How to watch TV after installing the latest Mplayer?

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  • Have you downloaded the latest MPlayer and you can not watch TV?
  • How to watch television after installing the latest MPlayer?
  • How to downgrade to previous working version of MPlayer?

1. Where is the problem with latest MPlayer?

The new version of MPlayer was released just few days after New Year 2009. This version doesn't support the network streaming so it is not possible to watch internet TV. The Mplayer developer have disabled this feature. And let it to use only for donors. He said that next public version of MPlayer will support network streaming. It is not good idea to upgrade to the latest version if you want to watch TV on your iPhone. If you need to downgrade to the previous working version of Mplayer, follow this tutorial.

2. How to downgrade to previous working version of MPlayer?

Now you can install the previous version of Mplayer using Installer app. You need to add i4repo.com to your Installer sources and install the MPlayer app. If you can't install the older MPlayer using Installer, follow next steps. The latest version of Mplayer (2009.01.02-1) from Cydia must be installed on your iPhone. If you don't know how to install the MPlayer app follow this tutorial first.
  1. Download and unpack this previous version of MPlayer.
  2. After unpacking, make a connection to your iPhone using WinSCP on your computer. (if you don't know how to connect to your iPhone using WinSCP follow this tutorial)
  3. Open the /private/var/stash/Applications.xxxxxx/mplayer.app folder in the right pannel and in the left pannel open the mplayer.app folder that you unpack previously.
  4. Now delete all content in the mplayer.app directory in right pannel (iPhone). After deleting, copy all content from mplayer.app folder from left pannel (computer) to the right pannel (iPhone)
  5. Now you need to set permissions of the "mplayer" file in the right pannel (iPhone). Right click on the "mplayer" file in the right pannel (iphone) and choose properties. Check all three checkboxes with "X" letter in the "permissions" part and click on "OK" button.
  6. Close WinSCP. Now downgrade is complete. MPlayer will play internet TV streams now. (see this tutorial.)

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