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Old 11-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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what packageges nessisary to make Hulu work

Hello all, I reciently installed Debian Squeeze. I seem to be at a loss at what packages I need installed or what need be configured to make Hulu work. Not interested in installing Hulu Desktop as it is just to klunky for me. I just want to watch movies from which works perfectly on Debian Lenny, however I just can't remember if anthing I did specificly to make it work. I found and installed flash from the repository, the codecs and related items that I thought nessisary as well but I am sure I am missing something. Do i need sun java along with flash or is there a flash version i need get somewhere eles?
Hulu will start but when a movie is selected it just displays a blank black screen.

Any help appriciated, Jon
Old 11-22-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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Launch your browser from a terminal. Then navigate to and select a movie. If there is an error in playback, it should show up in the terminal window. Then you will know whats missing.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:53 AM   #3
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what version of flash? you need at least 10.1.x from adobe for it to work
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Basically if you can see youtube you should be able to see hulu. Might be some countries that are blocked.

If you have a hosts file you might need to remark out a few lines.

You mean hulu not hulu plus?
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:37 AM   #5
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Just regular Hulu.
Got it working on most episodes. I will retry tomorrow as it may be just a busy thing at hulu server. Some episodes report "your movie will start in 37 seconds".....and they just hang there. will post in a day or so with results. Thanks so much so far, Jon
Old 11-24-2010, 03:28 PM   #6
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It happens to me as well. Just try after a few minutes, and it should work.


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