After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04LTS not able to play youtube videos

Asked by SAJI FRANCIS on 2012-06-09

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04LTS not able to play youtube videos

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you need to install flash player to play youtube movies. Please install ubuntu-restricted-extras. You can install it by typing into your terminal(CTRL + ALT + T) sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

If that helps you solve your question, please mark thread as solved.


you can install latest version of flash player from ubuntu software center. just search for flash. you can als download one from the adobe website.

Bob Vincent (pillarsdotnet) said : #3

I've got the same problem, I think. The video appears to load (I see the first frame of the video), but will not stream. Hitting play/pause has no effect other than toggling the icon.

This happens in both Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

The weird thing is that I can play embedded Youtube videos from Facebook or other referring sites; I just can't play them from directly.

For now, I've taken to using youtube-dl for the ones I care about, and just skipping the rest.

And yes, I've installed restricted-extras, adobe-flashplugin, every codec pack available from Medibuntu, etc.

Bob Vincent (pillarsdotnet) said : #4

Nevermind; the following procedure fixed my problem:

apt-get install gnash-common
apt-get purge gnash-common
apt-get purge flashplugin-installer flash-plugin adobe-flashplugin
apt-get install adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin
(restart browser)

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