I got my stuff working again. I got flash working in Opera again by following this guide. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=679212
the only problem with that guide though is that it breaks flash in firefox but all you have to do is to make some links in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins to the libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt
My video started working again when I did sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.