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Given that you claim to support contour on MAC OS-X desktops, and Android, why do you fail to support it on, at least the top-5, ports of Linux.
Worse than that, The advertising media on the homepages of the website say: "anyone with internet, and the appropriate level of TV service, can watch programming online."
Well, sorry, but that is not the case with Linux users.
After clicking the button at the bottom of this page....
Here's what we get in our face:
https://watchtv.cox.com/upgrade " Your System isn't compatible with Contour"
If you are not going to support Linux, can you please consider making your advertising / web site claims accurate?
What browser are you using? You could try Chrome which has it's own built in version of flash. Is it a technical compatibility issue, or a user agent block? See here to change your user agent to anything you want.
Hi WiderMouth, Thanks for the quick weigh-in. I thought of that, and tried Chrome V61, along with FF V56, but had not tried to spoof the useragent in Chrome yet, as I had not searched for an add-on with the alternate choices. I got the impression from a conversation with a CSR @ cox about this some time back that they weren't interested. There also may be impediments since I suspect that Contour is a 3rd party product, since Comcast uses it as well. FWIW Thanks, and I'll keep 'hoping' there's a Linux evangelist alive in a cube somewhere @ cox....
Hmm, looks like it's a user agent block because the DRM client isn't compatible with Linux. and Comcast has this stupid fear of opening it to Linux because then it might get cracked. Comcast owns Contour, so Cox has very little pull. See a thread on Comcast's forum about it. I think you may have already read it though.
I just finished reading the Comcast forum. Wow, thanks for that. and That discussion says it all. That's OK. We Linux users are quite used to finding any of the 1000s of off the shelf solutions, or if need be, 'rolling our own'. It is what made Unix great, and now Linux, the same. What a shame though. I guess my question to Cox is: Do you have the integrity to ADMIT to your paying customers that you refuse to support Stand Alone Linux users? The DRM issue as an excuse is totally bogus, and has no Merit, when you DO support Mac os-X, and Android.
And, at least now I know "The rest of the story"!!
Well I still think there is some way to get it to work on linux, even if it is in a virtual environment. The fact that it works in android with a app gives a lot of flexibility. What about AnBox?