I just noticed that I am unable to watch Apple's keynote videos on Ubuntu 12.10. Neither Firefox nor Google Chrome works. I am however, able to view all the advertisement videos for all products on Apple's website. The link to the keynote video is here Any help would be appreciated.
events.apple.com) in it. I found
I opened the
js file and found:
/*snowLeopard url*/ var slURL = "http://qthttp.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1210pibasdfvoihbadsv/sl_vod_mvp.m3u8"; /* non-snowLeopard url*/ var nonSlURL = 'http://stream.qtv.apple.com/events/oct/1210pibasdfvoihbadsv/12poibnasfdvpiajbafvpihjbasfvpiubfsv10_350_vod_ref.mov';
I took the Snow Leopard URL and tried opening it in
VLC (using "open network stream") and it didn't work initially. So I tried running it via command line, got some
libav error, googled around a bit, and finally tried:
vlc --ffmpeg-threads=1 'http://qthttp.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1210pibasdfvoihbadsv/sl_vod_mvp.m3u8'
which worked perfectly.
They cant be actually..
Because, if you click on the videos, below you will see the requirements which clearly indicate the need of an apple device or atleast software(quicktime in case of windows)..
but one workaround is to install wine and install the safari browser on wine...
but that seems like a way too large workaround! rather wait for a week maybe and watch them on youtube then ;)