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Flash in Konqueror

Posted 09-30-2008 at 02:36 PM by trevorparsons
Updated 11-22-2009 at 07:09 PM by trevorparsons (Flagged solution as out of date and fixed link.)

[Warning -- this solution is now well out of date!]

For ages Flash has failed to work properly for me when embedded in Konqueror on my Arch Linux system. It would start to load, look as if it was buffering, but not play, and meanwhile that tab or instance of Konqueror would be eating CPU.

Today I found a fix, as detailed by Mike Arthur.

Install kmplayer. I'm currently running kdemod3, and I had to install kdemod3-kmplayer from AUR, which I accomplished by running
<code>yaourt -S kdemod3-kmplayer</code>

I then added the following lines to ~/.kde/share/config/kmplayerrc

<code>[application/x-shockwave-flash]
player=npp
plugin=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so</code>

having first checked that that indeed was the location of libflashplayer.so on my system.

Then in Konqueror I did Settings > Configure Konqueror > File Associations, and selected x-shockwave-flash from the 'application' section of Known Types. In the Embedding tab I clicked Add, selected Embedded MPlayer for KDE, OK, OK and done.
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