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Old 11-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Why can't I watch videos


What do I need to download to watch Youtube and other similar videos?
Ever since I installed the last OS update some months back I lost the ability to watch anything from an online source.

I use Linux Ubuntu (Not sure of the version number but it's the last one my Update Manager offered).
I have installed Adobe Flash Player for Linux but it was no help.
When I try to play a video all I see is a white screen where the video should be. No requests for additional pludins or audio or anything.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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The adobe flashplayer plugin, for most of them.
 
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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It would be helpful if you indicated:

Which distribution of Linux you are using?
What you see when you go to play a video, no response? a grey or black window where you expect to see the video? any message indicating a certain plugin is needed/not installed? Do you see any options if you left or right click on the window where you would expect the video?

I had a similar problem also after upgrading to a newer version of my distribution. It was specific to QuickTime which was required by the site. I got it to play but not in the standard manner which worked on earlier versions of the distribution. Answering the questions above might help someone provide useful information for you.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Snark1994,
"Spivak pronouns" what has this to do with the question?

Fred.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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"Spivak pronouns" what has this to do with the question?

It's in my sig - it's automatically appended to all my posts (you can tell this by the line which is drawn across underneath the post). As such, it had no relevance to the question.

Regards,
 
Old 11-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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What do I need to download to watch Youtube and other similar videos?
Ever since I installed the last OS update some months back I lost the ability to watch anything from an online source.

I use Linux Ubuntu (Not sure of the version number but it's the last one my Update Manager offered).
I have installed Adobe Flash Player for Linux but it was no help.
When I try to play a video all I see is a white screen where the video should be. No requests for additional pludins or audio or anything.
I use the "flash-aid" add-on on firefox to solve all of my flash plugin problems.
It has never failed me
 
Old 11-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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I occasionally have a problem with Flash videos when Gnash plugin is install automatically in Firefox and have to disable it through the Firefox menus to correct the problem.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 AM   #8
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
 
Old 01-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #9
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I give up! I have tried every tip I have gotten here and still can't get anything to play on You-Tube, facebook or Godvine. Linux Ububuntu SUCKS! First chance I get I'm going back to Windows.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grampabill51 View Post
I give up! I have tried every tip I have gotten here and still can't get anything to play on You-Tube, facebook or Godvine. Linux Ububuntu SUCKS! First chance I get I'm going back to Windows.
Ubuntu is one of the easiest Distributions out there, but yeah I understand that is not for everybody. However I was just curious on the specs of your computer, how much RAM do you have what video card is install in it and what processor do you have.
And what web browser and version are you using.
Another thing I was wondering is if you tried to install Flash Player and Flash plugin from the Ubuntu Software Center. You know to install software you use their app store kind of thing so you dont have to install things from the web.

I understand you are irritated about it. It oftem happens to me too, It doesnt matter what OS I am using they are not perfect.

Whish you best luck to you.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #11
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It might just be this problem:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...us-4175420481/
 
  


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