youtube flash plugin issues.

Asked by davidzaq1 on 2013-03-08

I went to look at several music videos on youtube. Mostly just to listen to a song, not so much to watch the video.
When I clicked on the video, I got a message the the video could not be viewed because I was missing a flash pluggin.
A box came up and said, to look for available pluggins, click here. I did but nthing happened happened. Is this a problem with Ubuntu 12.03 or is it a problem with youtube? Any way to fix this?

Thank you.

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What is the output of:

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


Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #2

Please open the Software Center, enter "ubuntu-restricted-extras" into the search box and install the package that shows up in the result. It will install all kind of proprietary stuff you might need to get certain things working.

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #3

Here is the results of the command listed above.

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux roo 3.2.0-38-generic #61-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 19 12:18:21 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
rc flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin installer


davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #4

I opened the software center and looked at the Ubuntu restricted extras. I have them installed.
The only other package available there was xubuntu restricted extras

Thank you

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

The line
rc flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
shows that flashplugin-installer is NOT installed on your system

Please open a terminal and issue the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
apt-cache policy flashplugin-installer
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

and copy/paste all output into this question document as done before.

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #6

Thank you for your reply but I do not understand.

I know how to run the commands above but what am I supposed to copy and past the output information into?

You said copy the output to this question document.....How do I do this? I am not sure how to do this.

Thank you for the help.

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #7

This solved my problem.

Thank you