Getting flash to work correctly on 64-bit Ubuntu can be challenging. By following various blog and forum posts I was able to get it to work, but never the flash player for imeem. Every now and again I would try to re-install flash and see if it would work for imeem but until last night I was never successful.
It turns out that imeem will only work with the 32-bit flash player. After so much work to get the 64-bit player working in Firefox 3.0 and 3.5 I did not want to remove it so I downloaded Opera and installed the 32-bit player under its plugin directory and imeem works great!
- Download and install Opera
- verify that you cannot play music in imeem
- Close Opera
- download the 32-bit flash player in ‘.tar.gz’ format
- extract the libflashplayer.so file from the archive
- then you will need to put this in the directory /usr/lib/opera/plugins/
- you won’t have permissions to write to that directory unless you are in sudo mode
- open a terminal and type ’sudo nautilus’
- copy the file into the directory (you could do this from the terminal window also probably ’sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/opera/plugins/libflashplayer.so’
- Open Opera
- check the plugins - type opera:plugins in the address bar
- you should see Shockwave Flash and it should be pointing to the libflashplayer.so file under opera plugins, by default my opera installation was pointing to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ for the flash plugin, my guess is opera looks for plugins in its own directory and if not found then looks in mozilla directory
- you should now be able to play music with imeem!
I am running Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope by the way. Here are some links that might work to get the 64-bit player working for Firefox
- this last one is probably the best bet, check the comments there