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Old 01-13-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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websites and operating systems


There is a website where I can't access because I'm using linux (but it say's that macs and windows users can). Is there a way to make firefox "say" its windows or mac so I may access the site?

I have kubuntu and use firefox

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Old 01-13-2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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i've never found a site i can't access with linux...what site are you going to? also, in konqueror, there is a setting to allow it to be recognized as ie or several others...
 
Old 01-13-2007, 11:30 PM   #3
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http://www.discoverychannel.ca/dailyplanet/links/

Click watch online. Thats the site I'm looking at.

I just tried using konquerer and it seems so much work to update to flashplayer 8...
 
Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 PM   #4
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interesting...it tells me i'm not allowed to watch canadian tv in my country (the u.s.)
but i think you've hit on something. even if you did upgrade your flashplayer, it prolly wouldn't let you watch it cuz it only recognizes mac or pc. truly sad. maybe someone else here has an idea?
 
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I get this http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3218/ssoo0.png
 
Old 01-14-2007, 12:11 AM   #6
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Just go to: http://dsc.discovery.com/beyond/player.html
 
Old 01-14-2007, 12:21 AM   #7
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I'm confused, why do they allow from one section but not from the other? hmmm strange. J.W how did you get that link?
 
Old 01-14-2007, 01:23 AM   #8
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I'm confused, why do they allow from one section but not from the other? hmmm strange. J.W how did you get that link?
I have no idea why they are trying to restrict access (it pretty much works against the entire idea of the Internet if you ask me) but I just did a simple search on "discovery channel"
 
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and that, JW, is why you're MOD
 
Old 01-14-2007, 01:44 AM   #10
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I had the same problem with the cartoon network site.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/eds/index.html
It's when you click on the cartoon network video link.

The last time I tried it (under windows), it told me that Firefox was not supported, so I tried IE7 and then it told me "Sorry, this service is only available in the U.S".
I was so frustrated that I wrote them an e-mail.

At least they seem to have improved on the firefox compatibility problem. ^^
But I don't want to bother installing activeX support on firefox under Linux right now...

I really hope that soon TV-channels from all over the world will be easily available over the internet.
I don't care if they have unskippable ads or if the resolution is as low as on youtube.
Because I already enjoy watching TV-shows on youtube. :P
 
  


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