[Linux-aus] ABC.net.au iView open formats ?
bob.hepple at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 11:09:05 EST 2014
FWIW - iView works for me on Centos-6 with
flash-plugin-184.108.40.2060-release.i386 ... although the quality is
worse than SD, even on a 10-Mb cable connection. It just not watchable
on a modern HD TV. Maybe it would be watchable on a phone.
SBS on the other hand, gives me a good HD picture, although I have no
idea if that's flash or something else.
On 9 January 2014 21:41, Paul Parker <paul2471 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Received complaints from younger users their ABC.net.au iView episodes were
> not playing.
> Checked ABC forums, seems others having similar problem, past few days.
> Post here IMHO problem summary from: rickysa
> Can we persuade ABC.net.au to consider using open/alternate, at least
> suitable for linux users, formats so all can keep watching ?
> Self at present only able to view ABC News24...
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> Author rickysa ®
> Date/Time 09 Jan 2014 10:14:47pm
> Subject >>>>Re: Can't play anything on iview
> Same here, except not only does iView not work in Mac iView also does not
> work in Linux.
> Iview does however, work fine in Windows.
> The browser brand does not matter, Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox,
> Chrome, they all work in Windows.
> The same browsers in Mac and Linux however do not play videos from ABC's
> Adobe Flash has a large history of security problems which I only guess ABC
> is trying hard to work around by doing version checking when loading their
> However, Adobe publicly state that 11.2 is the last supported version for
> Linux or Mac platforms.
> The latest flash version available for Windows is 11.9.
> So based on that it would leave ABC in a quandry.
> Keep maintaining a security flawed technology via version checking or
> alienate entire communities by making ABC Microsoft only.
> Hopefully they are looking at getting iView working again.
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