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Friday, October 3, 2008
embedded video playback linux ubuntu firefox
Something is not quite right with my Linux system. I am running the current release of Ubuntu (Horrible Harry or whatever it's called, AKA Version 8.04), just updated this morning. I can play videos on the YouTube website (youtube.com) using Firefox, but when I embed a clip in my blog, it does not play well. I get the big triangle to start with. Click on that and I get an image and the control/status bar just below it. Click play (either small triangle) and ... things go South. Something seems to get jammed up. Response to the keyboard and mouse gets very slow. Occasionally the image will change, but it is not like it is playing. It just jumps from one scene to another.
Everything works fine on my Windows box, so this may be more of Linux problem than a blogger problem. I posted this on several forums, and I figured shoot, I may as well post it on my blog as well, just so y'all will know what kind of pain and suffering I endure for my art.
P.S. I don't have any sound on the Linux box yet, but I suspect that may be a completely different problem.