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Old 07-08-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Slackware Current Amazon Prime Videos


I am running slackware current - 64 bit - and can no longer watch amazon prime videos as I keep getting a message saying that my flash player needs to be updated. I do have hal installed and have made sure that the flash player is update, but still can not watch.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can get them working?

Justin
 
Old 07-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Currently the Flash Player offered by Adobe for Linux is out-of-date compared to the newer versions released for Windows. There are no plans by Adobe to update this package as Flash is being phased out in favor of HTML5.

You can try to use Google Chrome as it has an up-to-date embedded Flash Player, though I've heard mixed reviews regarding it's usefulness.

I think I remember reading where you can tweak FireFox in about:config to allow only HTML5 content, but as to what exact tweak it is, is not currently remembered.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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The DRM crap in flashplayer needs hal. In 14.0 you can install the hal package from 13.37 and start the hal daemon and watch
amazon prime. I do not recommend doing this, just saying it gets the DRM stuff working. Do so at your own risk.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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It does work on 14.0 -- I've posted about this elsewhere: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4977692 I watch Amazon prime all the time. The thing is you need to disable the built in flash in Chrome if that's what you are using along with installing hal and making sure hal is executable so it starts on boot.

I have not tested on current but you might need to rebuild hal on -current instead of using the 13.37 package. The original thread that has the hal patches is located here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eo-4175418058/

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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You mean the link to this post?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4774379
 
Old 07-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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I read that the 64 bit version might be a problem. I wonder if I reinstall the 32 bit version if it'll work? That might be a task for the weekend.
 
Old 07-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #7
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I read that the 64 bit version might be a problem. I wonder if I reinstall the 32 bit version if it'll work? That might be a task for the weekend.
Okay, I didn't wait until the weekend. It looks like the issue is with the 64 bit version... I just reinstalled the 32 bit version of current and CAN watch amazon prime videos (with installing HAL). I'm marking this as solved.

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