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WORKAROUND: Streams on thecomedynetwork.ca Don't Start on Ubuntu

posted May 21, 2013, 6:12 PM by Nicolay Doytchev

I'm a fan of The Daily Show and as a Canadian I watch it on The Comedy Network's web site http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca . The video streams used to work on Ubuntu for a while, then they suddenly ceased starting. Not sure why but if I have to guess I reckon it's some change in the DRM they use. There is a similarly looking issue with Google Play movie rentals. For a while I've been using Firefox via CrossOver which worked fine except the performance was bad. The streams don't work in Chromium either. However today I tried Google Chrome and surprise - they work!

So if you want to watch video streams on thecomedynetwork.ca - use Google Chrome.