unable to view videos requiring latest Flash upgrade

Bug #263440 reported by Robert Nelson on 2008-08-31
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Have tried updating Flash, it won't let me install it as root instead it ends up in home/robert/flashplayer
I have tried installing the non-free flash, no help.
This same problem maybe the real reason that all online videos won't play in Kmplayer.
If I use gOS all video problems go away. Even the Flash upgrade was easy and never had to leave the Firefox browser.
I am saddened by this problem and hope for a resolution in the next Ubuntu upgrade as the inability to view Flash takes a lot of pleasure out of the online experience.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04? Thanks in advance.

Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: New → Incomplete

Yes, it is still a problem and is mainly why I primarily use Linux Mint
as in its OS there is no problem(which is somewhat surprising as LM
is largely based on UBuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio wrote:
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been
> any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue
> for you? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04?
> Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com
> Version: 8.0.176 / Virus Database: 270.10.12/1909 - Release Date: 1/22/2009 7:08 AM
>
>

Yes, it is still a problem and is mainly why I primarily use Linux Mint
as in its OS there is no problem(which is somewhat surprising as LM
is largely based on UBuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been
> any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue
> for you? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04?
> Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete

wolfger (wolfger) wrote :

I also encountered this problem yesterday, on Jaunty with Firefox 3.0.11+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1 and flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.22.87ubuntu2

The URL I encountered the problem on is http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2784428569/
I have no problem with YouTube videos. I did turn off AdBlock Plus as imdb.com suggested, but it did not help.

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Corxi (ros-mm) wrote :

Hi,

I have a similar problem too. Ubuntu amd64 9.04
A couple of examples: Youtube: can listen to the video's audio but cannot watch, black screen.
                                     Yahoo video: cannot listen and/or watch.

I have run this command sudo apt-get install alsa-oss which enabled the audio on Youtube, I couldn't run the rest as the command is not recognized.
Then I've installed the nonfree flashplugin, no luck.

If you tell me how to run a report of the system I will get back here and attach it.

Thanks

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Corxi: please disable all extensions than try. flashblokck will cause your issue as i recall but others can as well.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Corxi: your problem is not the same as reporters please file a new bug for yourself against flash

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Wolfger: I am unable to reproduce this from your link can you try removing all extensions as well.
People please drop a few links that you see this bug on so it can be tested. here is my set up:

gnomefreak@Development:~$ policy flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
flashplugin-installer:
  Installed: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Candidate: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 10.0.22.87ubuntu2 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
flashplugin-nonfree:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Version table:
     10.0.22.87ubuntu2 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages.

jaunty should have flashplugin-installer in repos (it is going to replace -nonfree soon not in stable releases though

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Can everyone seeing this bug please use the following commands and post the command and output.

apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla

lsb_release -a

those are 2 differetn commands so please run them as typed

wolfger (wolfger) wrote :

flashplugin-nonfree:
  Installed: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Candidate: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 10.0.22.87ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
flashplugin-installer:
  Installed: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Candidate: 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 10.0.22.87ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
mozilla-plugin-gnash:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.8.5-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
     0.8.5-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
swfdec-mozilla:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.8.2-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
     0.8.2-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04
Codename: jaunty

wolfger (wolfger) wrote :

OK, I went through all my extensions systematically, and discovered the reason I could not play the linked video. NoScript was blocking doubleclick.net, which was needed to get the movie to play. I have verified that both Firefox and Shiretoko can play this video if I instruct NoScript to allow that domain.

affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu) → flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
Joe (jesce63) wrote :

How do you instruct NoScript to allow the domain. Please help. Thanks

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