 

Also, check out http://active-tv.blogspot.com/

« Last Edit: February 09, 2009, 10:21:17 AM by fccgrant »
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tshaff09

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Re: Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 06:43:23 PM »

Thanks for the info. Your HTML allowed me to play youtube. Then I installed playon, and it seemed to overwrite activetv. Playon does hulul sofar :)
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fccgrant

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Re: Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 06:02:00 AM »

Yeah...Playon and Active TV can't be on the same computer.  Playon will uninstall it.  But YouTube is on Playon so that might be OK.

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tjd

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Re: Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 10:20:19 AM »

active tv is a subset of playon from the same vendor-themediamall.com
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Rock06

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Re: Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 09:40:42 AM »

Too bad playon is only a free trial.
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fccgrant

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Re: Active TV Not very active on DSM520
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 10:14:03 AM »

I remember when they had Hulu beta on Active TV.  That was the cheese!  Worked great until last October.
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