Native YLE Areena

asked 2018-03-15 08:59:14 +0200

joonne gravatar image

updated 2018-10-22 09:11:33 +0200

There is now a somewhat working initial version of Yle Areena app for Sailfish, has anyone else been looking into this?




Current features:

  • search for programs
  • search/filter by categories
  • show the currently airing programs
  • cover page showing some information about the current view where use is at
  • subtitles working

Limitations / problems:

  • It's not ready nor published yet ;o
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Please publish this in and in Harbour when it's stable enough.

We were looking into the YLE API two years ago, but the video stream simply refused to play back then. The project was abandoned. Apparently you got around the issue. The old thread is here:

jaacoppi ( 2018-03-15 11:55:38 +0200 )edit

Sounds intresting, I can test it!

goldenm ( 2018-03-15 12:07:28 +0200 )edit

Definitely interested. On mobile I use the radio from Areena more than the video-side.

But for me native app would need to have the possibility to continue listening a show where I left off to be able to compete with the Android app.

hetas ( 2018-03-16 08:31:59 +0200 )edit

It is indeed interesting how you got the video stream working. I had basically otherwise working app but videos just wouldn't play, not even on my computer using instructions from YLE. I was in contact with their support but couldn't solve the issue with them. Please do push the source code to github so we can help with development. Just remember that the API key is private so you probably need to remove it from the sources before sharing the code.

mal ( 2018-03-16 12:57:37 +0200 )edit

It might be the issue I mentioned about that they are limiting quite a lot of content. It means basically that even if you are able to create the video URL, it won't necessarily play at all.

I'll push the project into GitHub during weekend hopefully so you can take a look & test it.

joonne ( 2018-03-16 13:04:24 +0200 )edit