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blastradius 10-26-2006 04:40 AM

Canít get video from Youtube to play
 
How do I get video from youtube to play on Dapper. Error says that either Java or Flash isnít installed but I presume that they are as Iíve run the installer from adobe which seemed to install ok, and Iíve installed Java.

Any help would be appreciated.

Wells 10-26-2006 08:22 AM

I am assuming that you are using either firefox or mozilla to watch these videos. In that case, the first thing you need to do is click on Help | About Plug-Ins and make sure that the plugins for Flash are truly installed. If not, you need to place the flash plugin module into a place where mozilla or firefox can access them.

The file you are truly looking for in a manual installation is "libflashplayer.so", and you want this file to at least be located in ~/.mozilla/plugins. This is good for a single user, but if you want it to be accessible system-wide you need to place it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

IndyGunFreak 10-28-2006 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wells
I am assuming that you are using either firefox or mozilla to watch these videos. In that case, the first thing you need to do is click on Help | About Plug-Ins and make sure that the plugins for Flash are truly installed. If not, you need to place the flash plugin module into a place where mozilla or firefox can access them.

The file you are truly looking for in a manual installation is "libflashplayer.so", and you want this file to at least be located in ~/.mozilla/plugins. This is good for a single user, but if you want it to be accessible system-wide you need to place it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

If that doesn't work, just download it from the link below and follow the instructions. Works like a charm.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...h&promoid=BIOW

IGF

Micro420 10-29-2006 12:45 AM

If getting it direct from Adobe puts you to the source file (*.tar.gz), then just go to any other website that uses Flash,besides Youtube, and Mozilla Firefox will automatically download and install Flash 7.

IndyGunFreak 10-29-2006 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Micro420
If getting it direct from Adobe puts you to the source file (*.tar.gz), then just go to any other website that uses Flash,besides Youtube, and Mozilla Firefox will automatically download and install Flash 7.

I tried getting flash to install automatically on several occasions, and kept getting an error. I don't recall what it was exactly, as it was a while ago. That was why I ended up downloading the source file and following the instructions on Adobe's site. Maybe the original poster will have better luck.

Automatix also installs flash automatically...

IGF


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