Can't play movies on Youtube

Asked by Nick on 2008-05-23

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

I get a black screen and no movies. I see a 'replay' button. I press on the arrow on the bottom left of the little black screen but nothing loads.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May 23 09:29:31 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

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Last query:
2008-05-23
Last reply:
2008-06-20

This question was originally filed as bug #234190.

Nick (nickbikkal) said : #1
Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) said : #2

Hi Nick,

Do you have any form of flash installed? Do other flash sites work?

Iulian Udrea (iulian) said : #3

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #4

Hello..
you need to have extra repositories enabled..
To enable all the software repositories do ref this link..

http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/sources

after getting all the required repositories enabled

Type the following command in a terminal (applications -> accessories -> terminal)

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

That should install flash

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

shmerloc (omertzuk) said : #5

I've also tried that installation and it didn't work either, are there any further suggestions ?

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