Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 26

Thread: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    19

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    tyvm VASA1, I will do that as soon as I'll be able to

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    19

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsoup View Post
    That may well be the same thing, but since you're OK with the command line & to be on the safe side, try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    I finally managed to install the restricted extras package

    Unfortunately, it didn't solve the problem I've been having
    Anybody has other thoughts?
    Last edited by Zvikatron; December 6th, 2012 at 07:18 PM. Reason: too many smilies

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bombay
    Beans
    5,171
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Quote Originally Posted by Zvikatron View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I've been having a strange problem ever since an update from several days ago.
    Embedded videos do not play on some sites.
    Especially Youtube videos, but also others. Strangely, embedded vids on facebook do play, but on other sites they don't and I need to open the video on youtube.

    I am using Ububtu 12.04 lts and Firefox for a browser. On chromium it works fine

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?
    Which add-ons (extensions) have you installed? Perhaps, one of them is the culprit? What happens if you try with extensions disabled?
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    19

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Which add-ons (extensions) have you installed? Perhaps, one of them is the culprit? What happens if you try with extensions disabled?
    That wasn't it either
    Strangely, other types of videos work, for example: vimeo.
    is there some kind of difference between the embedded vimeo and YT vids?

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    What do you mean by they don't work? Nothing happens or do they crash?

    Are you using a Nvidia card?

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    19

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    What do you mean by they don't work? Nothing happens or do they crash?

    Are you using a Nvidia card?
    I mean they don't play...
    But this only happens on firefox and started only a couple of weeks ago, so I don't think thr graphics cars has anything to do with it (ATI Radeon)

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    19

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    It's strange that no one else seems to have the same problem... I must be doing something wrong..

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    I don't know if this makes any sense but it doesn't hurt to try. Go to a flash video and click it and then in the settings try changing the hardware acceleration option (disable --> enable or the other way around depending on the default) and see if it makes a difference.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    UK, Lancaster
    Beans
    39

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Try this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    In that order, if that doesn't work check for updates in update manager and install them and then restart.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    19

    Re: Embedded videos not playing on Firefox :/

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    I don't know if this makes any sense but it doesn't hurt to try. Go to a flash video and click it and then in the settings try changing the hardware acceleration option (disable --> enable or the other way around depending on the default) and see if it makes a difference.
    Ok, I think you are on to something here, because after going into 'settings' the setting window froze, I mean, I was not able to click on any of the options, navigate, or even close it (when I refreshed the page it disappeared).
    Maybe I need to reinstall flash player..? How do I do that?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •