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thepatriot9_9 07-18-2017 07:54 AM

Why do Some Sites play flash content in one browser and not the other?
 
Hello,

This is weird. I mean, some flash content will work in firefox and not in google chrome and some sites will work in google chrome and not in firefox. And some flash content will work in both.

I can't recall the sites right now but there wee a few that match the issue above.

Here is the flash version for firefox

Quote:

Firefox

Shockwave Flash

File: libflashplayer.so
Path: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Version: 26.0.0.137
State: Enabled
Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0

Google chrome

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 26.0.0.137
Status - New
Here is one website that worked in firefox BUT NOT in google chrome.

http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/series/father-knows-best

At some point in the past doing package updates from the repos google chrome browser has removed the pepperflash plugin and I don't know why?

So I installed the latest adobe flash PPAPI plugin from adobe's website.

Not sure if this is the cause? :scratch:

dejank 07-18-2017 09:37 AM

Google chrome has built in flash player, it does not need papperflash plugin, nor PPAPI from adobe's website. If you are talking about chromium, that is another story.

thepatriot9_9 07-18-2017 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dejank (Post 5736535)
Google chrome has built in flash player, it does not need papperflash plugin, nor PPAPI from adobe's website. If you are talking about chromium, that is another story.

Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back.

Anyway, before installing adobe flash, I went to check what version of flash google chrome was using by typing in the url

chrome://components

And shockwave flash was not installed. I found this weird because it was listed as installed in the past. I am using Google Chrome 59.0.3071.115

That's why I installed adobe flash for google chrome when it was listed as not installed.

Anyway, it's no big deal I just use two browsers when one site doesn't work I'll use the other.

AwesomeMachine 07-18-2017 09:56 PM

libflashplayer.so doesn't work with HTML5. It's ancient. Adobe no longer supports Linux versions of the flash plugin for firefox.

Shadow_7 07-19-2017 01:33 AM

A lot of sites limit things based on the browser ID string and the flash version number. I used to get NPAPI flash to work for some sites by hex editing the version number to the windows version number. But most times the PPAPI flash version is the better choice with freshwrapperplugin for firefox. It's not that the plugin doesn't work, it's that the site intentionally sabotages various versions and platforms. But otherwise works when lied to.

Normally something NPAPI or PPAPI in chromium, firefox, or uzbl (webkit) with or without hex edits can make most things work -ish. The webkit option for NPAPI flash with GPU accelleration. Less of an issue these days since a lot of things no longer need flash (youtube), or no longer offer free content (hulu).

AwesomeMachine 07-19-2017 11:28 PM

I can't use hulu because I use a vpn it recognizes. It tells me, "Please turn off your vpn anonymizer." which, in the modern world, is kind of like telling me to dance around naked, screaming, "I'VE GOT 3,000.00$ IN CASH," on the streets of Harlem at 2:00 am!

miqrojamie 07-20-2017 03:43 AM

Flash isn't fully supported in Linux anymore since around version 11, besides it is an old and outdated platform, HTML5 is the way to go for the near and far future. It is supported in Chrome to an extent because it is built-in, however. Maybe Google decided not to ship it anymore or disabled it for Linux due to security, I'm not sure.

rokytnji 07-20-2017 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miqrojamie (Post 5737493)
Flash isn't fully supported in Linux anymore since around version 11, besides it is an old and outdated platform, HTML5 is the way to go for the near and far future. It is supported in Chrome to an extent because it is built-in, however. Maybe Google decided not to ship it anymore or disabled it for Linux due to security, I'm not sure.

Quote:

You have version 26,0,0,137 installed
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/

Code:

harry@biker:~
$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
  Installed: 52.2.0esr-1~deb8u1
  Candidate: 52.2.0esr-1~deb8u1
  Version table:
 *** 52.2.0esr-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    45.9.0esr-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages
    38.8.0esr-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main i386 Packages

Edit: oh yeah

Code:

harry@biker:~
$ locate libflashplayer.so
/etc/alternatives/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
harry@biker:~

Works in Seamonkey also. I don't use Blink Browsers except on my Chromebook.

/etc/alternatives and /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins entries are just symlinks to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree to make manual upgrading easier for me.


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