Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Watch ABSCBN News Video Before Going Live at the Website.



The sudden change at the site interface of ABSCBN site has been bundled with problems experienced by the users. Comments like the site takes sometime to load, the video resolution is crap, and the upload for new contents are very late. I do agree on these and I myself  prefer the earlier interface.

But did you know that you can actually watch the video for the day before the webmasters update the video posts at the new website? Yes you can with a simple tweak from the old code from the old website using the original video player which is windows media player!!!

Below are the few complaints about late uploading from the raged subscribers.



Here's how you can do it.

1. Go to the old website's news section  address at http://tfcnow.abs-cbn.com/index_news.aspx and just close the migration advisory dialogue. You can see that there is an old post from yesterday, August 14, and  it has not been updated yet. See my computer clock and date, They have not updated yet although it is now around 5pm in the UK. I agree to the complaints, the website's update is late!



2. Right click the LOW bandwith selection and click copy link address, if you are using other browsers, the dialogue might say copy URL.


3. Then open up windows media player and right click any empty space from the top of the player, then click FILE, OPEN URL then at the pop up window, right click and paste.




4. The URL you have copied from episode August 14 should be automatically appear and goes something like this.

http://tfcnow.abs-cbn.com/ondemand/news/tvpatrol/20120814-tvpatrol-low.asx

Move your cursor to the date code,  20120814 whilst still in the pop up window.


5. Inspect the date code and change or delete 14 and retype into the date today which is 15.


Here's the new full link.

http://tfcnow.abs-cbn.com/ondemand/news/tvpatrol/20120815-tvpatrol-low.asx

6. Press OK , then the player downloads the content and you need to type in your old username and password, the usual password you use with the old website, and the video will then play. You are now watching the upload for the day although the main website has not been updated!


*** This tweak may not work every time, It will only work when the upload has been done but webmasters has not updated the site yet. This also only works whilst the old site is still live!

Do you remember the videos do not play with apple devices before? I think this is the reason why. The new player is especially enhanced for iPad and apple products.


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