posted on May, 20 2011 @ 10:24 PM
reply to post by Wolfcomplex
I have recently had the following experiences watching AlJazeera (English) via the internet. I used to use Internet Explorer (Win7_64bit). However,
after approximately one month of viewing my browser started to flash a message stating that FlashPlayer needed to download a plug-in in order to "view
content on this website". Foolishly I downloaded. From that moment on, when I used Internet Explorer, the Aljazeera site featured a big green start
button which, when I pressed opened another 'AlJazeera' window. When I pressed play the window simply went blank - no connection.
I then switched to using Google Chrome to connect to AlJazeera and got through to the site straight away. The live streaming commenced as soon as I
pressed play. However, at the bottom of the page was a message stating that I needed to download a plugin in order to see content on the page.
This time I did not download the plugin and have been able to successfully watch AlJazeera (via Google Chrome) for two weeks.
However, last night (20/5/2011) reception kept cutting out and I had to keep pressing 'play' to continue the connection. Finally reception stopped
altogether. Google Chrome will no longer stream AlJazeera on my computer. In fact neither will Firefox.
In my opinion an organisation is successfully interferring with FlashPlayer in order to block internet access to AlJazeera English. I contacted my ISP
and the technician said my ISP does not operate any internet filters - he was able to view AlJazeera live stream using Internet Explorer.
He informed me that the only item that could be 'affecting' the reception was the plugin I downloaded - he had proved that the problem was specific to
I agree that LiveStation is a great way of viewing AlJazeera - far better connectivity than the web. However, it just goes to show that free open
access on the internet is disappearing.......even in "open" societies!!!!
edit on 20-5-2011 by JohnPL because: grammatical correction