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Automatically update flashplayer-plugin

Posted 07-11-2015 at 04:03 PM by jere21
Updated 07-20-2015 at 08:13 PM by jere21

ii  flashplugin-nonfree  1:3.6.1  amd64  Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin
Debian doesn't update the flashplayer-plugin automatically to avoid downloading an unchecked 3rd party proprietary binary. If you want to ignore that risk for convenience do the following:

update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

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Mozilla seems to work okay with Chrome's flash player

Posted 02-21-2015 at 10:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-23-2015 at 04:44 AM by the dsc

I'm not really a fan of flash, but since I'm trying to switch from Chrome to Iceweasel, which seems to be less sluggish in my machine, and I don't like the idea of using a plugin from the late 90s when I have to, I decided to try the wrap-around trick/plugin I've found. It seems to be working normally, as fas as I can tell.

It had a few more dependencies than stated in the how-to, but the make/configure output...
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Something a little less "deep", and more "practical" (well, to me at least)

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:33 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:32 PM by MrCode
Tags flash, linux, rant

Sometimes when I see someone watching an HD video with the embedded (*shudder*) Flash player on a website, I just want to say someting like, "Do you have any idea how many CPU cycles are being burned up just to play that video??".

If I want to watch a video on YouTube (or some other video-hosting website) that offers a higher vertical resolution than 480p, I use my fancy little DownloadHelper FF plugin and just download it. Then I can play it with GNOME MPlayer, which has...
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Sound on flash and everywhere else at the same time, in Arch

Posted 08-13-2010 at 12:57 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags alsa, arch, flash, oss, sound

There had been a weird problem with sound on Arch. Whenever there was a flash item being displayed (or perhaps flash using sound, I suppose), there would be no sound elsewhere. And if there were sound elsewhere, whenever you play something on flash, it would conversely be mute.

The fix is quite simple:

Originally Posted by Wilco
After having some troubles with alsa I managed to fix this once and for all. The problem was I could not run flash+firefox and some other application that uses sound,
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ClipGrab - Download videos from online video sharing websites

Posted 01-19-2009 at 01:26 PM by rbkumaran

ClipGrab is a free GUI Video downloader from the famous online video sharing websites like youtube, veoh, Dailymotion, MyVideo and many other. ClipGrab is very simple (basically just one window to work on). Clipgrab downloads the file and saves it by default to FLV (Flash Video) however can convert the downloaded video on the fly to Windows Video (WMV), MPEG4, MP3 (Audio), OGG Vorbis (Audio).
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