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Re: CNN video



After a couple of days of Googling for info, I happened upon a work-around for the problem.

Click on Tools->Extensions to pop up the Extensions window. Then click on the "Get More Extensions" link at the bottom of the window to bring up the Firefox Add-ons page. Use the Search function to search for "User Agent Switcher". <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59>. Download the User Agent Switcher and restart Firefox to complete the install. Then right-click on the tool bar at the top and select the "Customize..." option. Drag-n-drop the User Agent icon onto the tool bar. Left click the User Agent icon and select the "Netscape 4.8 (Windows Vista)" option. CNN videos will not play correctly.

I haven't played with User Agent Switcher enough to know if the problem is CNN rejecting Firefox, Linux or the combination of the two but spoofing the server as Netscape 4.8 running on Windows Vista works. It will be interesting to see what other spoofing combinations work.

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Rod


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