[ubuntu-uk] Problems with watching training videos on Ubuntu

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Tue May 5 11:02:22 BST 2009

On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 10:59 +0100, Matthew Daubney wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 10:51 +0100, John wrote:
> <snip>
> > In windows, I dont have any problems watching embeded videos of any 
> > form, but in Ubuntu, for some reason, it doesnt even like me going to a 
> > page with videos. Can somebody point me in a direction to ry get these 
> > to work?
> <snip>
> Hi John,
> If you go into Applications -> Add/Remove, then change the drop down box
> from Canonical-Maintained Applications to All Applications and search
> for flash. It should come up with Macromedia Flash Player, which you
> want to install. Also make sure Gnash and swfdec are unticked. Then
> apply changes. You may need to restart firefox to get it to recognise
> the changes. 
> If it's fully embedded video, not just flash, then I'd recommend the
> mplayer plugin for mozilla. Works a treat for me, but may not be anyones
> cup of tea.
> -Matt Daubney
You may also wish to install the package ubuntu-restricted-extras which
will enable avi playback too
Seek That Thy Might Know

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