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I wiped my computer a while ago and I re installed a new version of Ubuntu, I believe I was on 11.10 now 12.04. Downloaded the Flash player as usual from the Software Center.

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This is what I get when I try to go to a Youtube video (The size of the screen cap is how large the video should be.) When I encountered this, I looked through and found the extra Flash add on that Firefox said it needed being Gnash SWF Viewer, that was a waist, no change.

Downloaded Chromium, same thing happened. Re-installed the Flash player, nothing. I'm stumped frankly, can't find anything around with an answer for this so far, maybe I'm looking for it in a wrong way?

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marked as duplicate by Braiam, Mateo, Eric Carvalho, Florian Diesch, mikewhatever Feb 7 '14 at 6:14

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Take a look at my answer here, see if it helps. – Mitch Aug 27 '13 at 19:18
Looked around on Google and I couldn't find anything for Ubuntu 12.04. Thank you though. – user187793 Aug 27 '13 at 20:27
What is your graphics adapter? – Mitch Aug 28 '13 at 4:12
I'll be honest, no clue. I've had Ubuntu for a while but I am yet to get in to much of it at all. Just simple things. How would I check? (Sorry for being such a noob X.X) – user187793 Aug 30 '13 at 23:00
Well, still no luck with finding anything, I downloaded some new packages that made my Youtube able to be watched, but my chat is still screwed up. Any more ideas? – user187793 Oct 10 '13 at 18:51

Try doing sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

On Chrome do:


Press Details at the top

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Scroll down to Adobe Flash Player enter image description here

Disable one of your choice! Hope this works!

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OP states he's using Firefox and Chromium. Your answer only works for the proprietary Google Chrome browser, which works totally different in terms of Flash (other API, PepperFlash included, etc.) – gertvdijk Aug 27 '13 at 16:29
Sorry didn't read all of it lol – Peter Wagg Aug 27 '13 at 16:31

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