dr.dk Ubuntu 11.04 Performance

Live TV streaming from the national danish television provider Danmarks Radio works perfectly well on my new Ubuntu 11.04 setup. The channels are available on their website dr.dk using a Flash-player of some sort.

It’s nice to see these improvements compared to the last years of endless problems with stalled streaming of web TV. Of course it’s also likely that the Linux / Ubuntu system has been improved to fix these issues, so thanks to both parties and two thumbs up!

To help me personally with setting up Flash on my Ubuntu box I’m using the Flash-Aid add-on for Firefox, and I’m able to watch all the channels in fullscreen perfectly, even on my lousy WLAN connection.

Note that the only way to watch these channels is probably by using a danish Internet service provider (ISP). I think the channels are limited to certain geographical areas, but don’t ask me how they do that 😉

System details:

  • Acer emachines E520
  • Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit, kernel 2.6.38
  • Firefox 4.0.1
  • Flash-Aid 2.1.1

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