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Old 06-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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youtube sound

As the name suggests, I cannot get sound from youtube. I am running ubuntu 8.04 and have installed the updates to get video from youtube, but now I need audio. How do I get it?

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Old 06-21-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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I had the same problem but don't remember how I fixed it exactly. Try searching the Ubuntu forums and also look here:
Old 06-21-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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You need the current shockwave flash plugin. There is a problem with flash on Linux, and sound, that can be solved by compiling and installing the flashsupport.c library.

Compile and install as follows:
 cc -shared -O2 -Wall -Werror -licuuc -lssl flashsupport.c -o
 sudo cp /usr/lib
I cannot provide the code because it makes this post larger than the site permits. But if you google for it, you will find libflashsupport at the Adobe site.
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you can install 'libflashsupport' also from synaptic package manager.


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