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Old 12-28-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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BBC and Flash Player

I would like to look at the video news stories on the BBC. It says you have the wrong version of Flash. I go to Adobe, get the newest, although it says for Ubuntu 8.04 or similar, download and install, but the problem remains. Do I have to wait until Ubuntu puts it on their server?
Old 12-28-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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Upgrading flash manually.

I have not tried this on Ubuntu, but this is the manual method of updating flash I use on my Vectorlinux box.
Manually updating flash.
As opposed to deleting your current flash as shown in the video, copy it to another file, just in case.

I used the below link to test if the current flash does play bbc flash video. The video in the link played without any difficulty on my system.
My flash version is 10,0,12,36 which is old, but it still played the below bbc item.
I upgraded my flash to 10,0,42,34 as described in the tut and played it again.

bbc news UK

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:18 AM   #3
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If you are in Nanjing, China, as your profile says, I do not think you can watch the BBC, as content is not streamed to IP addresses outside the UK.

I am using Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124, with kubuntu 8.04 and the BBC works fine (but I am in the UK).
Old 12-29-2009, 08:28 AM   #4
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No, I can watch it using Debian, but Debian sound won't work. A problem I always have with Debian. Ubuntu won't even start the video. I watched the one about the whales in New Zealand today!
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Works here---ArchLinux, FF 3.5.3, Flash 10.0 r32
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works here
debian sid, Flash 10.0 r32, ff 3.5.5

Does the problem only appears on bbc ?

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