I’m chagrined that I can’t get Amazon Instant Video to work in 13.1. When I try to play the video, it produces a message that the Amazon Player can’t be upgraded because I don’t have the latest flash. I DO have the latest Flash Plugin (flash-player-18.104.22.1682-22.1.x86_64) but I’ve noted the forum threads about HAL in 12.3, so I then installed hal-0.5.14-104.8.x86_64 from software.opensuse.org/package/hal. This gets a tiny bit further (yes, I started the haldaemon), but then the flash plugin just crashes.
Has anyone figured out how to get past this issue in 13.1?
Linux no longer gets flash updates from Adobe (besides security updates) so Amazon is basically complaining that the version number is not right (I think 11.9 is latest flash which probably has some features that the older version doesnt for DRM). Try using pipelight (http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html#section_1_4) or chromium with pepperlight-flash package installed.
you can use either chrome (or chromium + pepperflash from packman)
both use newer version of flash (currently 11.9 I think)
This may help - but there have been quite a few posts in the past from other users not being able to get Amazon video working, so I’m not sure if the newer flash will actually help you.
Pipelight is currently your besat hope for this, but it may or may not work, depending on your hardware.
Luckily there will be soon a new alternative called shumway on firefox, I cannot wait as this nonsense with flash is more then frustrating.
I’m bumping this rather old thread because I am having issues with my Firefox Nightly. I installed Shumway and it shows up in the Add-ons-Tab, but it seems to not support YouTube-HD-Videos and movie streaming. Hence my question: What is the best alternative to Adobe Flash as of today? What do you geeks use out there? I’d prefer something Linux-native and in constant development (bleeding-edge freak writing this).
WTF? Are you telling me that Firefox-Users are now FORCED to switch to an ugly Spy-Chrome and to use sh!tty scripts just to play flash videos as usually used to? Isn’t there some other project that attempts to work within FIREFOX NIGHTLY? I’d even use something very early stage, so please don’t hesitate to recommend something that is MAKING an effort to fully replace the standard flash stuff - I personally PERMBANNED Adove Flash from all my devices since I do NOT support their way of “smart thinking”. The way I see it: Developers are plain too lazy to even cope with Linux as they cannot accept the free licenses like GPL and probably earn about no money with developing for it. And let alone this fact, I am standing strong against this closed-source cr@p, this stubborn development for the masses, driven by money-hungry retards. So, any other project I should check out?
I’d even DONATE for a real alternative that strives to hit against and FULLY replace Adobe Flash on Linux in general and openSUSE in specific!
Flash 11.2 still works pretty well on the whole for most linux users. There’s no need to change to Chromium just for the sake of Flash. As far as I’m aware, there isn’t really anything pepperflash can do much better than 11.2 anyway.
It would be great to see flash consigned to history but we are still a few years off that happeneing - but it is happening slowly so I doubt you will see any great push to develop something for linux in what is really a dying technology. The greatest chance of an alternative is shumway - but it’s not clear if that will ever be a viable alternative - and if it does get to that point, then flash may already be almost gone.