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    Enjoy live TSN (Australian open 2013) with 1.0.2.1.
    Minor team channel fixes for TSN in 1.0.2.2.


     
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    Added support for RDS.ca in 1.0.2.3.
     
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    Thanks for the new site additions. I am seeing weird behaviour when I have unblock-us dns enabled on my Mediaportal PC.

    With unblock-us dns active I cannot watch videos. For example, if I try a show from (history, showcase, hgtv, slice) I get a 30 secs clip warning about my location not being in Canada. If I try to watch these same shows in my Firefox browser on the same PC with unblock-us active - they all work fine.
    It is only inside MP/OnlineVideos I cannot watch them.
    OnlineVideos.log: OnlineVideosPlayer: Play 'http://static.smdg.ca/videoPlayer/Unavailable.flv'
    MediaPortal.log: [OnlineVideos] You are not in a geographic region that has access to this content.

    If I disable unblock-us DNS, I can watch the shows inside MediaPortal.
     
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    I think the best thing to do is to post debug logs with and without unblock-us. Perhaps some of the URLs used within the MediaPortal site utility are different from what the browser uses.
     
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    Thanks. Here are the debug logs.
     
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    The difference is in the following URL:
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    1. http://release.theplatform.com/content.select?pid=ijVZHxwlkz_55U64faiaWru9Ztv6KkmD&format=SMIL&mbr=true
    When I access that URL from a US IP, I get the Unavailable.flv. When the same URL is accessed from a Canadian IP, proper SMIL is returned.

    I am sorry, but you might be out of luck. It will be very disruptive and time-consuming to figure out why this works from the browser (probably because it uses a different URL to get the SMIL). That URL (and hence the site utility) is used in a base class for some of the other site utilities (with differing configuration parameters).

    I have had an earlier report about this exact same issue. If I have some time, perhaps I will dig into the differences between the browser and MediaPortal site utility.
     
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    Thanks. It is likely an issue with unblock-us.
    They must assume all geo queries, in this case from theplatform.com, should return US as location. They have a setup option to select Netflix location, and changing that to Canada doesn't help.
     
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    Added Action TV.
    Added Lifetime.
     
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    TSN Live Sports streaming fixed in 1.0.2.2647.
     
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