Online video for Canadians...

Mike Leahy mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Apr 28 12:58:30 UTC 2010


Is that Chrome natively running on Linux (i.e., not running in wine or 
Windows)?  If so, it's not working for me yet...I still have to use that other 
guy's hack in PHP to get it going natively.

On Tuesday 27 April 2010 22:22:56 Doug Stewart wrote:
> Crome now works with CBC
> 
> Doug
> 
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Mike Leahy 
<mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>wrote:
> > 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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