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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote in [community profile] linux4all2012-02-29 02:30 am
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flash video does not work everywhere

I can watch streaming video, but some sites, like for example The Daily Show have stopped working. Not so long ago (i.e. like last week), I could watch that. On other sites it still works, like for example I have no trouble on youtube. But on the Comedy Central page it now says "To view this movie you need the Adobe Flash Player plugin. You also need JavaScript enabled in your browser."

So then I figured maybe I need to update my flashplayer, and tried first the stable one, then the beta (my current player version is now 11.2.202) but neither helped. Then I wondered whether maybe some of my other Firefox additions caused trouble, that maybe some script or adblocking interfered, and I hadn't allowed all the necessary scripts, so I allowed everything for the page in NoScript, disabled Adblock and Ghostery blocking, but it still doesn't work. Then I tried another browser entirely, and went to the site with Epiphany, so no add-ons could cause trouble, but again flash video worked in principle, but not on the Daily Show page. :(

Any ideas what the problem could be?

ETA: I changed absolutely nothing, and now (on March 1) the video plays again. Maybe something was wrong with their site setup. Odd.
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[personal profile] pixel 2012-02-29 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
Don't have any help yet, but I am seeing things like that on one computer (but not the other) the one I am seeing problems on happens to be 64 bit, and the one I don't happens to be 32, both running the same version of Ubuntu (11.10) with updated versions of Firefox etc.

Is this common to other folks experiences?
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[personal profile] pixel 2012-03-01 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I was just gonna say, mine seems to be working today, I did uninstall and re-install the flash player once again, just in case.
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[personal profile] siliconshaman 2012-02-29 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm... whatever it is, I don't think it's just Linux. My daughter has the same problem on her windows vista machine...and on the same sites.

Maybe adobe has screwed something up?