Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 35, Issue 54

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Tue Oct 27 14:59:24 UTC 2009


On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 09:07 -0400, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:18 PM, Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:
> > Op maandag 26-10-2009 om 14:36 uur [tijdzone -0700], schreef George
> > Farris:
> >> Oh right and also http://www.cbc.ca/video none of them play in
> >> Firefox.
> >>
> >> If anyone knows how to debug this stuff I'd love to try, but really it
> >> works with Firefox on Windows and Mac but not Linux, Fail.
> >
> > Well, I got a "We're sorry the video you've selected cannot be streamed
> > outside of Canada" movie, so it seems to work on linux too...   ;-)
> 
> except that it seems if you actually live in Canada, the flash video
> doesn't actually play.
> 
> I have the exact problem than George, and Google searches seems to
> indicate that others may also have the same problem.  I wouldn't
> qualify this as a showstopper for Karmic and I wouldn't be surprised
> this is not a Ubuntu problem but something they do on cbc.ca's side,
> but it is annoying nevertheless for the the few Canadians Linux users
> out there who cannot to access the online videos from our national
> broadcaster.
> 
> By the way,  this is the bug report George opened about this:
> 
> https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/455852


Yes and more than a few Canadian Linux users but it's sad you can't get
it outside of Canada, that sucks.  However, the fact remains that stuff
like this "just works" under both Windows and Mac and that is the real
stick in the eye.

And yes this could very easily happen to non Canadian sites as well.

Oh and:  It is a Linux problem, it doesn't work!!!!

Cheers







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