Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Simple Fix for Getting Amazon Instant Video to Play on Linux Mint

I've been a happy Amazon Prime customer for several years, and an unhappy Windows 8 customer since I mistakenly purchased a license for that product. I've made the decision to cut my losses with Windows 8 and move exclusively to Linux Mint. One snag I hit with this plan was in playing amazon instant video. Instead of the video starting as expected, I get a dialog box stuck on the "Updating Player."

To fix this problem, I installed the hardware abstraction layers packages hal and libhal1 for my distro using the command:

sudo apt-get install libhal1 hal

And now magically, I have Amazon Prime videos streaming on Linux Mint 14.

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