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General Announcements => VL package news and Updates => Topic started by: Masta on October 23, 2013, 12:10:57 pm

Title: flash player plugin
Post by: Masta on October 23, 2013, 12:10:57 pm
we need updated on this to the latest for the 7.1 repo. thanks.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: hata_ph on October 23, 2013, 05:37:24 pm
flashplugin 11.2.202.310 should be available at the 7.1 untested repo soon...
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: Masta on October 24, 2013, 04:20:13 pm
I found this in the vlocore. Tested it and when I went to test the version online, , , well,, see image linked:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/43b700283733776 (http://www.imagebam.com/image/43b700283733776)

see the version we have in vlocre, which is installed.. showing in the gslapt box. Then look at the browser box carefully noting the detected version, and then the latest version for Linux showing in the table.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: hata_ph on October 24, 2013, 05:43:57 pm
Masta,

I try it on B0.45 64bit and it detect as 11.2.202.310

(http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/28375/8d594b283749040.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/8d594b283749040)
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: Masta on October 24, 2013, 09:23:55 pm
Mine is showing up correctly now. I wonder what the delay was? I installed it about 5 minutes before I opened the browser to look. Interesting indeed. Many hours later it is showing correctly.  I think it can go into stable :-) .

Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: Masta on November 05, 2013, 07:19:18 pm
By the way, since the Linux support on this is dead, and HTML5 is not quite out on the web as a major use yet,,, has anyone found a good replacement for this?
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: sledgehammer on November 05, 2013, 09:36:52 pm
When I can't get something to play, I try it on google chrome (not chromium) and it usually works.

John
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: roarde on November 05, 2013, 10:24:50 pm
When I can't get something to play, I try it on google chrome (not chromium) and it usually works.

Right. The vendor of the offending application has decided that the API in Chrome is a good enough target for them to write for, and that Linux is not.

So said vendor has decided that Chrome is the browser for Linux.

Do not dispute the vendor. It has a habit of making itself correct.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: Masta on December 04, 2013, 09:18:09 pm
When I can't get something to play, I try it on google chrome (not chromium) and it usually works.

Right. The vendor of the offending application has decided that the API in Chrome is a good enough target for them to write for, and that Linux is not.

So said vendor has decided that Chrome is the browser for Linux.

Do not dispute the vendor. It has a habit of making itself correct.
Well said.

 I don't use that spying browser either. I tried it out for a few days, and it's unbelievable how much history it stores that you can't get rid of, except to remove the (dot)files.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: overthere on December 04, 2013, 11:54:28 pm
Has anyone used gnash or lightspark alternatives?..the flash plugin is supposed to have updates for five years so that will give html5 a start..youtube is testing a large percentage of its collection to html5 for testing already I think.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: roarde on December 05, 2013, 12:02:57 am
I've tried several in the past. Any time an alternative gets close, the bar is moved.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: overthere on December 05, 2013, 12:51:46 am
I agree, nice to see alternative projects though. I can live without netflix and likely less gootube aswell.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: Masta on December 09, 2013, 10:21:40 pm
I know everyone thinks of youtube and the big social web sites. However, my issue is not either of those sites really, but there are many other web sites out there that I like to visit and they require flash. Unfortunately none of the alternatives work, and I have tried some browser add-ons / plug-ins, but they fail too. Play on pogo.com for example and one can not play there on Linux anymore. HTML5 is yet a future to be seen, and even then, it will be a long time before most web sites adopt it, if they will at all.
 I just wondered if anyone here had any insight on alternatives that might be usuable in the near future.
Title: Re: flash player plugin
Post by: wigums on December 13, 2013, 02:57:36 pm
pogo is java, i play all the time