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Old 10-31-2010, 09:10 AM   #1
redrosa17
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You tube


I just want to be able to play videos on You tube, not down load them. I have it on my home page and can play the days video put when I search for one I can get it up but can't play it!. I think I have to install something put what!!!. I am not a computer buff so an idiot's guide would be much appreciated.Many thanks,Margaret MacDermott.
 
Old 10-31-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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You probably haven't got the Flash plugin installed. This page might help:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/flash
 
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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Do you have Flash...

If you are using Firefox, there is a Flash plug-in that you should be able to download from your distribution repository or from Mozilla itself if you google for it. Try the first first.
 
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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The flash player is indeed in the Ubuntu repository. If you already have it and it is not working then I would speculate that you are using 64 bit Linux. The last time I ran 64 bit Linux, earlier this year, I could not get Flash to work. I'm back to using 32 bit Linux specifically for this reason.

I watch YouTube and other multimedia web sites all the time. The only thing I cannot get to work is NetFlix streaming movies. It requires Microsoft Silverlight. (blaggards!)

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:44 AM   #5
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The flash player is indeed in the Ubuntu repository. If you already have it and it is not working then I would speculate that you are using 64 bit Linux. The last time I ran 64 bit Linux, earlier this year, I could not get Flash to work. I'm back to using 32 bit Linux specifically for this reason.

I watch YouTube and other multimedia web sites all the time. The only thing I cannot get to work is NetFlix streaming movies. It requires Microsoft Silverlight. (blaggards!)
Minitube works a treat for 64 bit. Download it from software dentre
 
Old 11-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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Still trying with You Tube.

I have managed to install the Adobe flash player by going into the "Administration" section on the computer and following the instructions. I can now play the videos(hurrah) but I can't get it on full screen.Please guys- help, I am an old lady.Margaret Mac.
 
  


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