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Re: CNN video



On Wednesday 04 July 2007, Rod Haper wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> 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.
>
>What version of the flash plugin do you have installed?  What does
>about:plugins report?  You need Flash Player version 8 or later.

I have 9.

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