YouTube complains 'You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.'

Bug #1308842 reported by Alan B. Clements on 2014-04-17
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This bug affects 50 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Oxide
High
Unassigned
unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (Ubuntu)
High
Justin McPherson
unity-webapps-googleplus (Ubuntu)
High
Justin McPherson
unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu)
High
Justin McPherson

Bug Description

Even after installing flashplugin-installer, adobe-flashplugin or pepperflashplugin-nonfree it continues to complain. Chromium is only able to play flash videos after pepperflashplugin-nonfree is installed.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mitchell (curious-mitchell) wrote :

Yep, buggy for me too. Webapps in it's current implementation sucks. Bad move for an LTS folks.

Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

Oxide is adding support for pepper plugins, should be available shortly

tags: added: webapps-hotlist
removed: webkit
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in oxide:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alexandre Abreu (abreu-alexandre)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-webapps-grooveshark (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kevin Chavanne (kevin-chavanne) wrote :

I have the same problem

Changed in oxide:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-webapps-googleplus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Renê Barbosa (renebarbosa) wrote :

Affected too. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Yatharth Agarwal (yatharth999) wrote :

@renebarbosa: There's a "Me too!" button (or rather, a button styled as a link for some reason) as the top of the page. 14.04 has already been mentioned as being affected.

Renê Barbosa (renebarbosa) wrote :

Yup I have clicked it! Thank you.

john ortiz (castor1808) wrote :

this bug affected too in youtube or unity-webapps-facebookmessenger 2.4.16+14.04.20140217-0ubuntu1. anyone has any solution to repect? thank you

The problem is due to the absenc of Flash support in the current container.
14.10 should see a Flash compatible containre (works in a branch right
now), which will be SRU ed to 14.04.

On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 10:33 PM, john ortiz <email address hidden> wrote:

> this bug affected too in youtube or unity-webapps-facebookmessenger
> 2.4.16+14.04.20140217-0ubuntu1. anyone has any solution to repect? thank
> you
>
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> Title:
> YouTube complains 'You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to
> watch this video.'
>
> Status in Oxide Webview:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-webapps-facebookmessenger” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in “unity-webapps-googleplus” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in “unity-webapps-grooveshark” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in “unity-webapps-youtube” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Even after installing flashplugin-installer, adobe-flashplugin or
> pepperflashplugin-nonfree it continues to complain. Chromium is only
> able to play flash videos after pepperflashplugin-nonfree is
> installed.
>
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Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-09-07
Changed in unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity-webapps-googleplus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity-webapps-grooveshark (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High

If I click on a video, I just get a black window with the message 'Video not available'...

Additional info:
Ubuntu Willy
unity-webapps-facebookmessenger:i386 (2.4.16+14.04.20140217-0ubuntu1)

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

To fix the issue, the feature branch tracked by https://bugs.launchpad.net/oxide/+bug/1326113 needs to land.

Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alexandre Abreu (abreu-alexandre) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Justin McPherson (justinmcp)
no longer affects: unity-webapps-grooveshark (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Justin McPherson (justinmcp)
Changed in unity-webapps-googleplus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Justin McPherson (justinmcp)

This bug 1326113 is now tracked as "Fix released" and I don't see the message "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video." in my WebApps.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04: now I can play videos on webbrowser-app WebApps (I use G+, FacebookMessenger and YouTube), so I think this bug-report can be marked as "Fix Released" on 14.04 (or Invalid?)

I have the problem with Chromium on Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME; Firefox works fine. I uninstalled and re-installed adobe-flashplugin and pepperflashplugin-nonfree but the problem continues.

Justin McPherson (justinmcp) wrote :

#1326113 is about Flash support in Oxide/Webapp container.

If you install adobe-flashplugin you should have flash support in Chromium, it works on 15.04. I'll have to check for 16.04.

You should only use adobe-flashplugin, as it is the maintained version.

See, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Partner-Flash, for help with installing flash.

Ubuntu Software Center is no longer available in Ubuntu 16.04 and the new 'Software' does not know adobe-flashplugin.

Sam Segers (sam-sgrs) wrote :

If you have chrome installed in /opt/google/chrome, it should use the pepper flash plugin from chrome. (the official stable chrome installs here)

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