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ATHENS150709
August 25th, 2009, 07:09 AM
I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 in two desktops, and they both give the same error when I try to play the video link at:

http://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentler_philosophy_of_suc cess.html

with the Connection Error message "Unable to play the video specified: rtmp:1935//streaming.ted.com/null "

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

rdmike
August 25th, 2009, 07:17 AM
Have you installed the "restricted extras" package yet? If not you won't be able to play flash video, mp3's etc.

Here's a link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/) that'll help if this is the issue you're dealing with.

ATHENS150709
August 25th, 2009, 07:39 AM
Yes, "ubuntu-restricted-extras" is already installed.
I do not have problems with all flash videos. The link I mention is the first one that cannot be played.

Thank you for your response.




Have you installed the "restricted extras" package yet? If not you won't be able to play flash video, mp3's etc.

Here's a link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/) that'll help if this is the issue you're dealing with.

andrew.46
August 26th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Hi,

If you mean the video at the top of the page, as shown in my screenshot, it seemed to play with no problems on my system. I believe the Jaunty version of flash is a little dated although I am prepared to be corrected on this one...

I will admit that in a pure moment of laziness I simply followed directions from youtube when my own copy of Flash was deemed too be old but i am sure there is a more sophisticated way to do this :-).

Andrew

Edit: This thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1248936) seems to have a better approach than flailing about in youtube :-).

Lambertus
March 29th, 2010, 07:43 AM
My wife and i have the same problem. It appears to happen solely on our Ubuntu 9.10 machines. I run on a dual core AMD Athlon +4000 chip with 1.5GB of RAM over a medium speed cable network. Firefox 3.5 uses Shockflash 10.0 r45.

MS XP machines running firefox and flash do not get this problem.

I understand this thread went to an unresolved dead end.

lidex
March 30th, 2010, 05:21 AM
My wife and i have the same problem. It appears to happen solely on our Ubuntu 9.10 machines. I run on a dual core AMD Athlon +4000 chip with 1.5GB of RAM over a medium speed cable network. Firefox 3.5 uses Shockflash 10.0 r45.

MS XP machines running firefox and flash do not get this problem.

I understand this thread went to an unresolved dead end.

So that's 64 bit? Try this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1414595
[Works with x32 also]