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What should I install to be able to view videos of type x-shockwave-flash in Linux? I found something here with instructions

wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/curren/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
tar xvfz install_flash_player_9_linux
cd install_flash_player_9_linux

but the file is already not there and when I try to download other file I can only choose between Windows and Mac OS X.

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You're best off installing something from your distribution repositories. What is your distribution? – Faheem Mitha Dec 17 '11 at 15:51
It's Lubuntu 10.10 – xralf Dec 17 '11 at 15:56
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I recommend flashplugin-nonfree, for browser use. Some browsers eg. Chrome and Chromium, already have the flash plugin included.

It is however not clear to me from your question whether you want a flash browser plugin or something else.

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Type of application x-shockwave-flash wasn't working in browser. Youtube video were working. But your answer helped. – xralf Dec 17 '11 at 16:18
@xralf: You can use the html5 setting in youtube to avoid flash. I recommend chromium, which does support html5. Also, downloading videos is not a bad idea if possible, and avoids the necessity of having to deal with flash. See youtube-dl, clive, get-flash-videos etc. – Faheem Mitha Dec 17 '11 at 16:22

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