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c.pergiel
October 3rd, 2008, 08:35 PM
Something is not quite right with my Linux system. I am running the
current release of Ubuntu (Horrible Harry or whatever it's called, AKA
Version 8.04), just updated this morning. I can play videos on the
YouTube website (youtube.com) using Firefox, but when I embed a clip
in my blog, it does not play well. I get the big triangle to start
with. Click on that and I get an image and the control/status bar just
below it. Click play (either small triangle) and ... things go South.
Something seems to get jammed up. Response to the keyboard and mouse
gets very slow. Occasionally the image will change, but it is not like
it is playing. It just jumps from one scene to another.

Everything works fine on my Windows box.

My blog: www.pergelator.blogspot.com

P.S. I don't have any sound yet, but I suspect that may be a
completely different problem.

gandaran
October 3rd, 2008, 09:09 PM
I get the big triangle to start
with. Click on that and I get an image and the control/status bar just
below it.
probably you have installed swfdec flash instead adobe flash (flashplugin-nonfree)

c.pergiel
October 4th, 2008, 03:49 AM
Is that a problem? Does Adobe's flash player work better than the swfdec plug-in?

Why does (whatever player I have) work so much better on youtube than it does on blogger?

gandaran
October 4th, 2008, 08:30 AM
do you also get the big play button in the youtube videos?
adobe flash is recommended as others like gnash and swfdec only work well with flash 7 or 8
type about: plugins (without spaces) in the url bar, paste the full output here

c.pergiel
October 5th, 2008, 03:54 AM
How can I delete this?

c.pergiel
October 5th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Yes, I also get the big play button on YouTube videos.

I copied the about:plugins page and pasted it here in another reply, but it was pretty ugly. So I made an html copy and managed to post it here (http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgz3q3nn_196dpwtzzfq)

gandaran
October 5th, 2008, 07:20 AM
open synaptic package manager, search for swfdec/swfdec-mozilla, mark for complete removal, then find flashplugin-nonfree (adobe flash) mark for install, click the apply button, thats all.
if you happen to have flash sound problem with adobe flash 9, just install libflashsupport or install the new flash 10 rc which fixes the bug.

c.pergiel
October 7th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Sorry to be so long getting back to you. I was under the weather for a couple of days.

Video now working. Used synaptic package manager as suggested. Restarted firefox, got "click here to download plugin" in video box. Did that, click on Adobe, tells me it is already installed. Somehow got to another website (not quite sure how, but not very difficult, I think Firefox put a status bar across the top of the web page, and it contained the link), downloaded Adobe flash player, "ran install in terminal window", and presto, video is working.

Still no sound, but I can't play CD's either, so I don't think it's firefox or Adobe. Bleeping motherboard has six (count 'em, six!) audio connectors, all different colors. I've got the speakers plugged into the light green connector, which matches the plug on the speaker cable.

Is there some reason we have "Add/Remove" under "Applications" AND "Synaptic Package Manager" under "System/Administration"? Seems like one would be enough ...

ahusain
August 25th, 2009, 04:50 AM
open synaptic package manager, search for swfdec/swfdec-mozilla, mark for complete removal, then find flashplugin-nonfree (adobe flash) mark for install, click the apply button, thats all.
if you happen to have flash sound problem with adobe flash 9, just install libflashsupport or install the new flash 10 rc which fixes the bug.

i had a similar problem playing embedded videos in firefox (would get the big play button on sites like huffpost but then nothing would play). this solution fixed it for me. thanks.

yobo
September 26th, 2009, 02:53 PM
i have the same problem: i can watch youtube videos on youtube but not when they are embedded in other sites (blogs for example)...

in synaptic i can see that there are no swfdec packages installed and when i search with the keyword "flash" i see that i have "flashplugin-nonfree" and "flashplugin-installer", i took the advice above and also installed "adobe-flashplugin" but nothing happened, i also tried to reinstall the 3 packages but still nothing...

here is what i get when i type "about:plugins" in firefox:



Installed plugins
Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org.
Help for installing plugins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org.
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
Default Plugin

File name: libnullplugin.so
The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
* All types .* No
Demo Print Plugin for unix/linux

File name: libunixprintplugin.so
The demo print plugin for unix.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-print-unix-nsplugin Demo Print Plugin for Unix/Linux .pnt Yes
IcedTea Java Web Browser Plugin

File name: IcedTeaPlugin.so
The IcedTea Java Web Browser Plugin 1.4.1 (6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu11) executes Java applets.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-vm IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_00 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 IcedTea class,jar Yes
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_00 IcedTea class,jar Yes
DivX Web Player

File name: libtotem-mully-plugin.so
DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/divx AVI video divx Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0

File name: libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4 Yes
image/x-macpaint MacPaint Bitmap image pntg Yes
image/x-quicktime Macintosh Quickdraw/PICT drawing pict, pict1, pict2 Yes
video/x-m4v MPEG-4 video m4v Yes
VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.26.1)

File name: libtotem-cone-plugin.so
The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
application/vlc VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
video/x-google-vlc-plugin VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg multimedia file ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg multimedia file ogg Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Audio oga Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Audio ogg Yes
video/ogg Ogg Video ogv Yes
video/x-ogg Ogg Video ogg Yes
application/annodex Annodex exchange format anx Yes
audio/annodex Annodex Audio axa Yes
video/annodex Annodex Video axv Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg, mpeg, mpe Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/mpeg MP3 audio mp3 Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 NullSoft video nsv Yes
video/flv Flash video flv Yes
application/x-totem-plugin Totem Multimedia plugin Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

File name: libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-mplayer2 AVI video avi, wma, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin ASF video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-asf ASF video asf Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-wmv Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wm Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media video wmv Yes
application/x-ms-wms Windows Media video wms Yes
application/x-ms-wmp Windows Media video wmp Yes
application/asx Microsoft ASX playlist asx Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media audio wma Yes
DivX Browser Plug-In

File name: mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
mplayerplug-in 3.55

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/divx DivX Media Format divx Yes
video/vnd.divx DivX Media Format divx Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.5

File name: mplayerplug-in-qt.so
mplayerplug-in 3.55

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
video/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
image/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime mp4 Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime - Session Description Protocol sdp Yes
application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime mov Yes
application/smil SMIL smil Yes
RealPlayer 9

File name: mplayerplug-in-rm.so
mplayerplug-in 3.55

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio RealAudio ram,rm Yes
application/vnd.rn-realmedia RealMedia rm Yes
application/vnd.rn-realaudio RealAudio ra,ram Yes
video/vnd.rn-realvideo RealVideo rv Yes
audio/x-realaudio RealAudio ra Yes
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealAudio rpm Yes
application/smil SMIL smil Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in

File name: mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
mplayerplug-in 3.55

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/asx Media Files * Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Media Files * Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI avi,* Yes
video/msvideo AVI avi,* Yes
application/x-mplayer2 Media Files * Yes
application/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv,* Yes
video/x-ms-asf Media Files asf,asx,* Yes
video/x-ms-wm Media Files wm,* Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv,* Yes
video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media wmp,* Yes
application/x-ms-wmp Windows Media wmp,* Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media wvx,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wax Windows Media wax,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media wma,* Yes
application/x-drm-v2 Windows Media asx,* Yes
audio/wav Microsoft wave file wav,* Yes
audio/x-wav Microsoft wave file wav,* Yes
mplayerplug-in 3.55

File name: mplayerplug-in.so
mplayerplug-in 3.55

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
video/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
video/x-mpeg2 MPEG2 mpv2,mp2ve Yes
audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
audio/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes
audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes
audio/mp4 MPEG 4 audio mp4 Yes
audio/x-mp4 MPEG 4 audio mp4 Yes
video/mp4 MPEG 4 Video mp4 Yes
video/3gpp MPEG 4 Video mp4,3gp Yes
audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes
audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes
audio/x-mpegurl MPEG url m3u Yes
audio/mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Media ogg Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio ogg Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg Vorbis / Ogg Theora ogg Yes
audio/flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
audio/x-flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
video/fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes
video/x-fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes
video/x-flv Flash Video flv Yes
video/vnd.vivo VivoActive viv,vivo Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 Nullsoft Streaming Video nsv Yes
audio/x-mod Soundtracker mod Yes
audio/basic Basic Audio File au,snd Yes
audio/x-basic Basic Audio File au,snd Yes


Update:
Problem solved without me doing something. I opened a new tab and there were no videos, i opened another and the videos were there! I really dont get it...