firefox shows a green box instead of my youtube videos, why?

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firefox shows a green box instead of my youtube videos, why?

Postby bluechillzz on Fri May 01, 2009 10:47 pm

everytime i try to watch a youtube video this green box appears where the video should be, what's the problem? i have almost all of the plug-ins installed the only one missing is the vlc plug-in because i can't find it. it's funny because back when i had ubuntu i had tis problem with opera, only the box was grey instead of green. i thought mint came with everything you needed to play videos.
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Re: firefox shows a green box instead of my youtube videos, why?

Postby psych1610 on Sat May 02, 2009 8:40 am

Hey, I don't know if you've got this all figured out and I realize you said you have all the plugins in and such, but there are two plugins available for flash near as I can tell. One works pretty unicorns for me and the other works perfect. Try this maybe it works, if not no real harm done. Just take note of what was installed before.

shane wrote:first of all, purge all flash packages... (completely remove in spynaptic) then purge nspluginwrapper...

then reinstall flash.

or from command line the commands to run are...

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sudo aptitude purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound adobe-flashplugin nspluginwrapper


then
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sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree


In particular nspluginwrapper was using up to 40% of my CPU and X was taking the other 60% when playing a flash video. With nsplugin out of the picture everything is stable.
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Re: firefox shows a green box instead of my youtube videos, why?

Postby bluechillzz on Sat May 02, 2009 12:13 pm

alright, the regular window shows now but the videos still don't play. they just buffer and then sit there with a blank screen
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Re: firefox shows a green box instead of my youtube videos, why?

Postby bluechillzz on Mon May 04, 2009 3:51 pm

so nobody knows?
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