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Old 09-03-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
sonichedgehog
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firefox + wine + shockwave = youtube videos and more


Accidentally put this together (based on the work of others) as follows: my son's biology homework started with a cd allegedly requiring w$, or, if used live, mac. OK, Wine has improved considerably, so... having "compiled" the program in Wine, nothing worked due to lack of shockwave player. I started off from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sh...ght=(shockwave (which is excellent) but found the following:

All that is needed is to install firefox, flashplayer, and shockwaveplayer (w$ versions) in Wine. (The above link will save time here.)

As a bonus, it solved my perennial problems with youtube.

I will test it out on some radio stations- it may prove to be easier than wrestling with plugins.
 
Old 09-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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There is a better way. See http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post3271076
 
  


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