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channel 4 blank (black) screen
Firefox Version 63.0 (64-bit) Home build PC, 480GB SSD, 2 x 2TB HD's, 8GB Ram.
I have had problems with streaming Channel 4 TV UK for many years. I could only get it to work on Windows. Recently I have Dumped Window 10 - so slow - updates take all day. I now am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (using Linux since 2009)
Channel 4 say they Do Not support Linux ?
I have tried to install Adobe Flash Player, but does not seam to work or download. On Ch 4 web page I pressed Allow, but say that I should install Flash Player !
Please could anyone advice me what I can do, or what I have done wrong.
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Read all of my last post.
Well I have got a bit farther - See 1st image. I now do not get Firefox blocking refresh and saying Allow. I have latest Flash player - See 2nd image. and can see the clouds moving in Abode test player. But I am still getting the same on Channel 4 See image 3. Tried 2 or 3 programs on Ch 4 and all were the same. What have I missed or done wrong? Any more helpful advice please. Please Note I am Dyslexic - Hope it's spell right ?
If this website uses a Flash player to play DRM protected content then you are probably out of luck on Linux, because Adobe doesn't support this feature for Linux in current Shockwave Flash plugins.
Is it not time that the Linux community "persuade" the companies concerned Channel 4, Abode & others to fix this issue. Perhaps the community could boycott them until the issue is fixed.
If the website would switch to the HTML5 media player and Widevine then it should work on all platforms. Adobe will stop supporting Flash in a few years, so they will have to do this eventually.