viewing flash and mms in firefox

f you are a Linux newbie, you may want to read about Wubi (installation) of Ubuntu


Certain things I do to get my Ubuntu into a good shape is to install Flash and MMS plugins for Firefox

Flash – Youtube is a good place to test if the plugin is working fine. It is the easiest of installations. When you attempt to view a video in Youtube, Ubuntu displays a information bar on top. Click to install the missing plugins and you can select the Adobe Flash Player plugin and install the same. When prompted you will need to enter your user password again to perform installation of the software. One way to verify that Shockwave Flash is present in the Plugins tab when you goto Tools->Addons in Firefox. Alternatively you shoudl also be able to perform sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree.

MMS – You could use the streaming video on to verify the installation. You will need to disable the “VLC Multimedia Plugin” and “Totem Web Brower Plugin” in the Plugins tab of Tools-> Addons in Firefox. I use the mplayer plugin for Mozilla by performing

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

When you restart Firefox after installing mplayer plugin, you should be able to view the video. To verify this, you should be able to right click on the video area and click Configure to view the mplayer-plugin configuration. If you are seeing anything else, say Totem etc, you will need to uninstall those for Mplayer to show the video.



One Response to “viewing flash and mms in firefox”

  1. Mario G. Says:

    I did all you suggested …. but it is NOT working !

    Try to go here and try to run any video ….. unfortunatelly nothing is working or is working for 2 second and then the message appear ‘Mplayer plug-in for mozilla stopped !

    Any idea ?

    Thanks for your Help


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