Firefox on 9.04 won't play videos at YouTube
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 29 04:24:14 UTC 2009
On 11/28/2009 06:57 PM, Nathan Bahn wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM, John Abbott <fewclues at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 20:01 -0500, Nathan Bahn wrote:
>> Attention all--
>> First, I want to thank Dan and everyone else who has offered advice.
>> Regrettably, however, Firefox *still* won't play video from sites like
>> YouTube <http://youtube.com> and Veoh <http://veoh.com> on this person's
>> computer. I respectfully await any other suggestions.
>> Open Synaptic *Program Manager,* download *ubuntu-restricted-extras*
>> and everything should be just fine.
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> I used Synaptic Package Manager -- this is 9-04 that's on the computer -- to
> remove gnash and mozilla-plugin-gnash.
> ububntu-restricted-extras was already downloaded, so I reinstalled it and
> rebooted the computer.
> RESULT: Unfortunately, black screens are still being displayed where the
> streaming video should be.
> I respectfully await further suggestions.
In Firefox, enter: about:plugins
in the url address/location bar. Tell us what you see for flash. Should
be something like:
File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
Then, if you have a flash plugin, go to: http://flash.com
and in the black box below "Adobe Flash Platform" you should get a flash
video & sound.
Also, please let us know if you are using a 64bit or 32bit version of
Ubuntu. Please provide the output of:
$ uname -a
And which version of Firefox:
$ apt-cache policy firefox
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