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Can't Download Any Adobe Or Media Player On Ubuntu


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#1 Robahr24

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:19 AM

I just had ubuntu dual booted onto my hp dv6700t laptop with vista. Everything it fine but anytime I try downloading adobe media player, it says I have to do something with dpkg and I have know idea what its asking.

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:54 PM

Neither do we. I wonder if it might help if you shared the actual message?

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:05 AM

I am guessing you are trying to install Abode Meida Player so you can play streamed and downloaded FLV and MPEG-4 video content when offline?

VLC Media Player will play anything Adobe Media Player will, and then some. Plus it's free, and it's made for Linux.

Here is a list of all the features of VLC Media Player, and what types of content it plays.

VLC Features

It's made for:

* Debian GNU/Linux
* Ubuntu
* Mandriva Linux
* Fedora
* openSUSE
* Familiar Linux

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux
* Slackware Linux
* ALT Linux
* Arch Linux
* YOPY/Linupy
* Zaurus



* NetBSD
* OpenBSD
* FreeBSD
* Solaris

* QNX
* Gentoo Linux
* Crux Linux

VLC Download

Whether you stay will Ubuntu or eventually switch to a different flavor, VLC should work.

For online content in firefox, just install adobe flash player.

#4 nigglesnush85

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:42 AM

The dpkg message refers to the Debian package management system. There must be a few terminal commands to input to set the package working. These commands should be available on the download site.
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Alan.

#5 h3llh0l3

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:59 AM

I just had ubuntu dual booted onto my hp dv6700t laptop with vista. Everything it fine but anytime I try downloading adobe media player, it says I have to do something with dpkg and I have know idea what its asking.


If you are trying to download the player from the site and run it then yes the dpkg may throw some errors if some dependencies are not met. In Ubuntu the best wat to install a software is thru apt-get, aptitude(both are commands run thru console).
So open a console window and type the following and hit enter. This would automatically figure out if any dependencies are not met and it would download the packages if required:
sudo aptitude install vlc
And you should be good to go.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:05 AM

If you are talking about Adobe Flash you can open up the Synaptic Package and search for "Adobe". Then install it from there, thats the easiest way if you are uncomfortable using the command line. :thumbsup:




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