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Re: CNN video



On Tuesday 03 July 2007, Rod Haper wrote:
>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.
>
>--
>Rod

I just tried this, set it for Netscape-4.8, and got told I needed the Turner 
Media player with the option to download it now.  All other spoofs don't get 
past opening the player window, but don't error either.

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