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Topic # 54021 15-Dec-2009 11:31
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Hi all, I just recently acquired a Telecom T-stick in the $29.95 promotion.

I have read up quite a lot about all the APN settings, etc, and decided that I would try to get the Mobile TV working on a PC, even though I am aware it's not supported :)

Here's what I did:

  1. Changed user-agent to reflect that of a compatible mobile phone (such as Sony Ericcson)

  2. Changed proxy settings to 210.55.11.73 (port 80 for http, port 8080 for ssl)

  3. Turned on T-Stick, connected!

  4. Visited http://myhomepage (only accessibly with proxy and tstick/phone !!)

  5. Clicked-through to the mobile tv page I would like, in my case - C4: NZ Top 40

  6. Loaded the URL, through Quicktime as I believe it can parse such a file

Now that URL I mentioned, looked a little something like this: rtsp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/filedirectory/filename.3GP

The only problem that I am encountering is that my computer cannot connect to the rtsp stream, getting either Forbidden (403) or Not found (404) errors.

May I have some help from some Telecoms representative's, and not just "You can't do it, cause its a PC", because it is just the same, as I'm using my T-stick.

--cody

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  Reply # 282735 15-Dec-2009 15:14
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codyc1515: Hi all, I just recently acquired a Telecom T-stick in the $29.95 promotion.

I have read up quite a lot about all the APN settings, etc, and decided that I would try to get the Mobile TV working on a PC, even though I am aware it's not supported :)

Here's what I did:


  1. Changed user-agent to reflect that of a compatible mobile phone (such as Sony Ericcson)



  2. Changed proxy settings to 210.55.11.73 (port 80 for http, port 8080 for ssl)



  3. Turned on T-Stick, connected!



  4. Visited http://myhomepage (only accessibly with proxy and tstick/phone !!)



  5. Clicked-through to the mobile tv page I would like, in my case - C4: NZ Top 40



  6. Loaded the URL, through Quicktime as I believe it can parse such a file


Now that URL I mentioned, looked a little something like this: rtsp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/filedirectory/filename.3GP

The only problem that I am encountering is that my computer cannot connect to the rtsp stream, getting either Forbidden (403) or Not found (404) errors.

May I have some help from some Telecoms representative's, and not just "You can't do it, cause its a PC", because it is just the same, as I'm using my T-stick.

--cody

So, you're aware it's not supported and you're still hoping for official support from "some Telecoms representative's"?

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  Reply # 282741 15-Dec-2009 15:27
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Considered the fact the TV streams are protected with DRM middleware that exists on a supported handset but not your PC?



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  Reply # 282742 15-Dec-2009 15:28
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bazzer: So, you're aware it's not supported and you're still hoping for official support from "some Telecoms representative's"?


Yes I am hoping for official support, as I would like to know some of the more technical details regarding this, that way it makes it much easier to get up and running.

I managed to stream some of the files (3GP) over the protocol (RTSP) earlier today, and they worked fine.
Makes me wonder if they have some sort of encryption on the line, or else it would be working??

I also managed to get music from the music store.

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  Reply # 282754 15-Dec-2009 15:54
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why would you want to use mobile TV on a PC anyway?

A video stream optimised for use on a 3.5", or smaller, screen is going to look incredibly crummy on a 15" or larger monitor I would think.




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  Reply # 282778 15-Dec-2009 16:38
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NonprayingMantis: why would you want to use mobile TV on a PC anyway?

A video stream optimised for use on a 3.5", or smaller, screen is going to look incredibly crummy on a 15" or larger monitor I would think.


Well, if your out in the middle of no-where with no tv signal, and an abundance of XT signal, then I would deal with it, and wouldn't mind the whole "crumminess" of the aspect..


sbiddle: Considered the fact the TV streams are protected with DRM middleware that exists on a supported handset but not your PC?


Right, I did wonder about that, and that explains exactly why only a few selected handsets can actually use it. Man how I hate DRM, just curious are parts of the Music Store DRM'd, cause I could access some, but not all the big labels, which used a weird format I could find nothing about??

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