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Old 12-07-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Question Videos not playing.


LM !5 olivia and Firefox 25.0.1 ver 1 for mint.
One of the primary purposes for this linux box in my living room is to watch tv via the internet. Most channels use their own video player. None of them are playing the video or audio without error. Research has lead me to try "automatix" or "ultimatix"". Both which get as many critical reviews as helpful. In any event i found a dl site and using the GDebi package installer i get a failure dependancy is not satisfiableython 2.5. onto my next attempt. install google chrome - stable version-. i did this via the software manager and seems to install without error. i have the icon to launch but nothing happens after clicking. What to do? Id really stick to firefox if that was a valid option and support it as well. your help is necessary. I stick mainly to the main broadcast stations like cbs.com, abc.com nbc.com, etc...
 
Old 12-07-2013, 02:18 AM   #2
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If you are watching videos via flash based TV then you may be having difficulty with FF simply because Flash is no longer being updated on Linux.

I don't know about Mint or Ubuntu but the lowest version of Python on Debian 7 (Wheezy which is current Stable) is 2.7. I think you may be trying to use packages that are not suitable to your system but you really don't give enough information so everything right now is guesswork.
 
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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from what i can tell i got the ubuntu version. i am running linux mint 15 "olivia" xcfe. how bout the google issue. dl and installed via software manager. it seemed to go very quick. i click on google chrome icon and nothing starts. are there other components i need to install. ive posted on chromequestions.org. please keep in mind newbie here and ive helped myself through several after install items that needed addressed. thanks LQ is awesome
 
Old 12-07-2013, 03:55 AM   #4
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ahh that good to know

k3lt01 is correct to say firefox has out-of-date flash support and you have already sussed out google-chrome is the answer for flash player TV sites

so now open a terminal and as a local user run this command and post the contents of your error messages pls

Code:
google-chrome
I am not sure what terminal you use but you can (if right handed) left click and highlight by scrolling with lh button down all the error messages
---release the left button leaving the highlight on

if you have a wheel mouse, press down here in the reply to paste the clipboard stuff
---we can talk about how to use a code box later

2) I won't try to explain symbolic links but my command actually calls /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
and of course my chrome works with most flash stuff

cbs.com has a geo block against aussies

---I could run tor and try and trick geo blocking but that is not going to help you.
I am pretty sure cbs.com is flash player movies
 
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:24 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paulie_linux View Post
from what i can tell i got the ubuntu version.
Of what exactly?
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Originally Posted by paulie_linux View Post
i am running linux mint 15 "olivia" xcfe.
I think this has been mentioned before.
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how bout the google issue. dl and installed via software manager. it seemed to go very quick. i click on google chrome icon and nothing starts. are there other components i need to install.
Package management in Debian based distros (of which Ubuntu is one and therefore so is LinuxMint regardless of its origin) will download and install the packages that are dependencies. It stands to reason that there is nothing else you should need unless of course you have a broken package which considering the attempt to install something that requires an out of date version of Python may have happened if it had got further than what you have described.
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ive posted on chromequestions.org.
Why? Chrome is another Operating System (yes they use the name for a browser as well), if the issue was with ChromeOS then that would be the place to ask but it's not (or is it?).
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please keep in mind newbie here and ive helped myself through several after install items that needed addressed.
I shouldn't have to say this but I will, I'm not going to treat you any differently than anyone else who needs help. Noob or not you asked for help so that is what you get from people who volunteer their time to help anyone who asks for it (noob or not). It is really good if the person asking for help (noob or not) is helpful with the information they provide. The more information you can give, without the people helping you out having to ask, the easier it actually is, really I'm not kidding, to help you out. Your first post mentions two packages you don't give anymore information about them than the name. Nothing about where you got them from, what versions, or anything that can give us a clue as to why it wants an outdated version of Python (which shouldn't really be an issue because you should have a newer version which would probably be backward compatible anyway).

So follow Aus9's suggestion and please tell us more of what you have done and more about the packages you have tried to install etc and any error messages (copy and paste them word for word please) you get.

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Old 12-07-2013, 04:34 AM   #6
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Just going and looking for Automatix and then Ultimatix. I have found Automatix was discontinued in 2008 (I really hope you haven't tried installing it), and Ultimatix appears not to have been touched in the last 2 years. Clicking on the download link send me to a page that says "nothing here move along". Can you give us a link to the version you downloaded and attempted to install?
 
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #7
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Yeah and I should ask I suppose

it this computer to watch movies connected to the internet or
do you intend to have an USB tv tuner connected to it?
or just a "dedicated" computer to stream tv stuff to your real tv?

Its nice that k3lt01 has taken the time to research what distros you researched but of course none of us are
mind readers.

Hint, provide expanded points on what you want to achieve in point form is fine

eg I could say
I want a brunette
brown eyes
kind nature
laughs at all my jokes

You may be surprised that if you tell us what you really want to do, there are members here who could offer advice on that subject
My example is meant to be a joke so k3lt01, no suggestions pls
---grins like a sheep
 
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:01 AM   #8
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Thank you. I did not try ulti or auto matix just searched. As far as the video and station watching-I watch tv from the internet. I stream the major broadcast stations to my laptop(Win). I watch news, sitcoms, sports, etc. I don't have any boxes to my tv, or hdmi cable. I need the video to play on my Linux Mint 15 desktop. I want to go to cbs.com and select "big bang theory" for example and watch it on my computer screen. Nothing else. Then I might browse over to abc.com and watch "shark tank". As far as packages go for google, i am not that familiar with them and used the “software manager” to install so i did not have to. I was hoping the install would be automatic. ill include the output from terminal as you would like. thanks.

OUTPUT FROM TERMINAL typing $google-chrome

[1207/075547:ERROR:nacl_helper_linux.cc(233)] NaCl helper process running without a sandbox!
Most likely you need to configure your SUID sandbox correctly
 
Old 12-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #9
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that error message is a known issue as per
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/is...tail?id=318646

so can you name your CPU pls

if you are not sure show us the results of this command pls
Code:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
also go back into your package manager and tell us the version number you see for google-chrome

2) you can also try installing direct by selecting a 32 bit or 64 bit version from here

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrom...&utm_medium=ha

Last edited by aus9; 12-07-2013 at 06:57 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #10
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paul@paul-W3050 ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
model : 10
model name : AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+
paul@paul-W3050 ~ $


chrome version 31.0.1650.63-1

i will install from dl link you provided and update you from there.
 
Old 12-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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Just download VLC player, it comes with all codecs you need.
 
  


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