View Full Version : [ubuntu] BBC iplayer and myspace not working

July 1st, 2009, 03:58 PM
I have installed ubuntu for the very first time today and everything is working great except not getting iplayer or myspace players to work in firefox.

I have installed the following whihc are all mentioned elsewhere on the forums in reltation to similar problems:

ubuntu restricted extras
Adobe flash plugin
swfdec player
movie player totem

and tried various combination to no effect.

I have also installed/uninstalled

The iplayer starts and shows the splash picture but when you click on the play button in the centre it whirs for a few seconds as it would normally do when buffering and then say

This content doesn't appear to be working. Try again later

Im running ubuntu 9.04

have also tried installing the new firefox 3.5 but it is the same

any ideas?

July 1st, 2009, 05:27 PM
I would certainly remove the swfdec player as I think it can conflict with Adobe flash plugin and is not needed in any case as the Adobe flash is the best flash player available.

July 7th, 2009, 05:10 PM
ok got it - was using add/remove but had to go into synaptic remove swf and all related flash things that were installed from tehre.

then when I went back to myspace I selected adobe flash rather than swf (which was the first choice)

all working now :)