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Old 07-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Videos not playing in debian iceweasel


i have been trying to install plugins to play videos in iceweasel.but till no success
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/108817...the_wolverine/

The above video is not playing.Can anyone help me to solve this problem?
 
Old 07-23-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Quick fix for this problem: Remove Totem.
That is what I always do with a new system - for some strange reason Totem is often default video player but it's never capable of playing anything. So remove it, and some decent video player will run instead. If you don't have any other player then install one, mplayer variants for instance are always good IMHO.
 
Old 07-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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Do you have the Flashplayer plugin installed? Click on the Iceweasel Tools menu and then select Add-ons. Click on the Plugins item on the left and make sure you see Shockwave Flash listed. If it's not there then you haven't installed the Flashplayer plugin and can't watch that video.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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It plays here. I'm using Adobe Flash (libflashplayer.so).

Edit: When you download the tarball at the link and decompress it, copy as root that file to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to utilize it.

Last edited by frankbell; 07-23-2013 at 08:26 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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Work here with iceweasle and the flashplayer plugin.

Rather than doing it manually like frankbell has suggested, I'd add 'non-free' and 'contrib' to the /etc/apt/sources.list and follow the debian instructions-

http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer#Installation
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
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With cascade9 on this.
Use Your disto's package manger, this way you will be kept upto date with security fixes..

Just want to add my tip for living with flash

Flash is a little nasty, you can end up with things like stupid banners making noise and/or consuming CPU

I avoid this by using NoScript Firefox addon

In NoScript options --> Embeddings
I tick Forbid Adobe (r) Flash (r) , and also Apply these restrictions to whitelisted sites too.

This way I can click to allow things like video, and just avoid all the other nonsense.

NoScript can take a while to configure, and is beyond the scope of this post
Have a look and if you are having difficulty search for NoScript here on LQ
If need be start a thread. I know others use NoScript and will be more than happy to help.

There are alternatives AddOns, which just target Flash, but I've not used them myself.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 01:27 AM   #7
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Quote:
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With cascade9 on this.
Use Your disto's package manger, this way you will be kept upto date with security fixes..
I agree with using your distro's oackage manager but in the case of flash I dont't think it will keep it up to date. Instead you have to periodically run the updater for flashplugin-nonfree as I fond out the ither day when I realised I was a couple of minor versions of Flash behind.
Edit: This seems to explain it. http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linu...debian_squeeze

Last edited by 273; 07-24-2013 at 01:31 AM.
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #8
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interesting, I assumed update notification would be automagic.

Wondering if it is worth setting up a cronjob for this
 
Old 07-24-2013, 08:19 AM   #9
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i have shockwave flash installed ..still its not working?
 
Old 07-24-2013, 08:50 AM   #10
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in a new tab , enter

about:plugins

to the location bar and post result

Edit:
if you see gnash, then

Code:
sudo update-alternatives --config flash-mozilla.so
and select /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
then restart iceweasel

Err, Third edit
update-alternatives above assumes you install the non-free Flash via package manager

Last edited by Firerat; 07-24-2013 at 09:00 AM. Reason: 1st turn smilie off, 2nd add alternatives, 3rd confirm install method
 
Old 07-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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i get this when i enter aboutlugins

Quote:
Gnome Shell Integration

File: libgnome-shell-browser-plugin.so
Version:
This plugin provides integration with Gnome Shell for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-gnome-shell-integration Gnome Shell Integration Dummy Content-Type
iTunes Application Detector

File: librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so
Version:
This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/itunes-plugin
Shockwave Flash

File: libgnashplugin.so
Version:
Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999.
Gnash 0.8.11dev, the GNU SWF Player. Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about Gnash, see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash.
Compatible Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999.

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
Also when i enter the command i got the following output
Quote:
root@debian:/home/jovin# update-alternatives --config flash-mozilla.so
There is only one alternative in link group flash-mozilla.so (providing /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flash-mozilla.so): /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
Nothing to configure.

Last edited by jovin555; 07-24-2013 at 10:47 AM.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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You seem to have a very old version of flashplayer. (10.1). The latest version that will ever be made for Linux is 11.2. You should download the 11.2 version either via your package manager or from the Adobe site and install it on your system. This is quite simple. The driver is a single file called libflashplayer.so All you have to do is to copy that file into your ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder. That's all there is to it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #13
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I have version 10 of Flash, because version 11 doesn't work with 32-bit AMD processors. The video plays in Firefox (3.6) but not in Opera (12), which suggests a browser problem rather than a plug-in one. I notice that the coding is full of errors, so that may just upset some browsers more than others: it does happen.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #14
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I find that when gnash plugin is enabled it takes priority over Flash and, therefore, virtually no Flash content works. I get around this by either removing gnash or disabling it in the plugins section of Firefox.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 11:59 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jovin555 View Post
i get this when i enter aboutlugins
Quote:
Originally Posted by jovin555 View Post
MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/itunes-plugin
Shockwave Flash

File: libgnashplugin.so
Version:
Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999.
Gnash 0.8.11dev, the GNU SWF Player. Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about Gnash, see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash.
Compatible Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999.

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
You have gnash, and not Adobe Flash



Quote:
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Also when i enter the command i got the following output
Quote:
root@debian:/home/jovin# update-alternatives --config flash-mozilla.so
There is only one alternative in link group flash-mozilla.so (providing /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flash-mozilla.so): /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
Nothing to configure.
How did you install Flash player
Sorry, flash plugin?

try this
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

you might need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list

Code:
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free 
deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy  main contrib non-free
Don't worry about "contrib" ( but you will get further software choices with it )
just ensure you have non-free

once edited
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
and restart iceweasle

Last edited by Firerat; 07-24-2013 at 12:02 PM. Reason: Correctly ask about flash plugin, not flash player
 
  


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