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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 05:52 PM
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I just found Channelchooser.com
I don't have cable/satellite etc, and get most of my news from the net, but this is pretty cool.

WARNING - Adult content channels are accesible from the main page.

http://www.channelchooser.com /

Channels Include:
CSpan 1
CSpan 2
CSpan 3
BBC News
Reuters News
Bloomberg TV
Sci Fi Chanel
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 05:58 PM
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1. GAH! Every channel in the frickin world EXCEPT the ffood channel...
sheesh.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:01 PM
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2. Is it free content? n/t
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:07 PM
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3. It appears to be free. I just checked 3 channels so far, but they just
started to play! I'm quite impressed!
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:09 PM
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4. thanks!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:12 PM
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5. Doesn't work on a Mac. Wants some kind of plug-in, but doesn't
say what it is that it wants, just "click here after you get the plug-in."

Redstone
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:15 PM
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9. Fucking PC-based world! n/m
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:18 PM
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10. Makes me wonder if the Mystery Plug-In isn't adware. Or worse.
Redstone
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:55 PM
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14. they have a troubleshooting page
http://www.channelchooser.com/problems.php


Problems
Problem: My Firefox-browser plays the channel with an old mediaplayer and I don't have video/audio.
Solution: This is an error/bug in Mozilla Firefox . Click here to fix this error.


Problem: Channelchooser doesn't work in my Firefox-browser. I don't have video and audio.
Solution: Click here to fix this error.


Problem: Channelchooser doesn't work in my Safari-browser (Apple). I don't have video and audio.
Solution: You need Flip4Mac-components to watch Channelchooser on a Mac . Click here to download Flip4Mac.


Problem: Channelchooser doesn't work in my browser (Windows XP/Non-Mac). I don't have video and audio.
Solution: You need Windows Media Player 10 to watch Channelchooser. Click here to download Windows Media10.


Problem: My problem is not in this list.
Solution: Send a message to Channelchooser. We'll get back to you as soon as possible to fix your problem. Click here.

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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:08 PM
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16. I took the third option, and nothing happened.
I also sent a message to Channelchooser, and they'll get back to me as soon as possible, which is to say (given the state of customer service in the world today), never.
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MoeHayNow Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:13 PM
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17. Heck! I didn't
even get that. Just the "channel chooser" logo flashing over and over and over.
I think I'm hypnotized now.

Might try it with my work PC laptop, even though I hate it.
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Extend a Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:13 PM
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6. wow thx
that's pretty neat.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:14 PM
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7. Pick push play indeed...
...so far, it doesn't work worth shit. All I get is ever-expanding concentric circles and no sound at all. I even tried downloading Flip4Mac, as they suggested for my Safari browser, but still no dice.
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Clovis Sangrail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:15 PM
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8. is that really the Sci Fi channel?
I don't have cable so I can't check but the Sci Fi Channel (at this site) is just showing old movies...
maybe a different Sci Fi Channel?

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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:21 PM
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11. Sasquatch is on my cable SCIFI ritght now. Some movie about
Big Foot. I don't know if that helps you.
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Clovis Sangrail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:29 PM
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12. the channelchooser Sci Fi looks
like createure from the black lagoon or something.
An old b&w with a canoe and people swimming around with spearguns
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 06:38 PM
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13. Naw, what I see is very dark, but the guys seem to be in a cave,
no water. Miners hats on.

Guess it must be a different scifi channel.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:04 PM
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15. It can't be legal to access cable broadcasts for free.
I'd be very careful about this.
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 09:16 PM
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23. I think they are just using the names...
The content all seems to be either already free content such as C-Span, NASA, or Pentagon TV, old, public domain stuff, but does include the Three Stooges and old bugs bunny cartoons. The porn was old too... 70s era, or early '80s, judging from hair styles and lack of condoms...

Not completely "free"... I kept getting a pop up window occasionally, but no big deal.

Still, over all, worth a book mark. Thanks!
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GregD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:17 PM
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18. awesome - thank you.
I don't have cspan 2 or 3 available here so this TOTALLY rocks.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:21 PM
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19. I have Firefox

and it works for me....I tried the European Affairs station....it's great!


Thanks for sharing!

Cheers :toast:
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:45 PM
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20. Is there a channel for documentaries?
I didnt see one but then Im not too bright.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 07:48 PM
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21. Is your BBC News the same as ours
or is it an overseas edition ? Should be easy to tell. Would also be good for you if you could get the CNN World Edition - it's not censured like yours. :)
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Dying Eagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 08:33 PM
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22. Too Cool !!!
Thank You, paparush

The Poker channel, how cool!!!
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