We’re all aware that there are issues with Flash and playing streaming videos on Linux. You can’t play AIV on Chrome; you’ll get that annoying “If you’re using the Chrome browser with Linux, you must disable PPAPI to continue using Amazon Instant Video. You can also use a different Web browser, like Firefox. Learn more” message. Just use FF for now to play AIV. At least you’re not using Wine. So, let’s solve your real problem.
Having trouble playing Amazon Instant Videos on Firefox? Have you seen this message?
“Sorry we were unable to stream this video. This is likely because your Flash Player needs to be updated.”
Here’s how to handle this.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
sudo apt-get install hal -y
sudo mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/preprobe
sudo mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/
/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --verbose=yes
rm -rf ~/.adobe
Now, go restart Firefox, and you should be good.
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