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Old 11-25-2010, 02:30 AM   #1
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Fedora 14 : Can not view Flash 9 files (SWF 9).


I have installed the Flash 10 plug-ins for Mozilla (Firefox) as well as several others including some add ons, etc. I have several different video players including VLC, MPlayer, Gnash SWF Player and more but I still can not view any streaming video if it is in SWF 9 format.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-25-2010, 03:42 AM   #2
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is the computer and fedora 32 bit or 64 bit?

and just what "streaming video" a url would help
 
Old 11-25-2010, 05:28 AM   #3
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Sorry... Its 64 bit and its any streaming video using Flash 9 or higher.... flash 8 and below work just fine.

Some examples are most new youtube videos such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTYJTgMWLQU and where I first noticed the problem was trying to watch TV shows on sites such as Sidereel.com Only Megavideo links and links to sites using older versions of flash encoders work. Megavideo seems choppy and I am having trouble with the streaming as it keeps buffering however this may be related to my realtek wireless card as I had to compile the drivers manually since there is no direct support for my card in this kernel.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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that video works fine for me
and
Code:
about:plugins"
states that i have "Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102"(libflashplayer.so) installed on my OpenSUSE 11.3 64 bit box
and
Code:
rpm -qa | grep flash  
pullin-flash-player-11.3.1-2.1.1.x86_64
flash-player-10.1.102.64-0.2.1.i586

there is a old bug in the 64 bit flash - have you ran
Code:
yum update
since you installed fedora 14
 
Old 11-25-2010, 12:48 PM   #5
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try with
#su -c 'rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe...-1.noarch.rpm; yum -y update'

#su -c 'yum -y install flash-plugin wget; cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/; http://cuernavaca-web.com/libflashplayer.so'
 
Old 11-25-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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i do not know ( nor trust this)
http://cuernavaca-web.com/libflashplayer.so'
there is NO security hash - very bad idea to use it
and there is NO WAY to tell the yum database it is installed
 
Old 11-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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Yes I have run Yum update several times and I have tried installing from other locations and none of it works.ash

I have Shockwave Flash 10.0 r443 and 10.1 r999 installed... however rpm -qa | grep flash only shows flash-plugin-10.1.102.65-release.i386 is installed.
If I try to install Flash from Adobe's site it tells me it is already installed..... UGH!
 
Old 11-25-2010, 11:14 PM   #8
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i would have to go and read the fedora forum but ...
this might be one of the VERY FEW exceptions to using the "testing" repo
99.9% of the time it is NOT RECOMMENDED

double check this -- it is from memory
Code:
yum --enablerepo=fedora-testing update flash-plugin
every so often there is a bug fix that dose work BUT has not been pushed yet the the standard repos

you might want to read leigh123linux post
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...ighlight=flash
and read the LAST page of the thread leigh123linux moved the rpm ( post #523)

and see Mjm's help page for the flash-plugin
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...f14.html#flash

Last edited by John VV; 11-25-2010 at 11:16 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 04:23 AM   #9
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Ok... well I tried using the testing repo and still no luck. Since this was a fresh install with any data I need already backed up, I decided to try the 32 bit version of Fedora and just like magic everything worked just fine.

I found some articles on how Adobe requires a ndiswrapper to make Shockwave work properly, however clearly they have not yet perfected the 64bit version. Cant say for sure now if the issue was with Fedora or Adobe, however clearly they do not play well with each other.

If it works fine for you John on openSUSE then I would venture to guess the problem is with Fedora 14.

Thanks for all your help!
 
Old 11-26-2010, 04:46 AM   #10
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as i recall it is the 64 bit plugin from adobe that has the bug
But the very newest one should have that fixed
 
  


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