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Old 07-15-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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installed flashplayer, still cant view media


Hello!

I'm running dapper on my box and i installed flashplayer useing the directions at the dapper tutorial page here: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper

I updated but still am unable to view media in firefox, ie; metacafe.com.

Any ideas? Thanks!
 
Old 07-15-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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try running:
Code:
sudo update-flashplugin
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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try running:
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sudo update-flashplugin
I forgot to mention that I also ran sudo update-flashplugin after installing. It did not do anything.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
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what's the output of
Code:
ls -l /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
you should have a symlink called libflash-mozplugin.so pointing to ../../mozilla/plugins/libflash-mozplugin.so
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:43 PM   #5
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Heres the output:

bigboss@bigboss:~$ ls -l /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
total 12
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 44 2006-07-15 10:10 flashplayer.xpt -> /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplayer.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 2006-07-15 10:10 libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.s o
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 54 2006-07-07 12:35 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /etc/alternatives/libjavaplugin_oji_mozill a_firefox.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8652 2006-06-08 11:06 libunixprintplugin.so
 
Old 07-16-2006, 01:11 AM   #6
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I installed mine manually which was really easy

Go to www.flash.com
Download the LInux flash player .tar.gz source file
extract it
open terminal
Code:
cd flashdirectory
./flash-installer
blah blah blah - hit 'Y' to agree. It installs, restart Firefox and that's it.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 10:41 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Micro420
I installed mine manually which was really easy

Go to www.flash.com
Download the LInux flash player .tar.gz source file
extract it
open terminal
Code:
cd flashdirectory
./flash-installer
blah blah blah - hit 'Y' to agree. It installs, restart Firefox and that's it.
Yeah, I did that too. I in fact installed that way first. Dont know why, but both installation attempts fail.

Let me get this straight... with the flashplayer plugin, I should be able to view video clips on web pages correct?

Metacafe.com tells me that I need the flash plugin, so I installed it and no change. still cant watch their clips.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 12:55 PM   #8
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It depends on what video player the website wants. Be careful because some sites use Flash for advertisements and effects, but rather the media (video) could be an AVI, MOV, or WMV file. So just because it says flash isn't installed doesn't mean you can't play the video, if you have the right media player installed. I use Mplayer to view my movies in Firefox.

Check your Firefox settings. Is anything blocking Flash? I don't get any pop-ups saying that I a missing (Flash) plugins. Also you didn't happen to change username, did you? The Flash extension gets put into your /home/yourname/.mozilla folder. At least I think so.

Last edited by Micro420; 07-16-2006 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 01:33 PM   #9
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Metacafe.com tells me that I need the flash plugin, so I installed it and no change. still cant watch their clips.
Metacafe's videos are not in Flash but in WMV format.

At the right-top, being vertically positioned, of any video/details page you can see some animated advertisement: That's in Flash format.

On my PC, Metacafe's videos try to use the Totem movie player, being embedded into the HTML page. However, Totem complains,
Quote:
Totem could not play 'http://lln-videos.metacafe.com/Content/ItemFiles/[From www.metacafe.com] 180756.1194649.8.wmv'.
The specified movie could not be found.
That's because the URL ('http://lln-videos.metacafe.com/Content/ItemFiles/[From www.metacafe.com] 180756.1194649.8.wmv') contains spaces - which are not allowed in URLs.
Nevertheless, when I paste the URL into Firefox' addressbar, Totem appears, and will play that video. That's because Firefox converts the (unallowed) spaces graciously, and turns that converted URL forth to Totem.

- In my eyes, this is a beginners' HTML fault of Metacafe, and I wouldn't rate their site too high because of that.
More professional video sites are YouTube and Google Videos.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 01:06 AM   #10
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