rhaper at houston.rr.com
Wed Jul 4 04:35:05 UTC 2007
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.
> 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.
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