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crjackson
June 27th, 2008, 05:43 AM
I installed Ubuntu on a friends machine and now all I'm getting is complaints that he can't play the streaming media from this site Fox 99.7 (http://www.wrfx.com/main.html)

So I tried on my systems and I can't play it either. What needs to be installed so that this will work?

Xiong Chiamiov
June 27th, 2008, 05:44 AM
Just to make sure, do you have all of the codecs installed mentioned in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683)?

crjackson
June 27th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Yes

Try clicking on the page, then look on the right hand side and try to play on of the Top 20's and see what you get. I get a pop-up for a media player that never stops loading.

Xiong Chiamiov
June 27th, 2008, 05:55 AM
Yes, I get that same result. Looking at the source of the page seems to indicate it's a flash player:


<div id="flash_media_player" class="media_player_container_ads" style="display:none;">

but I'm not sure why it's not playing. Considering the quality of the web site and Adobe's plugin, though, it's not that surprising.

crjackson
June 27th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Yes, I get that same result. Looking at the source of the page seems to indicate it's a flash player:


<div id="flash_media_player" class="media_player_container_ads" style="display:none;">

but I'm not sure why it's not playing. Considering the quality of the web site and Adobe's plugin, though, it's not that surprising.

Okay, so there is no way I can get this going then?

Xiong Chiamiov
June 27th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Okay, so there is no way I can get this going then?
There probably is, but I don't know how. :\

I've found that pretty much *anything* is possible in Linux, just some things are dang difficult...

crjackson
June 27th, 2008, 06:42 AM
There probably is, but I don't know how. :\

I've found that pretty much *anything* is possible in Linux, just some things are dang difficult...

Same here. Hopefully this will get the attention of someone who has the magic bullet.

wolfen69
June 27th, 2008, 07:03 AM
it says on the FAQ that they do not support linux users. From here (http://www.wrfx.com/cc-common/ondemand/faq/) "Unfortunately we do not offer more support for Linux at this time."

crjackson
June 27th, 2008, 10:55 PM
it says on the FAQ that they do not support linux users. From here (http://www.wrfx.com/cc-common/ondemand/faq/) "Unfortunately we do not offer more support for Linux at this time."

Yeah I read that too. It also says to use the MPlayer plugin (which I have) for linux. I was hopeing that there was some way to get Mplayer to work with this. I'm guessing there is but it's beyond my technical skills. I was hoping someone else knows how to do this and could point me to the answer. I sure can't seem to figure it out on my own.

Pjotr123
June 27th, 2008, 11:03 PM
I suggest trying VLC for this. I can't check it now, as I'm on an openSUSE machine right now, and openSUSE 11 doesn't seem to like VLC.

Apply this how-to:

Step 1:
http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep1

Step 2:
http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep2

This will probably do the job for you. :-)

Xerp
June 27th, 2008, 11:07 PM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

crjackson
June 28th, 2008, 03:07 AM
I suggest trying VLC for this. I can't check it now, as I'm on an openSUSE machine right now, and openSUSE 11 doesn't seem to like VLC.

Apply this how-to:

Step 1:
http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep1

Step 2:
http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep2

This will probably do the job for you. :-)

Sadly, I already have VLC and it wouldn't play the stream either. I'll probably be working on this for days it seems. If you get a chance, could you please try it on your system and let me know if you got it working?

Thanks.

crjackson
June 28th, 2008, 03:08 AM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

If you have this installed, does that link work with your system? I'm at work and I'll try it myself this weekend, but I would like to hear your results too.

markbuntu
June 28th, 2008, 03:34 AM
The streamer page is looking for a windows browser to play through quicktime. At least that's what I think the page source code is telling me. It uses a bunch of java stuff. Maybe someone else could look at that and tell us.

wolfen69
June 28th, 2008, 03:41 AM
I suggest trying VLC for this. I can't check it now, as I'm on an openSUSE machine right now, and openSUSE 11 doesn't seem to like VLC.

Apply this how-to:

Step 1:
http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep1

Step 2:
http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep2

This will probably do the job for you. :-)

i doubt it will work. they even say they dont support linux. sit happens.

crjackson
June 28th, 2008, 05:21 AM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446

This didn't work. Rule that one out...