Yet another Flash 9 Problem, both Linux-Opera and Linux-Firefox - BSD

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  1. Yet another Flash 9 Problem, both Linux-Opera and Linux-Firefox

    So, has *anyone* gotten Flash 9 working with either Opera or Firefox?
    I just installed FBSD 7.0-BETA2 on a new machine, and just like my
    up-to-date 6.2 machine, Flash 9 [linux-firefox + linx-flashplugin-9]
    crashes whenever it encounters Flash code, and linux-opera +
    linux-flashplugin-9 just sits ther and looks dumb [and won't play].

    Now, I realize there is a thread from August where someone named Lars
    says "works for me", but I call BS.

    I also don't think that it is a 7.0-BETA2 problem, because the behavior
    is exactly the same on both the 6.2 and the 7 machine.

    Normally, I wouldn't care about Flash [I'd watch it at work on my XP
    machine], but this is for my wife.

    Why not just run Winders at home? I can't support it [either
    financially or technically] any more. Been doing *BSD machines at work
    and home since 1999, so I am much more comfortable with them.

    How can I help my lovely wife watch the Daily Show [and YouTube]
    online? Thanks.

    --
    Jim Smith

  2. Re: Yet another Flash 9 Problem, both Linux-Opera and Linux-Firefox

    On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:20:34 +0000, jim wrote:

    > So, has *anyone* gotten Flash 9 working with either Opera or Firefox?
    > I just installed FBSD 7.0-BETA2 on a new machine, and just like my
    > up-to-date 6.2 machine, Flash 9 [linux-firefox + linx-flashplugin-9]
    > crashes whenever it encounters Flash code, and linux-opera +
    > linux-flashplugin-9 just sits ther and looks dumb [and won't play].
    >
    > Now, I realize there is a thread from August where someone named Lars
    > says "works for me", but I call BS.
    >
    > I also don't think that it is a 7.0-BETA2 problem, because the behavior
    > is exactly the same on both the 6.2 and the 7 machine.
    >
    > Normally, I wouldn't care about Flash [I'd watch it at work on my XP
    > machine], but this is for my wife.
    >
    > Why not just run Winders at home? I can't support it [either
    > financially or technically] any more. Been doing *BSD machines at work
    > and home since 1999, so I am much more comfortable with them.
    >
    > How can I help my lovely wife watch the Daily Show [and YouTube]
    > online? Thanks.



    Well, you could go to one of those youtube video converter websites
    and download the clip to the pc.

    see http://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/

    or type something like youtube + download into a search engine and use
    another service - some of them claim to download to a format of your
    choice.

    you will get an flv file which you can play with totem.

    Not a perfect solution but....

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  3. Re: Yet another Flash 9 Problem, both Linux-Opera and Linux-Firefox

    On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:20:34 +0000, jim wrote:

    > How can I help my lovely wife watch the Daily Show [and YouTube]
    > online?


    Is Miro running on FreeBSD? That's a far more civilised way to watch
    youtube &c than in a web browser anyway.

  4. Re: Yet another Flash 9 Problem, both Linux-Opera and Linux-Firefox

    Mark South wrote:
    > On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:20:34 +0000, jim wrote:
    >
    >> How can I help my lovely wife watch the Daily Show [and YouTube]
    >> online?

    >
    > Is Miro running on FreeBSD? That's a far more civilised way to watch
    > youtube &c than in a web browser anyway.

    Under 7.0-BETA2 with
    http://people.freebsd.org/~thierry/p...ro-0.9.9.9.tgz

    Replacing 0.9.9.9 with 1.0 in Makefile and changing md5, sha256 and file
    size in distinfo:

    MD5 (Miro-1.0.tar.gz) = 5e99b8e8d5393eb1231e47513c3954e3
    SHA256 ((Miro-1.0.tar.gz) =
    f7e5d2639e089a22b7295e48a81ad35ac3e36e0ff695df3fe4 da35a0844ce43d
    SIZE ((Miro-1.0.tar.gz) = 12308780

    work great for me.

    Henri


  5. Re: Yet another Flash 9 Problem, both Linux-Opera and Linux-Firefox

    On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:51:31 +0100, Henri Hennebert wrote:

    > > Is Miro running on FreeBSD? That's a far more civilised way to watch
    > > youtube &c than in a web browser anyway.

    > Under 7.0-BETA2 with
    > http://people.freebsd.org/~thierry/p...ro-0.9.9.9.tgz


    > Replacing 0.9.9.9 with 1.0 in Makefile and changing md5, sha256 and file
    > size in distinfo:


    > MD5 (Miro-1.0.tar.gz) = 5e99b8e8d5393eb1231e47513c3954e3
    > SHA256 ((Miro-1.0.tar.gz) =
    > f7e5d2639e089a22b7295e48a81ad35ac3e36e0ff695df3fe4 da35a0844ce43d
    > SIZE ((Miro-1.0.tar.gz) = 12308780


    > work great for me.


    I have updated a new version for 1.0 (it fixes pkg-plist) at


    but this is still an experimental port: it works on some machines, but
    fails on others (Python core dumps)! I've not yet found the cause of the
    problem, and any help is welcome.
    --
    Th. Thomas.

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