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Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit. Firefox 3.6.14

Why don't BBC videos play in Firefox if Youtube has no problem? Moreover videos play fine in Chrome. Another strange thing: there seem to be two flashplugins in about:plugins

File: libflashplayer.so Version: Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102

File: libflashplayer.so Version: Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152

But there is only one flashplugin in the plugins directory: /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so -> /etc/alternatives/firefox-flashplugin

$ update-alternatives --list firefox-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

Any ideas?

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Is this a recent problem? The BBC have changed some of their flash videos 'format' in the last few days? –  8128 Mar 6 '11 at 18:07
    
Solved. No idea what the problem was. Just know the symptom -- the presence of two flash plugins. Reinstalled flashplugin from the Ubuntu repo and cleared the Firefox cache and cookies and restarted Firefox. And voilà! videos work. Now about:plugins shows only the 10.2 r152 plugin. –  Cocoro Cara Mar 6 '11 at 22:08
    
It could be the way the servers where assigning the mime types. but you say it is working now –  nelaar Mar 11 '11 at 11:46
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Solved. No idea what the problem was. Just know the symptom -- the presence of two flash plugins. Reinstalled flashplugin from the Ubuntu repo and cleared the Firefox cache and cookies and restarted Firefox. And voilà! videos work. Now about:plugins shows only the 10.2 r152 plugin.

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