Firefox is unable to play vidoe

Asked by Faisal Javed

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

I am unable to watch any video in firefox on website

I have had downloaded flash player and VidoeSurf extension but of no use.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Mar 25 17:09:52 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.58-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic x86_64

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Faisal Javed (jawed-faisal) said :
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Faisal Javed (jawed-faisal) said :

How can I watch youtube videos using firefox on Ubuntu?

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Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) said :

Have you installed the flash plugin from the Ubuntu repositories or directly from Adobe? Have you tried reinstalling the plugin using the following command in a terminal: sudo apt-get install --reinstall <package name>.

What exactly happens when you try to watch a youtube video, does a warning or other window pop up suggesting for you to install something?

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :

install downloadhelper a flash plugin for firefox it will download to a specific location and for playing you need to install flash plugin....install it through synaptic package manager...type flash in the search box...tick the appropriate box...shockwave flash or adobe flash then apply.... that should fix the problem

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