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Old 10-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Debian - Chromium and FLASH PLAYER support / alternative


My default browser is SeaMonkey and there is no more support for Flash Player
for Linux as per the adobe website:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Version 11.2.202.310
NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform.
Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.

I have uninstalled Google Chrome (as I got some errors while trying to update to current version) where the flash videos worked and wanted to try non google branded browser to use on sites like BBC iPlayer that does not run HTML5 but instead use Flash Video.


My question is:
- Can I safely use in SeaMonkey the outdated Adobe Flash Player 11.2 from Adobe or is there an alternative I can use in that browser to watch BBC iPlayer programs (flash videos)?
(I already have get_iPlayer, but sometimes I do not want to download the programs).

- Is there any way to get the flash videos play under the Chromium web browser on my Debian Wheezy machine? There is no mention on their website http://www.chromium.org about how to get Flash Player working
 
Old 10-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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there are actualy alternatives to adobe flash, even open source onces like http://swfdec.freedesktop.org/wiki/

try to install flash in synaptic also to get chrome flash support

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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If you like chrome but you dislike the way they track their user you should look into SRWare Iron web browser.
Here is their link http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #4
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VLC has a good plug-in for Firefox
Edit: to add link

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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The Flash for Linux is supported with security fixes, for now anyhow, it is just the last version of Flash for Linux. It runs BBC iPlayer fine in Firefox and Chromium and ought to be usable for a couple of years yet.
Don't get me wrong, eventually Flash will become a Chrome only thing but there's no need to panic quite yet as nothing has changed.

Last edited by 273; 10-20-2013 at 12:54 PM. Reason: typos.
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #6
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true, it works for me as seen in the 3rd to last link in comments here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-in-all-35750/
 
  


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