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I am trying to get streaming video to work on install of fully up to date Ubuntu 9.10.

For example: http://cbc.ca/video

I am guessing that the packages/codecs necessary cannot be distributed with Linux due to license issues.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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You need to install flash player for videos like that:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

If you want to install Java and some codecs and all those other goodies:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I've outlined what's included in the package here.

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Ok - thanks for the package suggestions. I've done all that and some sites like youtube and watch.ctv.ca work just fine. I'm still having some trouble with cbc.ca/video Now one thing I'm wondering - I recently did a big upgrade (possibly including the kernel, not sure because didn't pay close attention during upgrade process). I think I had ubuntu-restricted-extras installed prior to this upgrade. Would it be advisable to uninstall/reinstall it? If so, how would I do that without causing too much fallout with other packages on my system? –  dtlussier Jan 21 '10 at 17:25
    
No it should be fine. You could try an apt-get update and see if a new one is available though. Maybe even update Firefox. –  John T Jan 21 '10 at 18:09
    
Ok - i've tried updating a few of the packages without making video on the CBC work. For now I'm giving up modifying my system and have sent a support request into the CBC as maybe it is their problem with regards to Linux system compatibility. I will update this post if/when I resolve the situation. –  dtlussier Jan 22 '10 at 23:55

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