Amazon Prime Instant Video

Anybody know how to get Flash to work for Amazon Prime Instant Video?

I suspect you’ll not get many answers to this as it requires you be subscribed.

You might want to expand your comment to include what browser you are using / have tried.

^ I second this as my HBO Go thread didn’t fair well :/. I have the same problem with both Amazon Prime Instant Video and HBO GO, both flash based, on Konqueror, Chromium, and Firefox.

It works for me
Amazon.com: The Switch: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum: Amazon Instant Video
i can play the preview for “The switch”

Yes
Odd though, it’s a bit jerky in Chrome. Perfect in FF

Turdy quality - so I wonder if it’s the same delivery method as actual Prime?

Yes, i tried out in SeaMonkey (Firefox cousin)

Unlike youtube which offers streams at various qualities and allows tuser to choose the quality amazon is seems to be running some kind of routine to check your connection speed and provide matching video quality. (When the player loads you will notice it saying checking connection speed etc…)

Woops. Thanks. I missed where I was suppose to include all my info. I am using openSUSE 12.3 KDE and I couldn’t get Flash to work in Amazon Instant Prime in either Firefox 22 or Chrome (think the latest since I only installed yesterday). Across the board in all LInux Distros there seems to be a problem getting Amazon Prime to work, but I think some people are finding ways around it.

On Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:46:01 +0000, jjopen97 wrote:

> caf4926;2570999 Wrote:
>> I suspect you’ll not get many answers to this as it requires you be
>> subscribed.
>>
>> You might want to expand your comment to include what browser you are
>> using / have tried.
>
> Woops. Thanks. I missed where I was suppose to include all my info. I am
> using openSUSE 12.3 KDE and I couldn’t get Flash to work in Amazon
> Instant Prime in either Firefox 22 or Chrome (think the latest since I
> only installed yesterday). Across the board in all LInux Distros there
> seems to be a problem getting Amazon Prime to work, but I think some
> people are finding ways around it.

It used to work, but now it doesn’t seem to any more. I had been
pleasantly surprised to have used it myself on a couple of occasions, but
now nothing seems to get it going again - Amazon changed something that
broke it.

(I think it’s a version requirement)

Jim


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On Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:56:01 +0000, vazhavandan wrote:

> It works for me ‘Amazon.com: The Switch: Jennifer Aniston, Jason
> Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum: Amazon Instant Video’
> (http://tinyurl.com/mu7xa29)
> i can play the preview for “The switch”

The previews aren’t the same as watching a full programme or movie.
Previews tend not to have DRM associated with them, and I think that’s
where it falls over now.

Jim

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Yeah, digital streaming content providers seem to be tightening restrictions. It used to only be Netflix that you couldn’t use on Linux, but now there seems to be a number of sites. Oh well, I guess there is always vmware player or virtualbox. Thanks for all the replies.

On Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:36:02 +0000, jjopen97 wrote:

> Yeah, digital streaming content providers seem to be tightening
> restrictions. It used to only be Netflix that you couldn’t use on Linux,
> but now there seems to be a number of sites. Oh well, I guess there is
> always vmware player or virtualbox. Thanks for all the replies.

Yeah, that’s what I do - I’ve got a Windows XP VM that I created just to
watch Netflix in. I hope their HTML5 player works with Linux, though.

I also recently picked up a Nook HD+ tablet, and for watching Netflix, it
works very well. I don’t know if the AndroVM android virtual machine
would do it or not, but that might be worth checking out, too.

Jim


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I spent a couple hours tracking down this issue, and finally got the answer from someone on Opensuse’s page on Google +. There’s a release for a hal library that just works with the Adobe Flash Plugin for DRM. It doesn’t install a daemon or anything. Very simple, and very elegant.

software.opensuse.org:

After installing the library from there, Chomium played Amazon Instant video wonderfully. Enjoy :slight_smile:

That’s a good idea to consider AndroVM. Thanks for the tip.

 The problem with running a Windows VM is dealing with having a valid copy of Windows. It can be kind of a pain not to mention it defeats one of the reasons to use LInux when you have to pay for a copy of Windows. I liked the way Microsoft used to let you re-activate your copy of Windows on a different machine if you uninstalled on the prior, but now I think that has all changed with Windows 8 and your license dies with your machine.

 Off topic, but is HTML5 the reason why Google Chrome is no longer sandboxed? I noticed that when you need to run flash content Google Chrome now prompts you for permission to run it and warns you you are no longer sandboxed. Furthermore, in a Windows VM, some flash content, like trying to log into CNN, doesn't work. IE and Firefox work, but I was surprised that chrome was blocked. Usually it was always Chrome that worked.

Good info. Basically this is what I was looking for. Thank you.

On Fri, 12 Jul 2013 02:26:02 +0000, glacierstone wrote:

> I spent a couple hours tracking down this issue, and finally got the
> answer from someone on Opensuse’s page on Google +. There’s a release
> for a hal library that just works with the Adobe Flash Plugin for DRM.
> It doesn’t install a daemon or anything. Very simple, and very elegant.
>
>
> ‘software.opensuse.org:’
> (http://software.opensuse.org/package/libhal1-flash)
>
> After installing the library from there, Chomium played Amazon Instant
> video wonderfully. Enjoy :slight_smile:

Great, thanks for this. :slight_smile:

Jim


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On Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:26:03 +0000, jjopen97 wrote:

> That’s a good idea to consider AndroVM. Thanks for the tip.

No prob. :slight_smile:

> The problem with running a Windows VM is dealing with having a valid
> copy of Windows. It can be kind of a pain not to mention it defeats one
> of the reasons to use LInux when you have to pay for a copy of Windows.
> I liked the way Microsoft used to let you re-activate your copy of
> Windows on a different machine if you uninstalled on the prior, but now
> I think that has all changed with Windows 8 and your license dies with
> your machine.

I don’t know that that’s the case, but yeah, having to have a Windows
license is one of the potential issues. I’ve got an XP VM that I use for
various things, so doing a linked clone for Netflix wasn’t a big deal for
me.

> Off topic, but is HTML5 the reason why Google Chrome is no longer
> sandboxed? I noticed that when you need to run flash content Google
> Chrome now prompts you for permission to run it and warns you you are no
> longer sandboxed. Furthermore, in a Windows VM, some flash content, like
> trying to log into CNN, doesn’t work. IE and Firefox work, but I was
> surprised that chrome was blocked. Usually it was always Chrome that
> worked.

That I don’t now, you’d have to probably ask over in the Google product
forums about that.

Jim


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jjopen97 wrote:

> The problem with running a Windows VM is dealing with having a
> valid copy of Windows. It can be kind of a pain not to mention it
> defeats one of the reasons to use LInux when you have to pay for a copy
> of Windows. I liked the way Microsoft used to let you re-activate your
> copy of Windows on a different machine if you uninstalled on the prior,
> but now I think that has all changed with Windows 8 and your license
> dies with your machine.
>

After hassling with several machines over at the chruch, I have come to the
conclusion that they have instantiated a random chance element. The OEM-
installed Win7/8 versions there keep popping up “invalid copy” messages
which then disappear after some mysterious update, never to be seen again -
or at least not until someone spins the wheel again…


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Y’all are welcome, but I just did the investigating, chorler did all the work and I happen to find it. So far after researching for ubuntu/derivatives, arch/manjaro, and sabayon. Chorler seems to be the only one to come up with this as an answer. Everywhere else you look the answer is just to install full blown HAL into your distro and roll with that, even though it’s been deprecated out. Big points to Opensuse and the OBS on this one along with chorler who’s been nice enough to use the OBS to release this for multiple distro’s.

I got it to work in Firefox but still in Chrome Amazon prime video does not work. Any ideas?

On Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:36:03 +0000, squirrel83 wrote:

> I got it to work in Firefox but still in Chrome Amazon prime video does
> not work. Any ideas?

Well, the obvious suggestion is to use Firefox since it works there. :wink:

Maybe tell us a little about the software versions in use, and what
specific issues you have when you try to use it in Chrome. (“Doesn’t
work” doesn’t tell us anything specific. “Gives me a [specific error
message] error” gives us something to work with.)

Jim


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