DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

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DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:58 pm

So I've finally mellowed enough to ditch evil Windows go full Ubuntu. The learning curve is slightly steeper than I thought it'd be, but - slowly, slowly - I seem to be adapting, and more or less cope reasonably well.

With some exceptions, that is. Like for instance, Rinpoche's webcasts :-(. The Friday Sang utterly defeated me - neither the in-built player nor VLC could play it, and frankly I'm at a loss what to do. Any suggestions? What software do you use? All help will be grrrreatly appreciated.
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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby Sönam » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:34 pm

No idea if it can help, but for the Sang & Serkyem, using Mozilla Firefox, I just went to http://www.shangshunginstitute.net/webcast/video.php and retransmission was "perfect", better than last transmissions, no interruptions. May be because they were less connections than for a teaching ?

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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby Jesse » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:36 pm

I'm not 100% if the correct codec is in here, but it's worth a shot.

http://mygeekopinions.blogspot.com/2011 ... ck-in.html

This might work:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

Sorry, it's been awhile since I've used ubuntu. I hope one of these works for you.
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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby alpha » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:07 pm

Can you play videos on youtube for example?
If not then you need to install flash player.
If you still cant play videos you can try disableing "hardaware acceleration"from within the flash player itself.

You can install the flash player via the ubuntu software center.You will have to install the flash plugin aswell...
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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby Tsongkhapafan » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:23 pm

I use Ubuntu 11.10 but I don't access the webcasts. If they play in a normal webrowser, there shouldn't be any problems if you've installed all the codecs.

I'd suggest going to the software center and installing the 'Ubuntu restricted extras' package which should have all the codecs you need. If that doesn't work, come back :smile:

BTW, Ubuntu is massively more awesome that Windows, good move! :twothumbsup:
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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:44 am

And and it's still nothing. Nada, neant, rien.

Tsongkhapafan wrote:I use Ubuntu 11.10 but I don't access the webcasts. If they play in a normal webrowser, there shouldn't be any problems if you've installed all the codecs.

I'd suggest going to the software center and installing the 'Ubuntu restricted extras' package which should have all the codecs you need. If that doesn't work, come back :smile:


Had done that as soon as I'd installed Ubuntu.

ghost01 wrote:http://mygeekopinions.blogspot.com/2011/05/install-full-proprietary-codecs-pack-in.html

This might work:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu


Installed pretty much everything here. Still nothing.

alpha wrote:Can you play videos on youtube for example?
If not then you need to install flash player.
If you still cant play videos you can try disableing "hardaware acceleration"from within the flash player itself.

You can install the flash player via the ubuntu software center.You will have to install the flash plugin aswell...


Interestingly, youtube is the only thing that plays - vimeo won't work, and the DC default webcast player looks like a bad cubist/constructivist painting. Flash I've got, will try to disable the bleeding harware acceleration in a moment.
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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby Tsongkhapafan » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:16 pm

Sorry it's still not working for you :consoling:

Make sure you have installed the 'W32codecs' package from medibuntu

If that doesn't work, I suggest searching here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=334

Maybe you could post a request for support too, they are a very helpful community :smile:
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Re: DC webcasts and Ubuntu 11.10

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:52 pm

Finally, at the long last, the problem's solved.

Huh, was it tough - but the solution proved very simple, of course. There's a Firefox add-on devoted to the optimalization of Flash under Linux. You download it, run it, restart the computer and, lo and behold, you can watch Rinpoche's webcasts again!

Thanks to all of you for help :-)
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