Watching movies, renting movies
What does not
Sometimes the sound goes missing during the commericals and the video might freeze. This is fixed by pressing Esc and then resuming the commerial. The (free)movie does not always start after the commercials finish, but exiting the player and resuming sometimes allows the movie to start without needing to see the commercials again.
What was not tested
I have only tested with one rented and one free movie.
Install firefox, voddler and the lates adobe air (2.5.1) in a clean wine prefix without any dll overrides. I noticed that some dll overrides related to fallout 3 install prevent the adobe air from installing, I just don't know which. The adobe air that comes with the voddler installer might or might not install properly, but in any case that version does not work. Voddler on wine probably needs a good video card. My Lenovo x201 with kubuntu maverick cannot play the movies smoothly on full screen but my older quad core machine with nvidia video card can.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 11.1||Dec 05 2010||1.3.8||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 19 2010||1.3.7||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jens LandgrÃ©|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 14 2010||1.3.7||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|