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Old 06-27-2005, 07:18 AM   #1
dannyk1
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firefox and shockwave flash


Hi.
I am using firefox 1.0 (that came default with my fedora 3) and have shockwave flash plugins installed and working just fine, from the net that is.

If I try to play a flash file from a website, everything works great.
If I try to play a flash file from my hard drive, firefox just asks where I would like to save the file.

The files work no trouble from windows!

How do I launch these files in linux? (using another app maybe)?
 
Old 06-27-2005, 07:46 AM   #2
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Flash files work fine in web browser bcoz they are based on flash plugins but in the case of flash files saved in ur computer they are based on flash player files .i.e the file icons displays the flash player symbol in windows . one can play play flash player based files on windows by defauly but not in linux. websites supporting flash content is different from the flash files u store in your computer. so thats y u can play flash based files u can play in windows by default and not in linux...
 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:28 AM   #3
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Hi,
Its partially correct. Linux didn't support flash files defaultly. But no more difference between the files in web and local files. Then why it was not working???......
Here you are installing only plug-ins not an stand alone players. Search in net Installer Macro media player 6. You can get the standalone flash player 6. Or else you can run that file now itself, for that u open your web browser and select the flash file through the browser file menu -> open file option.

I hope this will help you.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replys.


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Or else you can run that file now itself, for that u open your web browser and select the flash file through the browser file menu -> open file option.
I have been trying to run the files from firefox (file, open file... etc) and that just opens the window asking where to save the file...

I think I will try to get a standalone player for linux...
 
  


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