I am a member of several Intenet Marketing Programs. My problem is two-fold. What is the best way to choose the most appropriate or best codec from a list of more than one? The best example of this is the list for video plugins that list three different ones.
Secondly, on some membership sites home page there is a button saying things like 1) "You need to upgrade your Flash Player to at least version 8 to view this video content. Click here to download the latest version of Flash Player." This is the message on my Profit Lance site. Well, it's clear to me what to do to install the video codec, BUT what isn't clear is where my version of Ubuntu puts this plugin by default. The biggest problem I repeatedly have is having not being able to actually run the plugin so I can view the video? This totally snows me as a newbie to Linux! How can an "installed" program of any kind not run automatically after it is installed without any additional steps needed?
One other example is this. The main or home page of the site says: "Additonal plugins (plural - now I'm really in trouble
)) are required to display all the media on this page." Below this line of text at the top, there is a separate window that says: "click here to download plugin," with some kind of icon I don't even know how to describe. However, this icon is always there
when I see the message about a plugin or plugins being needed to view some video.
If I click on the words to download the required plugin(s), a new window opens that says "Plugin Finder Service" in its title bar. Then, for example, I see three choices listed: 1) Adobe Flash Player (installer), 2) Swfedc player for Adobe/Macromedia Flash, and 3) Gnash SWF Player. I have no
idea which one of these to choose is my problem.
That's about it for now. I honestly didn't see how to avoid making this such a lengthly post without being able to "paste" or transfer any screenshots in any way to a new thread. A question I'll post in another new thread.