Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Fri Apr 12 18:04:55 UTC 2013

On 04/12/2013 01:35 PM, Tim Hanson wrote:
> On Friday, April 12, 2013 09:31:43 am Felix Miata wrote:
>> On 2013-04-12 09:18 (GMT-0700) Tim Hanson composed:
>>> This is BS.  This morning an "update fail" message informed me that I can
>>> no longer rent and stream movies from Amazon.  The reason is that the
>>> service attempted to update Flash player, and Adobe is no longer
>>> updating its Linux version.  Soon others who use SWF to deliver content
>>> will no doubt require a version of the plug-in not available on Linux,
>>> leaving us marginalized and out in the cold.
>>> Complain all you want about Flash, it is used to offer most streaming
>>> content on the web.  Lack of access to Flash will severely hamper the
>>> use of Ubuntu commercially.
>> Have you not seen what Adobe had to say on the subject? Content providers
>> are urged to replace Flash content with HTML5 content. Flash is a
>> usability nightmare. Complain to Amazon and anyone else that isn't getting
>> with the evolution. Flash must die.
>> If you must have Flash, use Google's Linux browser version with Flash built
>> in. I keep 5-6 different browsers open full time. Only one is allowed
>> access to Flash, and I don't use it for much else, or much at all.
> I know about the deficiencies of Flash.
> I downloaded Chrome (I have been using Chromium) and, unfortunately came up
> with the answer.  The current SWF added DRM, and Amazon uses it.  Chrome
> doesn't support it yet.  I'll watch on my tablet.
Are you telling us that there is no solution?


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