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CanalPlay VOD

Attempt to rent online a movie with CanalPlay VOD

  1. Find a movie and decide to watch it.
  2. First failure because Linux is not a supported OS
  3. Booting Windows XP in a Virtual Machine (vmware)
  4. Scan of the computer configuration from the CanalPlay website
  5. Incompatible media player -> Request to update to Windows Media player 11
  6. 6 clics further on the Microsoft website, before the update can be downloaded, a genuine windows code must be entered.
  7. The code is given by a application to download and execute on the computer.
  8. Once the code entered, the download starts (25MB)
  9. Windows Media player 11 installation
  10. Goto step 4.
  11. CanalPlay plugin installation
  12. Restart the browser
  13. Goto step 4.
  14. Windows Media player 11 scan fails again.
  15. Reboot the computer (well, the VM)
  16. During reboot, some system updates are applied.
  17. The plugin still doesn't work with Firefox
  18. The scan finally works with IE
  19. Creating a CanalPlay account
  20. Wrong country: the movie is not available
  21. Creating a SSH Socks proxy to a server in France (Thanks OVH)
  22. Renting the movie in SD for 48h for 4€ (Yes, I really want to try)
  23. The payement is rejected because a foreign credit card is used.
  24. Shutting down the VM
  25. Creating a Purevid account
  26. Monthly subscripion for 4.5€
  27. Starting the movie in streaming from Linux with Firefox.