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Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby jpete » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:39 am

I have a few videos I put on Photobucket. They seem to be flv format and when I try to watch them, Firefox just "grays out" and locks up.

I tried looking for codecs but didn't seem to find anything. I don't even know what the problem is really. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby remoulder » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:18 pm

In FF preferences what application is set for Flash Video on the Applications tab?
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby markcynt » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:37 pm

If you plan on keeping Linux you should find a different site.

I got it to work in the past but it was far from optimal.

The videos took forever to load.

But I haven't been able to get it working since then.
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby remoulder » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:25 pm

Mark and Jeff, the videos do play if you wait long enough, about 2 mins but wasn't timing, hardly usable though! Tried changing the user agent and allow 3rd party links but still same. Maybe another site that doesn't like linux?
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby jpete » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:15 pm

remoulder wrote:In FF preferences what application is set for Flash Video on the Applications tab?


Gecko-mediaplayer
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby jpete » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:16 pm

markcynt wrote:If you plan on keeping Linux you should find a different site.

I got it to work in the past but it was far from optimal.

The videos took forever to load.

But I haven't been able to get it working since then.


Any suggestions. I don't necessarily care. I only have a few videos on there from when I was using XP. I just happened to try to watch them the other day. I suppose I could just use YouTube. That seems fine.
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby remoulder » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:31 pm

jpete wrote:Gecko-mediaplayer


You could try installing vlc and set the preference to ask, then when it does choose vlc. Might work, might not, or as Mark says, find another site.
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby markcynt » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:46 pm

jpete wrote:Any suggestions. I don't necessarily care. I only have a few videos on there from when I was using XP. I just happened to try to watch them the other day. I suppose I could just use YouTube. That seems fine.


I don't do much video uploading either.

I use YouTube
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Re: Can't watch flv videos on Photobucket

Postby Midnighter » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:16 pm

Photobucket announced months ago they were dropping support for linux. How exactly this is so, since it just holds our images and videos, all in formats we have no troubel understanding, but i've found it harder and harder to use. I need to boot into a windows machine one day, and pull all of my stuff back, the place is near useless now.


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