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Any Ideas Why The Issues With Linux Ubuntu v. 11.10 Firefox Cannot Play This Particular Youtube.Com Video And Windows 7 64-bit Firefox With The SAME Web Browser For The SAME URL And SAME Video Can?

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Hello. I have a question to ask you regarding Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit.

I notice when I am using the default web browser for Ubuntu v.11.10 -- that is Firefox, and I wish to play some video on it (as a test trial and found a few) that did NOT play on Ubuntu's Firefox. This is not the case for all videos. Many videos do play fine on Ubuntu's Firefox. For those that do not; I get the message, The video is currently unavailable." printed in white on a black area of the's video screen.  For example: The name of the video is called, "Ottawan D.I.S.C.O" with the URL: . Now, I checked it in Windows 7 64-bit's Firefox web browser the SAME video with the SAME URL and I had no issues playing it. So why is Ubuntu's Firefox unable to play the video and Windows 7's Firefox can play the video. I made sure I had the SAME web browser as well to compare it to.

FYI and this may or may not help you and be considered irrelevant to this question: I have both my Windows 7 64-bit and my Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit installed on the same hard drive on the same computer with shared booting.    

Any ideas why the issues with Ubuntu playing this particular video and not Windows 7 with the SAME web browser for the SAME URL and SAME video?

Please reply.

Thank you!

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