Unable to watch videos on Ubuntu 10.10 / Chrome
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Posted 2/13/11
I'm sure not a lot of people have ran into this problem but for whatever reason I am unable to stream anything the "Steam for GiZiM' doesn't come up and i hear no sound.. works fine on my Windows laptop with updated flash (Updated today version came out today i believe). Any thoughts?
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Posted 2/13/11
i have never used any form of linux before but have your tired another web browser like fire fox, opera, or safari? that' really the only thing I can think of.
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Posted 2/13/11
No change same thing
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Posted 2/13/11
Have you download Adobe Flash Player from Ubuntu Software Center? I highly recommend this.
Install all important security updates from Update Manager.
Or you should try Chronium web browser from USC.
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Posted 2/14/11 , edited 2/14/11
While I've never tried to stream CrunchyRoll on Linux I do have extensive experience with SuSE and Kbuntu. The primary reason for not being able to stream content falls into two categories as follows.

The first is a lack of the correct video codex. Linux doesn't contain proprietary codex's such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264 because it's distributions are released under open source licenses. These must be added by installing third party software licensed to use them. For this purpose I highly recommend Fluendo's "Moovida Pro" which costs 39.99 Euros. Fluendo can be found at: www.fluendo.com

The second is site specific. Some sites refuse to stream content to any computer running Linux. This is usually due to fears of piracy, whether personal prejudice of the site owners, or due to licensing issues from the original IP owners. There is just nothing to be done in that situation except to configure your PC to "dual boot" into either Linux or Windows. This is what I do. I use Linux for all of my production and personal software while keeping the original Windows software that came with my machine for visiting sites that stream content.

===KGH
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