[Mageia-discuss] Flash videos

Diego Bello dbello at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 15:28:34 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM, TJ <andrewsfarm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/13/2012 05:23 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
>> On 13/06/12 09:42, andre999 wrote:
>>> TJ a écrit :
>>>> Oops. Should have looked before asking that last question. I see
>>>> Lightspark is a dependency for Gnash.
>>>> But do they make a functional alternative to Adobe's offering...
>>>> TJ
>>> I tried Gnash a couple of years ago and wasn't impressed.  But now
>>> I block flash by default (and rarely unblock) so I couldn't say.
>>> When I tried it before, it could be installed the same time as
>>> Flash. The latest version is in core.  So why not try it and see ?
>>> As I understand it, Adobe is planning to phase out support for all
>>> flash in favour of something based on HTML5, but I could be
>>> mistaken.
>> The current version is, according to Adobe, the last one that will be
>> released for Linux.
>> Anne
> Yes, something about a deal with Google that future Linux versions of the
> plugin will be a part of Chrome and not released separately. Mozilla refused
> to go along. I don't know the details, including whether the new
> Flash-players will work with Chromium as well.
> I'm a farmer, and I sometimes miss the local TV weather broadcast, but I can
> watch a Flash video of it on the station's website if I do. Also, from time
> to time I like to watch videos from the local newspaper, and of course,
> Youtube. Not to mention the occasional instructional video.
> I tried both Gnash and Lightspark from the repositories, finding that only
> one Flash-playing plugin is allowed in Firefox. Only Adobe's offering played
> everywhere. Gnash seemed to work OK with Youtube, but not with some other
> sites, like that TV site mentioned above. Lightspark wasn't much, if any,
> better. Looking at the web pages for each, I see that each has had a release
> newer than the one in the repositories, but from what I see they haven't
> developed enough to do what I need.
> Could be that eventually, if I want to watch a video I'll just have to use
> Chrome - no doubt what Google had in mind all along.
> TJ

For youtube you can enable HTML5. For the rest of the websites, I
guess we'll use chrome :s

Diego Bello Carreño

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