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Old 02-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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swfdec always the flash player


When I choose Shockwave Flash (In iceweasel) swfdec still is prominent. is there any way to remove swfdec and use flashplugin-nonfree?

The sound in swfdec is all distorted it seems, like when I roll over the "Toons" button on homestarrunner.com, it comes out all garbled.

This is also my first time using Debian itself, since I've been using Ubuntu all the while.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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sudo aptitude purge swfdec then you'll have to install flashplugin-nonfree from sid or an external repository until it gets into backports.

http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer#h...c6a70b321813d4

If you're only using a mozilla based browser, you can use flashplayer-mozilla from debian multimedia.

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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So how do I edit etc/apt/preferences to allow it? And do I just add http://packages.debian.org/sid/flashplugin-nonfree to the sources list? Or do I have to use another URL?
 
Old 02-18-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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You have to do something called apt-pinning. Basically you put the sid repositories into /etc/apt/sources.list and then when you install, you simply invoke aptitude install -t unstable flashplugin-nonfree. Here's a link to some Debian apt-pinning howto's:

http://wiki.debian.org/AptPinning
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...ackage.en.html

Personally, I've never done apt-pinning and I've heard horror stories of people running mixed systems. So I just used the flashplayer-mozilla package from debian multimedia. You do a similar thing though, add debian multimedia to your sources.list and then just install the package.
 
  


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