NBC will not play video for linux!! Time for a lettering?

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 18:44:50 BST 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:17 PM, Willy Hamra <w.hamra1987 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2008/8/10 Steve Grace <sgrace at pobox.com>:
>>>> On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 18:20 +0200, Knapp wrote:
>>>>> http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/share.html?videoid=0810_hd_swb_hl_l1626r1
>>>> Did you notice that it's a Microsoft page?  :-)
>>> Apparently, microsoft still hates us.
>>> not that i expected otherwise :-P
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>> I found this about that site, here:
>> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=752485&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=15
>> Confirmed with a 'real' Firefox Install ... Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux
>> i686; en-GB; rv: Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1 ID:2008072820
>> Won't let me in at all....
>> Hah.. I have found the reason .. the site is using SILVERLIGHT, which
>> is still not available for Linux (Its still only in development)
>> Silverlight is still flaky for Firefox 3, and I am not sure if it
>> works in SeaMonkey (It should really, as SeaMonkey is Gecko 1.8.*)
>> I think this has been mentioned elsewhere...
>> Stop it steviex , I can only use one of your quotes as a signature at
>> a time - malliz
>> Please DO NOT PM me for support... Lets keep it on the board, so we
>> can all learn.
> How do you get firefox to say it is MSIE ?? It is easy with konqueor
> and it gets past that message but then crashes.

LOL look at this!! From here:

NBC's coverage online will be powered by Microsoft Silverlight and
Windows Media player. CNET reports that Limelight Networks is being
used to route the video streams to Internet service providers. NBC was
originally planning to use Adobe's Flash, but CNET noted that NBC "was
convinced by Microsoft earlier this year that Silverlight would allow
it to stream more high-quality video than would have been possible
using Flash."

Now I want to get sick.

All I want to do is watch the international event called the Olympics
with Linux. Can wine come to the rescue? Where is that Chinese link
they talked about?

Douglas E Knapp


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