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What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: frascati
Date: February 09, 2011 06:30AM

Lots of youtube videos are VEVO. I cannot get any of them to play. I get the black screen with the little scrolling circle of dots that goes on forever. Does the same in Firefox. When I try to run a VEVO clip on IE vers 6.0.2 I'm told that "your browser is no longer supported"

What must I do to watch VEVO clips in Kmeleon?



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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 09, 2011 10:25PM

I am Sorry. You have to wait till Americans are online and in this Forum.

Only PPL from Canada and the US can possibly help You some more.


The reason You have problem is probably (IMHO) bandwidth.

AFAIK VEVO is a site and a provider not a MIMEType aka Internet Media Type.

Youtube Generally?

Make sure that You have a recent flash player and enough bandwidth to get the video loaded. That is AFAIK enough.

I have not yet encountered a Youtube clip that does not load with the Flash player. That is on the pages where I can get service!

You mean Vevo Channel on Youtube?

On some Youtube pages they are only telling me that I cannot view the content because the record companies do not allow their clips to be payed on Youtube for German IPs (=in Germany).

On example where this constantly happens is http://www.youtube.com/VEVO

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The Youtube Channel of Vevo
Dieses Video ist in deinem Land nicht verf├╝gbar.

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Google Translator
This video is not available in your country.

I could try via Proxy - but then I would get what You describe because I do not get the bandwidth. I have not found a solution yet. sad smiley

You can try with K-Meleon1.6beta and send the UserAgentString of Firefox to make sure that the site is not barring You because You use a browser unknown to them (standard procedure when You suspect this). 1.6 supports the same HTML 5 media types as Firefox 3 - as additional benefit.

Maybe try to load things in the background. That is the only help I can think of right now.



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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: February 10, 2011 12:30AM

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guenter
You mean Vevo Channel on Youtube?
Not exactly, but their videos, or videos from their contracted artists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa14VNsdSYM

Usually, it gives me problems with 1.1.6 too.

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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 10, 2011 07:55AM

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JohnHell
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guenter
You mean Vevo Channel on Youtube?
Not exactly, but their videos, or videos from their contracted artists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa14VNsdSYM

Usually, it gives me problems with 1.1.6 too.

1.6 should work if You spoof FFox 3. AFAIK they cannot detect any difference.

Unless I use an US/CA proxy (which is too slow) I only get this (since the videos are only available in the US and in Canada and You'd probably see the Spanish version of it):





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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: CJ
Date: February 11, 2011 03:31AM

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guenter
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JohnHell
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guenter
You mean Vevo Channel on Youtube?
Not exactly, but their videos, or videos from their contracted artists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa14VNsdSYM

Usually, it gives me problems with 1.1.6 too.

1.6 should work if You spoof FFox 3. AFAIK they cannot detect any difference.

That video played fine for me with 1.6(b2) with no user agent spoofing required.

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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: February 11, 2011 05:05AM

I was saying 1.1.6, guenter, not 1.6 ;)

Anyway, as I say, sometimes gives problems. Is a mistake why. Maybe their ads or whatever.

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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 12, 2011 08:55PM

Sorry my fault. But we are not testing 1.1.6 now. It is proven techno smiling smiley

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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: i.ri.
Date: February 14, 2011 02:37PM

I have Never had a problem with VEVO. + if found video on youtube is VEVO I go to the VEVO site to view it because the format is superior. I have experienced the everturning blue circle on aol very often;... I consider that "delivered from evil" so to speak, and take it as a reminder i'm probably better off without seeing it. timesaver. I just visited my favorites on VEVO and everything working. 1.5.4 on Windows, in USA.
thank you Kmeleon team for the best browser. Respectfully ___i.ri.

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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 14, 2011 11:24PM

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i.ri.
I have Never had a problem with VEVO. + if found video on youtube is VEVO I go to the VEVO site to view it because the format is superior. I have experienced the everturning blue circle on aol very often;... I consider that "delivered from evil" so to speak, and take it as a reminder i'm probably better off without seeing it. timesaver. I just visited my favorites on VEVO and everything working. 1.5.4 on Windows, in USA.

Thx for giving feedback and first hand info to this side of the great pond. smiling smiley

So VEVo is the usual Flash based format in high quality. smiling smiley

AFAIK this means for the problem for frascati that it is because the format is superior. Better quality = more data usually. Which could explain why he's getting the "wating wheel" all the time.

So there is probably no way to help him somehow. sad smiley



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Re: What must I do to play VEVO clips in Kmeleon?
Posted by: MXB
Date: May 24, 2011 07:12AM

I read that VEVO tries to serve up some ads and if you block them somehow it stalls. I can get them to play sometimes.

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