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Re: CNN video



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.
> 
This should produce some interesting statistics for Visa usage based
on visitors to the site...

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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