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Old 04-07-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Fox News Videos in Firefox


I can't seem to watch videos from Fox News. I can from all the other news sites. I am able to pull up video from Fox using Opera, just not FF.

I have searched the web for an answer - installing Greasemonkey and a Fox Friendly script to no avail. I do not use noscript, but I do use AdBlock. I even tried disabling AdBlock but that didn't work either.

Konqueror does not work for Fox either. And during my search, solutions were from 2007 thru late 2009 - nothing more recent.

Is it just Firefox, or is it Fox news?
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hi -

Actually, that's a feature. Fox News has been clinically proven to lower your I.Q.; FF is carefully engineered to prevent that from happening
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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Actually, that's a feature. Fox News has been clinically proven to lower your I.Q.; FF is carefully engineered to prevent that from happening
Then it's pretty ironic that it's called Firefox.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:51 PM   #4
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It is an option

Cannot resist...

It is set up that way by default to protect your system.

To enable Fox News do this:

Edit > Preferences > Content > Keyboard/screen barf protector > Disable

You may also need to set Edit > Preferences > Content > Random valued inverse logic NULL truth mode > Enable
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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While I tend to agree with the above responses........Foxnews.com works here. I can't say that I'll ever watch another foxnews.com video, but now I know I can should I choose to do so.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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And all your comments help this person out how? He is here looking for help, not some jerks looking to diminish what he watches. I do think you all owe him an apology.

mlangdn, I tried to view a video and got an missing plugin error for flash/shockwave. Did you install it? If so, did you install the libs in the proper place?

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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And all your comments help this person out how? He is here looking for help, not some jerks looking to diminish what he watches. I do think you all owe him an apology.
Well, if mlangdn was offended then I certainly apologize - there was no intent to offend. On the other hand, there was no name calling or personal denigration before the use of the term 'jerk'.

I think the humorous intent of the above posts was self evident and I would hope that the limited but (almost) always good natured humor expressed by memebrs of this forum does not become a matter of contention.

Sorry I could not provide a useful answer mlangdn.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 10:48 PM   #8
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I knew as soon as I posted that I would have to suffer through some political "humor". I don't mind the mindlessness.
Yes, Flash is installed. Like I said, it works with Opera, and I can watch other news site's videos, plus youtube, plus anything else I've tried in FF - just not Fox News.

Oh well, the more I use Opera, the more its appeal. I'm just gonna have to skin it properly to make it easier to look at.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 10:58 PM   #9
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I find it odd that it won't work in FF but it does play in Opera. As I stated above, it works fine here, even in the new multilib version that I installed. Does Opera install it's own plugins?
 
Old 04-07-2010, 10:59 PM   #10
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No problems here with Fox videos----FF 3.6, Flash 10.0r42
 
Old 04-07-2010, 11:53 PM   #11
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I'm using Flash 10.0r45, FF-3.6.3
Slackware64-current
 
Old 04-08-2010, 12:02 AM   #12
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It was working with those specs here. It's now working under multilb as well with a 32 bit ff and flash 10.1 rc. I don't know that any of my extra codecs even work with this 32 bit version so I don't think that would be it. Do you have any special cookie or privacy settings?
 
Old 04-08-2010, 12:15 AM   #13
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No to special settings. Straight off the shelf defaults except for fonts and size. It's not a big deal since Opera works. I also have a problem with dishnetwork.com when trying to pay the bill. Opera works fine there. Another one of life's mysteries. I'll revisit this problem someday.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 06:18 AM   #14
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No problems here with Fox videos -FF 3.6+nobinonly-0ub, Flash 10.0.45.2-1, Opera 10.10.4742.gcc4qt. This is on a new install of Ubuntu 10.04. I am upgrading FF to 3.6.3 now and will see if I have problems.

No problems with FF 3.6.3 either.

Last edited by mjolnir; 04-08-2010 at 07:05 AM. Reason: Follow up
 
Old 04-08-2010, 11:47 AM   #15
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mlangdn, can you tell us what happens when you try to watch a Fox News video?

Have you tried disabling all your Firefox extensions?

Last edited by dugan; 04-08-2010 at 12:29 PM.
 
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