Watching CSPAN

What file is needed to play videos on CSPAN?

I can play videos on other sites, What is different about CSPAN?

> What file is needed to play videos on CSPAN?

CALLING ALL USA CITIZENS–know what is going on in your own country:

i watch C-SPAN using Firefox with its mediaplayerconnectivity 0.9.1 add
on from <>

well, mine is SuSE 10.3 and i followed the “Hacking openSUSE 10.3” guide
at <> [NOTE: there is no “Hacking openSUSE
11.0” see, <>]

this is what i do (after the above are installed and working):

  • for currently broadcasting on C-SPAN, go to <>

  • click on the Windows “stand alone player” which opens a Firefox side bar

  • click on the media link there…quickly a little TV screen will pop up
    OUTSIDE of the Firefox window…wait a few seconds while it caches, and
    then watch…

  • you may then close that CSPAN page, or even close Firefox, and
    continue watching…

[it MAY be that you can also click on the Realplayer links on the C-SPAN
page, i don’t know…if it works, don’t fix it!]

enjoy! (when i moved to Denmark i very much missed a daily dose of the
Circus on the Hill…with broadband i can now see this important,
exciting and often overly entertaining 24x7x365 show!!)

DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
A Texan in Denmark

Here’s how I currently stream (watch) CSPAN:

Use the OPEN URL option (with Kaffeine, VLC or mPlayer) and plug in:
(for CSPAN 1)

(for CSPAN 2)