[ubuntu-uk] Still having problems with embeded video playing......

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu May 7 20:31:37 BST 2009

2009/5/7 John <jakewc2 at sky.com>:
> Well after Alan very kindly fixed the problem of me being able to watch
> the videos on the Ubuntu site, I have been trying to watch the BBC
> embedded videos, and it just wont allow it. I get a message saying
> 'This content doesnt seem to be working. Try again.'
> I have been able to watch the same video on the windows partition with
> no problems so i am pretty certain its the Ubuntu on my laptop not
> allowing me to play it. I can play it on my netbook though. Which is the
> same version as I have on my laptop.
> Here is a url to one of the vids I'm trying to watch.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/8013447.stm
> Is there anything else I can do to get it working?
> John.
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Try typing 'about:plugins' (without the quotes) into Firefox, in the
same place you type a web address.

Search through the listed plugins to see if there's more than one to
handle Flash. I've got gnash showing up, and it has problems with a
lot of the BBC videos (I'm probably going to remove it and install the
Adobe player instead).

If you have problems looking through the list, copy it into pastebin
(http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org/) and reply here with the URL it gives


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