[SOLVED] What is the feasibility of flash player working in Linux in the Future?
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What is the feasibility of flash player working in Linux in the Future?
Hey there all, I have a question.
I have tried and worked on several Linux Distro's and the biggest thing that seems to come up is they either don't have flash player because of copyrights or they install it but it is not upgradeable because Flash refuses to work with Linux any more.
Where does this leave us. I for one use flash all the time and it would severely hamper my internet if I did not have it.
And NO! I will not, nor ever use Chrome as they are as bad as M$.
It's not so much that flash doesn't work in linux, it's that websites that still actively use flash, now filter on the WINDOWS ONLY version of flash. So you can either use Chrome and googles way of having a more recent version. Or what I do is hexedit the linux version to falsely report the windows version number. Although pogo.com aka EA/Sony is the only site I currently know of that I have to do that on. And for somethings, even that is not good enough. Plus it gets annoying with so many flash updates in such a short amount of time.
There's youtube.com/html5 to enable html5 as a preference, but flash is still needed for the h.264 encoded videos. Basically some videos you cannot watch immediately until they've been fully re-encoded to webm. Unless you use flash, and it might play in Chrome and not in Firefox (initially). Other sites like hulu.com still require flash but even that seems broken atm, for linux users. Cisco is in the process of taking over the h.264 codec support in Firefox in linux, but it's not currently in a usable state. But if you goto about colon plugins it'll be listed there in most things recent.
It's not so much that flash doesn't work in linux, it's that websites that still actively use flash, now filter on the WINDOWS ONLY version of flash. So you can either use Chrome and googles way of having a more recent version. Or what I do is hexedit the linux version to falsely report the windows version number.
Third alternative, that works well for me: Use the freshplayer plugin for Firefox, which enables you to use Chrome's newer Flash version with Firefox. Doing this for a few weeks now and it works really fine. I would just uninstall the older version, but sadly Steam is using that.
Well the latest for me is that I'm really working on Ultimate Edition 3.8 which is based on the Ubuntu 13.04 Mate 1.6
It comes loaded with flash already so the would solve that problem. Now if I can just get the Kernel updated to something past 3.14 then I will get my sound card to work and this will be a great beginning for me in the Linux world.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
I don't have any problems with Flash on Linux other than Hulu or Amazon Prime Videos,... for which I have to install the dummy Hal package from PPA to run... I use Chrome, mostly, by the way,... Except for Amazon Prime and Hulu (only recently,... used to work in Chrome, just fine before they turned on their DRM garbage). For Hulu and Amazon Prime, I have to use Firefox... The version of Chrome I use is the version direct from Google, not the version from the repositories.
I see adobe flash player for many more years. The browser will just render the page if it calls on a flashplayer it will load it. By industry standards html5 is getting very old also but embedded video with DRM is what is catching on. We been using the h264 a long time.