Post by Kevin Brandstatter
I just got amazon prime for the instant videos (among other things) and
figured i should
be able to watch it on linux since its in flash.
However, I have had no luck getting it to play an instant video,
i've narrowed it down to videos with DRM, (because trailers play fine
and DRM screws up everything)
Google searches come up that it needs HAL (which is deprecated)
I even managed to install HAL, and still no luck
i keep getting "error occurred and your player cannot be updated"
I have the latest flash, chrome and firefox. (tried both)
Just wondering if others are having the same trouble or if someone has a
Is this attached screenshot the type of message you get? If so, you should
have clicked on the link there which states "Why can't I watch videos on my
Chrome browser in Linux?" ... and this is the message it provides:
The Flash Player Plugin in Chrome removed support for Digital Rights
Management (DRM) in Linux as part of the upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4. This
upgrade was bundled with the latest Chrome 22 update for Linux. If you applied
the Chrome update, you are no longer able to watch DRM-protected content, such
as movies and TV episodes. Trailers are unaffected as they do not use DRM. To
get around this issue, you can use a different browser, such as Firefox. For
information on Chrome and the Flash Player plug-in, see:
My Gentoo workstation is using firefox-18.0.1 and just updated to
adobe-flash-188.8.131.522 but won't play the free instant video I tried.
Since that's the latest version of flash in portage, I supposed you could try
and get the later source and create a local overlay and try that.
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