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    can't view Daily Show video

    Ubuntu 8.04, Firefox 3.0.11, Flashplugin-nonfree, works on other sites (nytimes.com video, youtube). Problem started yesterday, before that no problems. Daily Show seems to be using new flash player... Anyone else having this problem? Any ideas?

    The error message:
    Error loading stylesheet. RSL http://media.mtvnservices.com/global...3.2.0.3958.swz failed to load. Error #2046

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Same problem. Any ideas?

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    Unhappy Re: can't view Daily Show video

    No clue

    I'm guessing other providers are using the same flash player as Comedy Central, so other Ubuntu/Firefox users should be having this problem...

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Tried to reinstall the flashplayer and shockwave plugin - didn't help (on hardy - does the same happen on intrepid and/or jaunty?).

    The workaround is to watch it on hulu.com

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Quote Originally Posted by mnoyes View Post

    The error message: Error loading stylesheet...
    Because Jon Stewart HAS no style?









    /Rimshot.
    //Try the veal.

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Open Firefox, type this into the address bar:

    Code:
    about:plugins
    and press enter. Look for the "Shockwave Flash" entry (specifically, the library should be libflashplayer.so). What is the version number? This is just a guess, but perhaps you need flash 10.

    I have 8.04 with Firefox 3.0.11 and Flash 9 right here on my work laptop. I'm going to try upgrading it to Flash 10 right now and then I'll post the results.
    If all else fails, use fire.

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Yep, it looks like the flashplugin-nonfree fails (it was version 9.0.159 or something like that?) but the latest from adobe.com (10.0 r22) works fine. Here are the steps I used to get things working:

    1. uninstall flashplugin-nonfree

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree
    2. Download the .deb file for Ubuntu 8.04+ from adobe's website

    http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH

    3. install the package

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
    Works like a champ now.
    If all else fails, use fire.

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Removed flashplugin-nonfree, followed link -- http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH; downloaded flash player 10 deb file for Ubuntu, installed.

    No go: now I get this message: "To view this movie you need the Adobe Flash Player plugin. You also need JavaScript enabled in your browser."

    And the synaptic package manager urged me to download a more recent version of Flash 10, 10.0.22.87-2, which I did.

    I checked for the plugin, using about:plugins in the address bar, but flash is not listed.

    Still no go. (Java is enabled, by the way.)

    What am I missing?

    -- from bad to worse: now I can't view video on the New York Times website either. It points me to the adobe flash plugin, then to manual install, which leads to the previous version: 10.0.22.87-1
    Last edited by mnoyes; June 23rd, 2009 at 06:49 AM. Reason: more info

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Update:

    followed Gamblor01's instructions to the letter and it works.

    I updated to latest version, via update manager, and it still works -- go figure!

    Thanks very much for your help!

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    Re: can't view Daily Show video

    Quote Originally Posted by mnoyes
    I checked for the plugin, using about:plugins in the address bar, but flash is not listed.
    It must not have installed the library. You must have libflashplayer.so somewhere that Firefox looks for it. Typical locations are places like:

    ~/.mozilla/plugins
    /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so

    Sometimes it will install where the installer tells it to and then it will create a symbolic link to it inside of ~/.mozilla/plugins or something like that. If you want to know where you have it on your system try something like this:

    Code:
    sudo find / -mount -name libflashplayer.so
    It basically says look in / (the root directory) for a file by the name of libflashplayer.so, and if there are other drives mounted (such as a second hard drive running Windows), don't look on those mounted drives (i.e. only look on the current filesystem).


    Quote Originally Posted by mnoyes
    Update:

    followed Gamblor01's instructions to the letter and it works.

    I updated to latest version, via update manager, and it still works -- go figure!
    I'm not sure what you mean by that but glad to know it works. What process did you previously follow that didn't work -- Using synaptic to uninstall instead of the command line?

    Oh well...it works!
    Last edited by gamblor01; June 23rd, 2009 at 02:12 PM.
    If all else fails, use fire.

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