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my problem is i cant get youtube or whatever flash videos to run inside my
browser ( Opera ).
im on freeBSD, and i've installed flashplayer4.x.x from the ports collection but they
didn't work either.
i went into adobe flash website to download the current package wich is flashplayer
10 in a tar.gz file. and whenever i try to decompress the file i get a broken
"libflashplayer.so" file. without the install-sh file they talk about in the other threads
i downloaded a good "libflashplayer.so" of flashplayer_v6 and tried to make "opera"
the browser to take it from the preferences but "NO" it seems like the file is not
ready yet to be recognized by the "opera".
they've also mentioned "nswrapper" but i couldnt get it from the ports.
AND I"VE HAD IT.
Are you running a 64 bit or 32 bit OS? Try installing gnash. Although nswrapper should wrap the 32 bit binary for the 64 bit browser (or something named similarly, been a while). If you're on a 32 bit system, just copy the libflashplayer.so to your browsers plugin directory. Although I'm not sure what that is for Opera. And you'll need to quit and restart your browser before those changes generally take effect. Or just reboot (not needed). aboutlugin in firefox/mozilla/iceape/ice-weasel to verify success. Or just play the vids.
An easy workaround might be: type about: plugins in your address bar of firefox to find out if any other plugins are installed. Then do a find for one of the installed plugins to find out where it/they are located. Next copy the libflashplayer.so file to that same directory, restart your firefox and try it out.
Easiest way to get flash working on FreeBSD IMHO is to run windows Opera or Firefox in wine. You'll have the latest version flash 10.something. Then its a snap to upgrade with a newer version of flash. Latest wine in ports works well.
Run native Firefox or Opera too for all those sites that you don't want flash. Firefox 3.5 supports open video format. I think we'll be seeing more of that I hope.
You can also install Linux-firefox and use native linux flash which is version 9 something I think.