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April 12th, 2009

Video fail @ 06:06 pm

canadanne:
Is it only me who can't get this video on U2.com to work? All the others are fine, but with this one, when I click on "launch video" I just get "Do you want to open or save this file?" and neither gets me anywhere. I thought the link was broken, but it must be working for some people because they've left comments about it!

Also this video doesn't load for me, there's just a blank rectangle... don't suppose anyone has either of these vids in a downloadable format, or has found them elsewhere online?
 
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From:itza
Date:April 12th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
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I had the same thing going on in Firefox. I went under preferences where I have set all cookies as denied (the way I like it), so I set it to accept cookies and went back to the u2 site. The video popped up behind the main browser and I see it fine.

I could see the U2 video from the same link fine in Safari. My cookie preferences are set more openly there.

I didn't try your other link, but it might be the same. If it's not your cookies, another possibility is that you need to update your browser's plugins. I don't know what specific ones those would be.
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From:canadanne
Date:April 12th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
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A-ha, sha-la, I just tried it in Firefox (I normally use IE) and it worked fine there!  I wonder why that one video is causing problems, when everything else on U2.com will play quite happily for me in either browser. Odd.

Sadly Firefox doesn't like the NZ video either! Quite frustrating, I wanted to see that interview after several people recommended it.
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From:runaground
Date:April 13th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
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I did a little digging around on how the video URLs are parsed on the 3News NZ site... the page where it's supposed to be (which you linked above) is entirely missing the module that loads the proper video, but I guessed the correct URL based on how some of the other 3News Campbell Live videos look:

http://flash.mediaworks.co.nz/tv3/streams/_definst_/News/20090324/ex_u2_20090324_128K.flv
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From:canadanne
Date:April 13th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)

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Nice one! Thank you very much! :)

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