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Old 10-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Youtube video problem, on Ubuntu Linux using Firefox.


Hello there. I'm a new (Ubuntu) Linux user. I was getting started with my new OS and I noticed that I can partially watch youtube videos. It's a kind of strange problem as I can watch only a few videos. I downloaded the latest adobe flash player and java plugins for Firefox but nothing. I'm pretty sure that this is not an ISP or connection or Internet problem because I can watch these videos via windows OS. Any help?
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

I've encountered the problem also some time ago. Just download it manually when Firefox presents you with that option (or from the site), extract the package so you get the .so file, and copy that to the mozilla/plugins directory. Don't quite remember where it is on Ubuntu, so do a search in a console. Open terminal and type:
Code:
find / -type d -name 'plugins'
Restart Firefox and set to go.

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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I downloaded Adobe's flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm . I extracted it in my desktop and copied the libflashplayer.so to usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. But nothing... I'm still watching only a few videos.

Thanx for the answer.

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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RPM for Unbuntu? You needed to download the source, tar.gz or so it's called and extract that one. Not sure if it makes any difference but I'd try that first.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:36 PM   #5
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Nothing more, nothing less. Same situation.
 
Old 10-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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I have the same problem.
Example:
this site works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8oDibIICNY&feature=fvw
This site does not: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcTb87iS5-0

The control bar below the video does not appear with the site which does not work.

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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Just checked both of them and both work for me on Slackware 13, using Firefox 3.5.4. Don't have an Ubuntu at hand to check right now. I did the same on my Slackware last week to get videos working under Firefox as stated in my previous post. Downloaded the source, extracted and copied to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Restarted Firefox and haven't had problem with any videos since.

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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I have downloaded install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz, extracted libflashplayer.so and copied it to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ replacing flashplugin-alternative.so but still does not work.
How do I test what version of flashplayer is actually running?
 
Old 10-28-2009, 03:27 PM   #9
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Hello,

In your address bar type
Code:
about:plugins
That will show you all the plugins used in Firefox.

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
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I appear to have two active shockwave/flash plugins????This is a text copy of the results of "aboutlugins", hope it prints out legibly
Code:
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

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

    File name: libswfdecmozilla.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r999

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Adobe Flash movie 	swf 	Yes
application/futuresplash 	FutureSplash movie 	spl 	Yes
Should I delete libswfdecmozilla.so??
 
Old 10-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #11
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I only have this one:
Code:
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Shockwave Flash 	swf 	Yes
application/futuresplash 	FutureSplash Player 	spl 	Yes
Not sure but maybe the two you have are conflicting and thus some content not showing? I'd try moving the other one out of the plugins directory, restart Firefox and try the movies you put in previous post. If it works, great, if it doesn't you can always copy the second one back to its original location.

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:44 PM   #12
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Hello.

I'm facing the same problem with CrashedAgain (I can only watch the first Youtube video).

Through Firefox I get these informations:
Code:
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libswfdecmozilla.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r999

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

    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

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

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:46 PM   #13
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@prochatz: Probably you were typing when I posted . Try what's posted in my last post, see if it works.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 10-28-2009, 05:20 PM   #14
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PROBLEM SOLVED!

I followed "EricTRA"'s instructions:

Step1: I opened Firefox and typed "about: plugins" to see what kind of plugins are already installed.

Step2: I found two plugins i) libflashplayer.so and ii) libswfdecmozilla.so

Step3: I searched through File System to find out where libswfdecmozilla.so file is.

Step4: I removed (rm) libswfdecmozilla.so from /usr/lib/swfdec-mozilla

Conclusion: Apparently there must have been a conflict between the two plugins. When I removed libswfdecmozilla.so from /usr/lib/swfdec-mozilla I could see both videos "CrashedAgain" posted.

Thanx a lot!

Last edited by prochatz; 10-28-2009 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 10-28-2009, 05:44 PM   #15
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Worked for me too.

Strangely, just disabling libswfdecmozilla.so didn't work, neither did just editing the link in /usr/share/ubufox/plugins/ to point to the new libflashplayer.so.
 
  


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