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    Smile Recommendations for replacing flash

    I run a number of Opensuse 13.1 KDE systems, along with firefox.

    What recommendations are there to replace Flash to show videos when I'm in Firefox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    I run a number of Opensuse 13.1 KDE systems, along with firefox.

    What recommendations are there to replace Flash to show videos when I'm in Firefox?
    Certain sites (like youtube) do offer videos in HTML5 format instead of flash. You might have to activate that, or it might be used automatically if flash-player is not installed. You do need the corresponding codecs though. Firefox uses gstreamer (in 13.1 gstreamer-0_10) for HTML5 video playback, so make sure you have all gstreamer-0_10-plugins packages from Packman installed.

    Or install freshplayer-plugin (also available on Packman) to use Google's chromium-pepper-flash (flash-player version 18 for chromium) in Firefox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Certain sites (like youtube) do offer videos in HTML5 format instead of flash. You might have to activate that, or it might be used automatically if flash-player is not installed. You do need the corresponding codecs though. Firefox uses gstreamer (in 13.1 gstreamer-0_10) for HTML5 video playback, so make sure you have all gstreamer-0_10-plugins packages from Packman installed.

    Or install freshplayer-plugin (also available on Packman) to use Google's chromium-pepper-flash (flash-player version 18 for chromium) in Firefox.
    Thanks for your advice. On one of my laptops, this worked most of the time .(Installing gstreamer codecs, fresh-player) but on my desktop, many videos now simply do not play.

    When I go to BBC News, for example, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-aust...PublicRSS20-sa, It insists I need Flash to play video.

    Anyone want to suggest other workarounds?

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    Default Re: Recommendations for replacing flash

    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    TWhen I go to BBC News, for example, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-aust...PublicRSS20-sa, It insists I need Flash to play video.
    Fresh player is supposed to give you flash. Did you install chromium-pepper-flash (from packman). And note that chromium-pepper-flash was updated to the latest flash release (I think 18.0.0.209).
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    Default Re: Recommendations for replacing flash

    On 2015-07-17 05:46, nrickert wrote:
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    > robertsmits;2719853 Wrote:
    >> TWhen I go to BBC News, for example, at http://tinyurl.com/pszhawv, It
    >> insists I need Flash to play video.

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    > Fresh player is supposed to give you flash.


    But the reason distributors like radio stations (must) use flash is
    about rights management, and they do it with code (in flash). Do those
    alternatives support that?

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    Default Re: Recommendations for replacing flash

    fwiw

    after the following changes made, had no problems with videos on the BBC web site

    Code:
    < ---rqa-A780GM-m1-150716.txt---           > ---rqa-A780GM-m1-150717.txt---
    <                                          > chromium-pepper-flash-18.0.0.209-1.1.x86_64
    <                                          > freshplayerplugin-0.3.0-5.1.x86_64
    < flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64 > 
    <                                          > libconfig9-1.5-1.2.x86_64
    <                                          > libsoxr0-0.1.1-5.1.x86_64
    < pullin-flash-player-12.3-7.1.x86_64      > 
    
    NB: flash-player, flash-player-kde4 not installed
    thx for the info

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2015-07-17 05:46, nrickert wrote:
    > Fresh player is supposed to give you flash.

    But the reason distributors like radio stations (must) use flash is
    about rights management, and they do it with code (in flash). Do those
    alternatives support that?
    Yes.

    chromium-pepper-flash is Google's updated Flash-Player (version 18, like Adobe's Windows version) for Chromium.
    And freshplayer-plugin is a wrapper/bridge to use it in Firefox and other NPAPI-compliant browsers.

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    PS: the latest Adobe flash-player 11.2.202.491 has been released as official update for 13.1 and 13.2 today as well.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for replacing flash

    fresh in firefox does not have full screen capability,
    just get a black screen with mouse pointer showing

    gone back to flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64

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    Default Re: Recommendations for replacing flash

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    fresh in firefox does not have full screen capability,
    just get a black screen with mouse pointer showing

    gone back to flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64
    Interesting.

    I've stayed with regular flash. I haven't tried fresh-player/chromium-pepper-flash (except when running chromium).

    The main reason that have stayed with flash, is that it is reliably updated to solve security problems. Whoever is maintaining chromium-pepper-flash doesn't always update to the newer version.
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