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Old 02-01-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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some problems with flash player/ youtube


Okay so I used firefox to get to youtube, and i was told to update the flash player. i did so, but now it's all messed up! The playback of videos is too fast and there is no sound. any ideas what went wrong?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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What version of flash player do you have? Do you have the non-free version?

If you don't know or do not have the non-free version install it. It works way better than the default version that is installed by ubuntu and Debian.

To install it open a terminal and type this command
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sudo apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree
If you do not have it installed it will install it, if you do have it installed it will say it is installed and the newest version

After you install flashplayer-nonfree, restart firefox.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:08 PM   #3
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it's coming back with a message that it couldn't find it... i did a similar command to get a flash player before.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:27 PM   #4
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can you post the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file?
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list
also reload your sources.list and try the install again.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree
typically if it complains it can not find flashplayer-nonfree it means either you need to run sudo apt-get update, The packages is no longer supported by Ubuntu (not likely in this case), or you do not have the correct repositories listed in /etc/apt/sources.list to install that package.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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okay... i was able to get adobe reader on the system, and the videos come up, but there is no sound and the playback is many times faster than the normal rate... those are the big problems. Could that mean I didn't download the right plugin? I still can't get that install flashplayer-nonfree command to work. I used ubuntu software center.
 
  


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