I have written some scripts to create a Hulu TV html file for the DSM520.
This basicly takes the original one that MediaMall created, and add
Your can download the attached zip. There are 4 files. You need to unzip
them in the dir that they were zipped.
Length Date Time Name
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21803 12-26-08 10:58 program files/mediamall/hulu.jpg
34106 12-26-08 10:36 program files/mediamall/mymedia1.html
86902 12-26-08 10:35 program files/mediamall/hulu1.html
190 12-26-08 10:13 program files/common files/tv-websites/hulutv.mcl
This works fairly well to take all of the RSS feed and create the menus for
the DSM and build the tree. But..... One part is missing, it is setting out
the Hulu login and password so the DSM can authenicate. I know it is
possible, because the original version worked, except is was very limited.
And the "PlayOn" uses the same technology to do the same.
code to pass the account and password to Hulu? I figure it is probably
a cookie that needs to be set, I have just not had the time to dig into it.
So why not use Playon? Well here is my rub, PlayOn is a neat tool, when I
used it thru the trial period. But it is missing 90% of the features that were
available in ActiveTV. Two it is not officially supported on the DSM520,
therefore I hate spending money on something that is not even offically
supported. Third, ActiveTV is extensible, such as what I am trying to do.
When I installed PlayOn, (as I remember), there was no source code loaded
to the PC. For the MediaMall, this probably makes sense to protect there
development, but those of us that like to tweak the code, we can no longer
so, with PlayOn.
Once you install the files, you will access it via the screen below.
hulu.zip 38.8046875k . file