how to get youtube video to play?

Asked by gretarsson

Hi. if I try to open / play youtube video then nothing happend I have tryinstalling flashplugin-nonfree but still nothing, I have try downloading from Terminal and synaptic package manager but still nothing, I have ubuntu 8.04 AMD64 hardy and Ffx 3

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :


You need to install flash

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

after getting all the required repositories enabled

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

sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

Please refer these articles for more information on installing flash player:


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gretarsson (gretarsson) said :

Hi again if I do this in Terminal then I got "ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
       Adobe Flash Player installer."
I am running AMD64 64bit of U.E. ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and still can not play youtube video.
is some thing else I can do?

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Jonas Jabs (jonas-flinux) said :

in my quicksearch i found this... maybe its helpful

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Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said :


I am using the x86_64 architecture also. I view you tube video. All I have done is to install flashplugin-nonfree. You can find it in synaptic. System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

Just search for flashplugin-nonfree, mark it, and install it.

If this resolves your question, please mark this question Solved.



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