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Old 06-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Flash player In iceweacel, i can only play youtube videos but i can't in other webs


Hello everybody,
as the subject says i can only play youtube videos in iceweasel but i can't play videos in other webs.

I installed flashplayer-mozilla of debian-multimedia repository and after i deleted it i tried to install flashplugin-nonfree and in both cases i can only see youtbe videos, then i deleted flashplugin-nonfree and i downloaded the install tar.gz file of adobe's web. For installing the tar.gz first i copied the libflashplugin.so in home/myuser/.mozilla/plugins and neither i watch videos in youtube, to watch them i create a symbolinc link in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and in /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins and in this way i can watch youtbe's videos but of course i can't watch videos in other webs.

Please, could you help me to watch any video in any web?, What am i doing wrong?

Thanks.

NOTE: i'm spanish so sorry for my english.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Remove any and all traces and remove any symlinks you manually created.

All that did was mess things up.

Use one of the following:
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree or
apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla

Also check about:plugins and see what plugin is being used. I am guessing you have Gnash installed. As root try doing:
Code:
update-alternatives --set flash-mozilla.so
You should also update your browser to either the version in backports or from the mozilla.debian.net repo.

Is your video card a nvidia card? There are known issues with nvidia cards.

Right click on a flash video and turn off hardware acceleration.

if none of the above work try searching Google or the debian forums at:
http://forums.debian.net

Do not manually move, create, delete any files or packages.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Thank you for your answer.

i have removed all and i have installed flashplayer-mozilla.
In aboutlugins i have got that the plugin in use is libflashplayer.so, when i do:

Quote:
sudo update-alternatives --set flash-mozilla.so
Is shown:

Quote:
update-alternatives: --set needs <name> <route>
Also when i write:

Quote:
sudo dpkg -l | grep gnash
don't show me anything.

The browser is in the last version 13.0, now i can't watch youtube videos. I have got a nvidia video card and i can't do right click because where the video is i see a black square and i can't do nothing.

I have searched in google but i don't find nothing

Thanks.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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Debian User Forums • View topic - flash fails in iceweasel and chromium : http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.p...lash+Iceweasel
 
Old 06-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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I was reading the debian forum and i had gotten that it works but suddenly it stops working.

I continue the search.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Just my opinion, but I believe it is a bug with the nvidia drivers.

If you read the thread, I tried every method of installing and I had no issues with Flash in any browser. There is/was a problem on Ubuntu with the newest version of Flash.

Only other threads I know of are at the SolusOS forum:
SolusOS - View topic - Flash crashes constantly in all browsers... : http://forums.solusos.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=608

SolusOS - View topic - [Fixed]Flashplayer weird colours : http://forums.solusos.com/viewtopic....89&hilit=Flash

Last edited by craigevil; 06-13-2012 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Finally I solved the problem installing flashplayer 10.2, with gnash i could play youtube videos but i couldn't in other webs, with flashplayer10.2 everything works well.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #8
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I think that the first think one should do when troubleshooting flash is to ensure that he/she is not using some opensource alternative like gnash or swfdec, because, as it seems, the only thing they are capable of is to play youtube videos.
 
  


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