Increase linux compatibilty
Using Livemocha on Ubuntu is a pain. Many people with agree with this. Please help us enjoy your site.
I'm a Linux user, so Flash doesn't work well for me. Currently I can't record audio through the site, but I could perfectly record it through other means, and later upload the recording. I think this would greatly improve the experience of all Linux users, and maybe even users of other OS's as well.
You know, like the rest of the internet. This isn't 2002, I do workarounds or I spend money. Never both.
It's a pity that I (and lots of other linux users) can't use this site anymore because of Flash 11.4
Sound submissions is not working on linux, even using Firefox or Chrome!
How about fixing it?
With Firefox download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/
Add the following user agent to its preferences: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.2 Safari/537.36
Then on the livemocha site select that user agent.
You should then be able to login.
I'm using flash version 11,2,202,297. Everything works except microphone.
Eugene Nightmarrr commented
I'm using it on debian wheezy, all goes OK. I've only changed my browser's UA to some windows UA to get possibility to log in.
Martin V commented
For linux users: Change the User Agent string to something like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.2 Safari/537.36
In chrome it's easy. Press F12, click the small gear-icon in the lower right corner. Go to Overrides, check User Agent, choose Other in the drop-down, and paste the string above.
Same here, Livemocha doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04. Funny thing is, that it did work on Ubuntu one or two years ago, when I first signed up. Everything worked just fine, the audio features, even recording from headphones worked. So somebody seemed to made the decision to remove a feature that is already there, for no obvious reasons. I wonder what that person thought? "You know what, let's ditch the Linux users. We will have to rework the site, yes, and we will loose about 3% of our users, but hey, that new plattform-dependent plattform just looks shiny!"
Same problem as well. Flash does not work so I do not user Livemocha for the moment :(
I cannot us e LiveMocha because of the Flash requirement.
So I won't help anybody and wiil end stopping to use it.
i have the same problem, why are you so ignorant livemocha?
For archlinux and chromium browser:
Install chromium-pepper-flash (or chromium-pepper-flash-stable) from aur
Disable all other flash plugins:
Type chrome://plugins/ in the adress bar and press Enter
Click on Details button on the top right
Click on Disable near all the Flash plugins except the first one
Better, get rid of flash (but if you could just disable that lousy test…)
So how's the porting to flash 11.2 going?.. Wanted to correct an exercice today. I won't, cause I can't !!
This is ridiculous. Users (many of them paying users) being ignored because they use Linux. Can I get a refund?
PLEASE READ :)
For anyone having problems watching the videos...follow these simple steps:
1) Open the source code of the LiveMocha page with the video...you'll find a string like this:
flashvars['videoUrl'] = 'http%3A%2F%2Fptr2.prod.cf.static-livemocha.com%2Fcommon2%2Fcontent%2Factive%2Fes-mx%2Fc_1%2Fv_100%2Fes_6_1.flv';
It's easy to spot among the others as it ends in FLV.
2) Convert the HTML entities back to text with an online tool like this: http://entities.online-toolz.com/tools/text-html-entities-convertor.php (second form)
3) You'll get this, ready to be opened with VLC or any other video player:
edgar nava commented
I'm sick of livemocha. Could anyone tell me about another page to learn languages?
I wonder why does Live Mocha require Flash 11.3. Is it so cutting edge that requires the absolutely newest version? I believe they may be investing in the new, for now Chrome only, version but guys, you just need to remove an unnecessary verification!
i use linux mint maya and i have problem with adobe flash player which is needed..
Linux users should boycott Live Mocha. I have sent them numerous emails regarding the version check script which bans Linux users from accessing the lessons (because it requires the absolute latest Flash), and they have not responded. I specifically asked them to let me know they read my email and they still refused. (this is as a paid user - I am being treated this bad as a paid user- just because I use Linux). It seems that the Live Mocha developers don’t know what they’re doing because to add a version check script and then outright deny access if the user doesn’t have the latest version is absurd. To think that Flash 11.2 wouldn’t work is even more absurd. Also they seem to have a vendetta against Linux.
Vanya Kupalov commented
Using Chrome with it's own 11.5 flash. But not working properly.
Vanya Kupalov commented
Ubuntu 12.10, Chrome 23 Stable.
On chrome://plugins press detailed (top right corner) than croll to flash. You may see two flash plugins: one from Chrome and one from your system. I strongly recommend to disable system flash - it's outdated for me (11.2 against 11.5 from Chrome).
BUT it still doesn't show kanji properly. What's the problem? And why do you use Flash?
::: Solved :::
I did this steps and been able to use FlashPalayer in LiveMocha. This lines install the Google Chrome stable, that comes with FlashPlayer 11.4.
Run wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -.
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (opens a graphical text editor)
Paste the text: deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Run sudo apt-get update.
Run sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable.
Hope you realise that Adobe will NEVER release a version for Linux greater than 11.2. So even if windows and Mac get 11.5+, Linux will be stuck with 11.2.
For this reason, I have decided to close my account with you guys and find a competitor who does not require such a silly stipulation as using the absolutely latest flash (no other website needs this requirement)....
If anyone else uses Ubuntu I suggest they do the same, because obviously LiveMocha does not wish to support you and your choice of OS.