I want to watch videos on the RTE Player, an Irish website that you can watch Irish tv on. I couldn't watch any videos on this site because of an error message I kept recieving, despite having the Flash Plugin. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 2009 Dell Latitude E6500.
I found a thread detailing a solution to this exact issue, but the instructions given by user "TokyoCrusaders92" didn't make any sense to me. I gather that the instructions are Terminal commands, but they didn't work for me and I assume I'm supposed to know something else about how Terminal works that he didn't describe.
How am I supposed to use the following commands, and why don't they work when I type them in as-is into Terminal?
"Re: Video error when watching a RTE player TV program
Your getting this error because the video is encrypted / DRM'd. To play this video the flash player downloads the required library into ~/adobe/Flash_Player/NativeCache/.... The problem is this downloaded library requires libhal which is not installed by default in a new install anymore. The following steps will fix the issue (they may not all be necessary but it does work)
Close all browser windows
1) remove the adobe cache - rm ~/.adobe -rf
2) install hal & hal-info - sudo apt-get install hal hal-info
3) reinstall adobe player - sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer --reinstall
Open your browser and you should be good to go !!
These commands don't work when I type them into Terminal. I have never used Linux before. What else am I supposed to do to get this commands to work that he doesn't describe here?