watching videos on udemy

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  1. sojuz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    is it way to watching videos from udemy.com on PPC? I have PowerBook G4 (15", 2006) and I tried to use TenFourtyFox but loading video failed (logging, loading & rendering page is OK). Any sugestions?
     
  2. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020

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    Use Safari or Tiger Webkit, ensure the Develop menu is visible (Preferences/Advanced) then go Develop/User Agent/Other - in the dialogue box, paste this:

    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; IEMobile/10.0; ARM; Touch)

    Your browser will now behave like a mobile device and play a video file instead of a Flash file.
     
  3. sojuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, it is a problem because Safari don't recognize login button on home page of udemy :) propably JS error
     
  4. Lastic, Dec 13, 2016
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    Try hovering in the right hand corner , it will then appear.
    Just had the same issue in Safari.
    I also had a certificate error .

    Since I have courses on udemy also , just tried with TFF , Safari and Webkit but indeed either you got to fake being a mobile device or find a way to play Flash files ( which is outdated on 10.4/10.5 )
    --- Post Merged, Dec 13, 2016 ---
    I found here that you would be able to choose in your preferences between
    Flash and HTML5 but I don't have that option ? ( see Fixes 3. )

    http://www.ghacks.net/2014/12/02/fix-udemy-videos-not-loading/

    Do you get that option in your udemy profile preferences ?

    Will try on my MBP Retina to see if I can switch the setting there.

    No luck on El Capitan neither to switch the video preference
     
  5. sojuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think these options are not more available - Udemy propably disabled these.

    I can't login on Safari - JS window with logging doesn't appear :/

    Logging on TFF is OK but when I try to view any video, finally it's stopped at the start with info about problems - even I use user agent switcher - I tried few options with browser agents. Closest was Chrome/Android (!) but finally it was stopped too. I think problem is in Javacripts :(
     
  6. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020

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    My method works on my 1.33 Powerbook with Tiger but I wasn't attempting to login.
    If you are on Leopard it might be worth trying with Leopard Webkit?
     
  7. sojuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right - webkit for leopard is solution and big step forward for Safari (WebKit) - logging & site works but videos nope. I checked other my courses and propably problem is on video (compression?) side. Some videos work some nope. Strange but nothing to improve here.

    Thanks for help - maybe this is new life for Safari (WebKit) :)
     
  8. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020

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    I've just tried on Leopard Webkit on my Quad (not using the mobile user agent) and the Flash file works, however it does default to 720P which will be too much for the Powerbook in Flash - best pause video and change setting to 360P.
    Also, to use Flash you'll need the hack:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/flash-v21-0-0-216.1967041/
     
  9. sojuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeap - all is working on WebKit but video performance is really poor :)

    thx for help
     
  10. Lastic macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to dig up this old thread but in light of the PPC Challenge , I tried udemy with Roccat 7.3 (relinked against Leopard Webkit) and
    altough I have to let the videos buffer a bit they seem to work.
     

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