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Issue Report: Flash videos do not detect installed flashplayer on Steam
'You need to have a specific Flash Player installed to view video content in Steam. Please follow these directions to get the right version for Steam.

You will need this Flash player even if you already have the latest player for your default web browser.'

This is the message I see. The directions imply that I do not have flash installed however I do have it installed.

System info:

Processor Information:
Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Speed: 3500 Mhz
4 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Supported
SSE41: Unsupported
SSE42: Unsupported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.0-18-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 560 Ti/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.14
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x1200
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1440 x 900
Desktop Resolution: 1440 x 900
Primary Display Size: 16.06" x 10.04" (18.94" diag)
40.8cm x 25.5cm (48.1cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 1023 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC1200

RAM: 7986 Mb

UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 927475 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 457362 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:

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conallmmcg 29. Nov. 2012 um 14:49 Uhr 
i see you're running 64-bit OS, have you got the 32-bit flashplayer installed?
Still seems like an issue that should be solved automatically since Ubuntu installs 32bit flash by default on 64bit systems.
Magbed@Linux! 29. Nov. 2012 um 14:52 Uhr 
Yeah we know workaround fixes it, but i think should be fixed to use the 64 bit flas player or at least install the 32 bit lib on ~/steam
[RKLT] Puddles 29. Nov. 2012 um 14:57 Uhr 
The best would be to simply build a 64bit client that would use the same plugin as chrome/chromium/firefox.
The best would be don't use flash at all. Trailers is already encoded into WebM format:
Zuletzt bearbeitet von RussianNeuroMancer; 29. Nov. 2012 um 16:23 Uhr
Avatar 8. Dez. 2012 um 6:07 Uhr 
+1 This should be fixed natively by Steam.
Swiftpaw 8. Dez. 2012 um 6:24 Uhr 
Ursprünglich geschrieben von Avatar:
+1 This should be fixed natively by Steam.
Yes, until HTML5 support is there, an automatic Flash solution no matter if you're on 32 or 64 would be great and should be simple to do. wget <correct flash player>, extract to ~/Steam/blah?
Zuletzt bearbeitet von Swiftpaw; 8. Dez. 2012 um 6:26 Uhr
dfo 8. Dez. 2012 um 21:47 Uhr 
+1... 64 bit client.
Recoil_84 11. Dez. 2012 um 4:08 Uhr 
I noticed that the instructions steam gives you (when flash isn't installed properly) actually show a screenshot of selecting the 64-bit client for download. That was misleading for me (it's what I tried initially), but I already have the 64-bit client installed.

Can the instructions be made Linux-specific? They should reference that the 32-bit player is needed, at least until Steam can find a way to resolve this via dependencies or something.
gorgor_bay 14. Dez. 2012 um 11:22 Uhr 
Same issue, It's a real problem since it prevents 64 bits user to stream game videos before buying them
apostate9 16. Dez. 2012 um 13:22 Uhr 
I am finding the download page Steam takes me to has the option to select different Linux architectures, but not other browsers. The selection boxes do not match what the instructions show for me, there is no "Flash 11 for other Browsers option".
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