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 Post subject: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon. [SOLVED]
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:53 am 
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Hello all, how is everyone doing? I have more of an observational query than anything else. I have Chromium, (Version 31.0.1650.63 Built on Ubuntu 13.04, running on Peppermint 4 (31.0.1650.63-0ubuntu0.13.04.1~20131204.1)) as my main browser and the Maxthon browser, (Version 0.9.0.21). I have set up Chromium to update flash using Pepperflash, Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0, version 12.0.0.41. I thought that this may resolve my Flash issues. Flash is still lousy, so many of the videos on YouTube refuse to open. In fact the only difference I can see between the two is, Pepperflash has a longer name :lol: . Here is the irony of the situation. I thought I'd give Maxthon a go and see if that helps the Flash situation; very nice it is too. The videos that wouldn't play in Chromium, will play in Maxthon but there is no sound. I had to laugh! I guess it is just one of them Flash mysteries that entertain us so well!

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 Post subject: Re: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:05 pm 
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Have you installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and lubuntu-restricted-extras ?

have you tried reinstalling the adobe flashplayer ?
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer

then
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer


If it's not working, I'd also get rid of pepperflash, so it doesn't confuse matters.

Is your system fully updated ?

Are you sure this isn't a system resource issue ?

Have you tried an earlier version of flashplayer ?

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 Post subject: Re: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:02 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
Have you installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and lubuntu-restricted-extras ?

have you tried reinstalling the adobe flashplayer ?
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer

then
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer


If it's not working, I'd also get rid of pepperflash, so it doesn't confuse matters.

Is your system fully updated ?

Are you sure this isn't a system resource issue ?

Have you tried an earlier version of flashplayer ?


Thanks for that. The videos that worked must have been HTML5. I was installing the "ubuntu-restricted-extras" and I was reading the licence agreement. This is where the power died because cable had been pulled out of the laptop. I've got a charge and rebooted. Now when I try to complete the action I receive this warning.
Code:
andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $
I'm sure the solution is easy only, I don't know where to go from here. Your assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:22 pm 
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The answer is in the output .. run:
Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a


Be aware as you're installing the extras packages from the command line .. at some point the terminal may prompt for you to accept a license.
Use the "Tab" key to highlight "Yes" and "OK" and hit enter.

and be sure to install BOTH ubuntu-restricted-extras AND lubuntu-restricted-extras

can you also post the output from:
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse

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 Post subject: Re: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:18 pm 
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Thank you for that. Talk about missing the obvious - doh! I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and lubuntu-restricted-extras and it has made no difference to the Chromium Browser but in the Maxthon Browser, the troublesome videos now have sound. When I check out the the plugins in the Chromium Browser this is the reading: Chromium Flash Plugin, I used the info provided in this link: Pepper Flash Chromium. How do I fully remove the Pepperflash plugin? Here is the requested output from,
Code:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse
:
Code:
andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dtherm
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dtherm
andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $
Many thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon. [SOLVED]
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:37 pm 
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BiPolarBear wrote:
Thank you for that. Talk about missing the obvious - doh! I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and lubuntu-restricted-extras and it has made no difference to the Chromium Browser but in the Maxthon Browser, the troublesome videos now have sound. When I check out the the plugins in the Chromium Browser this is the reading: Chromium Flash Plugin, I used the info provided in this link: Pepper Flash Chromium. How do I fully remove the Pepperflash plugin? Here is the requested output from,
Code:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse
:
Code:
andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dtherm
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dtherm
andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $
Many thanks.


I just did a reboot and everything seems to be now working. I have the Pepperflash plug-in turned on and the the default Flash turned off. I'm at the point of, "it ain't broke so don't fix it". Many thanks again.

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 Post subject: Re: Flash in Chromium and Maxthon. [SOLVED]
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:06 pm 
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You're most welcome .. Thanks for marking the topic solved :)

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