I created a web browser program using webview/webkit as the web displayer. I noticed that when I went to youtube only a few videos worked. I am pretty sure that I have to tell webview to activate flash player but I don't know how to do this.

I heard somewhere that it might need to import resources from another browser in order to play flash videos. I don't know if that is true but I would preferably have the flash work without help from any other browser but if it needs to have Firefox installed to play flash then that’s okay too.

I am using quickly which uses glade as the interface designer and python as the code.

Thanks in advance.

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    And the name of this "web browser program" is? – user25656 Feb 3 '13 at 6:56
  • ...and what does it have to do with Ubuntu? – mikewhatever Feb 3 '13 at 7:02
  • I created this web browser program using quickly and webview as the web page displayer – Dave Feb 3 '13 at 7:17
  • developer.ubuntu.com/get-started it has to do with Ubuntu because it was made with quickly, an Ubuntu developer's tool. the link is a tutorial on creating an Ubuntu program using quickly. – Dave Feb 3 '13 at 7:20
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    Have you tried asking in UbuntuForums or #ubuntu-app-devel Application development on Ubuntu in IRC chat ? – Suhaib Feb 8 '13 at 22:04

I just found these commands for terminal.

  sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
  sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper
  sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
  nspluginwrapper -v -a -n -i

flash works now.

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