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Topic # 196139 20-May-2016 16:35
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So, I've got this free Lightbox account via Spark. But I have Linux, (which isn't supported by LB yell ), as my desktop PC.

 

How can I get to the LB content, without spending bux?

 

TV is a Sony Bravia which has an Ethernet connector... can that connect to LB somehow?

 

If I install Win98 in a VM on my Linux machine, is that going to do the job? Or do I need IE11, which I guess won't run on Win98?

 

Is a Raspberry Pi (I have a few of these lying around) possibly helpful in some way?

 

Is my XBox 360 any use?

 

Phone is a Galaxy S6, which I gather is about the only one which can't be used to stream video.

 

I don't want to get a PS3/4... yet another box and more cables around the TV.

 

 


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The S6 can stream to Chromecast? yes/no if so a chromecast is $65 there abouts





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  Reply # 1556387 20-May-2016 16:38
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Lightbox will work on Linux if you are prepared to install Google Chrome, not Chromium.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1556444 20-May-2016 17:39
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Incidently you can install Google Chrome on rasberry pi. I cannot recall if I tried this with Lightbox but maybe not enough grunt for the Chrome DRM on that platform. There is a fair amount of RPI configuration possible so never say never : ).

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  Reply # 1556452 20-May-2016 17:51
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Chromecast is a pretty cheap was to do it. Poss easier than if you don't have an old computer or laptop floating around.

Incidentally my gigabyte Brixton (amd a8) is find with 1080p YouTube. But struggled with light box on chrome (html5) and ie (silver light)




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