Flash Video Format

Asked by Dale on 2007-12-30

I would like to know if there is a plug in form Firefox so that I can view Flash Video Format.

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Marco da Silva (igama) said : #1

To see flash in Firefox install the package : flashplugin-nonfree

Dale (dsanchez57) said : #2

I am able to view Flash video in Movie Player. But I still am unable to view flash video format on a web page.

zsobin (zacksobin) said : #3

Download flash 9 from in the format of the file ending in .tar.gz from


When the download is complete Double click open.

Extract the two files by clicking extract, then clicking extract in the window that pops up.

close archive manager after the file is extracted

hit alt-f2, this will launch x-term as root.

check "run in terminal"

click "run with file"

find, and run run flashplayer-installer, possibly by clicking desktop then clicking install_flash_player_9_linux

when it asks where to install to type:

click applications->accessories->terminal

if download to the default locations type (copy and paste)

"cd Desktop" (it is case sensitive)

"cd install_flash_player_9_linux/"

close fire fox

"sudo ./flashplayer-installer " (this runs it as administrator so that it will effect all user accounts)

install it to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

"sudo ./flashplayer-installer " (run it again)

install it to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins

zsobin (zacksobin) said : #4

Correction!!!, after the file is extracted go straight to clicking on on applications->accessories->terminal, skip all the steps between

Dale (dsanchez57) said : #5

Thank you zsobin. I will give that a try and let you know how it went.