Online video for Canadians...

James james2432 at
Thu Apr 29 04:02:18 UTC 2010

Also might want to try installing chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra with
that way you will have the codecs available in chromium

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Mike Leahy <mgleahy at>wrote:

> Hey list,
> I imagine a few of you have found mixed results when trying to access
> online
> video from canadian content providers.  So far, (and
> affiliated
> channels) provides a good selection of content that works very well.
> CBC and Global TV used to be quite good too...but something in the latest
> versions of their online video players is broken in linux-based browsers.
> I eventually found a workaround that someone posted in the Ubuntu forums.
> Basically, serve the attached php file from a web server, open it in a web
> browser, and paste the ID of a video on CBC's website (that's usually at
> the
> end of the URL in a link to the video) into the input field and submit.
>  This
> works for live as well as on-demand videos.
> Unfortunately, I have yet to come across a similar workaround for Global TV
> -
> I imagine it would involve 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).
> Is there anyone out there with the expertise & inclination to figure this
> out?
> It would really be nice to actually be able to watch Global TV's content
> without having to mess around with rebooting or running apps in wine.
>  Here's
> the direct link to their video page:
> Regards,
> Mike
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