Feature Request - Widevine support

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Basje Offline
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Hi there,

I was wondering if there will be any (future) support for the Widevine video streaming codec/protocol (video/x-widevine).

More and more online content providers start to use this method and it would be nice to have this codec/protocol supported?

(This post was last modified: 2012-10-03 21:37 by Basje.)
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benito2313 Offline
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Yes, in the netherlands it is being used by a couple of cable companys to view there content online.

It would be awesome if XBMC could support this.
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Yes, there are more and more streams where it's necessary..
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good to have

Made for TV that rocks - http://www.mftvrocks.org
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I would like to see this implemented too if possible!

- good ol' xbox.
- Raspberry Pi
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I guess once ffmpeg has support for it and we do the next ffmpeg version bump after that - XBMC will support it too.

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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Basje Offline
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(2012-10-04 10:55)Memphiz Wrote:  I guess once ffmpeg has support for it and we do the next ffmpeg version bump after that - XBMC will support it too.

What source do you use for ffmpeg? So I can check what is included?

(This post was last modified: 2012-10-04 15:09 by Basje.)
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*ffmpeg* 0.10.2
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I dont know if i have read the page good in the next link, but i think they are talking about widevine:

http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmp...62689.html
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This would be great. spiff, 0.10.2 is from march, when do you think the new version will be implemented?
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Heey i have put the question at the next link: http://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1793
But they need to know à little more information off widevine, mabye somebody give them that?
I dont know the technical details, im just à bit of à noob.
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Support for Widevine would be great for all UPC (Liberty Media) countries, as the Horizon is introduced in The Netherlands first but will be introduced in other countries, like Switserland, in the coming months/quarters.

EDIT: Widevine was bought by Google a few years ago. However, up to this day they only support Windows and OSX (besides specific STB's). No Linux and so far no freely available version for Android! The strange thing is that the Widevine website still mentions support for all kinds of mobile platforms and Android, but since Google bought it they seem to have removed support for these platforms.
(This post was last modified: 2012-10-19 10:33 by RonM.)
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As long as it won't be a dead hype like hi10p - well its still an ffmpeg issue more then an xbmc feature request...

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
(This post was last modified: 2012-10-20 02:48 by Memphiz.)
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Basje Offline
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(2012-10-20 02:48)Memphiz Wrote:  As long as it won't be a dead hype like hi10p - well its still an ffmpeg issue more then an xbmc feature request...
We already posted a ffmpeg request. I must say that I see the use of this format growing very fast in the "online-stream-world". So I guess they really like it.

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Heey everbody, still no word?

Mabye more people should respond on the
ffmpeg forum: http://ffmpeg.gusari.org/viewtopic.php?f...vine#p1095
or
ffmpeg ticket: http://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1793

To get more attention to widevine support.

Thanks to everyone that tries to help out
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