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Friday, July 24, 2009

silvernight 2.0 and letour de france 2009 - fail

I really tried to watch tour de france today :(seems that microsoft and france television are partners in hell )

installed moonlight plugin for firefox 3.5 also the drm plugins/codecs from microsoft
and still i see only a black screen of death or stack traces

No wonder flash streaming is everywhere at least it works , crappy but it does work
And ogv is way better for streaming than flash / silvernight

[UPDATE:seems that stream is not allowed in Romania so kudos to mono team
Also i have tested the stream from vlc seems that akmai doesn't allow the stream to Romania

[00000414] access_mms access error: cannot connect to server
[00000414] access_mms access error: error: HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized
[00000412] main input error: open of `mms://direct.francetv.fr/tourdefrance
]



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