Hello and thank you for your post. I followed your directions (minus numbers 5 and 6) and now seem able to rent YouTube and Amazon movies once again. (This is in Firefox, running Ubuntu 13.10.)
Does anyone have any thoughts on why it seems to be more challenging to access this kind of content in 13.10 than it was in previous versions? My hope, of course, would be that Ubuntu would be moving towards greater compatibility with these kinds of sites.
Many thanks for this - worked for me!
Prior to fix, problem manifested itself in all three browsers installed - Chromium, Chrome, and Firefox (all up to date as of this minute...)
Problem exhibited as the video would load, appear to be about to start, then stop. It never actually WOULD start, clock would show 0:00. In some browsers (I think Chromium, but I did not keep notes) it appeared to be continuing to cycle through attempting to start (see timeline showing 0:00 with "pause" icon evident, as if it were playing, then black screen, then timeline shows up again with same display, then black, then timeline, etc...)
After going through the above instructions I now find that I CAN play Amazon Instant Video, however ONLY in Firefox. Chromium and Chrome still do not work, still exhibit same error behaviour described above.
Don't care, will use Firefox....
Now, if only they had a nice plugin for MythTV...
I can use 40D fine but not demand5 I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Advice please
I have a machine here in the workshop that had Vista on it, I persuaded the owner that Linux was the way forward, but she uses it a lot for catch up TV.
ITV hub does not work (just gives a black screen) 5OD just gives the loading circle, but never loads.
This is getting silly what with all this flash and hal issues now.
I have tried all the usual things, manually putting the newest version of flash that is available to "us" in place, but still no go.
I can see that his one will have to go back to Windows :(
The (LOTS) of other machines I have done recently (for customers) will almost certainly have the same issues, it's just that those customers have likely not tried to use catchup TV (btw, the BBC one, and Youtube do work). What will I tell them when they ring up and ask me to get ITV and 5OD working?
This is becoming a major stumbling block. If I cannot find a reliable fix, I may well have to bow out of doing Linux installs :(