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WATCHING TELEVISION online, which software should i choose?

by sectornine / July 28, 2006 7:01 PM PDT

well was look for software that could watch television channels from around the world, like fox or cnn or cbc, so far i've found quite a few software for this:


pplive

online tv 2.7

tv 2.0


now i don't know much about these kinds of software since i've never used them before, i was hoping that i could watch CBC or FOX channel via these software, since i've moved to china from canada i've been looking for ways to watch those channels again, so my question is:


-what software do people use nowadays to watch television online?


-if so, which ones are the most popular and has the most channels?


thanks for all the help, thank you.

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by sectornine / July 29, 2006 4:03 PM PDT

well i know tv2.0 has lot's of users, but i heard it has viruses and spyware ridden, is there anyother ones?

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All I can say ...
by Kees Bakker / July 30, 2006 12:51 AM PDT
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out Dutch television broadcasts via the Internet in 2 formats: Windows Media Player and Real. No special software needed to see the latest news (assuming you've got a working version of WMP).
See for yourself: http://www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/beeld_en_geluid/index.html , choose a date (if not today), then under the heading "NOS Journaal" choose the version you want to see (12:00 is the latest for today at the moment) and click on BB (for broadband). I'm afraid you won't understand all of it, but just to show the idea.

Or have a look at one of our soaps via http://portal.omroep.nl/mplayer?nav=essxuCsHEnCoVtHjIugbB

So my advice would be to find the home page of the canadian TV-broadcasters and see what they have to offer you.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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by Kees Bakker / July 30, 2006 12:56 AM PDT
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it could well be that not all contents (if any at all) is available in China. There could very well be some form of censoring. Like on google.cn. Not all western news is welcome in China, I'm afraid. More on it in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_mainland_China

So, even if you get it working in Canada (might need some experimenting with IE, Firefox, settings and downloads) no guarantee everything will work in over there.

Kees

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