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Old 01-04-2009, 05:12 AM   #1
Peter Sefton
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No streaming video Ubuntu 8.10


I have Ubuntu 8.10 (which I recently reinstalled on a separate partition,long story!) now I can't play any streaming video in Firefox; I have VLC, Totem and Xine installed and have also added Flashplayer 10 and Adobe AIR. Firefox has allocated VLC as the player for most formats but when I try to play a video it starts then freezes. I have the UFW firewall, could this affect it? Very frustrating, any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:15 AM   #2
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I have not used the VLC plugin. If it is giving you problems I would remove that via synaptic and install mplayer and the mplayer plugin. The totem-mozilla plugin should be able to handle most streaming media. Along with the mplayer plugin and flash you should be able to play just about anything.

Also go to medibuntu.org and make sure you have the w32 codecs:
http://medibuntu.org/
Click on the repository how to to learn how to add medibuntu to your Ubuntu sources.

And welcome to the LQ forums!
 
Old 01-05-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your help, that sounds like a good solution. When I get home I'll try mplayer after I've downloaded the codecs
 
Old 01-05-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Cool Hey dude try this too if nothing works

Try to install all sections of GStreamer, just type in add/remove sections
Will give list of gstreamer, install everything , in future u wont get stucked..
 
Old 01-05-2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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One more thing:
If there is a certain type of media that you can't play, just download it to your home directory. Right-click on it and choose to play it in Totem movie player. If you can't play it you will get a pop up window telling you to install the codec that is needed to play the media file. Just install the codec that it tells you it needs. You will always be able to play that media type from then on.

Last edited by tommcd; 01-05-2009 at 09:04 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 02:21 PM   #6
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After a bit of investigation, I've discovered that Flash player isn't working. I've downloaded and installed Flash 10 but in Firefox apps Flash 9 is showing, I have no idea what's going on, help please
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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After a bit of investigation, I've discovered that Flash player isn't working. I've downloaded and installed Flash 10 but in Firefox apps Flash 9 is showing, I have no idea what's going on, help please
Where did you download flash from? Did you download it from adobe.com? Did you previously install flash from synaptic or apt-get?

Try this. Open a terminal and run:
Code:
aptitude show flashplugin-nonfree
This will return an output similar to this:
Code:
tom@ubuntu:~$ aptitude show flashplugin-nonfree
Package: flashplugin-nonfree
State: not installed
Version: 10.0.15.3ubuntu1~intrepid1
Priority: optional
Section: multiverse/web
Post the output here (just the top part, like I did). It will return either "installed" or "not installed"; and it will return the version it finds in the repos. If it says not installed, then you must have installed flash from adobe.com. (Mine says uninstalled because that is what I did).

Lets see what flash you have and we can go from there.

Last edited by tommcd; 01-09-2009 at 01:39 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 01:05 AM   #8
Peter Sefton
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Thanks for your help Tom, here's the output:

peter@peter-laptop:~$ aptitude show flashplugin-nonfree
Package: flashplugin-nonfree
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 10.0.15.3ubuntu1~intrepid1
Priority: optional
Section: multiverse/web
 
Old 01-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #9
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I've done a reinstall of Intrepid, everything works fine so far. Thank you so much for your help
 
Old 01-11-2009, 08:11 AM   #10
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I've done a reinstall of Intrepid, everything works fine so far. Thank you so much for your help
Well, thats one way to fix things..

Hope all keeps going smooth for you...

Install xchat, or xchat-gnome from the repositories, and use it to get on the "Freenode" network. Once signed on to the freenode network, "/join #ubuntu" There's about 1300 people in there regularly, and quite a few experienced users, to help out w/ newb problems..

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