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Old 04-15-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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Youtube/Flash in konqueror (kde 4.3.5)


Go figure.

It seems flash is disabled when trying to watch youtube with konqueror in kde 4.3.5, website says "Old Flash? Go upgrade!" even so it's already the latest. Firefox displays flash videos just fine.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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I get this frequently lately too. Haven't tried firefox yet though. But i think some people in ##slackware said they got it too, so i thought it was a youtube or flash issue rather than a konqueror one.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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Ok, hopefully konqueror of kde 4.3.5 doesn't end up being completely unable to play newer flash. I wonder what data needs to be hacked so that youtube would play normally, i tried changing browser identification but it didn't help. Actually youtube video(or sound atleast) even gets played except that player area is overlayed with white background and 'Go upgrade!' notice.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 10:31 AM   #4
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I am not in slackware (fedora kde) but I have the same issue in both konqueror and firefox. I checked Adobe and I have the newest flash version available. I started looking for a fix and found this post:

"I ran across a discussion related to this stating that Google wants to use the H.264 (patent issues) standard for youtube to move users from firefox (open source) to chrome (closed source) since there's an issue with firefox supporting the H.264 standard. The reasoning this being that since google and youtube are the #2 and #3 websites, users will switch to whatever browser gives them the best access the sites they want. I am not sure why there couldn't be a plugin to handle H.264 the same way that flash is handled, although with flash there are libre alternatives, where as with H.264 I don't think so. There are other people that must know more about this and perhaps another thread is the best place to discuss it... just my thoughts. In any case, another reason to support free (libre) software and standards."
(http://trisquel.info/en/forum/youtube-go-upgrade-0)

The poster didn't include a link to the discussion so I couldn't verify any of that. I did happen to have firefox, konqueror, and chrome all installed. Any video I try from youtube gets the rude "go upgrade" message in firefox and konqueror but plays just fine in chrome. Disabling adblock/noscript/cookie rejection/pop up blockers for firefox and konqueror did not change anything.

A possible fix posted on that same page is:

"You should be able to watch videos on youtube, as well as links to youtube videos on other sites without flash at all. Just install greasemonkey, then download and install the scripts from http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/50771 and http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/46219. They are all free software; greasemonkey is under the X11 license, the first script is under the GPL, and the second script is in the public domain."

I have not tried that yet so I do not know if or how well it works.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 11:43 AM   #5
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Weird. I have no problem watching Youtube, Vimeo or Daily Motion with Konqueror.
I'm running current slack64 and use the alpha 64bits Flash player, don't remember the exact version.
I also have installed self-compiled lame, ffmpeg, faac libraries so maybe one of them is needed. I've never check but a simple ldd shoud help.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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I'm getting the same thing in Ubuntu with konqueror 4.2.4 even though I'm running the RC flashplugin 10.1.

Konqueror seems so slow for browsing though, I generally only use it as a file manager.

Last edited by damgar; 04-16-2010 at 03:36 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 01:22 PM   #7
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Konqueror has nice feature(or bug) of not loading flash videos on a background tab, so it doesn't choke by opening multiple youtube pages on background as firefox does.

I found that videos play fine in konqueror when viewed from an uploaders personal youtube page.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 01:41 PM   #8
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KDE 4.4.3 is supposed to have a KHTML fixes for flash. See http://www.kde.org/announcements/cha...4_2to4_4_3.php & http://websvn.kde.org/?rev=1118443&view=rev

If anyones interested Alien BOB has already built packages for 4.4.3
 
  


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