Ubuntu 12.04 Videos Stopped Streaming

Asked by Solidarity on 2012-08-19

I installed a patch to solve the blue videos problem as advised in this link:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/117127/flash-video-appears-blue under the title: The workarounds > Install patched libvdpau (proper patch)

The problem was solved and Youtube videos displayed normally but suddenly Firefox closes as soon as it is opened I installed Chromium and it doesn't detect any Flash items whether its buttons or videos.

Then I uninstalled Adobe flash and installed the latest version of Lightspark and the Youtube videos still don't work.

Can someone please guide me through the troubleshooting process?

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'


Solidarity (ibrahim-bechir) said : #2

The output is:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux ibrahim-X38-DQ6 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii browser-plugin-lightspark Experimental high-performance SWF (Adobe Flash) player
rc flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii lightspark Experimental high-performance SWF (Adobe Flash) player
ii lightspark-common Experimental high-performance SWF (Adobe Flash) player

sudo apt-get --purge remove browser-plugin-lightspark lightspark lightspark-common
sudo dpkg -P flashplugin-installer

Enable the partner repo in software centre and install abobe-flashplugin

Should be ok

Solidarity (ibrahim-bechir) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.