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Old 03-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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Almost every video that I try to view recently points me to Flash download page...It starts downloading and even playing, but then there's stop, "download flash".
It used to work OK, then I installed request policy and it broke...my guess was obviously that the addon broke it, but disabling it doesn't seem to help.
So maybe youtube changed something about the same time?
Am I the only one with problems?
Maybe sb. has had them before and knows the meaty details of what causes them?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:13 AM
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I have no problem at all. To download a flash-video from YouTube using Firefox I have installed the FlashGot add-on in Firefox: it works very good. And all YouTube videos I have tested can be played, into my Firefox also, without any problem. I am using PC-BSD 9.1 64-bit XFCE desktop.
If you like, you can try to install (from the AppCafe) the Minitube PBI, to play Youtube videos.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:17 PM
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I saw this during my PBI testing: Firefox would not play youtube videos (saying it needed flash), but other websites said that flash was working just fine. Even using a different browser (midori in this case) allowed youtube to work just fine as well.

I am wondering if youtube has recently put a browser/flash version check into it's page that de-activates the flash capabilities if it is not a high enough version? The only other thing I can think of is that there might be something in the newer versions of firefox that is not letting flash work properly, but as I said before, other webpages used flash just fine in firefox.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:09 PM
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Lovely.
Just tried to talk with Google about the issue, but the feedback link leads to an error page (https://www.google.com/tools/feedbac.../en/error.html):
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We are sorry but we were not able to capture your feedback.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:13 PM
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Had some issues with flash too, found out that the html5 player is on by default, so some video's played (the ogg) while others did not.

After running :

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# flashpluginctl on
at the command line (terminal) from the useraccount. Flash was turned on.
Might solve/repair it.

Hope it works.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Darky View Post
Had some issues with flash too, found out that the html5 player is on by default, so some video's played (the ogg) while others did not.

After running :

Code:
# flashpluginctl on
at the command line (terminal) from the useraccount. Flash was turned on.
Might solve/repair it.

Hope it works.
Sadly, not for me.
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However,
http://forums.pcbsd.org/showpost.php...39&postcount=7 does.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:13 AM
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Three alternatives to using a flash enabled web browser for watching youtube videos;

* Minitube
* Clipgrab
* youtube_dl

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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I activate HTML5 on youtube, so it is used if available.
https://www.youtube.com/html5

Some flash videos won't play or only play once. What helped me is the following command to kill the flash plugin. After that reload the youtube page and it should play.
Code:
% pkill npviewer
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I have the same problem with Firefox,trying to play videos on Youtube,whereas,other sites work fine.

For Youtube,I use Chromium -works perfectly!
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Originally Posted by username View Post
I activate HTML5 on youtube, so it is used if available.
https://www.youtube.com/html5

Some flash videos won't play or only play once. What helped me is the following command to kill the flash plugin. After that reload the youtube page and it should play.
Code:
% pkill npviewer
Hi username,

Thanks! This solution fixed it.
So is this a bug with npviewer in firefox?
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