The admin’s of streamlive have changed syntax and made changes to the mobile version of site, now we need a user agent switcher extension to access it. I have another simple workaround which i’m not going to post here, if anyone is interested hit me up on twitter or leave a comment. To re-enable the mobile version of site, install this User Agent Switcher Firefox Add-On and set it to use either Android or iOS #Cat&Mouse
[Update] I am noticing that m.streamlive.to (the mobile version of site) now points to streamlive.to (not mobile). Once you have found your desired stream, in the address bar delete the www and replace with an m.so we get the mobile webpage.
Since the livestreamer plugin for this site is broken, here’s a way to watch all streams from streamlive.to in your favourite media player, firstly click <– hyperlink find a stream you like, click it, you will see a player, right click player and highlight/click ‘copy video location’ like so .. Then open a new tab and paste in the video location URL from your clipboard to the address bar ..
An .m3u8 playlist file will begin downloading, normaly to /tmp, simply open it with your chosen media player [In Firefox preferences you can also set your player as default handler for the mimetypes(MP3 audio) (streamed) (audio/x-mpegurl)M3U8 filertmp
Stream will then begin playing in chosen player automagically]
I have tested this using firefox in Linux and OS X, thats all folks .. another nail in adobe flash coffin.
P.S To have it work in Windows we need to create our own .m3u8 playlist file see this older blog post.
Firefox has (for whatever reason) disabled the hardware accelerated features for Linux users. Read on to find out how to enable it.
Hardware rendering uses things such as your graphics card and other ‘hardware embedded’ circuits to process the webpage. Software Rendering (this is what you do when not hardware rendering) purely uses your CPU. Typically, things that are enabled for hardware rendering are significantly faster when ran via hardware. It also will dramatically reduce CPU usage.
There are some computational tasks that are better handled by task specific silicon on your CPU and/or GPU. With hardware acceleration “off” the program will ignore these options if available (via both hardware and drivers) and will just use the inefficient software solution.
The main thing this affects is video playback in browsers.
- Check if Hardware acceleration is actually enabled in Firefox by visiting
about:supportlooking for “GPU Accelerated Windows 1/1 OpenGL (OMTC)” under graphics. If this shows 1/1 you can stop right here, you do not need this tweak. But if it shows 0/1 here’s how you can force it on …
about:configin Firefox (url bar)
export MOZ_USE_OMTC=1in your ~/.profile or you can test this by running
export MOZ_USE_OMTC=1before running firefox
- Reboot and check
about:supportfor “GPU Accelerated Windows 1/1 …” If it shows 0/1 then you are not using HW accelleration.
We have all heard of VirusTotal, right? (You know, VirusTotal.com, the website that allows users to run files through 43 anti-malware scanners.) VirusTotal is a very handy service, but in order to use VT (VirusTotal) you need to download a file, then upload it on VT. Ever wish you were able to scan a file with VT before you download it? Well now you can (assuming you have Firefox).
VT has released an add-on for Firefox that allows users to scan files with VirusTotal without having to download the file:
When users opt to scan a file with VirusTotal, two things happen:
The URL of the website which you are downloading the file from is scanned using VT’s new “URL scanner”:
The file is uploaded onto VirusTotal.com and scanned:
To try to get users to make use of their new URL scanner, VirusTotal has programmed VTzilla in such a way that when scanning a file, users are first displayed the results of the URL scanner and then have the option to view the results of the file scanner. (Unfortunately there is no way to change this behavior. I hope an option is added in future updates allowing users to view the results of the file scanner first.) To access the file scanner results from the URL scanner results page, click on View downloaded file analysis found on the URL scanner results page:
Other things worth noting regarding VTzilla:
VTzilla has the ability to scan URLs, in addition to files (the URL is run through VT’s URL scanner):
VTzilla comes with an (annoying) toolbar:
This toolbar allows users to 1) Scan the current website you are surfing [via the URL scanner] 2) Search VirusTotal database/community. However, personally, I find this toolbar to be more annoying than useful. Fortunately, you can turn it off easily by going to “View” -> “Toolbars” and unchecking “VirusTotal Toolbar”. (You may also right-click on the toolbar and uncheck “VirusTotal Toolbar”.)
The 20 MB file size limit of VirusTotal.com still applies to files scanned with VTzilla. Any files over 20 MB will simply not produce file scanner results.
VTzilla is a new add-on, so it is not yet available in Firefox’s add-on repository – it must be downloaded directly from VirusTotal.com. Typically it is always a good security measure to only download add-ons from Firefox’s add-on repository, but VirusTotal.com is a trust source so there should be no issues by downloading directly from VT.
That said, you can download VTzilla from the following links:
Version reviewed: v1.0
Supported OS: Any OS that can run Firefox
Special note: VTzilla does not support Firefox 4 Beta yet
VTzilla homepage [direct download]
Use Facebook? Want it to be safe and protected? I am sure you’ve already heard countless times that in order to keep your Facebook account (or all other accounts you may have) secure is to choose a strong password.
You might have used a service like Strong Password Generator or something similar to pick a nice long password with a confusing combination, a ton of symbols and numbers. This sounds foolproof right?
What if I told you you’re wasting your time? What if I told you that if I wanted too I could go and hack into your Facebook, or any other of your accounts in a matter of seconds? Scary stuff, huh?
Every second people are getting their accounts broken into by not just hackers but normal people. How is this possible?