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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:23 pm 
I've tried viewing various video tours in both IE 7 and Firefox 3.0.6. Firefox can't find an appropriate plugin; IE shows nothing on the video page at all, no arrow to play.

Please advise. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Hi waskigirl, the videos are hosted by Youtube, which uses the flash format - so you will need the flash plugin installed on your browsers. Normally it would popup and suggest you install it when it sees there's some flash content trying to play...

Visit www.youtube.com and try and play one of the videos - if your browser asks to install flash, then say yes, and then you should be fine to play our videos here. Let me know how you get on!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:04 pm 
My ISP has blocked YouTube - is Cameralabs considering using an internal Flash Player?


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Hi edovie, sadly not, as it would be financial suicide to host the videos here!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:45 am 
why in the world would they block youtube?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:47 am 
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It does sound odd, especially as you're in the US... I'd suggest changing providers!


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I wonder if the ISP cannot afford that their customers are watching videos. Maybe a bandwidth issue. Or one of the package that one bought. But I've also never heard of any of those problems before and wonder if that is rightful.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:39 pm 
As I am only 17 (I'll be 18 April 20th), I still live with my family. The thing is, my family is very devout. Because of all the pornographic and inappropriate material online, my parents opted for "filtered" Internet.

The following are some of the major sites blocked:

Google
Yahoo!
Wikipedia
YouTube
Flickr (I can't see the photos members post, either)

etc.

Pretty insane, but what c'n I do?


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Well, there are ways around it. Check out the TOR (The Onion Router) project. Speeds aren't very good, but you should be able to get to youtube etc.

A harder trick would be to get a friend, and set up a VPN tunnel to his computer. This basically allows you to tunnel your traffic to him, and use his ISP to download the data. This is a bit harder to do though, but (paid for) services like hamachi provide a solution.

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 Post subject: Eh?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:05 pm 
Je ne comprends pas que tu parle, Monsieur Marijn.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:29 pm 
you must be joking edovie, is this normal for where you live or...? if i had that here i'd be made fun of daily and wouldn't even be on my computer at all... those sites you mentioned are pretty much all we do on the internet... browse on google, check or learn stuff from wikipedia, entertain ourselves when bored on youtube... gosh... strict with a capital S.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Yeah, that's what I do too - when I'm at the library. And yes, I'm made fun of by my friends, but I comfort myself with the fact that I'm not like my folks (I'm agnostic), and that I'll be under my own jurisdiction soon.

Jeez, how I agree with you!

The closest thing I have to YouTube is ARKive, to satisfy my wildlife viewing needs.

(Oh yeah, and no National Geographic, either! In fact, I can't see any website unless I specifically request it by e-mail and have it reviewed by the ISP!)


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edovie wrote:
Je ne comprends pas que tu parle, Monsieur Marijn.


And you are damn lucky I can understand a bit of french. ;)

The solutions I offered are not easy for non tech savvy people (read: normal people), but they are most likely the only free or cheap way to get access to youtube, other than changing ISP.

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If your parents are strict enough to enforce those rules at home, I wouldn't try and find ways around them at home. And if they found this site was helping you break those rules, they might add it to your block list too!

In the meantime, do they also block vimeo? I've started putting some videos on there too...


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 Post subject: Not my parents
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:08 pm 
My parents aren't the ones that enforce the rules. The ISP is a small-scale LAN, and the guy who runs it is also one of these "not-priest-but-almost" guys. So NO video- or photo-sharing sites WHATSOEVER!

(By the way, Gordon, I have seen your video reviews, and they're excellent. That's why I wanted to be able to see them more often!)


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