Online video for Canadians...

Mike Leahy mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Tue Apr 27 21:38:46 UTC 2010


Well, scratch Global TV off the naughty list.  Their player has been recently 
upgraded, and works without any modifications on Linux.  :)

If they ever bothered replying to submitted comments, I'd consider sending 
them a thanks.

On Wednesday 21 April 2010 15:01:05 Darcy Casselman wrote:
> The CBC are aware of the problem and unwilling to fix it.  From
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/455852
> 
> "Dear Paul,
> 
> We have checked with our technical staff, and unfortunately, as you
> point out, the new Flash player we are installing does not work on
> Linux systems. However it
> does work on almost all other systems, including Windows and Mac. The
> number of systems that could not see the video in our new player is
> likely around the 1%
> or less range.
> 
> We are not in a position to develop any workaround that would prevent
> revenue from being generated when users watch video on cbc.ca. Funding
> for CBC from
> the government of Canada has not been growing, and the funds from
> Parliament (less than $40 per Canadian taxpayer per year) only cover
> part of the Corporations
> broadcasting operations. I'm sorry you did not get an earlier response
> from CBC."
> 
> Parker Bishop
> Communication Assistant
> CBC Audience Relations
> 
> Darcy.
> 
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Pedro I. Sanchez <psanchez at colcan.ca> 
wrote:
> > I complained to the CBC via e-mail early this year when the issue with
> > cbc.ca/videos was raised in this mailing list. As expected, I never got
> > an answer :-(
> >
> > Probably a written latter on paper would fare better.
> >
> > --
> > Pedro
> >
> > Stéphane S. Somé wrote:
> >> Totally agree with that.. How do we tell them (particularly CBC which is
> >> tax funded) that there're other OSes beside windows and mac ?
> >>
> >> Stéphane
> >>
> >> Mike Leahy wrote:
> >>> Hi Daniel,
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for the tip - that solves that problem.  Even so...I'm not
> >>> particularly satisfied letting Global TV off the hook that easy.
> >>>  Performance and picture is much better if I can play it natively.
> >>>  Really, it shouldn't be too much to ask to have the developers of
> >>> these applications test things on an ubuntu machine.
> >>>
> >>> Mike
> >>>
> >>> On Tuesday 20 April 2010 19:32:38 Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> >>>> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Mike Leahy
> >>>> <mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>
> >>>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>> a similar solution, but I don't quite have the time
> >>>>> to really figure it all out.  The best I can due right now is view
> >>>>> Global TV from windows versions of FireFox/Flash installed via
> >>>>> wine...but that rules out fullscreen (trust me...don't try it).
> >>>>
> >>>> fullscreen works for me.  Have you turned off graphic acceleration in
> >>>> the windows flash plugin?
> >>>> (you need to right click in a flash "window" to access the flash
> >>>>  preferences)
> >>>>
> >>>> That solved a lot of problems I initially had in that
> >>>> wine+firefox+flash setup.  And now at least I can watch cbc.ca and
> >>>> globaltv.com from within Ubuntu.
> >>>> ou
> >
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