Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

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Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

Postby sambalbadjak86 » Fri May 20, 2016 6:36 am

I can only start to watch episodes on Safari. But even there it fails to load after the first commercial (which is just a black screen).
I remember this used to work just fine,
Also I remember doing this in Germany, and there I got full commercials, and that worked fine.
So perhaps it's something about the Netherlands not having commercials that it fails?
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Re: Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

Postby Butter's buttcheek » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:49 pm

I had the same problem. Reddit suggests to make manual adjustments to adblock, advice that seemed to work, but it's from 2013 and now doesn't seem to be useful anymore. See here https://www.reddit.com/r/southpark/comm ... outh_park/

I tried this, but can't seem to find ''filter preferences'' and/or ''action'' button :? I'm using Chrome on Windows 10 and Nordic's domain.
However it really seems to be the problem, because it will play on in the incognito tab, just with annoying adds :(

So can someone help out in 2016? :)
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Re: Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

Postby Thooms » Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:49 pm

I have the same problem, I get stuck at the loading screen, I just see an infinite loading thingy. a pity because the new season is just out :(
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Re: Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

Postby zzyzx 2 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:24 am

In the Netherlands, which South Park BBS site are you using?

southpark.cc.com ?

southparkstudios.co.uk ?

southpark.de ?
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Re: Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

Postby Big-Will » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:44 am

You might have to use a proxy and set it to a German server.
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Re: Episodes fail to load after first break, tested in chrome, safari & firefox on Mac OSX, no add blocker, Netherlands

Postby sambalbadjak86 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:51 pm

Hi,

I'm going to southpark.nl which redirects me to http://southpark.cc.com/
Both the English (http://www.southparkstudios.co.uk) and the German one redirects me to southpark.nl which then redirects back to http://southpark.cc.com/

I remember it worked in Germany when I was there a year ago (2015), it showed ads and it worked.
Perhaps the Dutch version doesn't have ads provided, and the video player somehow requires it to be able to load the next part?

It should be easily reproducable right? Just use a Dutch proxy and try to watch an episode.
I guess you could also measure the amount of users from the Netherlands that are loading the video urls past the first part is very low (or non existent) in comparission to the firs part. If you can then see a drop in requests on a specific date, trace that back to the commit you pushed on git, and there's your bug.

Good luck!

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