Re: When will totem play again?

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On Sat, 2009-10-24 at 11:45 -0400, fred smith wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 01:06:34PM -0200, Andre Costa wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > it's been 2 months already[1] since Apple has changed the way they stream
> > trailers from, and ever since totem chokes on it.
> > According to the last comment[2] on that post, this issue has already been
> > fixed on gecko-mediaplayer. Any plans on implementing a similar fix on totem
> > as well, considering it is the default media player plugin shipped by
> > Fedora?
> > 
> > For the record: I blame this totally on Apple, and it sucks to play catch
> > up, but it's not the first time this happens, and it won't be the last
> > either...
> > 
> > BTW: I know there's a workaround involving wget and a custom user-agent id,
> > but it's somewhat cumbersome, and it's annoying that this is taking so long
> > to be fixed (even considering it's not a totem bug per se).
> > 
> I agree that it's a total pain in the neck.
> On the Centos list I was given this url:
> which takes you to a discussion that tells you how to fix the problem 
> using the firefox user agent switcher add-on.
> It works on my Centos box, but I tried the same on F11 on my eeepc and
> it didn't solve it there. I make no guarantees, but you may want to look
> into it 'cause maybe you'll be the lucky one where it works! :)

Tried it on F11. Didn't work.

I find it interesting that the Apple TV ads do play on F11, which is an
admission that QT is a niche format.


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