Originally Posted by sumeet inani
I am using ubuntu 8.04 with GNOME. I copied a video from cache folder of firefox.It is actually video from youtube.
I was wondering can I stream it to firefox to watch it once again instead of running it in media player ?
If I try to drag that file into firefox it brings up window
You have chosen to open
which is a:flash video
What should firefox do with this file
open with movie player(default)
Looks like you need to install Adobe Flash:
1. Add Canonical's Archive. Go to the menu System>Administration>Software Sources. Click the "Third Party Software" tab, and click +Add. Copy and paste the following:
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
Then click +Add Source.
Do the same for this one:
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
Then close Software Sources.
2. Install Adobe Flash. Open a terminal console (from the menu Applications>Accessories>Terminal). Copy, paste and run this:
sudo aptitude remove flashplugin-nonfree
(just a pre-caution to remove a conflicting flash version - if nothing is removed, that's OK) Then copy, paste and run this:
sudo aptitude install adobe-flashplugin
If a blue screen pops up in your terminal asking you to acknowledge installing flash, tab to <OK> and acknowledge.
3. Close and re-open Firefox and you should be good to go. Post back if you have any difficulty.
Hope this helps.