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Author Topic: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?  (Read 1582 times)

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Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« on: May 19, 2014, 05:07:18 pm »

What is the Linux equivalent of Shockwave Flash player, and where can I get it?
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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 05:30:49 pm »

Look for flashplugin or flashplugin-installer. VL comes with it pre-installed.
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roarde

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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 03:08:15 pm »

If you're looking to play a stand-alone Flash file, point your browser to it. The browser should load the player to handle it.
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Robert
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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 05:36:24 pm »

Look for flashplugin or flashplugin-installer. VL comes with it pre-installed.

But it's not the latest one, as per the result I got when I went to play a You Tube video just now (see result below):

So What do you suggest?
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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 03:26:36 am »

Only way I know of to get the latest flash version, natively, in Linux is to use Google Chrome.
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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 01:18:17 pm »

yea sadly the only current flashplayer option for linux is google chrome (not sure about chromium)
however for firefox i use "youtube all html5" addon and it works flawlessly

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-all-html5/?src=api

there is also a program called "youtube-viewer" that streams youtube through mplayer and last i checked VLC also streams youtube
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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 10:00:51 am »

There are two reasons flashplugin might be detected as outdated:
  The file or site asks for features not present in the 11.2 series. Nothing can be done to use flashplugin for those.
     ------ or -------
  The site or your browser has detected an old, vulnerable version of flashplugin and has disabled it.
     "Old" here can mean "came out three days ago" in the current secruity environment.
      11.2.x still gets security upgrades, and updating it can help with this second case.

Flashplugin security upgrades are extremely frequent now; next to impossible for packagers to keep up with. It's still best to use packages from our repos, but if you need a flashplugin update sooner than that, here's one way:
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user:$ mkdir -p flashplugin/src
user:$ cd flashplugin/src
user:$ cp /usr/doc/flashplugin-<TAB>/flashplugin.SlackBuild ./      # /usr/doc/flashplugin/11.2.202.356/flashplugin.SlackBuild  for example
user:$ su -lm
root:# VERSION=11.2.202.425  sh ./flashplugin.SlackBuild   # visit https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/  to see the latest version number for linux
Running the SlackBuild script will fetch the plugin and package it up. You'll need to be connected for the above, of course.

Once it's packaged, install the package:
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root:# installpkg ../flashplugin-<TAB>   # such as ../flashplugin-11.2.202.425-i586-1vl71.txz
Now restart your browser and try that site again.

@Locator
This issue is very irritating for everyone using a linux and wishing to play flash files. Asking about it here? Cool. Cranking up several threads on it, crossposting, and tagging on to old threads? Rude.
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Re: Help with Shockwave Flashplayer please?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 02:41:30 pm »

Sorry about that :(. I guess I just need to be more patient.
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