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Re: [vox-tech] flash video does not work on selected websites
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Re: [vox-tech] flash video does not work on selected websites

You were exactly right. It was a global flash setting. I followed the
link you provided and once I allowed third party flash content to be
saved on my hard drive I was able to play videos on comedy central
again. Thanks a lot, I have been messing around with this problem off
and on for a couple of weeks now.

thanks again,


On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Shwaine <shwaine@shwaine.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jun 2011, Thomas Johnston wrote:
>> I have two notebook computers, one of which cannot play flash video on
>> selected websites, e.g. thedailyshow, but has no trouble on sites such
>> as youtube. When I click on a video to play, I can see an icon
>> spinning as it usually does while the video is buffering, but after a
>> few seconds the portion of the screen containing the video goes black
>> and nothing else happens.
>> (1) notebook that works:
>> Dell Studio 1535 running kubuntu 10.10 64 bit, 2.6.35-28-generic
>> browsers: Chromium 12.0.742.91 (87961)  &
>>              Firefox version 3.6.17
>> aptitude search flash yields:
>> pi     flashplugin-nonfree
>> iB    flashplugin64-installer
>> from the browser's search bar, I type: about:plugins and I see:
>> Flash - Version: 10.3.162
>> Shockwave Flash 10.3 d162
>> Name:Shockwave Flash
>> Version:10.3 d162
>> Location:/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
>>  MIME types:                         Description           File extensions
>> application/x-shockwave-flash    Shockwave Flash    .swf
>> application/futuresplashFuture   Splash Player         .spl
>> (2) notebook that has trouble with flash:
>> Dell Inspiron 6400 running Kubuntu 10.10 64 bit, 2.6.35-30-generic
>> browsers:  Chromium 14.0.794.0 (Developer Build 89286 Linux)  &
>>              Firefox version 3.6.17
>> aptitude search flash yields:
>> i    flashplugin64-installer
>> from the browser's search bar, I type: about:plugins and I see same as
>> above.
>> other plugins installed:
>> VLC multimedia plugin
>> Iced tea NPR web browser plugin
>> silverlight plugin
>> I followed the instructions from the following post:
>> nickj.org/Ubuntu_desktop_setup_steps#Install_Flash_on_AMD64
>> with no change in behavior of flash video performance.
>> Any ideas?
> I've come across this on a few websites. Very rarely does the solution end
> up having anything to do with Flash. In one case, it was linked to having
> the AdBlock Plus add-on installed on Firefox. Another was fixed when I
> noticed the MTU was 576 instead of 1500 and changed it (this one I caught by
> doing a Wireshark capture). Basically, the issue was related to other checks
> the sites were doing and not so much the Flash installation.
> One Flash specific thing to check: the settings for Flash, particularly
> Flash LSOs ("Flash cookies"). You can look at the settings with the
> following website:
> http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html
> Make sure to click through to each panel and compare the settings. If they
> differ between machines, it might explain why one machine works and the
> other machine does not.
> Otherwise, start looking into other configuration differences between the
> machines. Perhaps there's a conflict with another plugin or a browser
> setting or a browser add-on. There's a multitude of places where things can
> go wrong given the complexity of the modern browser. You might have to try
> the old (but tried and true) method of disabling everything but Flash, see
> if it works, then one-by-one re-enable plugins and add-ons until it stops
> working to find the issue.
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