Ubuntu Multimedia :: Getting Flash Videos To Play On Lucid Lynx?
Aug 20, 2010
My girlfriend is running Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx on her laptop. She keeps bitching at me to get it to play ..... videos. She has the restricted software package installed. But Adobe Flash 10 says it wont install on amd64?I just need clear instructions on how she can watch videos so I don't have to listen to her anymore!
Last few years (as long as I use linux) I tried several ubuntu/debian installations, on 6-7 different computers (desktops/laptops)What a notice in common on all these installations is that flash videos and games run REALLY bad.Is this a common problem for all debian based distros or I am doing something wrong? I din't give much attention in past (even if tried some repeating flashplayer installations) but last month I'm building a flash arcade site and this flash player problem become a real pain.
I was having problems with pulseaudio, which I eventually cleared up. Now sound works on everything except flash videos and games. I have tried to reinstall adobe-flashplugin in synaptic, but I get this:
E: adobe-flashplugin: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
When I try to remove Adobe Flash Plugin 10 in Ubuntu Software Center, I get this:
running kubuntu 9.10 karmic koala, and my sound settings -at first glance- seem to be in order... a strange thing is occurring, is my machine haunted? my sound works when:
a. the machine boots up b. files are played in dragon player c. the machine shuts down
my sound does not work when:
1. i try to play streaming flash videos online (e.g. videos videos show the image but no sound will play) 2. the same goes for vlc media player: images yes, sound no. 3. i use skype *edit: additional problem*
i made no changes, that i know of, to my machine before this started happening. one day everything was working fine and i turned off my machine to go to sleep. the next day, i turn on my machine, and surprise, the sound doesn't work in some instances.
I just got my hands on an MSI E7235-295US and slapped Ubuntu 9.10 on it. So far everything's worked great, but I am beginning to get a bit concerned about my sound quality. The laptop itself has 5 speakers + subwoofer so I should be getting 5.1 sound, if I understand things correctly (the newegg link should provide more details) and when I play anything (music, flash, videos, games, etc...) the sound comes out 'muffled'. Almost as if it is in a concert hall, maybe. I initially wondered if the problem is related to the 5 speakers and if the sound is initially only setup for two. If that is the case, nothing I've done has seemed to made any real difference. I've tried changing the master/pci channels, but it only hides it a little, and doesn't solve the problem.
This seemed to be on the right track, but the laptop is still really new and not listed in the alsa file.
Some info: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7220 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22 Memory at f8ef8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
i just installed 10.04 and everything works fine except that it does not recognize my external cd/dvd rom and my usb flash drives, I already found some threads related to this and they that talk about going to config editor and activating these options: media_auto_run and automount_open.
I checked /tmp folder while watching a ..... video on Lucid 64 bit and also .mozilla/*.profile/Cache in home directory but I could not find the flash videos in them. I opened each and every file with flv the videos on ..... I did not saw in firefox cache at both the locations.I was wondering has this been changed in Lucid 64 bit.
i upgraded to maverick over the weekend. now videos won't play in my browser, like videos or on cbs.com or nbc.com, or embedded in facebook (these are the ones i've tried so far). i'm using xfce 4.6.2 and firefox 3.6.13. i uninstalled the adobe flash plugin and reinstalled it using the ubuntu software center. i've restarted the computer also.
when i try to play a flash video the visual works but not the audio and totem tells me i need the suitable codec which it says is gstreamer-bad and when i attempt to install it, it says that it conflicts with gstreamer-really-bad but if i remove gstreamer-really-bad and install gstreamer-bad totem gives me an internal data stream error instead and even visual won't work. so i ran totem--debug and this is the terminal output with gstreamer-bad when trying to play flash video.
did a fresh install of 11.3, running default firefox 3.6.6 with the adobe flash plugin, standard kernel mode setting (kms) video and am getting audio and video play back too fast in sites such as videos. tried setting edit, preferences, applications, flash to "use flash player (default)", does nothing. tried using the nvidia driver, tried updating firefox to 3.6.8, no avail - same thing play back audio and video too fast.
I've recently built a half-new computer and installed Lucid Lynx on it.I managed to get everything else working and even got the ATI drivers installed. However, I can't get above 60 Hz on my old CRT monitor - the ATI driver controls have 60 as the highest selectable refresh rate. The preferred 1152x864 screenmode works fine otherwise.
Here are the known specifications:
Monitor horizontal refresh: 30-86 kHz Monitor vertical refresh: 50-150 Hz Known working display mode on earlier graphics card: 1152x864, 85 Hz.
My motherboard (with integrated graphics) is the Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD 880G AM3. The GPU is Radeon HD 4250.The ATI drivers seem to have "taken over" the xorg.conf, so I don't know where to input any values.
I get no sound for anything, I am running Ubuntu Lucid-amd64. Pulseaudio detects my sound card, and appears to be playing to it when I look at pavucontrol. But I get no sound for anything, not even alerts. I don't eve know how to debug it, because everything I have looked at looks like it should be working. I have checked every mute button I can find, and nothing is muted that I can see. The relevant information for my sound card from lspci -v is:
I have just installed Lucid Lynx but cannot get K9copy to work at all. It loads, but closes as soon as I try to open the dvd. Anyone else getting similar problems, or, more to the point, does anyone know how to fix it?
I've decided to make the plunge and switch to linux! Actually, I plan to dualboot Win XP and Ubuntu 10.04. I figure I might as well keep XP for a few games and for syncing my iPod nano with iTunes.I want to set up my computer so that my music library on my windows partition will be accessible to Banshee (or perhaps another program) so that I can listen to my tunes in Linux. However, I want to make it so that Banshee can't actually edit my files/tags (I want to leave iTunes in charge of that). I just want it to be able to play the mp3s and aac's (none of my files are in DRM format luckily). So I guess what I am asking, is can I make my iTunes folder on the Windows partition READ-ONLY to the Linux OS maybe?
I'm having an annoying issue with my display configuration.
Motherboard: MSI 760gm-e51 CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 Quadcore MEM: 8Gbs DDR3 VGA: ATI Radeon HD4850 ATI Radeon 3000 (on board)
All four monitors work fine with two X servers ( 2 monitors each instances) on Ubuntu 9.10 with surroundview enabled in the BIOS. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.4 and all i get is 4 blank screens. when i disable surroundview in the BIOS with PCIE as default display the HD4850 work great. I should add that on both installs i used the latest atalyst 10.4. It seems like there's something wrong with Ubuntu 10.04.
For the last 3 release all my hardware have been working like a charm. But after upgrading to Lycid I have problems with skype. I fix the camera issues with the following command
But the sound of my microphone is totally jagged. I have an ICH8 Intel integrated card. I have worked the last 2 years (with an ocasionally glith in the volume) but not having Mic is a real PITAo what can I try to fix it? Please, don't tell me "remove all pulse audio stuff"... It must be another way.
After a successful upgrade to lucid, everything was going GREAT (including FINALLY having surround output) until now all of the sudden music files won't play... When I double-click a file, Totem opens automatically, and it says it's playing,but there's no sound and the bar does not move across at the bottom. In VLC, the bar moves like it's playing, but there is still no sound. Doesn't work when I hover the cursor over a file, either. In previous versions of Ubuntu, a simple reboot would fix this, but that doesn't work with Lucid... Online streaming works fine.
I cannot get AVI videos to play with the Totem movie player that comes bundled with Ubuntu 8.04 on the Dell Mini 9. I keep getting: "Could not determine type of stream." Randomly, one or two of the dozen or so videos on my SD card will work, but most will not. This is very frustrating because all the videos I download are always in AVI format.
I tried used the synaptic package manager find an alternative player and tried MPlayer, but that didn't do anything. I'd just get a blank screen on everything. Using the tutorial in this forum, I got GNOME Mplayer, which also didn't work, but even a video that worked with Totem would only play audio with GNOME Mplayer.
I looked in the repository for video codec updates but didn't see any. What do I do? Is there like a Winamp for Linux? This is a total bummer. I just want to play AVI files that are so commonly used for video.
I have used ubuntu for a long time but always using either a live CD or my Flash stick.
On past Thursday i decided to install ubuntu on my laptop and i did it . It is light and healthy (ha ha). Any way, I would like to play AVI, MKV, RMVB, and MP4 videos but i couldn't. I tried a lot of debian packages and drives (i.e. files with .deb extension) but no result except installing RealPlay that i am using it to play mp3 files only.
can you give me some packages to play those files. (I can't connect my laptop to Internet for the time being). In addition, I have Huawei E1750 USB Modem but the system does not recogize it. Is there any way to play those videos and surf the net using the modem in UBUNTU 10.04 LTS.
I'm attempting to make my Logitech Quickcam Express work with Ubuntu 10.04.I what may be the problem but it doesn't seem to work with any of the applications so far. I visited [URL] and attempted to extract and compile the drivers but ran into problems.
incarnation@incarnation-desktop:~/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6$ make all make -C "/lib/modules/2.6.32-22-generic/build" SUBDIRS="/home/incarnation/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6" modules V=1 USER_OPT="-DHAVE_UTSRELEASE_H=1"
Im trying to play some videos with vlc but they are too choppy, I guess my comp is too slow. They are something like 1700x1000 h.264. What can I re-encode these too to maintain good quality but increase playback speed? If possible, an ffmpeg command to do this would be awesome.
i have ubuntu 10.10 kernel 2.6.35-25-generic installed , 2GB ram, intel 41g express chipset. Machine is double boot - Ubuntu and Windows 7
Today I installed ATI hd 5450, everything works fine on Windows, but I have trouble with playing videos on Ubuntu. I logged in Ubuntu and there was this bold black line in the bottom of the screen (about 1/4 of the screen in total), I reboot and it was there again, so I installed and activated ATI driver System=>administration=>additional drivers Installed ATI Catalyst driver Reboot and that line was gone, but after a while I noticed that VLC and Movie Player won't play videos, I tried formats like avi, mkv, mp4. There is a sound but no picture. I can play ..... and other videos in browser (Firefox, Chrome). I tried installing a few other video players but it didn't help. I was able to play videos with integrated video card.
I can't play any of my avi, mp4 or even ogv files.I get audio but no video.This sort of points to a missing codec, but when I go into YaST I already appear to have the necessary ones (doesn't openSuse come with most out of the box anyway?).The file I am currently most interested in is (I believe) an Xvid.I already had libxvid4 but added xvidcore when it didn't work but this didn't help.I have packman in the repos (does it come by default in 11.3?)I installed vlc-qt to see if I could play it with VLC instead of Kaffeine but that didn't help either.