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shadow-of-sin
May 1st, 2008, 09:35 AM
I have a weird problem with Flash in Hardy. I am able to play Youtube and Veoh videos fine. However when i go to sites with embedded Veoh videos, they don't appear. I get the same problem for crunchyroll.com. (I can get them to work by looking in the page source for the direct url to the player though)

Flash worked perfectly fine for me in Gutsy. Also, no, I don't have either Gnash nor swfdec installed. I get the same problems with both the flashplayer from the repos as the one from the adobe site.

shadow-of-sin
May 1st, 2008, 11:38 PM
Ok, after some troubleshooting, it seems that this problem lies in Firefox 3 as all flash sites work using Epiphany. I would submit a bug report but I don't know exactly what the problem is.

What I've found out so far:


Youtube works (it uses SWFObject)
Sites that use the <embed src""> tag work
Sites that use the <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data=""> tag don't work
Crunchyroll which uses UFO (http://www.bobbyvandersluis.com/ufo/) doesn't work


Anyone have any ideas as to what's wrong?

EDIT: Tudou.com also uses SWFObject but it doesn't work. Tudou.com uses the swfobject.embedswf method to display the flash while Youtube does this:

var fo=new SWFObject(swfUrl,"movie_player","480",height,v,"#FFFFFF");
fo.write(player_div);

So I think the problem lies there.

EDIT2: It seems that Tudou uses SWFObject 2 while Youtube uses 1.5, this could be the problem.
Another EDIT: Ok, I'm stumped, I tried the SWFObject 2 samples from the site, and they work, so I'm not sure why sites like tudou don't work...

Das Uberdog
May 7th, 2008, 10:12 PM
I am also experiencing this issue.

shirokurokun
May 7th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Hmm... Flash Player problems?
Are you using Ubuntu hardy?
Are you using Firefox 3 beta 5 bundled with hardy?
Did you install adobe flash player 9(if you didn't, that's probably the problem)?

this only applies if lines 2 and 3 are true:
I had this problem first when using firefox 3 beta bundled with ubuntu hardy. I can't install adobe flash player 9 using the debian or rpm packages converted by alien -k. If that is true for you then do this:

follow the link here
-download the tar.gz package
-open it with archive manager
-drag install_flash_player_9_linux folder out to desktop or
wherever you want
-open install_flash_player_9_linux folder with file manager
-rightclick on empty space to open menu and select open terminal here
-type on terminal sudo ./flashplayer-installer
-press enter
-quit your mozilla browser and press enter
-if the installer is asks for directory put /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b5
(this installs flash for all users)
-check your flash player plugin by viewing some vids on www.crunchyroll.com

It should work for Xubuntu hardy, I don't know for others.

svenofix
May 8th, 2008, 03:45 AM
Hmm... Flash Player problems?
Are you using Ubuntu hardy?
Are you using Firefox 3 beta 5 bundled with hardy?
Did you install adobe flash player 9(if you didn't, that's probably the problem)?

this only applies if lines 2 and 3 are true:
I had this problem first when using firefox 3 beta bundled with ubuntu hardy. I can't install adobe flash player 9 using the debian or rpm packages converted by alien -k. If that is true for you then do this:

follow the link here
-download the tar.gz package
-open it with archive manager
-drag install_flash_player_9_linux folder out to desktop or
wherever you want
-open install_flash_player_9_linux folder with file manager
-rightclick on empty space to open menu and select open terminal here
-type on terminal sudo ./flashplayer-installer
-press enter
-quit your mozilla browser and press enter
-if the installer is asks for directory put /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b5
(this installs flash for all users)
-check your flash player plugin by viewing some vids on www.crunchyroll.com

It should work for Xubuntu hardy, I don't know for others.


I seem to be having more or less the same problems as everyone else,
although flash games screw up for me.

Btw shirokurokun, your link doesn't work for me.

shirokurokun
May 8th, 2008, 05:02 AM
sorry, here it is
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash
you should be able to download the tar.gz package now

shadow-of-sin
May 18th, 2008, 12:39 AM
It turned out the problem was with one of the extensions I used: Adblock. I disabled it and everything works fine now