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Old 07-27-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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flash player not working


i have installed adobe flash player 10 in my ubuntu 8.04..but when i play youtube videos and other content requiring flash player it shows a message in youtube "Upgrade to Flash Player 10 for improved playback performance."while in other sites it just shows a blank black screen with no message...i have also tried ubuntu-provided version of adobe flash player..but it also not work.. pls help..
 
Old 07-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Hi Nitesh

Is your computer a 64 bit machine?
if it is the regulare 32 bit flash player will not work even if it says it is
installed.

You must download and manually install the 64 bit version.

The screens you describe sound like you have a 64 bit machine.

Vanessa
 
Old 07-27-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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What browser are you using?
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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I've found the opposite to be true. I use 64-bit firefox. I have good results using the npwrapper plugin, which wraps the 32bit flash player library.


http://landofthefreeish.com/linux/ho...-64-bit-linux/

http://tumble.jalada.co.uk/2008/10/i...-ubuntu-linux/

Last edited by jschiwal; 07-27-2009 at 11:59 PM.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 07:19 AM   #5
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i am having 64-bit processor but i have installed 32-bit ubuntu over it.i am using mozilla firefor browser...thanks for ur replies..
 
Old 07-28-2009, 08:45 AM   #6
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If you type this:
Code:
about:plugins
in your browser navigation bar, do you see the flash player listed?
cheers,
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:54 AM   #7
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adobe flash player is not listed in the installed pugins list by
about : plugins
however shockwave flash is there...thanks
 
Old 07-29-2009, 07:34 AM   #8
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adobe flash player is not listed in the installed pugins list by
about : plugins
however shockwave flash is there...thanks
Yes, that's normal. What version are you using? that is, what version is indicated by FFx and is it the ONLY version that it lists?
jdk

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:53 AM   #9
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i am using mozilla firefox version 3.0.12..what u mean by FFx..
 
Old 07-30-2009, 04:06 AM   #10
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i am using mozilla firefox version 3.0.12..what u mean by FFx..
FFx=firefox
What version of the Flashplayer plugin are you using? You find this out by typing
Code:
about:plugins
of the navigation bar. Is there more than one flash plugin listed?
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:16 AM   #11
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when i am using about : plugins the flash player listed are:

Shockwave Flash

File name: libgnashplugin.so
Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99. Gnash 0.8.2, the GNU Flash Player. Copyright 2006, 2007, 2008 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 8.0 r99.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes

and

Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes


shockwave flash is listed twice at begining and at last of the list as i specified above..thanks..
 
Old 07-31-2009, 04:03 AM   #12
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Quote:
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when i am using about : plugins the flash player listed are:

Shockwave Flash

File name: libgnashplugin.so
Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99. Gnash 0.8.2, the GNU Flash Player. Copyright 2006, 2007, 2008 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 8.0 r99.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes

and

Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes


shockwave flash is listed twice at begining and at last of the list as i specified above..thanks..
That's your problem!! You have loaded two conflicting plugins. That's why it doesn't work. I would suggest you remove/disable the gnash plugin and restart FFx and your flash will be working.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-31-2009, 09:31 AM   #13
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thanks a lot...my flash videos are working now...can u please tell me what was the problem..
hope u will also help me in future too...
please see my one more question at
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...roblem-743165/
thanks once again...
 
Old 07-31-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
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can u please tell me what was the problem..
I don't understand. I did tell you what the problem was. You loaded two conflicting plugins to deal with the flash player. Both the gnash plugin and the flash plugin were trying to do the same thing.
Quote:
hope u will also help me in future too...
LQ is filled with extremely talented people. Anyone of them would be quite happy to help you. If I happen to read your posting I will be happy to help you if I can (I am not so talented as most ).
I'm glad your flashplayer is working now.

I have never used vmware so I can't help you there. sorry.
jdk

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Old 07-31-2009, 12:43 PM   #15
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ok..i got your point..thanks a lot...
i don't know about the other members..surely they all are talented..u also too talented..i am facing this problem from very long and u have solved this...
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I have never used vmware so I can't help you there. sorry.
its ok...i will surely be helped by other members..thanks for your support..
 
  


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