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    Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    Recently set up ubuntu jaunty (64 bit) on my machine and everythings now pretty much sorted, but I cant view ot listen to iplayer or the vast majority of flash movies. I can see them occassionally but not with sound. I ve got realplayer (but theres no 64 bit version) and messed about for hours making sure I ve got flash for 64 bit (think I have) but nothing works. I ve read several threads about it but nothing works for me. Help all I want to do is view/listen to videos, I dont want to have to reboot in windows just to watch a clip!!

    (Acer Aspire T-180 AMD x64, 1gb RAM )

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    First this.

    Use synaptic and uninstall all flash.

    Then
    Code:
    sudo updatedb
    
    and
    
    locate libflashplayer.so
    Make sure all instances gone.
    Get the 64 bit flash from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

    Unpack the tar file and move the libflashplayer.so file to:-

    /home/user/.mozilla/plugins

    create the above directory if not already.
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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    That is one of the things I tried to do, but I cant get to work. I ve got 64 bit Flash and created the folder, but nothing. ll try uninstalling everything and starting again
    Last edited by typos1; June 30th, 2009 at 01:49 PM.

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    jason@jason-desktop:~$ locate libflashplayer.sosudo updatedb
    /etc/updatedb.conf/alternatives/updatedb
    /usr/bin/updatedb
    /usr/bin/updatedb.mlocate
    /usr/share/man/man5/updatedb.conf.5.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/updatedb.8.gz
    jason@jason-desktop:~$ sudo updatedb
    jason@jason-desktop:~$ locate libflashplayer.so
    /home/jason/.local/share/Trash/files/libflashplayer.so
    /home/jason/.local/share/Trash/info/libflashplayer.so.trashinfo
    /home/jason/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

    All installed as far as I can see, but makes no difference...

    And why doesnt trash empty? I "emptied" it loads and it says its done it but its still got stuff in it!

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    Some flash stuff still plays (with no sound) when flash uninstalled! But nNOT iplayer. Hope someone can help-dont wanna have to use windows!
    Last edited by typos1; June 30th, 2009 at 07:58 PM.

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    Iplayer works and always has for me. Try this it is for all codecs not just flash.


    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    Yep, already tried that.

    Back to windows then

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    If you enable medibuntu there is a package for the commercial version of flash. See http://www.medibuntu.org/ for what it is and instructions for enabling the repository. Then simply do
    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    This worked for me perfectly. Good luck with that!

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    Done that already

    (I ve enabled medibuntu, I ve installed and uninstalled flash and flash plugin, I ve made sure multiverse is selected in software sources, I even registered as am experimental user with iPlayer...nothing)

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    Re: Cant watch iPlayer/flash videos

    ANYONE? I ve spent hours and hours on this, done so much cant remember half of it-would take a couple of hours to type what I ve done.

    I wont work, banging my head against a brick wall here.

    Where can I get some support??

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