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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:32 am

The latest v1.8 of the Classic browser is now available. The latest version includes...

* The browser now sets high quality graphics on ALL websites visited instead of relying on the author's instructions.

* Site/page blocking has been improved.

* Some minor issues with copy/paste behavior now fixed.

* The Chromium v59 engine is now standard with this release. (noticed improved CSS3 support among other things)

* Changed the arrangement of Widgets to make them easier to access. An “Arrange” button has been added for a variety of configurations.

* Selecting an alternative Text Search engine in the "Online Services Associations" is now very easy with a drop-down pick list. Simply delete the existing text and a list will appear.

* The bundled HTML demo program "RapidPage" has been replaced by "Fakepath" to demonstrate the Classic's Intranet friendliness.

* Introducing Multi-Links... read the online news file for more detail.

* Now the browser detects and directs all LIVE audio/video streaming to a player of your choice under Main Menu > Browser Options > Local File Associations > Audio/Video Streaming.

* Keyword blocking has been implemented and now works well. As an example it's good for setting the browser up for kids by blocking all the naughty words etc.

* The browser will now detect U-tube type (DASH) media files and add extraction icons. This works on any site that embeds U-tube type audio/videos.

* Added the ability to email a web page as a HTML file attachment under... Main Menu > Page Operations > Email Page

* Improved site membership logons. On most sites; that is those that preserve HTML5 conventions, you won’t even have to click on fields to populate them and you can just go straight to the logon button.


That's it for now boys and girls... :)

http://theclassictools.com/

Oh btw, happy U-tube downloading while Sotos goes to find a suitable extension that is also VM compatible! :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:22 pm

Coming soon in 1-2 days:

Superior streaming support!

The Classic Browser is now compatible with top entertainment streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and many others by detecting ALL streams and directing them to a streaming player designated by the user in the browser's options, such as the VLC player.

The browser’s powerful bookmark menus can easily accommodate menu groups such as “Netflix Streaming” or “Hulu Streaming” where you can add all your streaming channels (URLs) and once you click on them the browser does the rest instantly and seamlessly!



* Now if you'll excuse Sotos he has to go find yet another extension and add a few more sticks of memory to his box! :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:09 am

The Classic Browser is now compatible with top entertainment streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and many others by detecting ALL streams and directing them to a streaming player designated by the user in the browser's options, such as the VLC player.


All browsers are compatible with those services, but directing the stream of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon to VLC player is something that is not easily done due to DRM. Are you sure you managed to do this? Do you have subscriptions to those services to actually test it? (not with sample clips, but with actual movies)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:01 am

Sotos wrote:
The Classic Browser is now compatible with top entertainment streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and many others by detecting ALL streams and directing them to a streaming player designated by the user in the browser's options, such as the VLC player.


All browsers are compatible with those services, but directing the stream of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon to VLC player is something that is not easily done due to DRM. Are you sure you managed to do this? Do you have subscriptions to those services to actually test it? (not with sample clips, but with actual movies)

This is work in progress and I *could’ve* given you a temp DL link to test what I’ve come up with so far (since you’re a subscriber to one of these from what I understand), but I fear you’re gonna start all the funny talk/behavior again like…

“It doesn’t work on my virtual machine” or “I’m afraid it’s going to format my C: drive” or “Are you sure it’s not a virus?” and all that bullshit! :roll:

Had you been a “normal” guy you could’ve helped me out with some testing etc, but alas… :? :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:36 am

You can sign up with a trial and test it yourself. Netflix gives you a month of free trial and you said you can have this in 1-2 days ;) Honestly I doubt you can make this work due to DRM but if you do then I will admit I underestimated your capabilities.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:52 am

Sotos wrote:You can sign up with a trial and test it yourself. Netflix gives you a month of free trial and you said you can have this in 1-2 days ;) Honestly I doubt you can make this work due to DRM but if you do then I will admit I underestimated your capabilities.

What does a typical URL look like where you are a member?

Is it something like..

https://[encrypted username:password]@someprovider.com/

or maybe with a customer ID like…

https://[12 digit encrypted subscriber number]@someprovider.com/

Or something else?
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:10 am

GR, username / password in url was done like 20 years ago ;) The URLs look something like this: https://www.netflix.com/watch/81117618? ... -154099415 I didn't investigate this much, but I suspect that trying to do such thing is not going to be easy at all. There might be ways (ask those who pirate webrip movies - although most of that is screen capture) but it is definitely a very hard task. VLC is an open source software and therefore can not decrypt the Netflix stream. So basically in order to achieve what you want you would first need to crack the DRM of Netflix. Doing that is almost as difficult as having a browser that can compete for market share ;)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:57 pm

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Get Real! wrote:Coming soon in 1-2 days:

Superior streaming support!

The Classic Browser is now compatible with top entertainment streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and many others by detecting ALL streams and directing them to a streaming player designated by the user in the browser's options, such as the VLC player.


So GR, did you manage to get VLC to play movies streamed from Netflix? :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:13 pm

Sotos wrote:So GR, did you manage to get VLC to play movies streamed from Netflix? :lol:

I managed to get VLC to play movies streamed from anywhere that doesn’t scramble the data.

As for those that do… you can always set the browser up to call their proprietary player. :wink:

So we have a nice universal solution! :D
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