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Old 04-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Firefox 3 beta 5 - flash ?


ive been having a bit of trouble with either flash or whatever is used to play Veoh videos, the video in Veoh is just not showing up, most likely flash though, from the Tools > Add-ons > plugins it shows that i have Shockwave plugin for Flash. i am on Ubuntu 8.04 and i am asking for help. please and thank you

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Old 04-29-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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I had the same problem when trying to view flash videos from YouTube & Veoh with Opera, even though I had the Shockwave plugin installed. To get it to work I installed the Flash Player plugin.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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I had the same problem when trying to view flash videos from YouTube & Veoh with Opera, even though I had the Shockwave plugin installed. To get it to work I installed the Flash Player plugin.
Are you sure this is what happened?

AFAIK there is no Shockwave plugin for GNU/Linux.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 12:42 AM   #4
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Shockwave Flash 9.0 r48 provides libflashplayer.so. Doing urpmq shows flash-player-plugin & flash-plugin as being installed. So yep I'm pretty certain that's what happened.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 06:43 AM   #5
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Shockwave Flash 9.0 r48 provides libflashplayer.so. Doing urpmq shows flash-player-plugin & flash-plugin as being installed. So yep I'm pretty certain that's what happened.
If there is no Shockwave for GNU/Linux, how could you have installed one? What you have referenced is Flash, not Shockwave.

@jogurnog: Are you behind a proxy or a restrictive firewall? If so, check your logs to see if you are having outgoing traffic being filtered when you try to watch a video.

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:11 AM   #6
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If there is no Shockwave plugin for GNU/Linux, how could you have installed one?
I'm not sure what you're driving at?

For the distro I use there is a FlashPlayer-9.0.rpm file. Once installed my browsers identify it as being Shockwave Flash, urpmq reports back what I posted previously.

Unless you are saying there shouldn't be one? That maybe so. To continue saying there isn't one available for GNU/Linux (even though I've provided info about what I have installed and, what is being reported as being installed) is kinda strange.

Why do you insist there isn't one? Please clarify.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:19 AM   #7
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Shockwave and Flash are two different things. A Flash plugin exists for Linux. Shockwave doesn't.

I see though that the flash mime-type is labeled "shockwave-flash", so I can understand the confusion.

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:31 AM   #8
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Shockwave and Flash are two different things. A Flash plugin exists for Linux. Shockwave doesn't.

I see though that the flash mime-type is labeled "shockwave-flash", so I can understand the confusion.
Thank you for clearing that up

@win32sux: According to the link you provided, the call is for an "official" Shockwave player. Does that mean there is an unofficial one?

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Old 04-30-2008, 09:58 AM   #9
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To continue saying there isn't one available for GNU/Linux (even though I've provided info about what I have installed and, what is being reported as being installed) is kinda strange.
Heh. Not as strange as claiming to have installed a non-existent plugin!

Anyhow, thanks to David the H. for clarifying my line of questioning.

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According to the link you provided, the call is for an "official" Shockwave player. Does that mean there is an unofficial one?
I seriously doubt it. I mean, I know of Gnash, but that applies only to Flash, not Shockwave. AFAIK people that need to run Shockwave stuff on GNU/Linux must resort to using something like CrossOver Office. Maybe Wine would work too, I don't know.
 
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Heh. Not as strange as claiming to have installed a non-existent plugin!
LOL, touché
 
Old 04-30-2008, 05:36 PM   #11
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im trying to install Adobe's Flash player with this tutorial and im getting "WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.", any ideas ?
 
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/usr/lib/mozilla. Does this path exist?

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Old 04-30-2008, 06:40 PM   #13
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im trying to install Adobe's Flash player with this tutorial and im getting "WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.", any ideas ?
You don't really need a tutorial or the installer in order to install the Flash Player. Just download the tarball, unpack it (right click on it and select Extract Here), cd into the extracted directory, and then just copy the libflashplayer.so file to your Firefox plugins directory with a command like:
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sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
It's recommended that you stop/exit Firefox before doing any of this, of course.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:33 PM   #14
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i think i'll try win32sux's way, thanks for the help
 
  


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