Howdy, anyone out there that have installed Boxee on top of XBMC Live, and is running Boxee successfully including getting video from YouTube (and Hulu), did you had to install Firefox as well?
I had done a "fresh" installation of XBMC Live (it's based on Ubuntu 9.10) to hard drive, and executed following steps to get Boxee installed,
sudo apt-get install gdebi
sudo apt-get update
sudo gdebi boxee-0.9.20.10263.i486.deb
Boxee installation and all its dependencies completed successfully, including flash plugin.
Start Boxee, navigation works. Tried to play YouTube video.
No YouTube video. It's blank.
Just for grin, booted a full blown Ubuntu 9.10 (same machine, at different partition), install Boxee the same way using gdebi. Start Boxee. Play YouTube video. Video plays back fine.
What else could i be missing in XBMC Live environment? Do i need to explicitly install Firefox?
There's a group called called XBMCFreak that created their own Boxee Live based on XBMC Live. Downloaded that. Boxee starts up. Playing back YouTube video again, no video. Just blank.
In XBMC Live, Boxee starts using the ~/.xsession that contains following lines,
And from command line, "startx" is executed that starts the Boxee application without starting up the GNOME desktop.
case "$?" in
0 ) # Quit
64 ) # Shutdown System
sleep 10 ;;
65 ) # Warm Reboot
echo Restarting XBMC ... ;;
66 ) # Reboot System
sleep 10 ;;
* ) ;;
Maybe Boxee requires the full GNOME desktop experience to work properly (???).
There are few folks out there that are running Boxee on top of XBMC Live installation. Are you getting flash video, eg. YouTube?
My hardware setup is Acer Aspire Revo R3610, bone stock.
I've tried the step noted here,
, and no joy.
I've also booted with XBMC Live, did the gdebi to install Boxee as another way to doing "fresh" Boxee installation. Boxee starts. Go to play YouTube video. No video. Just blank.
I've waited ~10 to 15 mins for anything to show up. Nothing.
But what's interesting is, i can play Revision 3's video. And that is a flash content. Strange.
Lastly, i can play all CBS contents. Those are not flash contents.