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Old 03-24-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
Phrenchax
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abc streaming tv shows broken


Up until about a week ago, I was able to stream tv shows from abc's web site using flash 9 in firefox 2.0. Now it seems like they have changed their format or something. Their link is:

http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing

Clicking to use the original player doesn't work. Anyone else out there with the same issues? Any work arounds?
 
Old 03-27-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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I appear to have Firefox 1.5.10 installed and it is working fine when I choose the "use old player" link. I have whatever the latest flash player is as I only installed it from thier website a couple days ago.

Sorry I know it isn't much help but now you know it can still work with linux.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Got it working! You need to have your timezone set. In Debian, use the tzconfig command.
This typically gets set at install time, but I had tinkered around with it back around the time of the daylight savings change. I guess this is one of the ways in which abc makes sure you are a US resident...
Incidentally, this was not just a Linux issue. I dual boot my computer, and it wasn't working under Windows either until I set the timezone correctly there.
So thanks for the feedback geeyathink!
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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I still can't get it to work set time zone to los Angeles tried firefox 1.5 and 2. and flash 9. is there anything else that could be wrong?
I clicked the feedback button and left a message a few weeks ago, no reply yet. I think they are ignoring linux users. if anyone else can't watch click on the feedback button and make yourself heard
mabey they will eventually listen!
 
Old 05-31-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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is it possible to spoof your OS to make this work?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #6
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Move Networks is the one who built the player. if u are interested in watching their shows e-mail them and ask for linux support. they have abc. fox interactive, The CW, and others as customers. The more customers they get the less you will be able to view on your linux box
info@movenetworks.com
salesoffice@movenetworks.com
 
Old 06-06-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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Talking

you can post a comment for linux support on the abc.com developers blog here

http://blogs.abc.com/fepblog/2007/05...eaming_so.html

ask nicely!

Last edited by Lemmingz; 06-06-2007 at 02:14 PM.
 
  


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