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Old 10-27-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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MP3,YouTube,Macromedia Flash player problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What the hell went wrong ?? I can't even play Mp3, cannot play youtube. Everytime i visit a website,firefox pop-up "missing plug-in" and i install it(macromedia flash player)EVERYTIME!! .After the installation complete, it pop-up again "missing plug-in", then i download & install again and again..... why is this happening?

I try to play MP3 (Helix) then it say cannot display file and need to install RealPlayer10gold. I downloaded but the installation .exe is missing..I cann't find it.

What went wrong actually?? I can't listen to music with my Fedora 5 ,that's terrible!!
 
Old 10-27-2006, 08:17 AM   #2
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What's you flashplayer version?
Try this one. There is read me in archive. See Installation instructions
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._101806.tar.gz
 
Old 10-27-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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What went wrong? Did it work in the past and has it now stopped doing these things? Or did it never do them in the first place?

"I downloaded but the installation .exe is missing.." I hate to say this but Linux has no .exe files. Linux is not Windows.

If you have a quick download speed the easiest thing you can do is get "Fedora Frog". This is a script which will automatically download and install a lot of useful stuff. Have a look at http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Fedora_frog
 
Old 10-27-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
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Hi,

If you are having trouble with Firefox's plugins, I suggest you start at the Firefox plugin page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/plugins/ and make sure you pick the Linux version.

As someone said, Linux does not use .exe files. Try looking through your package manager for packages that contain the plugins you need, but note that you may have to configure your repositories list to include repos that contain proprietary stuff.

As for mp3s, I'm not sure about what Fedora includes in a default installation, but there are certainly piles of free music players out there - just make sure you get the Linux version and not exes. The easiest way to do this is once again through your package manager. Fire it up and search for what you need. Click install or download and it works just like magic.

You could also try looking to see if you already have these things installed. Once again, I'm rather uneducated about Fedora, but your desktop environment usually comes with both music player(s) and browser(s). If you're in KDE, run Konqueror and see if youtube or whatever works in it.

Hope this helps,

Felix
 
Old 10-27-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LinuxNewbie999
What the hell went wrong ?? I can't even play Mp3, cannot play youtube. Everytime i visit a website,firefox pop-up "missing plug-in" and i install it(macromedia flash player)EVERYTIME!! .After the installation complete, it pop-up again "missing plug-in", then i download & install again and again..... why is this happening?

I try to play MP3 (Helix) then it say cannot display file and need to install RealPlayer10gold. I downloaded but the installation .exe is missing..I cann't find it.

What went wrong actually?? I can't listen to music with my Fedora 5 ,that's terrible!!
http://www.fedorafaq.org

Reference 7, 13, and before you have a chance to ask about DVD playback, 17. Also, Xmms is way way better than Helix Imo.

IGF
 
Old 11-01-2006, 06:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ebasi
What's you flashplayer version?
Try this one. There is read me in archive. See Installation instructions
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._101806.tar.gz

I too would like my computer to view Flash websites.

I downloaded that, and had Xarchiver (I'm using the XFCE version of Ubuntu) extract it to ~/.mozilla

When I browse files in Thunar, I can't find this directory, although I saw it there yesterday. Yes, I'm having it show hidden files.

I can't read the readme, because I can't find it. I have no idea how to install these files that have disappeared into the computer.

How do I find the readme and install the files where they need to go? My college website uses Flash, and I can't view it with Flash 7, which is installed already. This is delaying my studies. I want to have Flash working ASAP.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 06:22 AM   #7
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Oh nooooo...

I found that i got 2 mozilla folder 1 is 'mozilla' another one 'mozilla-1.7.12.so i try mv these files to both folder,but sill does not work. firefox pop-up again " missing plugins" That's terrible~!!
I alredy downloaded linux firefox's plugin , installed and move the file flashplayer.so & flashplayer.xpt
why.....

Last edited by LinuxNewbie999; 11-02-2006 at 06:23 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 08:05 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by LinuxNewbie999
Oh nooooo...

I found that i got 2 mozilla folder 1 is 'mozilla' another one 'mozilla-1.7.12.so i try mv these files to both folder,but sill does not work. firefox pop-up again " missing plugins" That's terrible~!!
I alredy downloaded linux firefox's plugin , installed and move the file flashplayer.so & flashplayer.xpt
why.....
Why do you keep typing "Thats terrible"? If it was installed properly, it would work. Did you follow the link I posted to the Fedora FAQ? That gives very clear instructions for installing Flashplayer with Yum.

Try running the install script from Adobe.com if that doesn't work. That should get you playing Youtube.. As for the MP3s, again, read the Fedora FAQ link I posted above.
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...h&promoid=BIOW

Bazbo...

I'm also using Ubuntu. A couple days ago, I ran quite a few updates, and I just noticed when I went to a video website, http://www.break.com , that I'm now using Flashplayer 9. I'm not saying thats when it was updated, but thats the only time I've updated anything. I know I definitely didn't install it. Have you checked recently to see if it was possibly updated during a system update?

If you're somewhat familiar with source, you can download the update source from the link below. There's usually a readme file in .tar files that say how to do it....

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 11-02-2006 at 08:08 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 04:02 PM   #9
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Bazbo...

I'm also using Ubuntu. A couple days ago, I ran quite a few updates, and I just noticed when I went to a video website, http://www.break.com , that I'm now using Flashplayer 9. I'm not saying thats when it was updated, but thats the only time I've updated anything. I know I definitely didn't install it. Have you checked recently to see if it was possibly updated during a system update?

If you're somewhat familiar with source, you can download the update source from the link below. There's usually a readme file in .tar files that say how to do it....

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/

IGF
Hi,

Are you running Edgy? I'm sort of leery about Edgy when I see the Ubuntu forums flooded with posts from people having all manner of problems with it. "Stable" seems like a very optimistic descriptor. If you updated Dapper and ended up with Flash 9 installed and working, I will immediately try that.

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade

Right?

My question was about the link you just supplied...I downloaded and extracted it, but I don't know where any of it is, including the readme. I look in the directory I extracted it to, and there's no such directory. I can't even find the instructions to read them.

That's cool that you actually have Flash 9 running...I was beginning to think there was no hope. Would you tell me if you can view this site:

http://success.shoreline.edu/sccstudio/flash/

That's my school program. I'm learning digital audio production. No Linux there...all Mac

Paul in Seattle
 
Old 11-02-2006, 08:45 PM   #10
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Hi,

Are you running Edgy? I'm sort of leery about Edgy when I see the Ubuntu forums flooded with posts from people having all manner of problems with it. "Stable" seems like a very optimistic descriptor. If you updated Dapper and ended up with Flash 9 installed and working, I will immediately try that.

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade

Right?

My question was about the link you just supplied...I downloaded and extracted it, but I don't know where any of it is, including the readme. I look in the directory I extracted it to, and there's no such directory. I can't even find the instructions to read them.

That's cool that you actually have Flash 9 running...I was beginning to think there was no hope. Would you tell me if you can view this site:

http://success.shoreline.edu/sccstudio/flash/

That's my school program. I'm learning digital audio production. No Linux there...all Mac

Paul in Seattle
I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper, probably the same as you.

This may or may not work for you, but I always extract tar files to my home folder, makes them easy to find. So you could make a folder, say, /home/indygunfreak/flashupgrade, then extract the tar file there. When you open the file, choose extract, from the drop down menu showing the folders choose "Other", and then choose your /home/indygunfreak/flashupgrade folder. Extract it, and go to the /home/indygunfreak/flashupgrade folder, and there's only 2 files there, 1 is readme.txt. and it has instructions to install it.

Yeah, I view the site just fine. Updating, I've never ran a command to update, I just wait for the little icon in the upper right telling me there's upgrades available for me, and install them. Thats the only way I can imagine flash upgrading.

The only other solution I can offer, is Flash might have upgraded via Automatix. However, since I didn't use Automatix to install it, I find that pretty unlikely.

Good luck

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 11-02-2006 at 08:47 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:38 AM   #11
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Well, I have read the readme, copied libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins like it said. I also tried ~/.mozilla/firefox/plugins, and it doesn't work either way.


Can you look to see where libflashplayer.so is in your system?

I can totally understand linuxnewbie999 getting really frustrated. I have spent the last 3 years trying fruitlessly to get Linux to do normal mutimedia stuff--this is just the latest round, with a new computer. I thought it would be better with modern hardware. Nope.

The sad thing is, several weeks ago when a Mac user told me, "Linux is a nightmare", I didn't have a rebuttal. He is actually using his computer, while I spend several hours a week just trying to get my Linux systems to work--without much success, for months and years on end. "Nightmare" doesn't sound like much of an exaggeration. What both encourages and infuriorates me is reading how other Linux users seem to have so much better results than I've been able to achieve.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 02:00 AM   #12
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a suggestion while learning the ins and outs of linux,
and flash is probably a bad one to start from,
try www.opera.com in the meantime
I really like firefox do not get me wrong
(do not like flash
 
Old 11-03-2006, 03:55 AM   #13
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a suggestion while learning the ins and outs of linux,
and flash is probably a bad one to start from,
try www.opera.com in the meantime
I really like firefox do not get me wrong
(do not like flash
Opera still requires the flash plugin to my knowledge. Opera isn't that bad, like you, I still prefer Firefox, but I'd take Opera over Konq any day of the week. I'd rather get chineese water torture than use MSIE over the previous 3.

Bazbo,

Just hang in there, I've tried and failed with so many Linux installs, it would have made a normal man give up. I've probably tried almost every version of Linux out there, before finally getting Ubuntu to work quite well on my system. I'm finally totally windowless.

as for the libflasplayer.so. I have it in two different places. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm using the Gnome Interface as opposed to X (but I don't think that matters)

/opt/flash32

/usr/lib/firefox/plugins

I could be mistaken, but I think the path you quoted is for the Mozilla Seamonkey browser.

Again, hang in there...

IGF

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Old 11-03-2006, 04:03 AM   #14
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I thought it was integrated.
I might be wrong (I do not do flash
had been looking into that for 64 bits platform
(so theoritical knowledge, as I say I do not do flash)

http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/e...3/20010326.dml

<<Opera Distributes Macromedia Flash Player
Bundled with its next generation Internet browser
Oslo, Norway - Mar. 26, 2001
Opera Software today announced it has licensed Macromedia Flash Player technology in the Windows, Linux and Macintosh versions of Opera's popular Web browser>>
 
Old 11-03-2006, 04:21 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmanuel_uk
I thought it was integrated.
I might be wrong (I do not do flash
had been looking into that for 64 bits platform
(so theoritical knowledge, as I say I do not do flash)

http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/e...3/20010326.dml

<<Opera Distributes Macromedia Flash Player
Bundled with its next generation Internet browser
Oslo, Norway - Mar. 26, 2001
Opera Software today announced it has licensed Macromedia Flash Player technology in the Windows, Linux and Macintosh versions of Opera's popular Web browser>>
Well if thats the case, thats the way to go. I never knew that Opera was preconfigured with Flash. Certainly would make Bazbo's life easier. What version of Opera are you using, and is it using flash 9? That seems to be Bazbo's big problem right now, is he's not using Flash 9. I know you don't do flash, but torture yourself momentarily and view Bazbo's link posted above.. At least then he won't waste his time installing Opera.

Here's a copy of my "About Opera"...

Quote:

Version information
Version 9.00
Build 344
Platform Linux
System i686, 2.6.15-27-386
Qt library 3.3.6
Java Java Runtime Environment installed

Browser identification
Opera/9.00 (X11; Linux i686; U; en)

Paths
Preferences /home/ken/.opera/opera6.ini
Saved session /home/ken/.opera/opera.win
Bookmarks /home/ken/.opera/opera6.adr
Opera directory /home/ken/.opera/
Cache /home/ken/.opera/cache4/
Mail directory /home/ken/.opera/mail/
Plug-in path /usr/lib/opera/plugins
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins
User CSS directory /home/ken/.opera/styles/user/
It seems Opera is still looking in my Mozilla folder for my plugins, of which Flash is one... Go figure.

IGF

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