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I installed the youtube app (unity-webapps-youtube) from ubuntu software center. But it tells me it cannot play any videos because of a missing flash player. Flash plays fine in either Firefox or Google Chrome but not in the app. Is there any workaround? Something like telling the app to use html5 instead of flash for example?

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please give me the outputs: dpkg -l | grep minitube & dpkg -l | grep ubuntu-restricted-extras –  JohnnyEnglish May 30 at 23:48
    
@Haifi, which app are you talking about precisely? There are a few different youtube apps in the repos. What is the precise error message? –  Sparhawk May 31 at 0:07
    
@JohnnyEnglish AFAIK minitube doesn't require Flash. –  Sparhawk May 31 at 0:07
    
Its not minitube, its the webapp. In top its listed as webapp-container. Minitube is not installed. So grep for minitube shows nothing. grep restricted extras shows: ii ubuntu-restricted-extras 60 amd64 Commonly used restricted packages for Ubuntu –  Haifi May 31 at 0:07
    
@Haifi you should've mentioned the name of the app. Just out of curiosity why are you not using Minitube for Youtube videos? It's basically the most popular Youtube app. –  JohnnyEnglish May 31 at 0:14

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you can search for the " Browser " in the Unity then google this:

https://www.youtube.com/html5

then press "Request HTML5 where possible"

here is the link to the thread:

Flash not supported on webapps

Try it! I have heard it works but unfo. it does not 4 me :((

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