[sf-lug] Can't seem to watch this movie
micahflee at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 12:21:25 PST 2009
I've noticed that several uber-proprietary Flash-based streaming video
players basically suck and don't work with Firefox and Adobe Flash in Linux,
but do in Windows or OS X. It seems like most TV networks (ABC, NBC, PBS,
etc) decide to do an awful job at reinventing the wheel when it comes to
playing streaming video in Flash. When all else fails, you could resort to a
Windows virtual machine.
Hopefully everyone will soon start using the HTML5 <video> tag, and that
should fix all of these problems.
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:58 AM, Kai Chang <kai.salmon.chang at gmail.com>wrote:
> You might check to see if you have too many versions of flash installed.
> This could be a helpful command if you're using Adobe's version:
> *sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-nonfree*
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Kai Chang <kai.salmon.chang at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 9.10 karmic 32-bit worked for me. I've run this command since installing:
>> *sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras*
>> I also went here to download and install the newest flashplayer from Adobe
>> in .deb format:
>> Hope this helps
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:39 AM, Michael Paric <
>> mparic at compbizsolutions.com> wrote:
>>>> One of the schools this LUG is supporting with Linux is going to attempt
>>>> to watch this movie tomorrow using Linux, but we have not been able to watch
>>>> it thus far, and I'm not sure why. Would someone please tell me if you are
>>>> able to watch "Becoming Human" part one here:
>>>> I was able to watch a preview, but the full movie does not play for some
>>>> reason. Not sure why. I do have the most recent version of Flash running.
>>>> I am using Jaunty, and I also have a wide variety of codecs installed.
>>>> Thanks in advance.
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>>> I was able to get it to play the full-length show on Karmic, however it
>>> seems that Jaunty (and probably versions below it) even with the official
>>> Adobe Flash player has problems with their embedded ad tracking plug-in from
>>> to connect and never finishes. Even tried it with Opera but same result. Saw
>>> lots of posts but no real solutions other than upgrading to Karmic. The
>>> previews do not have the ad tracking which is why they play and the
>>> full-length show does not.
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