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Old 01-01-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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"flashplugin-nonfree" vs "adobe-flashplugin" - which is the better Firefox plugin?


Just wondering which seems to work better and crash less often. Why would the repos have both ?

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Old 01-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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Just wondering which seems to work better and crash less often. Why would the repos have both ?
If by "non-free" you mean "non-gpl", then adobe plugin is non-GPL.
If by "non-free" you mean "costs nothing", then all attempts to sell you a flash plugins are scams. adobe plugin costs nothing.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 12:25 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the response. I just want to know which works better. I did not suggest that either was free or not in the sense of speech or beer. Those are the names the plugins have in synaptic.

Thanks,

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:08 AM   #4
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Have a look in Synaptic :
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flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.15.3ubuntu1~intrepid3 Adobe Flash Player plugin ..
So non-free and Adobe are the same thing.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:49 AM   #5
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I've never had much luck w/ the repository versions of Flash. Why I don't know. I've always downloaded the source form adobe.com, and installed it. Now, Adobe is putting an Ubuntu .deb file there, so I used it. It worked fine.

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Old 01-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #6
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I am using Hardy and the flash plugin non-free is 9, the adobe-flashplugin is 10. Intrepid, which I think you are using is different that way, I assume ?
 
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For me, None of these plugins are workings. I tried Adobe one and then the other version available in Package Manager. But still flash files are not playing in FIREFOX. Anybody got idea regarding this ?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 08:44 PM   #8
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Hmmm... that is weird. Both work for me, always have. Do you have anything like Flashblock or NoScript on there that might be shooting the Flash down ? Try posting at the Ubuntu forum, or better yet, search it first, I bet you are not the first to have such a malady.

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Old 01-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #9
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For me, in Ubuntu 8.10, the flash-plugin from the Ubuntu repos (flash 10) works pretty well. In the past I noticed that the flash-plugin from the Ubuntu repos used a lot of my CPU (like 60-80%). I then removed the flash from the Ubuntu repos and installed the flash from Adobe by untarring it and copying the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Using the flash from Adobe resulted in flash videos using much less of my CPU.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:16 PM   #10
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For me, None of these plugins are workings. I tried Adobe one and then the other version available in Package Manager. But still flash files are not playing in FIREFOX. Anybody got idea regarding this ?
What version of Ubuntu are you using? Are you using 64bit?

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Old 01-04-2009, 08:50 PM   #11
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If you use Fedora X (Fedora 10) then there is a FAQ FILE http://www.fedorafaq.org/

Search for flash, and just copy, past, and run.

I did it and I have good flash and synchronized sound. No problems after doing exactly what it had pasted.
 
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From Fedora 10 FAQ

# Q: How do I install a working Java plugin for my web browser?

A: Fedora 10 includes an open-source version of Java 6, and nearly every Java applet will run if you simply install the Java plugin that comes with Fedora:

1. Open a Terminal.
2. Become root:

su -
3. Install the plugin:

yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin

# Q: How can I install Flash in my web browser? (Updated 2 January 2009)
A:

1. Make sure that you're using my yum configuration from the installing software question.
2. Open a Terminal.
3. Become root:

su -
4. Install the Adobe repository for yum:

rpm -Uvh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe...0-1.noarch.rpm
5. Type:

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} pulseaudio-libs.i386 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 libcurl.i386
6. Configure your browser to see the plugin, by typing:

mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v

Yes there is a 64bit plugin, but I have not tried it. I followed the above and am happy.
 
  


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