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Old 02-02-2016, 10:06 PM   #31
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Probably, yes.
 
Old 02-02-2016, 10:10 PM   #32
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Probably, yes.
Thank you very much.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 02:12 AM   #33
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edit:
i missed a whole page of this thread.
some things have been cleared up, but not this:

how did you install iceweasel in the first place? (*)

because, even for wheezy, your iceweasel is outdated.

(*) hint:
if you downloaded a package from the web and installed that, you did it wrong.
it should have been something like "apt-get install iceweasel" (also possible you used a gui tool).

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Old 02-03-2016, 11:01 AM   #34
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Yes, but if you have Flash already installed, then I think Youtube videos will still play using Flash.
To be certain I'm using html5, I use a distro which doesn't have Flash installed.
I then go to the Youtube html5 activation page and activate the html5 player.

The reason for not using Flash is because it has many security issues. So you could use one OS using html5, and another OS with no personal data which has Flash.
nope -- because you are using a different web browser not ff mine is auto -- my flash was set to ask before I even hacked it and finally installed pepperflash and did my hack on that. and I was watching youtube w/o problems. it'd have told me or asked me if I wanted to load flash in the window of youtube. it didn't it just worked, ff pulls off any of them that where checked for on that page you gave me to look at. they are all checked meaning I have full capabilites on every one of them already without having to set anything up, it did not even have that active me button ~ because it is already good to go in FF.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 03:49 PM   #35
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actually once you purged the flashplugin you don't have to tell youtube anything, it will default to html5.
 
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that's what I was saying but backwards and more words
 
Old 02-03-2016, 05:29 PM   #37
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edit:
i missed a whole page of this thread.
some things have been cleared up, but not this:

how did you install iceweasel in the first place? (*)

because, even for wheezy, your iceweasel is outdated.

(*) hint:
if you downloaded a package from the web and installed that, you did it wrong.
it should have been something like "apt-get install iceweasel" (also possible you used a gui tool).
I installed Wheezy from the repos rather than from disk. At the time, it was an unusual method since installing from disk is common.
When I booted the new Wheezy OS, it came with Iceweasel pre-installed. I didn't install Iceweasel.

Using 'apt-get install iceweasel' won't work. It's much more complicated. But if you stick with it it should work. You can see how I did it using debootstrap on this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ap-4175465295/

Edit: I made a typo when I gave my Iceweasel version earlier in the thread. The correct version is 31.3.0.

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Old 02-03-2016, 06:18 PM   #38
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nope -- because you are using a different web browser not ff mine is auto -- my flash was set to ask before I even hacked it and finally installed pepperflash and did my hack on that.
I use Iceweasel because it's maintained by debian. I only watch using html5 because it's open-source and safe (afaik).
FF is non-free and pepperflash is maintained by google. So from a security point of view, I wouldn't use that setup.

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they are all checked meaning I have full capabilites on every one of them already without having to set anything up, it did not even have that active me button ~ because it is already good to go in FF.
If the 'Request html5 player' button is not lighting up, then I'd assume you're not able to watch in html5. You're probably watching in pepperflash.
If you have No-script add-on, then you may need to 'allow google.com' or something, and then the button can be activated.

Even so, I don't think watching in html5 is necessary for you since you have google's pepperflash.
 
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actually once you purged the flashplugin you don't have to tell youtube anything, it will default to html5.
In my experience, Youtube won't play videos if you don't have flash. So I always have to go to the 'Request html5 player' page, activate the button and then videos play in html5.
Of course, it would be good if Youtube defaults to html5 if you don't have flash. But it doesn't do that. Instead, it tells you to install flash, it makes you find the html5 page by yourself and then it plays on html5.
Of course, by this time a lot of people will have installed flash.
 
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I use Iceweasel because it's maintained by debian. I only watch using html5 because it's open-source and safe (afaik).
FF is non-free and pepperflash is maintained by google. So from a security point of view, I wouldn't use that setup.


If the 'Request html5 player' button is not lighting up, then I'd assume you're not able to watch in html5. You're probably watching in pepperflash.
If you have No-script add-on, then you may need to 'allow google.com' or something, and then the button can be activated.

Even so, I don't think watching in html5 is necessary for you since you have google's pepperflash.
nope --- it is defaults to html5 I think that they have finally developed a means to be able to check what ver webbrowser you are using and what ver html it can support.

don't quote me on that though
 
Old 02-04-2016, 12:22 PM   #41
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ok, i fired up wheezy in a vm, iceweasel is on version 31.4.0, and i get this when i navigate to youtube.com.
running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, it upgrades iceweasel to 38.x, and i'm able to visit youtube and watch html5 video.

are you sure your system is up-to date?

please post output from:
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
and also run these commands:
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
and post their output if it warns or errors.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 12:36 PM   #42
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ok, i fired up wheezy in a vm, iceweasel is on version 31.4.0, and i get this when i navigate to youtube.com.
running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, it upgrades iceweasel to 38.x, and i'm able to visit youtube and watch html5 video.

are you sure your system is up-to date?

please post output from:
Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
and also run these commands:
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
and post their output if it warns or errors.
VBOx Jessy - Ice Weasel 38.5 & YouTube

http://i.imgur.com/DLsjSlW.png?2

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Old 02-04-2016, 01:50 PM   #43
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I'd point out that it's already been solved that his install started out as wheezy, was switched to Jessie, but was never dist-upgrade'd so has a mish-mash of versions of software and dependencies. OP has opened a new thread to get help with trying to get his OS fully upgraded to Jessie without a reinstall or a crash, so there is no reason to continue to post in this thread.
 
Old 02-05-2016, 02:16 AM   #44
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TimothyMiller, ok, thanks for pointing that out.
BW-userx: i wasn't asking you.
 
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TimothyMiller, ok, thanks for pointing that out.
BW-userx: i wasn't asking you.
what? - Huh?


let me go back and read up on this..


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