Online video for Canadians...

Doug Stewart doug.dastew at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 22:32:35 UTC 2010


Chrome version   5.0.375.9 dev



On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Mike Leahy <mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>wrote:

> That's interesting - what steps are you taking when you open one of the
> videos?  So far, every entry point I try to get to a video on CBC's site
> doesn't work - same as before...it looks like it's about to work, but
> ultimately the video doesn't play.
>
> What version of chrome do you have?
>
> On Wednesday 28 April 2010 09:38:53 Doug Stewart wrote:
> > That is native chrome -- and I watched hockey  and some videos
>  -Heartland
> > etc
> > Ubuntu 9.10 standard install.
> >
> > Doug
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Mike Leahy
> <mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>wrote:
> > > 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.caand globaltv.com from within Ubuntu.
> > > > > > >>>> ou
> > > > > > >
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