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Old 03-14-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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flashplugin-nonfree limitations

On Debian Lenny 64-bit if you install flashplugin-nonfree it downloads the adobe package from adobe and installs it on your system. I know this from watching apt-get download each part from However flash does not work correctly in all locations. 90% of the stuf I try to view works fine, but occasionally I come across someplace where it does not work. My most recent discovery is I was bored and was going to catch up on some shows I missed but everytime I try to watch something I get the message "We're sorry but we're unable to stream videos to your system. this maybe due to an Adobe software limitation on 64-bit Linux systems."

I was just wondering, has anyone else seen this issue and is there a fix for it?
Old 03-14-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Yes, there is a known issue with hulu and 64 bit flash. Some people report that HuluDesktop still works, however.
Old 03-14-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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I am seeing the similar results. I installed hulu desktop 64-bit. The first time I ran it hulu desktop failed to find the location of so i had to manually edit ~/.huludesktop to tell it where it was but after that the package runs. I can get the 30 second commercials to play that they show before they play the show you want to watch, however at the end of the commercials the show will never load or play. I have tried several shows to test and I am getting the same results from all or them.


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