I am having the same problem with video at cbs.com and through my cable company xfinitytv.com since upgrading to FF5. I have also gone through all of the troubleshooting ideas that Firefox suggested to no avail. It tells me that it is either being blocked by an adblocker in my browser or the episode is no longer available. I cannot find an adblocker within Firefox and do not have a plug in. I am running Windows Vista. I agree that it must be some type of bug in FF5. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated. Thanks.
I am new to this forum and signed up just so I could include my own frustrations with this very same problem!
I am located in Canada and prefer to watch streaming video over regular TV. For some reason, the CBC player stopped working for me when I upgraded my Flash Player. I do not recall which version of Adobe Flash I had installed when this problem started to occur but I know it wasn't the most current version (10,3,181,34) that I have now. But it definitely seemed to follow the Flash update.
So I was happy to see someone made a post about it because it is incredibly frustrating and CBC.ca doesn't respond to inquiries/troubleshooting complaints directly.
I'm pretty technologically adapt as I am a system administrator and lon-time IT professional. Should I ever get this problem resolved, I will be sure to post here, otherwise I will pop back now and again and see if anyone else has come up with a solution.
Cheers and thanks again to the poster for posting this!
Thanks all to those who have so far replied to my original post, and especially to the one person
who seems to be having the exact same problem.
I'd like to add to my original post that I have since found out, that the mentioned problem is only restricted
to video and not to any audio. All audio content on cbc.ca web site works ok within the "cbc player"
and the flash plugin.
Oh and lastly I like to say that as far as I'm concerned contrary to what it says at the top line above my
original post there has been NO solution found to date. zip O none . LOL
So I'm hoping that others will post with a solution as others find their way to my post.
Question: what is a conclusion ?
Answer : " A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking"
There were answers posted to my original post , but NO solutions to the problem.
Therefore why does it say it was answered?
Its apparent that I'm not alone as others seem to have the same Problem. One day every thing works fine,
alone comes an update from Adobe stating its to fix security issues and your machines fail to function
with the new flash Player.
Remember : There are 3 types of people in the world we all live in....
Ones that watch things happen,
Those that make things happen, and
Ones that wonder what the Hell happened !
A previous poster mentioned that it was a problem with the ad.doubleclick entry in his hosts file. My resolution of this issue supports this.
I use an application called HostsMan (Hosts Management) and use it to load up my Windows hosts file to block about 160,000 garbage sites. Howver, this blocks the adds that run before the video.
I open HostsMan and disable the hosts file, let the ads run, then enable the hosts file when the program video starts.
I haven't tried waiting out the add with the hosts file enabled to see if the program runs anyway, but I somehow doubt it.
Okay so it seems that the CBC player blocks you if you have something in the host
file say like one of their sponsers. Renane the hosts file to something
like old hosts temporarily and you should then be able to watch streaming video.
If anyone knows which line is causing the problem please respond to this entry.
You can find the hosts file here.
After reading here because I also couldn't get CBC video player to work EVER, and saw that the possible problem was an 'ad blocker', I have found that this was indeed the issue. I couldn't find this setting in my browsers, and hadn't suscribed to any such service, then I finally found it.
My internet security service is provided by Bell, and sure enough, there's an add blocker function in the 'my services' page of the security services window, where controls are also for anti-virus/spyware etc... I turned the add blocker to off and I can now watch videos/shows/news anything on the CBC player!!! Yay!!!
Thank you, sorry can't quote who it was in this discussion who wrote about this as I can't see the name as I'm replying, but bless you!
So it wasn't a browser issue, or flash, it was my internet security settings.
Though I still have yet to be able to install flash player for Explorer, but have managed to install for Firefox and Chrome so that's enough. I hate Explorer anyways and never use it.
Hello and thanks for your reply.
A while ago, I found the guilty ad blocker. I use Kaspersky Internet Security and eventually located the offending settings in the Anti-Banner portion of the protection center. I had to turn off the common banner list and also added the CBC URL to the list of exceptions. That seemed to do it!