[nSLUG] viewing ctv videos

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 16:23:44 AST 2014


I heard that chrome has its own integrated flash playback - does not use
plugins.

So you just keep chrome updated and it should handle it.


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:14 AM, rejean chamberland
<laudire2you at yahoo.ca>wrote:

> I forgot to mention that after installing the latest Adobe Flash-player
> plugin I can listen to CBC radio and watch CBC tv in just about all the
> browsers.
> Sometimes a distro is a little slow updating the latest plugin and I
> cannot listen or watch.
> I also try to stick with what I can get from the repositories.
> Finally I should have mention that I am talking about my desktop. I don't
> use any mobile.
>
>
>
>
>   On Monday, January 27, 2014 4:19:25 AM, Daniel AJ Sokolov <
> daniel at falco.ca> wrote:
>
> Ubuntu 12.04 here, with Firefox and Chromium, and Flash 11.2.202.335.
> (The latest version for linux and solaris.)
>
> CTV - no dice
>
> CBC - Chromium: very spootty. I tried to watch an episode of "Four
> Rooms". It did show advertisements, then nothing. I tried Marketplace -
> this worked after some advertisements. So I went back to Four Rooms.
> After some advertisements, the show started. I tried to hop forward
> within the show and was treated to seemingly endless queue of
> advertisements for "The National". Now I dislike them. Suddenly, the
> show started somewhere towards the end. I tried to hop back to an
> earlier part of the show, and was again berated with the same
> advertisement for some cooking show/supermarket, over and over again,
> before the show continued. I don't know if this is an public service to
> make viewers go away and do their household chores, or if it is a bug.
>
> Firefox: Asks me to install Flash. However, I changed the browser's user
> agent to "iPhone 3.0", entered the mobile version of cbc.ca, and then I
> could watch certain videos. Marketplaces works, but Four Rooms is not
> even offered.
>
> If then, keeping the faux user agents, I switch to the Desktop Version,
> I can see Four Rooms being offered, but no video "mime type not
> supported", it says for a fraction of a second.
>
> The problem with the mobile version of the website (also shows in
> Chromium when I use Android 2.3 as user agent, but not Android Galaxy
> Tab) is that the video is either tiny, or fullscreen - and the
> resolution of the video is too low for fullscreen. Looks ugly.
>
> FYI
> Daniel AJ
>
>
> On 2014-01-27 03:42 wrote Shiliang Shan:
> > On Arch Linux:
> >
> > Chrome can play the videos on both CTV and CBC.
> > Chromium can only play the videos on CBC.
> > Firefox can't play any videos on CTV or CBC.
> >
> >
> > aur/google-chrome-dev 34.0.1797.2-1 [installed: 32.0.1685.0-1] (1372)
> >    An attempt at creating a safer, faster, and more stable browser (Dev
> >    Channel)
> >
> > extra/chromium 31.0.1650.63-1 [installed]
> >    The open-source project behind Google Chrome, an attempt at creating
> a
> >    safer, faster, and more stable browser
> >
> > extra/firefox 26.0-2 [installed]
> >    Standalone web browser from mozilla.org <http://mozilla.org>
> >
> > extra/flashplugin 11.2.202.332-1 [installed]
> >    Adobe Flash Player
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Shiliang
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:03 AM, rejean chamberland
> > <laudire2you at yahoo.ca <mailto:laudire2you at yahoo.ca>> wrote:
> >
> >    So we have so far 2 Chrome (Gentoo, PCLinuxOS) and 1 Firefox (Gentoo).
> >
> >
> >
> >
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