[kwlug-disc] Moonlight and CTV Olympic website

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 16:47:48 EST 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> Hi peeps,
>
> I failed to convert somebody to Linux today. The problem was that she
> wants to stream video from http://cbc.ca and (more importantly)
> http://ctvolympics.ca . The CTV site (naturally) uses Silverlight. I
> installed the Moonlight plugin (novell moonlight 2.0) as prompted, but
> I still get no video love.
>
> I looked briefly on the internet for a quick fix. I did not find one,
> so instead I will ask you to surf the internet for me. Have you had
> any success in getting this streaming to work in Ubuntu under Firefox?
> If so, what magic is required to get things working?
>
> I don't remember the version of Ubuntu offhand. Information about
> getting it running under any version would be helpful.
>
> Aaargh. Multimedia sucks. 80 characters by 24 lines should be enough
> for anybody.

For the CBC problem, it looks like their Flash player is bad.  There's
a bug in Launchpad for Ubuntu, and there might be a fix, which I
haven't tried:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/455852

As for Moonlight, I've tried with no success.

In general, streaming works fine for me.

Darcy.



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