When I went to watch some only episodes of star trek on Amazon Prime, the player would get stuck on updating. I followed the instructions here and doing so actually worked for 3 seconds. It was the oddest thing. Clearly the video was playing and I saw 3 seconds of the episode, but a message came up saying I needed to update my flash player. I tried loading videos over and over again, but no success, not even the 3 seconds. Here is the error message:
Sorry we were unable to stream this video. This is likely because your Flash Player needs to be updated.
I am running Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Firefox 20, and adobe flash-player 11,2,202,280. Apparently Adobe isn't going to make newer versions of flash available for Linux, only security updates.
So has anyone been able to play prime instant videos, and if so, under what circumstances? Is there perhaps an alternative implementation of the flash plugin I can use? Or is the cause of my problem something different altogether?
Problem probably has to do with the version of flash being used. If anyone has gotten Prime to work with an my current version of flash or an open-source/free implementation of it, please do tell. Or if anyone can get videos on amazon to play with any other parameters aside from changing my browser to chrome, please tell me.
This also affects protected content in Hulu and other services that employ DRM through Flash.
What hasn't worked:
- Using Chrome which has the newest version of flash via ppapi. Amazon Prime strictly prohibits it.
- Using Chromium has the same issue as using firefox
- Trying to install Adobe Flash 11,2,202,275. Is not compatible with raring libraries(?).