Flash movies cannot be played

Bug #215868 reported by Chris Gregan
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Mobile Edition

Bug Description

Build Version/Date: UME Daily 20080409
Environment used for testing: Xephyr

Flash movies from popular websites do not play by default.

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Launch Browser
2) Browse to www.youtube.com
3) Select any movie

Expected result:
Movie loads and plays

Actual result:
Warning that user has Java turned off or old version of flash player.
Get flash player now link

Chris Gregan (cgregan)
Changed in ubuntu-mobile:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
Steve Kowalik (stevenk) wrote :

It was my understanding that we can't distribute flash directly, so it needs to be installed first.

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David Mandala (davidm) wrote :

We can't distribute flash. Current flash license precludes this. You can install flash to test it but we can't put it into a private or public build.

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Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

This could be fixed in midbrowser just like it's done in firefox: provide UI to install either gnash or flash from the Ubuntu repositories if a site requires flash. I'm assigning to midbrowser which could try using the ubufox extension (see the ubufox package) or a similar extension.

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ulugeyik (durduran) wrote :

installing the non-free flash from repositories does work.

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