Online video for Canadians...

Renata Rocha natzilla at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 12:02:18 UTC 2010


Just a note, I'm using Chrome 5.0.342.7 beta on Jolicloud (it is
Ubuntu 9.10 based, so I believe its a valid report)

And yep, it works.

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 05:57, Daniel Robitaille <robitaille at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not running Chromium.  I'm running Google Chrome from the Google
> repositories.  That's two different version of the browser. Google
> Chrome will not use the codecs inside that chromium package since
> Chrome comes with its own mp4 codecs, something the basic Chromium
> package doesn't have, thus that extra codecs package for Chromium.
>
> And we are talking here about watching a CBC video stream via Flash,
> using the Flash plugin.  It has nothing to do with MP4.
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 11:34 PM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> @ Daniel if it's a MP4 stream then you need that package because chromium
>> WILL NOT include the non-free(patented) version of the MP4 decoder. That
>> might be why you are not able to view it
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:33 PM, Doug Stewart <doug.dastew at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I am 32 bit
>>>
>>> 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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