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Merciadri Luca <Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be> writes:
> "Edward J. Shornock" <email@example.com> writes:
>> On 30.01.2010 20:57, Merciadri Luca wrote:
>>> Nuno Magalh„es<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:58, Merciadri Luca
>>>> <Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be> wrote:
>>>>> I have both `flash-plugin - Adobe Flash Player 10.0' on the two
>>>>> computers. They are executing Iceweasel v. 3.0.6, and I also tried
>>>>> with the up-to-date Firefox.
>>>> I have this one:
>>>> ii flashplugin-nonfree 1:2.8
>>>> running Sid on amd64.
>>> Iceweasel gives me, amongst the add-ons:
>>> Shockwave Flash 9.0 r100
>> Is that possibly gnash? Gnash IIRC still doesn't fully support the
>> features utilised by youtube.
>> Have you installed the flash plugin from aptitude/synaptic/apt? If so,
>> what do you receive from
>> dpkg -l '*flash*' '*gnash*'
>>> Then, some unuseful stuff:
>>> Loading stream: http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=cY_KrB8Mepg&t=vjVQa1PpcFNC0_Vmf 7Tgh8pq2tVgZTgBGRuQEA1S28M=&el=detailpage&ps=&fmt= 5&asv=2&noflv=1
>>> Loading stream: http://v7.cache2.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?ip=0.0.0.0&sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip% 2Cipbits%2Citag%2Calgorithm%2Cburst%2Cfactor&fexp= 903202&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=5&ipbits=0&burst=40&sver=3&expire=1264 899600&key=yt1&signature=3C09C806BB0A3FCC9CF94A95A 7429513CCE9898C.D440F68A564E69A814DE2B041DA03CE497 2021A1&factor=1.25&id=718fcaac1f0c7a98&redirect_co unter=1
>>> Loading stream: http://video-stats.video.google.com/s?ns=yt&docid=cY_KrB8Mepg&hl=en_US&cr=US&el=detail page&fexp=903202&vid=aqSUfBzQpzyLVV7WYJF3KaH1uTg5A rf7C&csipt=watch&fmt=5&md=1&st=0.067&w=640&plid=AA R-ZjxkLeKATowr&vw=320&fv=WIN%209%2C0%2C100%2C0&sd=B4 A7DD227MM&et=0.067&rt=2.8&len=254.4&bc=231338&vh=2 40&h=360
>> Actually, I think this is quite useful in this case; the standard
>> non-free plugin from Adobe doesn't return any output for me.
> That is however the one I installed! (Just from Adobe's website.)
>>> Once I have clicked, I can hear sound, and sometimes see an image from
>>> the flash being played, but nothing more. The whole Iceweasel becomes
>>> unresponsive, and I am obliged to kill the process. If I do not kill
>>> it, it begins to stall completely, and freezes.
>>> Any idea?
>> Check both PCs (about
lugins) and see if the flash plugins differ as
>> I suspect they do. On youtube you'll get the best support from the
>> official' flash plugin.
> The plugins are exactly the same, except that the computer where it
> works has also `Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22' together with `Shockwave
> Flash 9.0 r100,' where the computer which Youtube does not work on has
> only `Shockwave Flash 9.0 r100.'
>> OR if you have greasemonkey installed, you can use
>> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/63509 and view the videos using
>> mplayer or VLC. I've had the best luck with the greasemonkey script
>> and the following settings
>> # ~/.mplayer/mplayerplug-in.conf
>> # ~/.mplayer/config
> I do not have it installed, but, if it is really needed, I shall
> install it, and use your tips.
Okay, I have solved the problem.
Angus Hedger sent me an e-mail with a pointer to
but I did not see his e-mail directly. I tried something by myself
which was actually the same as what he proposed me to do. Funny. Here
is the story:
1. Installing the last Flash Player from the `genuine' website,
i.e. either from a .tar.gz (which only contains a .so file: strange,
isn't it? Last versions were not containing only such a file, I think)
or from a .rpm is not a good idea.
I installed the rpm, but the add-on was actually not
recognized at all by FF (and thus Iceweasel). There is a difference
between flashplugin-nonfree (which is in the backports) and the flash
which is installed with Adobe's website! The Flash which is installed
thanks to the file which you download on Adobe's website is _not_
contained in a package such as `flashplugin-nonfree.' FF and Iceweasel
seem to look for nothing but flashplugin-nonfree. Consequently, FF and
Iceweasel never find the Flash you install, once it has been
downloaded and installed thanks to Adobe's website. However, this
solution worked on the computer where Flash was already working at the
2. I firstly looked thoroughly in packages.debian.org, where the
backports give flashplugin-nonfree. I gave a try, and installing it
worked perfectly. Okay, it is listed as only `Shockwave Flash
10.0 r42' in the add-ons of Iceweasel (and consequently FF). This is
nice, and, on Youtube, and now works perfectly!
3. Youtube apparently uses the functionalities of the most recent
versions of Flash. Consequently, every Flash was working on every
website, except on Youtube, where videos where hanging the whole
browser, because the installed version (9.0) was not supporting some stuff
which was actually asked by Youtube: it was too old.
4. I was happy to see that it worked, and Angus' e-mail confirmed my
thoughts, even if I read it just after having solved the problem:
I think that is your problem, you-tube only really works well under flash v10
Instructions here will get you up and running with v10 and that *should* fix your problems
5. Debian's politic sometimes creates problems which could be solved
in a really more straightforward way: if it had been in the deps from
the beginning, I would not have had to do all of this. Okay, this is
`too recent' stuff, but sticking with main packages should not prevent
you from viewing a video on Youtube! (I actually quite never use
Youtube, but I prefer things working everywhere.)
First deserve, then desire.
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