Update 2015-09-19. I created a separate page that will always hold the newest version of my extension and up-to-date installation instructions. So please, read https://asmand.wordpress.com/elisa-viihde/ for the newest instructions.
Update 2015-04-22. The Elisa Viihde pages are updated, so the extension linked on this page will not work. However, the installation instructions on this page still hold. The post about the new version of the extension can be found here.
The web UI for watching recordings from Elisa Viihde uses a VLC plugin that is not compatible with newer browsers, and not in 64-bit mode on OS X.
I threw together a Chrome extension that works together with a small VLC launcher application to provide links for opening recordings in the VLC client, or alternatively download the recording.
Here is a screenshot of the page in Safari:
And here is what it looks like in Chrome with the extension installed:
The Open in VLC needs a small app to be copied into your /Applications folder. This app launches VLC and opens the stream.
NOTE! Open in VLC ONLY works on OS X (for now)!
I might try to do something similar for Windows, but since the VLC browser plugin seems to work there, the need doesn’t seem so great.
For the Chrome extension you need to have Google Chrome installed.
For the Open in VLC functionality, you need to have the VLC application installed.
Chrome extension Update 2015-04-22. The newer extension can be found here.
VLC Launcher application
Chrome extension installation
- Download the chrome extension ZIP from the link above
- Unzip the file and remember where you unzipped it
- Go to chrome://extensions in a new tab.
- Enable Developer mode.
- Now choose Load unpacked extension… and select the folder you unzipped earlier. It should be named ViihdeHelper
- Now your extensions view should look like this:
- If you now log in to your Elisa Viihde account in Chrome and go to a recording, you should see the links under the title of the recording as pictured earlier in this post.
You can now use the Download… link (preferably perhaps by right-clicking and choosing Save as…). However, if you want to be able to launch the VLC client from the other link, you need to do the following too.
VLC Launcher Application
- Download the launcher application ZIP from the link in the Downloads section above and unzip it to a place where you can find it.
- Copy the unzipped ViihdeVLCLauncher.app file into your /Applications folder.
- If you now click the Open in VLC… link in your browser, you should see something like the following:
- When clicking Launch Application, the second warning comes up:
- When you click Open here, you will see the following:
Please try it out and let me now how it works out for you. It works for me, but I give no guarantees that it will work for you, and I don’t take any responsibility for any damage that may occur while trying it out.