WORKAROUND: Streams on Don't Start on Ubuntu

Post date: 22-May-2013 01:12:54

I'm a fan of The Daily Show and as a Canadian I watch it on The Comedy Network's web site . 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 - use Google Chrome.