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Old 11-13-2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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Unable to play CNN/MSNBC video clips


They are all associated with Windows Media Player, also as Yahoo Music Launch;
any way we can play it in linux?
 
Old 11-13-2005, 07:51 PM   #2
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I get this in a popup
Quote:
To use MSN Video, you need to install free software
MSN Video works with Microsoftİ Internet Explorer 6, Microsoftİ Media Player 10, and Macromedia Flash 7. To download these free software applications, click the links below and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 1: Download Microsoft Windows Mediaİ Player
Windows Media Player 10 is free to download
Step 2: Download Macromedia Flash Player 7
Macromedia Flash player is free to download
Once the installations are complete, reload this page.
It seems that they have coded it to only pick up IE and Flash together. I have tried this with the User Agent Switcher extension for Firefox and identified my browser as IE 6.0 on XP, so it looks like they only want pure IE and Flash.

You could try installing Wine and Internet Explorer to view these videos.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 11:16 PM   #3
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Suse 10.0 is preinstalled with Wine, but when i type at shell:
wine iesetup.exe, it does not complete installation,
am i doing the right thing?
 
Old 11-14-2005, 04:22 PM   #4
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Go to www.frankscorner.org - there are a number of step by step install instructions to help you install IE
 
Old 11-14-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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CNN video works here with Firefox and net-www/mplayerplug-in from Gentoo portage.
MSNBC does not indeed.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Emerson
CNN video works here with Firefox and net-www/mplayerplug-in from Gentoo portage.
MSNBC does not indeed.
Very much thank you.
 
  


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