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This script enables you to watch the TV news of the following French-language TV channels: TF1, France 2, France 3, M6, LCI, RTBF (la une), TSR, EuroNews, RFO Sat, TV5, Radio-Canada. i>TELE, BFM TV and La Chaîne Parlementaire/Public Sénat are live streams.In addition to that, the following programs are available:

  • France 2 : Les 4 verites, Revue de Presse
  • Canal Plus : Le Zapping, Les Guignols de l'Info, le Vrai Journal, La boîte

What's New

Version 1.8.2:
  • Fixed two TF1 bugs: sometimes you couldn't choose a news video, and choosing the 8pm news opened the 1pm news video.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later, RealPlayer 10 and Windows Media Player (or Flip4Mac), Broadband Internet access (512Kbps and higher) recommended

*Previously available here

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Christian Bonato Member IconComment+0
Christian Bonato
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Very cool. Did not have the time to explore all the channels and options yet, but seems to work right out of the box. Definetely an improvement over bookmarking all channels and having to remember whether they use WMP or Real to stream.

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Version 1.7.8
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Anonymous
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Logiciel très sympathique ! pretty nice, however i just can't connect to some of these french news with RealOne, it's a shame.

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Version 1.7.6
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Anonymous
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Make sure you are using the latest version of RealPlayer 10, and not RealOne. If you still can't connect to some news, send me an email (the address is at the bottom of the ReadMe).

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Caslon
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The interface is a bit clunky, but the application is handy and gets you there. Be sure to check out the Preferences: setting it up the way you want may makes a big difference. The list of available channels doesn't indicate which are Real or WMS so you might strike out on some channels if you don't have the right player installed.

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Version 1.7.6
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Anonymous
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ca a pas l'air mal, mais CocoaJT a l'air plus complet .....

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Version 1.7.3
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empereur
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y a pas mal des gens ici, I'll give it a try, I study politics in the US, listening to RFI and other french news online is one of my activities, since 1997. Used to be fine with Real Player, but those french gov-web has now so many pop-ups and different softwares. Il has become a burden to listen and watch french news, such as TF1 ou La 2 sur internet. Si ce programme fonctionne comme qu'on le dit ici, would be extremely practical. empereur@empereur.com

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Version 1.6.9
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Anonymous
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Very interesting idea. Works perfectly for me, although for some channels the RealOne frame rate was very low (not the fault of this app).

This seems to be a collection of links/scripts for RealOne Player for various European TV streams. It does what it says, does it fast, easy, and it's free.

Kudos to the developer.

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Version 1.6.8
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Anonymous
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kudos to the developer, it's nice to see a collection of french news/etc, even some radio canada!

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Version 1.6.6
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Anonymous
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Just what is the nature of this software? Is it just a collection of links that get piped to WMP? Or does it do something special with the URL link?

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Version 1.6.6
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Anonymous
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FrenchTVNews goes to the channels' websites to get the link to the latest news (or other program), then sends it to WMP or RealPlayer.
Advantages over using a browser :
- quicker access to the latest video available
- video is not surrounded by blinking ads
- video size can be changed, even to fullscreen
- it works (some videos, especially in WMP format, cannot be viewed from any of the Mac web browsers)

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Anonymous
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DO NOT DOWNLOAD. I REPEAT DO NOT DOWNLOAD. The second I tried to connect to one of the servers my comp froze. The next four times i tried to reboot the finder kept restarting. Finally after 6 times, when it worked, it messed up all the docs I had on my desktop, deleting the Word icons and making them all text edit. Really gave me a scare, but not worth the hassle. Will mess up your finder.

- P.S I am on a 640 MB SDRAM 700 Mhz PowerPCG3 IBook, mac osx 10.3.5

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Version 1.6.5
Doktorkleanor (developer)
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Well, this is the first time a user reports such behavior. I'm really sorry for what happened.
Could you send me an e-mail describing exactly what you did and what happened ? Were RealPlayer and Windows Media Player already installed ?
Thanks, and sorry again.

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Anonymous
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"...deleting the Word icons and making them all text edit"

cool! :D

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Anonymous
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Funny, it worked perfectly for me -- Dual 1.8 G5, OS 10.3.7

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Anonymous
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I am Swiss, and I have been living in the USA for five years. This small program allows me to keep in touch with my roots. Thank you.

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Version 1.6.5
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Downloads 25,522
Version Downloads 5,223
License Free
Date 18 Apr 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free