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streaming NBC and ABC shows

Postby Kommy000 on Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:09 pm

Again, im a newb to linux mint. Built a Home theatre PC and put mint 4.0 gnome edition. Love it so far, just some minor problems here and there that I managed to solve thanks to this forums.
On my windows box i usually watch my favorite shows Like Lost, Pushing daisies, Life on NBC and ABC. Well there is a new season coming up on ABC.
I have no problems using firefox with NBC shows, they just stream easy just like on windows box. Problem i'm having is ABC. I guess they use their own player? it usually installs on IE automatically. When i click on launch player on their website it tells me that it only for IE or firefox/mac. So I do not know if it detects linux OS and just refuse install it on firefox?
Just wondering if anybody had that problem and if there is a workaround around it. Again, everything else, llike youtube, streaming nbc shows work fine, its just damn ABC stuff. I even installed Miro, hoping they got some kind of streaming abc thingy, but I do not see it, so I guess its not available.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks guys.
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Re: streaming NBC and ABC shows

Postby Husse on Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:45 pm

When I try ABC video nothing happens....
They must use something obscure, could be active x ...
Or it's some outside the US blocking...
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Re: streaming NBC and ABC shows

Postby micpet on Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:30 pm

Not US blocking. I just checked and get no video, just the place where it should be. Fox news is the same way. MSNBC, CNN, and BBC play OK.
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Re: streaming NBC and ABC shows

Postby Husse on Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:05 am

@ micpet
You're in the US I'm outside :)
I think you interpreted me the wrong way :)
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