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  1. #11
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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    I think more people are using games consoles, smart TVs, roku boxes and tablets to view these services now so it doesn't seem to be a priority to keep this stuff working any more ?

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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Thanks a-ciccantelli - problem solved, all seems to be working fine using that method.

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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    It solved the DRM problem with 4od - however I'm now experiencing problems with hal - bug report is here https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...l/+bug/1182801

    At boot up I get this repeated error message:
    systemd-udevd[992]: failed to execute '/lib/udev/socket:@/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event' 'socket:@/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event': No such file or directory
    According to the bug report there is no fix for this problem with hal.

    Anyone know a way of fixing this so you can get hal to work for DRM/flash issues, without these problems?

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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Oh brilliant muppet317, following your lead from the bug report (since a-ciccantelli's solution of using the Raring 13.04 version didn't work for me for 13.10) I installed Michael Blennnerhassett's "zombie hal" package and now 4od (and guardian flash) work for me (see https://launchpad.net/~mjblenner/+archive/ppa-hal):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install hal

    Thanks to all concerned!

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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Quote Originally Posted by plansk View Post
    Oh brilliant muppet317, following your lead from the bug report (since a-ciccantelli's solution of using the Raring 13.04 version didn't work for me for 13.10) I installed Michael Blennnerhassett's "zombie hal" package and now 4od (and guardian flash) work for me (see https://launchpad.net/~mjblenner/+archive/ppa-hal):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install hal

    Thanks to all concerned!
    This finally worked for me! Thank you for posting it, I was going nuts with this issue!

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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Thanks plansk - hadn't spotted that - that's now solved all the problems, DRM is working and no start up problems. Thanks!

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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Hi there I worked through this set of instructions in Ubuntu13.10( 32 bit)
    when I paste in the test video the message comes" loading flash access licence" but never plays the video.
    Any help would be great
    Phil

  8. #18
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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    I confirm that the procedure in a-ciccantelli's post solves the problem. I have just use this procedure to get Amazon Instant Videos working on my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10. I am a very happy camper!

    A couple of comments/clarifications:

    As also mentioned by others above, in step 2, there are actually two ways to do this:

    1. Get the deb's from the 13.04 repository locations mentioned in a-ciccantelli's post, and install them using 'sudo dpkg -i <deb-filenames>'. -- but, this does not totally seem to work; it works as far as fixing the DRM problem and allowing you to watch DRM-protected videos, but causes a problem at startup as mentioned in muppet317 above.

    2. The solution which seems to fix the DRM issue and not cause the problem at startup is to add an alternate repo, where hal is apparently still being maintained, to your list of apt repositories, then install hal more simply by just using apt-get:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install hal

    NOTE: I cannot take credit for this information; I found it in a post by 'noobninja' here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/36225...to-ubuntu-13-1. (I subsequently also noticed it in the subsequent comments above; doh! That's what I get for reading only the part of the thread that I thought I needed! Next time I'll read the whole thing).

    In step 3, the commands shown above are a little bit mangled (missing spaces). The commands should actually be:

    sudo mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/preprobe
    sudo mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/information
    /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --verbose=yes

    In step 4, you only have to execute the last command ('rm -rf ~/.adobe'). The two commands above that one are redundant and unnecssary, since they're just deleting lower-level directories that would also be deleted by the last command. So -- just do 'rm -rf ~/.adobe'.
    Last edited by j.j.veilleux; December 15th, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

  9. #19
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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Note these debian packages no longer work. They worked for me at this ppa if you trust archived packages of hal you can access them here https://launchpad.net/~mjblenner/+archive/ppa-hal
    then use apt-get to install libhal1, libhal-storage1, and hall and you will be back to watching amazon instant video on firefox
    Quote Originally Posted by a-ciccantelli View Post
    The problem is that demand 5 and 4od and google play use flash DRM.

    You can get these sites working in Ubuntu but it is gettting harder and harder
    e.g. the 'hal' packages have now been deleted from the ubuntu 13.10 repos !

    here is what you need to do:

    1) make sure you are using firefox or chromium
    if you are using chrome make sure the pepper flash plugin is turned off

    2) if using ubuntu version 13.10 must download and install these raring(13.04) .debs because they have been deleted from the 13.10 repos:

    libhal1:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/libhal1

    libhal-storage1:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/libhal-storage1

    hal:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/hal


    3) Once the debs are installed, then patch hal by executing the following shell commands::

    sudomkdir/etc/hal/fdi/preprobe
    sudomkdir/etc/hal/fdi/information
    /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes--verbose=yes

    4) close the browser and clear the Adobe Access directories by executing the following shell commands:
    cd ~/.adobe/Flash_Player
    rm -rf NativeCache AssetCache APSPrivateData2
    rm-rf ~/.adobe

    5) need to reset licence files (this is critical too !):
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/do...manager08.html

    6)
    test via:
    http://drmtest2.adobe.com:8080/SVP/S...Player_FP.html


    paste in this video url:
    http://drmtest2.adobe.com:8080/Content/anonymous.f4v

  10. #20
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    Re: 4OD, Demand 5

    Works for me as well.
    Great, thanks.

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