Saturday, September 29, 2012

Note: Amazon Prime & Flash



I migrate from Xbuntu to Crunbhbang Linux a couple days ago. Until today, I have not have a chance to test amazon prime video service yet. I try today, and guess what I can not watch video any more.

I look around for solution, and found this Ask Ubuntu page, which intern point to the Adobe support page that contains the solution. I make a copy over here for my own reference :)

Prerequisites for protected content playback


For Ubuntu 10.04 or later, ensure that the Hardware Abstraction Layer module is first installed using apt-get.
(Watch carefully for “hal” install errors, as a damaged package install can continue to affect video playback.)
sudo apt-get install hal
After the "libhal" (HAL) library install completes, close the browser and clear the Adobe Access directories by executing the following shell commands:
cd ~/.adobe/Flash_Player
rm -rf NativeCache AssetCache APSPrivateData2
Note:
If the Hardware Abstraction Layer module is missing, Flash Player still functions. However, it cannot play protected content that requires the Adobe Flash Access DRM (Digital Rights Management) module.