August 16, 2009

Getting Youtube Videos To Play In Ubuntu 9.04

I upgraded my Ubuntu from version 8.1 to 9.04, but ever since I had done this, Youtube videos weren't playing. I tried removing and reinstalling Flash, but unfortunately things did not work out. Later I found out that the latest Flash plug-in is required for this. This is the Flash-10 64-bit alpha plugin.

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) is a 64-bit OS. So, in case you are facing the problem that Youtube videos are not playing properly, or not playing at all, then you can do as said below.

1. Go to
2. Save file on your system, preferably on your Desktop.
3. Extract the tar.gz file, on your Desktop.
4. Open up the terminal, and type,

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ cd /home/varsha/Desktop/flash64
varsha@varsha-laptop:~/Desktop/flash64$ sudo ./

The process will take a few seconds, and then the Flash plugin will get installed on your system.

Now try playing any video on Youtube.

For details, you can go to


  1. Thanks, I tried lots of different sites to get flash working and your is the first one that worked!

  2. This morning, after breakfast, I shall conquer India and have tea in the after noon. Hmm.