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Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming [SOLVED]
« on: July 12, 2015, 06:28:58 pm »
Hello everyone,

I read about Popcorn Time and found their website, https://popcorntime.io/  However, to try and watch anything, you have to download their beta app first. Since downloading and installing any thing outside of the software manager maybe bad, I want to see if anyone has tried this already? 

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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 04:27:43 am »
Best way to install popcorn time is via this PPA
https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/popcorntime

So open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/popcorntimethen
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get install popcorn-timethe terminal will turn blue, when you see <OK> hit enter, when you see <Yes> <No> use the Tab key to highlight <Yes> in red, then hit enter .. wait for the command to complete and leave you at an $ prompt before closing the terminal.

you'll then find Popcorn Time in your menus at:-
menu > Internet > Popcorn Time
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 02:50:12 pm »
Best way to install popcorn time is via this PPA
https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/popcorntime

So open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/popcorntimethen
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get install popcorn-timethe terminal will turn blue, when you see <OK> hit enter, when you see <Yes> <No> use the Tab key to highlight <Yes> in red, then hit enter .. wait for the command to complete and leave you at an $ prompt before closing the terminal.

you'll then find Popcorn Time in your menus at:-
menu > Internet > Popcorn Time

Hello,

I was able to complete the install and it went exactly as you described. However, when I click on popcorn time under menu-> internet, nothing happens.  No additional windows nor any software opened.  Did I miss something?
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 02:55:20 pm »
Best way to install popcorn time is via this PPA
https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/popcorntime

So open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/popcorntimethen
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get updatethen
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install popcorn-timethe terminal will turn blue, when you see <OK> hit enter, when you see <Yes> <No> use the Tab key to highlight <Yes> in red, then hit enter .. wait for the command to complete and leave you at an $ prompt before closing the terminal.

you'll then find Popcorn Time in your menus at:-
menu > Internet > Popcorn Time

Hello,

I was able to complete the install and it went exactly as you described. However, when I click on popcorn time under menu-> internet, nothing happens.  No additional windows nor any software opened.  Did I miss something?
Are you able to invoke it from the terminal using the following command:
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popcorn-time
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 05:33:05 pm »
Are you able to invoke it from the terminal using the following command:
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popcorn-time

It gave an error message, popcorn-time: command not found
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 06:04:10 pm »
run:
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sudo updatedbthen post the output from:
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locate popcorn-time
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 07:24:19 pm »
fobster@Asus-U50F-PM6 ~ $ sudo updatedb

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fobster@Asus-U50F-PM6 ~ $ locate popcorn-time
/opt/popcorn-time
/usr/lib/popcorn-time-unpackdir
/usr/share/applications/popcorn-time.desktop
/usr/share/doc/popcorn-time
/usr/share/doc/popcorn-time/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/popcorn-time/copyright
/var/cache/popcorn-time
/var/cache/apt/archives/popcorn-time_0.3.8-1~webupd8~0_all.deb
/var/cache/popcorn-time/Popcorn-Time-0.3.8-0-Linux-64.tar.xz
/var/cache/popcorn-time/wgetrc
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.config
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.preinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/popcorn-time.templates


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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 02:39:42 am »
OK, something went wrong .. you should have a TON of stuff in the /opt/popcorn-time directory.

try running:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall popcorn-timeand copy the output from that command to a text file in case it fails again .. and if it does fail, post the output back here.
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 06:14:11 am »
Just checked the website.  They'shutdown according to their post.  Sorry i missed it as it sounded interesting.

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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 07:29:51 am »
Well I just installed it on someone's computer from the PPA without issue .. and it's working.
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 07:48:07 am »
I just installed it on my 64-bit machine to test it using the ppa.  It works fine on my machine too  ;).
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2015, 01:08:57 pm »
Sorry, I forgot to update. After a recent kernal update, popcorn time just "popped" out and started working. I actally haven't used it at all.  Stupid right? Trying to get it working but I haven't watched a single show from it.  I hope to get some uses out of it when I have to travel for work in September.

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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2015, 01:52:19 pm »
Hi madentaiwn, that's great to hear.  It's amazing what an update can do  ;DPopcorn Time works really well on my machine too.  Thanks for marking the topic as solved  ;).
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Re: Popcorn Time -> Free TV & Movie Streaming [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2015, 08:41:12 am »
Hello everyone,

Sorry to bring back this old post.  I recently installed PM6 on a old netbook and was using the above directions again to install popcorn time. However, I got this error:

Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime'.
Please check that the PPA name or format is correct.


So my guess that that his repository no longer has the software?  Where else can I go to locate it?

Thanks
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