Raspberry Pi B: Can't Install Player Any Longer

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It seems that the switch to the Raspberry Pi 2 is causing me some grief.  I had an issue with the disk filling up on my RPi B, as described here.  I had to start from scratch again, only now, I can't get the Rise Vision Player installed because of the switch by Rise Vision to the Pi 2.  Although no longer requiring Java, the new instructions insist that I install the Chromium web browser, which doesn't install a high enough version to satisfy the Chrome Web Store and Chrome won't install on this model Pi.

This is a real problem.  I purchased the model B specifically because it has a composite out to the system I intend to use it on.  If I can't get it working the way it did on my other Pi B, I'm in quite a bind.
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Don't use Raspbian. But a custom Ubuntu install
http://help.risevision.com/#/user/player/chrome-app/chrome-player-raspberrypi2
the intructions will point you to a different download.
Thank you.  Well, that's handy.  I assumed the custom Pi 2 image wouldn't work on the Pi 1, so I dismissed it as an option.  I'll let you know what I find out.
OK,  I downloaded it and went to extract the image from the .zip using WIndows 7 built-in unzipping and got an error, which turned out to be a known flaw in Windows.  I downloaded and installed 7zip which reported 2 errors, but seemed to extract the image successfully.  I used WIn32imager to write the image to my 32 GB SD card and had no issues to speak of there.  However, on my Raspberry Pi B, I get a kernel panic during boot and everything stops.  I'm going to try to erase the SD card and rewrite the image using a different computer.
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The Ubuntu image is only for the Arm7 version of the Raspberry pi. So,it,will only work on the PI2.
Raspbian is for Arm6 and Arm7 but not yet realy optimised for Arm7. The Ubuntu version is better in performing on a Arm7.
I appreciate the information, but knowing this doesn't improve my situation.  I'm still with a Raspberry Pi B which I can't use because Rise Vision seems to have dropped support for it without much warning.
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I'm confused. Maybe that i'm lost in translation. What I understood is that you made a switch from a Pi b to a pi2. But what I'm now reading is that you are still on a version B.
The installation still worked for me http://www.risevision.com/legacy-play... on the version B also
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That link no longer works. I am still looking for it for one of my old PI's
That is correct.  I am still on the Raspberry Pi B (because my set up requires a composite connection) and couldn't find the legacy player because the player links all refer to the Pi 2.  Thank you very much for that link!  I will be giving it a try very soon.
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As it happens, I didn't need the link because I had another SD card for another Raspberry Pi B which was working just fine for the most part.  I just copied it over to the other and changed the Display ID.  That's a good link to have, however.  Thank you for your help.
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How did you copy the card?
I have the same problem with B+ version, I just did all updates and now it will not load the Legacy RV Player.  I am getting frustrated with Risevision
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Just in case you didn't find an easy answer to copying the card, there's a good guide here: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-clone-your-raspberry-pi-sd-card-for-super-easy-r-1261113524
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Thanks Andrew!