Can't play Youtube videos - Followup

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Dec 9 02:08:44 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 December 2008, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
>On Monday 08 December 2008 05:32:07 pm Michael Satterwhite wrote:
>> OK, I *FINALLY* got my sound working. Now I need to get YouTube videos
>> playing. I've installed the kubuntu-restricted-extras, but YouTube still
>> reports that I don't have Flash. What's the best way to fix this?
>I've been examining the problem further. I have installed the
>flashplugin-nonfree. I also downloaded the flash installer (.deb) and ran
> it.
>I just looked in my ~/.mozilla directory, and it doesn't have a plugins
>subdirectory. For whatever reason, this hasn't been created - so obviously
> no reference to a flash plugin

And here is another tidbit you may find useful.
ALL of my various browsers have a 'plugins' directory that is actually a 
softlink to a directory named, obviously, plugins in the /usr/lib path where 
all the browsers seem to install themselves.  I put ALL the plugins in that 
directory and blow away any plugins directories created in the browsers tree, 
replacing it with the softlink.  That way I can update a browser with a new 
version, and have all the plugins available even before I run it the first 
time.  Works like a champ so far.  Knock on wood.

Cheers, Gene
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