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    Question Amazon Prime won't stream

    I'm trying this using a friend's info (with permission) to see if it's worth getting. He's a Windows user..When I try to stream something it says my flash player needs to be upgraded. Why would this be? Or will this simply not work with Ubuntu? I was able to stream a preview just fine. I'm using Fire Fox,
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    Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    ehttp://blog.jdpfu.com/2013/07/26/lin...rime-streaming is from July. Sometime in May, Amazon enabled DRM which made it harder to stream. Strangely, it has worked with Mint. Ran out of reasons to try to get it working when a Roku arrived.

    Adobe has stopped updating Flash on Linux and Android ... it has been months now since that announcement. The only updated flash on Linux comes from Google via Chrome, not Chromium. I've never used Chrome, it is against my religion, so I don't know if that helps or not.g
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    Arrow Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    Ok, thanks so much. I think I'll get a vm and slap Mint or Open SUSE on it and see what happens.
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    Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    Try it with Chrome. Can't hurt.
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    Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    If DRM flash is the issue you may try pipelight, which allows you to get Windows' flash in native Linux browsers, may need an user-agent-switcher to work.
    http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html

    Also I heard that hal works (that is probably why Mint works), in 13.10 hal is no more but there is a ppa.https://launchpad.net/~mjblenner/+archive/ppa-hal


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    Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Try it with Chrome. Can't hurt.
    It won't work because Chrome's flash for Linux doesn't support DRM.

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    Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    It won't work because Chrome's flash for Linux doesn't support DRM.
    D'oh!
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    Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    If DRM flash is the issue you may try pipelight, which allows you to get Windows' flash in native Linux browsers, may need an user-agent-switcher to work.
    http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html

    Also I heard that hal works (that is probably why Mint works), in 13.10 hal is no more but there is a ppa.https://launchpad.net/~mjblenner/+archive/ppa-hal
    I installed HAL under Ubuntu in summer - didn't help. Good thought though.

    After trying to get it working for a few weeks under Ubuntu 12.04 (that's what my XBMC runs), came across a few people at my LUG running Mint and streaming Amazon fine in a browser. I wanted XBMC streaming - no a stock browser. My XBMC setup is 100% TV, no monitor, no keyboard, just a small E350+HDMI output.

    Also some OpenSUSE folks claimed it worked too. Nobody with Ubuntu made any claims. I tested with a stock Mint install inside a VM - it worked - but from what I could see, Mint never met a codec it didn't want installed - even had RealPlayer crapola along with 15 other codecs. I was in the middle of trying to copy the Mint settings/packages back to my Ubuntu setup, then a death in the family side-tracked me completely for months - I'm still sorta side-tracked from that event.

    I honestly haven't tried to stream anything form Amazon on Ubuntu 12.04 in 4+ months. Nope. Still doesn't work.

    I'm fairly certain that someone, somewhere has this working. After all, if Mint can do it, then Ubuntu should be able fairly easily.

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    Arrow Re: Amazon Prime won't stream

    Ah,thanks much...
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