PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to play streaming videos



rohee
August 2nd, 2008, 12:37 AM
How can I get ubuntu to play you tube videos? I also cannot play the videos on Fox news or the Weather Channel. What do I need to do?

niyonk
August 2nd, 2008, 12:43 AM
run 'sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree' in terminal to install a flash plugins
It still crashes now and then, though.

See this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash)

rohee
August 2nd, 2008, 01:26 AM
I did what u suggested and I still cannot play any of YOu Tube or other streaming videos like FoxNews, etc

niyonk
August 2nd, 2008, 02:26 AM
that's odd :(

Mine works just fine.
Enter about:Plugins in the address bar if you are using firefox.

Otherwise it should all be fine
When you opened youtube? didn't firefox even ask you for a missing plugin?

rohee
August 2nd, 2008, 02:28 AM
when i opened you tube in firefox and click on video to play, the video area box opens but no video begins to play. It just shows a square blank.
The same occurs with Fox news videos. I did get the weather channel video to play.

niyonk
August 2nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
do you have all current updates in your machine?
what version of Firefox do you have?

rohee
August 2nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
Firefox 3.0.1 as far as I know all updates have been applied

I checked the plugins in firefox and I have many different plugins installed including flash

niyonk
August 2nd, 2008, 03:20 AM
try uninstalling all other flash plugins so that the one from Adobe remains the only one standing :)