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Anybloodyid
June 16th, 2009, 08:54 AM
The problem is I can't watch ITV catchup using Moonlight but I can use the BBC iPlayer to watch TV programmes.

Maybe if enough of us fill in the feedback form

http://www.itv.com/ContactUs/itvcomfeedback/default.html

ITV will make it happen ;)

Anybloodyid
June 16th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Here's the reply I got from ITV

Thank you for contacting ITV.

We are striving hard to give you choices when it comes to watching video on itv.com. At present we do not support Linux.
Please be assured that we are planning significant improvements to our video player over the next few months. One of the primary reasons for this is to improve video player stability for all ITV.com users.
We understand a proportion of our users suffer from poor performance issues when viewing our content and that this may be frustrating. However we are working hard on a completely new solution to provide you with the very best programmes that the ITV Player has to offer.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions.

Kind regards

Charlotte

ITV Customer Support

knowledgequest
June 16th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Yeah, netflix instant view deals with the same limitation.

LowSky
June 16th, 2009, 09:43 PM
I assume ITV make money like any other repsectable media company,Companies undertand only one thing Money!!! Which come through as advertisments. So write a new letter tell them you would love towatch their rogramming but cannt and with you not watching means less money from their advertisors. Linux users buy things too

Tell them to forget moon/silverlight and to use flash like a respectable company should, and to not block linux users.

We have similar issue in the USA, with NBC, ABC and FOX. It annoys me so much that companies will block Linux users, yet their own sister site (HULU) will allow me to watch most of the same content with no issue.

Cheesemill
June 17th, 2009, 12:38 AM
It's a long shot but it might work if you install the preview (beta) of Moonlight 2.0 which has more Silverlight features.

There's also work in progress on a Moonlight implementation of Silverlight 2.0 which should provide the required functionality when finished.
http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight
http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight2Hacking

So we might not have to wait for ITV after all :)

directhex
June 17th, 2009, 01:07 AM
It's a long shot but it might work if you install the preview (beta) of Moonlight 2.0 which has more Silverlight features.

There's also work in progress on a Moonlight implementation of Silverlight 2.0 which should provide the required functionality when finished.
http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight
http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight2Hacking

So we might not have to wait for ITV after all :)

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=434461

directhex
June 17th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Tell them to forget moon/silverlight and to use flash like a respectable company should, and to not block linux users.

Flash is hardly respectable though

Ignoring the performance problems (oh, and doesn't Flash have lots of those?), it barely works on non-i386. New breed of MIPS or ARM netbooks? out of luck.

johnlvs2run
June 24th, 2009, 02:49 AM
I am skeptical about using moonlight, as it was developed by microsoft.

Is moonlight any better than flash?

mac-duff
July 7th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Hi
has anybody luck with the Michael Jackson funeral:

http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/michael_jackson_memorial

??

LowSky
July 7th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Hi
has anybody luck with the Michael Jackson funeral:

http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/michael_jackson_memorial

??

LOL you need moonlight to watch the moonwalker....LOL

try another feeed
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_en429

mac-duff
July 7th, 2009, 06:54 PM
but on a windows machine I have to say that the quality is quite impressive

directhex
July 7th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Hi
has anybody luck with the Michael Jackson funeral:

http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/michael_jackson_memorial

??

File a bug upstream if it doesn't work - although it's annoying that the site rejects based on browser - not based on Silverlight functionality

k64
December 31st, 2009, 11:19 PM
I am skeptical about using moonlight, as it was developed by microsoft.

Is moonlight any better than flash?

True - just look here: http://www.microsoft.com/opensource/

Here's where you'll find Moonlight. And here's a direct link to a Moonlight 2 bulletin: http://port25.technet.com/archive/2009/12/18/moonlight-2-hits-the-street.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Port25+(Port+25:+Open+Source+Co mmunity+at+Microsoft)

As for it being any better than Flash? Well - considering that you need scripts to run Flash whereas Moonlight and Silverlight both take care of scripting for you, I don't see why not.