Online video for Canadians...

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 01:19:19 UTC 2010


Yes, I'm using the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 10.04.

And the version of Chrome I'm using is 5.0.375.23 dev

Daniel


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Mike Leahy <mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> Any chance you're using 32-bit?  I'm on 64-bit, and that's the only difference
> I can think of at this point.  If I start chrome from a terminal, I'll see
> various errors/warnings like this:
>
> (npviewer.bin:10266): Gtk-WARNING **:
> /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libqtcurve.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
> *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: NPN_Evaluate() wait for reply: Message timeout
> *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> viewer.c:862):invoke_NPN_GetValue: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))
> *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> viewer.c:1017):invoke_NPN_InvalidateRect: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))
> *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> viewer.c:1017):invoke_NPN_InvalidateRect: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))
> *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> viewer.c:1862):invoke_NPN_ReleaseObject: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPP_SetWindow() wait for reply: Broken pipe
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:1923):invoke_NPP_SetWindow: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:1923):invoke_NPP_SetWindow: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:2533):invoke_NPP_HandleEvent: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:1854):invoke_NPP_Destroy: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:2235):invoke_NPP_DestroyStream: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:1854):invoke_NPP_Destroy: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
> *** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-
> wrapper.c:1854):invoke_NPP_Destroy: assertion failed:
> (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
>
> Though those problems don't seem to interrupt flash video on other sites in
> chrome...
>
>
> On Wednesday 28 April 2010 20:01:57 Daniel Robitaille wrote:
>> It didn't work for me last night until I upgraded chrome to the latest
>> unstable available  (not sure of the version, I'm not near my Linux
>> laptop right now).
>>
>> I may have had to turn off the ad blocking extension as well.  I have
>> noticed in the past on some streaming sites, especially Global, that
>> some videos do not play with ad blocking on.  It may be depending on
>> the source of the ads they add to the streams.
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Mike Leahy <mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>
> wrote:
>> > Well, I did have an earlier beta version, but i also just tried Chrome
>> > version 5.0.375.23 dev, and still no luck.  So whatever is working for
>> > you, it's something more than just Chrome.
>> >
>> > On Wednesday 28 April 2010 18:32:35 Doug Stewart wrote:
>> >> 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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>> >> > > > > > > > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-ca
>> >> > > > > >
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