Flashplayer for epiphany?

Posted by dzhafner on Mon 1 Sep 2008 at 12:23

I'm currently running Debian lenny and would like to be able to watch and listen to flash clips online (youtube?) with epiphany - but I'm having problems.

I'm trying to use epiphany and have used aptitude to install both both sun-java6-plugin and flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound.

Would it be easier to try and use iceweasel for viewing flash? If there is no flashplayer package, how difficult would it be to make one, and where would I need to start looking for guides.

My apologies if these questions are senseless, I've just started using GNU/Linux and am stumbling around in the dark.

 

 


Posted by Steve (80.68.xx.xx) on Mon 1 Sep 2008 at 12:33
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You need to give way more details for people to help you I'm afraid.

The most obvious would be the platform you're installing upon. If you're running i386 you should find most things work properly, if you're on a 64-bit system then there are still some issues, but mostly they are simple to fix.

Steve

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Posted by Anonymous (193.251.xx.xx) on Tue 2 Sep 2008 at 01:03
Hello and thank you for the responses. I think its i386 debian (when using aptitude upgrade much of the scrolling text mentions getting new versions for things related to _i386.deb). Also, it is an eeepc, so I think it is 32bit and not 64bit.

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Posted by Anonymous (221.161.xx.xx) on Mon 1 Sep 2008 at 12:47
The -extrasounds package is NOT Flash. To get flash playback, you'll either need to install swfdec-mozilla (free Flash compatible) or add the debian-multimedia.org repositories and install flashplayer-mozilla because the real Adobe Flash is not in the Debian repositories.

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Posted by dzhafner (62.160.xx.xx) on Tue 2 Sep 2008 at 01:30
Thank you,
I used aptitude to get swfdec-mozilla and can now see the brief video clip on the webpage. The audio files I am trying to play, however, still don't work. A small link saying 'click here to download plugin'. I clicked on it and the message appears 'no suitable plugins were found: Unkown Plugin (audio/mpeg)'. Also while I am doing this with iceweasel, the terminal displays the following text.

(firefox-bin:3965): GtK-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_destroy: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

In case it helps, the location of the audiofile I'm trying to listen to is http://lacan.com/badiouone.htm.

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Posted by PaulePanter (85.178.xx.xx) on Thu 4 Sep 2008 at 07:45
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Hi,


when I launch [1] it is played with the totem-plugin-viewer. I think it is audio and not flash.

sudo aptitude install totem-mozilla


Thanks,

Paul


[1] http://lacan.com/badiouone.htm

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Posted by Anonymous (84.133.xx.xx) on Wed 1 Oct 2008 at 00:46
The flasplayer (probably the original too) from debian-multimedia.org makes Epiphany and Galeon extremely unstable (here on Lenny).

The free flashclones are sloooooow...

So I have a one bit choice: Crashy browsers or no flash.

Both suxx!

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Posted by ptman (130.233.xx.xx) on Mon 1 Sep 2008 at 12:59
The package flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound doesn't include the plugin itself, only sound-related extras. Install the unstable version of the package from http://packages.debian.org/unstable/flashplugin-nonfree , it works fine in lenny (for now).

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Posted by Anonymous (213.39.xx.xx) on Mon 1 Sep 2008 at 15:24
http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer ?
Or if you just want some videos, try clive: http://home.gna.org/clive/

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Posted by PaulePanter (85.178.xx.xx) on Thu 4 Sep 2008 at 07:31
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sudo aptitude install clive

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Posted by kevmitch (154.20.xx.xx) on Wed 3 Sep 2008 at 09:14
I believe you want just flashplugin-nonfree (with no -extrasound). That should work out of the box for both epiphany and firefox. If you don't see it, make sure that you have the "unstable" and non-free section of the repositories added to your /etc/apt/sources.list. For example:

deb http://debian.yorku.ca/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

If you want to keep with Lenny for the rest of your system, you can set lenny to a higher pin priority in the /etc/apt/preferences file. For example:

Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing
Pin-Priority: 600

Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 500

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Posted by PaulePanter (85.178.xx.xx) on Thu 4 Sep 2008 at 07:37
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Hi,


the free player gnash has improved in the past quite a bit and I am quite satisfied using it.

sudo aptitude install mozilla-plugin-gnash

should get you going.


Thanks,

Paul


PS: In the cases it does not work, clive is the way to go in my opinion.

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Posted by Anonymous (88.174.xx.xx) on Fri 24 Apr 2009 at 13:55
download tar on Adobe site and extract it after copy the .so file in the mozilla plungins directory.
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins# cp -p /root/install_flash_player_10_linux /libflashplayer.so .

list of my mozilla/plugins dir
root@xxxxxx:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins# ll
total 11388
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 avr 24 14:20 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 fév 26 01:57 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 fév 24 11:05 flash-mozilla.ko -> /etc/alternatives/flash-mozilla.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 fred fred 10022452 nov 19 00:53 libflashplayer.so

@+++
Fred

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Posted by Anonymous (95.56.xx.xx) on Sat 10 Jul 2010 at 19:57
thanks Fred Your solution is simpliest and teh best

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