Howdy… dudes :)
This time, lets cover up a way to watch Indonesian TV channels from the internet (streaming). Well… it seems that this post will be limited…. again… for Indonesian readers who are overseas (since they can’t get the transmission) and for those people (indonesian) who have computer and internet, but no TV :p (e.g. white-collar workers during office hour :p). Never mind that, at least this post has some target readers :p hehehhe…. So… Is it possible?? Why not. Just like goyo said.. “Impossible is nothing”, right goys? :D
So… after reading this post… you will be able to watch two TV channels.. namely Metro TV and Trans TV… live.. :) Hmm… it seems like an advertisement, isn’t it? :p But… this post has nothing to do with those two TV stations (too bad, I can’t get money from this… sighhh). This post is only made to share to those people (readers) who are interested on watching Indonesian TV. Why do you need to watch it, you say? Well, you can answer it by yourself. If you need it, try it. If you don’t, turn it off :D
So… how? check this out, dudes…. :D
To stream the channels on your computer, you need an internet connection. I know its obvious… it just to make sure that “someone” out there doesn’t make a mistake :p heheheh…
Firstly, you need the software :) Go to Indline website and download the installation file. Oh ya… this is their url: http://www.indline.com/ :) You can download the file by pointing your mouse on top of the download link, and choose “Indline application”. Yupp… the site will ask you to save the file (indline_setup.exe). Save it in your computer. Install the software!! There you go… you’ve finished the first step.
Before you can use the software, you need an account to log in. So… back to their website again. Point your mouse on top of the registration link and choose “Registration”. Just follow the instruction until you got your account. Ok… now you’re good to go. Open the software… and log ini using your new account. You will see a small UI (see the figure below) in which you have a few options of what you can do with it. This software actually has more features than just streaming TV channels. But, those are left for you to find out for yourself. I am just going to explain the streaming part, k? :)
So… what you have to do now is to click the entertainment menu (second menu from the left). Choose TV channels, and click on the channels that you want to see. You have two options here, Metro Live and Trans Live. Pick one, or two if you have to :) There you go, you all set. Just wait for a while (buffering) and it will shows you the TV shows. I have already tried it with my friend in Germany , and it seems that the speed is quite acceptable. Depend on the internet connection (probably the connection in Indonesia since we are having the same lag when we watch it together), the streaming is quite good :) Just sit back and enjoy :D
1. I got this info from one of the Indonesian student in NTU, who is kind enough to share it through the campus public folder. So… the credits should go to him, in case Metro and Trans TV are kind enough to give… so called… advertisement fee :p Heheheh…
2. I am not responsible for any negative effect of using this software to your computer.
3. If… you are fired (from watching TV while working :p)… I am sorry to say that its merely your fault :) so… use it with care :p