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cforput
May 22nd, 2011, 02:57 PM
When I try and play any You Tube video the video area just stays black. I also don't get any sound.

10.04 64 bit
Firefox 3.6.17

I have installed the restricted drivers, cleaned out all my recent history (cookies, etc) and restarted Firefox. Same result. Just a black screen.

I went here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Where Adobe says I can test to see if flash is working and it said everything was installed successfully.

sikander3786
May 22nd, 2011, 03:22 PM
I would recommend giving flash-aid a try.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/

cforput
May 22nd, 2011, 03:23 PM
This is fixed. I used Flash-Aid 2.0.8 and it worked great.

sikander3786
May 22nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
You managed to do all that stuff in less than a minute including the reply post itself :)

Quite amazing but glad that it worked for you :)

cforput
May 22nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
Actually, before I posted, I had installed Flash-Aid but it didn't work. Then after I posted, I started thinking about it. I didn't realize after I installed it that I had to go to tools / addons / etc and actually run the add on. After I did that, everything worked great. I was in the process of posing my "solved" reply when you posted yours.

At any rate, it is fixed and I would recommend to anyone that can't get flash to work to install Flash-Aid AND run it to see if that fixes their problem.

lovinglinux
May 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM
Actually, before I posted, I had installed Flash-Aid but it didn't work. Then after I posted, I started thinking about it. I didn't realize after I installed it that I had to go to tools / addons / etc and actually run the add on. After I did that, everything worked great. I was in the process of posing my "solved" reply when you posted yours.

At any rate, it is fixed and I would recommend to anyone that can't get flash to work to install Flash-Aid AND run it to see if that fixes their problem.

Nice to read that.

Just for the record, with Flash-Aid 2.1.1 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/versions/), when you install it for the first time, you get a message that you need to execute Flash-Aid to install flash. Also, there is a nice "Wizard Mode" now, a "Quick Mode" with 3 options and an "Advanced Mode".

BTW, tomorrow is Flash-Aid's birthday. A year goes by really fast :-)