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#1 level2

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:56 PM

Greetings, Starting today, I get an error message when I try to view a video. Yesterday I installed the updates that had been sent, could this be the problem? How can I clean this up? Thankyou

 

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:12 PM

Hi Richard.

 

Can you please tell us more about this issue?

 

Little things like:

 

Type of Linux ( Ubuntu , Mint, Puppy)?

Type of Browser?

What sites?



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:27 PM

Hi,Thanks for responding

 

Ubuntu 12.04

Chromium 

youtube

 

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Edited by level2, 25 September 2014 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:16 PM

Try this. I prefer Firefox, Never used Chromium.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/234871/youtube-says-this-video-is-currently-unavailable/316722#316722



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:00 AM

Thanks, I'll have to study this a bit.

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:08 AM

Hi, The error message reads:       an error occurred please try again later

 

Would the fix be the same?

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:33 AM

Which error, when?  Unclear.

 

Try (as stated in link and by me)

sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 02:56 AM

Hi, level2 - just adding a little here as I flit between topics.

 

The link NickAu1 posted (234871) certainly appears to have a working answer, and if Iophophora1 has experienced this error, then that lends weight to aid you.

 

Note also that both topics 316722, and also 300104 have some worthy input to your issue.

 

As well as

sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

... removal of cookies gets some thumbs up, you may have to check a few possible answers to get the one that works for you.

 

Mind you, in 234871, the Topic that contains the above answer/s, I would suggest an alternative to a part of the answer that is proposed by Alexander Borodulya.

 

He says, in part:

 

"Additionally, will be useful to update current version of chromium browser to take newest version:"

 

AND

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

With the last, I would take a leaf out of (one of) NickAu1's favourites, and that is:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

...with that, you not only update/upgrade Chromium, but get all else likewise for your system.

 

If you are looking to find what your update history is, you can find it at Files, under:

/var/log/apt.history.log

With that, you can see not only what you have updated via the Bash (Terminal), but also anything updated through eg Synaptic Package Manager, &c.

 

Later

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:35 AM

 

With the last, I would take a leaf out of (one of) NickAu1's favourites, and that is:

In that case it's

 

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

   sudo apt-get install chromium-browser && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade  Can I install this with: Synaptic package manager?  

 

Ta Richard



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 07:50 PM

Yes -- proper procedure would be first to update (reload cache from repos), then checkmark all upgrades, upgrade, search for the package in question, find it and install it. 

 

In some cases, an autoremove would be in order at the end, after installing the desired package.  Using strictly APT, the commands I would type would be (put sudo in front of all of these if not logged in as root and using Mint or a 'buntu):

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install package-name && apt-get autoremove
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Have fun -- that's what it's all about!


Edited by lophophora1, 26 September 2014 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:41 PM

I have begun using Firefox as my browser I am able to watch videos with this. 

 

Thanks for the help, I didn't have the confidence to do some of what was suggested.

 

Richard



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:03 AM

Richard, hi.

 

Glad to hear you have your videos up and running, and you can do a whole lot worse than Firefox, which I have been using for maybe 10 years?

 

But don't feel you need to flee Chromium (if you liked it) because of some doubts over using terminal commands.

 

Terminal can seem very daunting for beginners using it, but once comfortable with it, you can perform tasks just as quickly, and sometimes more comprehensively, than with GUI (point and click) functions on the Desktop.

 

I've picked just one of many sites that have tutorials on Terminal, this one being from How-to Geek. There are many more, just sing out if you are interested, and we will let you know some good ones, if you can't find them yourself easily.

 

And if you have done nothing else with Terminal since installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS aka Precise Pangolin, I would urge you to type the following at the Terminal prompt:

sudo ufw enable

This enables your Firewall - the Firewall is not enabled by default when using Ubuntu.  Your input and output should look like this:

chris@Hermes:~$ sudo ufw enable
Firewall is active and enabled on system startup

The line that is missing inbetween is where it prompts you for your password.

 

Have fun with Linux and Firefox, and

 

Keep Smilin' :wink:

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 01:12 AM

On your Chrome issue, You do have pepperflash installed?

 

 

How to Install Pepper Flash in Ubuntu 14.04 - OMG! Ubuntu!

 

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