Ubuntu, Flash and DRM hell
Yes, there are still peoples serving content through flash, and yes there are still peoples using DRM.
I was struggling getting movies with Adobe-Access DRM to work on Ubuntu Raring (13.04), and the cryptic “3323 error” didn’t help much.
Check your actual status
The first place to look, is Adobe’s test page:
Enter the URL
http://drmtest2.adobe.com:8080/Content/anonymous.f4v and check the box “Show DRM Events”.
If the movie doesn’t play, you have a DRM problem (and some useless debugger logs).
How to solve?
I finally found the answer here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/286297/is-there-a-work-around-to-get-amazon-prime-instant-videos-working, thanks a lot to the community at AskUbuntu for finding a solution with better professionalism than giant Adobe.
Absolutely no credit for me, all credits goes to Aaron and the peoples at AskUbuntu.
Adobe-Access requires the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) to be present to identify the machine and to be able to retrieve Adobe’s voucher. There is a problem with the HAL libraries in Raring.
You need to activate the partner repo.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
Quantal had a package called adobe-flashplugin which no longer exists. You will need to install flashplugin-installer.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
HAL should be installed by default,
dpkg -l | grpe hal. If not, just apt it:
sudo apt-get install hal
Patch HAL install
sudo mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/preprobe sudo mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/information /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --verbose=yes
Clean Adobe’s user cache
rm -rf ~/.adobe