[mythtv-users] missed an episode trying to watch on Firefox

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 04:48:00 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 01/22/2010 11:36 PM, Greg Oliver wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Yeah, Fox is Windows only--as is CW, and (IIRC) ABC.  NBC is Hulu (and
>>> regretting every minute of starting that bonfire).  CBS works nicely
>>> from Linux (with significantly better performance than Hulu).
>>> After all, if you owned rights to American Idol, would you really want a
>>> bunch of GNU/Linux users to be able to see it?  Of course not...  If you
>>> pay the (MS) fee, you can watch it for free.
>> Yes, there was a discussion on another list regarding this...  Having
>> to change my UA string to watch video clips is pretty stupid on their
>> part..
>> My guess is that they just have a happy-go-lucky flash-happy idiot
>> doing their web site  :)
> Some seem to use Activex controls or something--not just User-Agent
> strings.  I've only been able to make CW and Fox work by booting a
> Windows box.
> Oh, and I didn't say it, but meant to say, "NBC may be changing their
> stuff due to displeasure with the Hulu situation, so they may be going
> the way of Fox and CW."

What a bummer - discrepancy at it's best (worst)!  I only watched one
clip (because it was posted to the chromium list) from fox (I think) a
few weeks back..

Damn, next thing you know we'll have a activex library in linux (if
not already)..


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