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Name: mlbviewer

Homepage: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlbviewer/

Why should this be included in the repository: MLB.tv kinda works okay in Google-chrome, but is a real crap shoot

If we already offer similar software in our repository or third party, please provide information on what your proposed software does that our existing offerings don’t: browsers kinda work, chrome being by far the best, but the experience is lame and a half

Is it Open Source: Yes, but the video files it plays are patent encumbered h.264 using HLS streaming, but it does work in mplayer, mpv, and vlc easily

How many users do you anticipate will use this software: Truthfully, only really americans who are willing to pay the ~$100 per season, but with cable subscriptions declining, probably an increased amount over time

Link to source tarball/zip file: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlbviewer/files/mlbviewer/2015/mlbviewer2015-sf-1.tar.gz/download

It's only a python package that takes a few seconds to install manually, so I understand if you don't include it in your distro, but MLB.tv hasn't touched their API in almost 4 years so updates are few and far between so it shouldn't be too too much work for a package maintainer. Since there is nothing else for Linux users besides the crappy web browser it is a nice thing to say you have. Ships in Debian(and Ubuntu), but as far as I can tell nothing else.

Event Timeline

joepalma created this task.Jul 17 2017, 5:31 PM

FYI from project's site:

ATTENTION: MLB.TV has changed for 2018 and mlbviewer no longer works. A rewrite is in development.

DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Jul 29 2018, 12:07 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
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stigarn claimed this task.Aug 18 2018, 11:41 AM
stigarn removed stigarn as the assignee of this task.Aug 31 2018, 7:39 AM
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JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Aug 31 2018, 4:58 PM
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As this task has been marked Needs Maintainer for a month with nobody having stepped up to become maintainer, in addition to providing an acceptable patch for inclusion, marking as WONTFIX. Feel free to re-open when a patch has been submitted via the proper processes.