Flash player and youtube

  • wavesound
Posted: Sat, 05/09/2009 - 20:07
HI all Have lost my access due to loading grub on my other box I cannot access Zenwalk which I use for admin. This mean I'm stuck with both machines using 64studio. Great as a music machine but sucks for admin. I cannot access any Youtube as flash non free just doesn't work at all even after re-loading it through synaptic. This and the fact of no office software means I pretty stuck until I get advice from the Zenwalk guys on how to add that partition to grub ( they use Lilo) Although I use ogg/Theora extensively I cannot play mp'3 or the dreaded wmv things from M$. Thing is what is the point of flash non free in synaptic if it's broken. Cheers Bob

Proof

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 12/24/2009 - 10:43

Just a little snap to prove my point ;-)

http://www.64studio.com/files/images/YouTube.preview.png

Cheers,
Quentin

Youtube

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 12/24/2009 - 10:26
I view you-tube regularly. Try to install the linux flash player from adobe, while uninstalling the gnash and flash player non free packages..

beta 3 youtube

  • wavesound
  • 05/23/07
  • Sun, 12/06/2009 - 13:59
HI All I have downloaded the stuff for youtube. I still don't get the player controls. Everything else seems to be there. Is it not possible or even wanted to run youtube on 64studio. If's not relevant I'll stop trying. Cheers Bob

Hi Bob, lilo was cool 10

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Sat, 05/16/2009 - 08:02
Hi Bob, lilo was cool 10 years ago. I loved it, but the world has moved on. I'm not familiar with Zenwalk, but teh Goggle says it is Slackware-based. I maintain a slackbox here as a router/gateway/firewall/DNS. It's on a Pentium 75, it runs until the power goes off. I use 64studio for muzak only, To keep performance better, Office/ Flash/MS apps are best kept apart from a DAW. If I try Ctl-Alt-F1 in 64studio, I can do everything I can do in Slackware.

PS

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 05/09/2009 - 21:02
To play the dreaded things, you need to install some codecs. In 64studio 2.1 install the gsteamer good-bad and ugly packages from the debian-multimedia repository. in 3.0 there is a backage called "ubuntu-restricted-extras" This will load all the good ol' bad guys unto your system, and you will be able to play those files. Also, installing VLC placer will add some codecs as dependencies. I do everything from my 3.0 beta box, including office applications (open office), time management (gnotime) and all my multimedia tasks. Absolutely no problems here.

HI All This is still not

  • wavesound
  • 05/23/07
  • Tue, 06/09/2009 - 10:56
HI All This is still not playing re the bbc website, it uses flash all the time. I have un-installed flash non free through synaptic, then re-installed it No joy yet. I also loaded the ugly stuff. I'll reboot the box incase! Cheers Bob

Reloading...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 05/09/2009 - 20:55
Hi Bob. Merely reloading or reinstalling is not good enough. The package itself does not contain the actual flash player. You have to remove the flashplayer-nonfree package completely, and in a next step install it again. You should see some background downloading going on to show the player being extracted and installed. Try this and let me know. Q