I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I have a personal security system with multiple IP cameras. They can each use either JAVA or Activex to stream video (but I use them in JAVA mode). I also use Chrome browser, and have been using v.34. The live video from those IP cameras required me to approve the JAVA manifest stuff before it would show me the video with v.34, but it did stream it. This evening I tried the Chrome update again - v.42. When I tried to view my video streams, I get the error that the plugin is not supported. Installing the JAVA Browser Plugin in the software center didn't help. There is no indication of which plugin is needed.
The command "java -version" shows:
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
I'd like to stay current on Chrome versions/updates, but I'll go back to v.34 if I can't get my video stream to show on my cameras. I'll have to put up with the IcedTea/JAVA Manifest file annoyance, but at least I'll be able to see them.
First of all, what would I need to do in Chrome v.42 to be able to see JAVA video streams - or even a way to use Activex format?
Lacking that, for Chrome v.34 - is there a way around having to approve JAVA showing my video streams without hitting the button every time it goes to the video frame? It's not an option to go back to the camera manufacturer and get them to change their software or firmware. These cameras are obsolete in their eyes and they won't support them.
Thanks in advance for any input.