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    Default PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    Hello All
    I am so keen to get this browser working properly because when I want to read newspapers online the provided videos are often not supported by PM. Preferably I like to stay with PM. Is anyone here who might be able to assist? PM 27.0.3/64 on o-suse leap 42.1.
    I searched for hours on end and haven't come to a solution yet....

    Thanks

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    it seams that palemoon is available from the network repo but it's build has been disabled
    you can ping one of the maintainers and ask them to build it
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/u...twork/palemoon
    there is a home repo from one of the maintainers that has an older version 26.5
    to get 26.5 do
    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/awissu/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/home:awissu.repo
    zypper in palemoon
    if you need 27 you can try opening a bug report at
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org
    according to https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...twork/palemoon
    palemoon builds for LEAP and TW I'm not sure why there are no binary builds
    worst case scenario get a tar ball from
    https://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/
    unpack it and run it
    get the x64 bit build and install flash-player from packman

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    Thanks@I_A
    I had PaleMoon installed. Still trying diffetent flash players without success. More than half of the video links do work while others , like "Brightcove"(al jazeera), I can't get to work. :-(

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle[solved]

    Update:
    I have parked PaleMoon for now and use FF without any problems.

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    I haven't used pale moon on lunux as I'm too lazy for manual update
    Firefox works fine with the latest Flash 24 on the one or two sites that still use flash and usually for live streaming so I don't know, there hasn't been any api change in the Mozilla npapi (afaik it's going to be killed off soon) and PaleMoon should work out of the box it could be a palemoon issue, the browser id it sends probobly confuses those sites and they don't know how to serve your request you could manually change palemoon's browser id or ask at their forums, as I don't think a lot of people here use palemoon I don't think a lot of opensusers use Firefox ESR

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    Default AW: Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    More than half of the video links do work while others , like "Brightcove"(al jazeera), I can't get to work. :-(
    Now let's step back and think shortly about this.

    If flash were broken or palemoon had broken implementation of flash, why would some sites work and some won't?

    Maybe there is some strange corner case, but isn't there another, easier explanation for this behavior?

    Now of course, I don't know for sure, but the first "usual suspect" for such behavior is the user agent of your browser and some crappy implementaion on the site discriminating "unknown" user agents.

    So I would try to send a a "well known" user agent and see what happens then.

    Personally, I prefer the browser add-on "useragentswitcher", but there are certainly more ways in doing that.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...gent-switcher/

    I am writing this using palemoon 27.0.3 on leap 42.1 but the user agent being sent is

    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
    and you would be suprised how many sites become a lot more "cooperative" when faking your user agent to something "more commonly used".

    Just give it a shot.

    AK

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    Thanks Akoellh
    I will try with PM when I have a spare time slot. ATM FF seems to go very well.
    See here
    This is the video's info

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    sorry
    I mucked up with the links
    Brightcove player info
    Video problem

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    Are you sure that palemoon is looking in the correct location for the flash plugin?

    By default, palemoon looks for plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, but openSUSE installs them in /usr/lib64/browser-plugins. There is a section on this in the Pale Moon FAQ.

    As a side note, the network repo has unbranded build of palemoon, called newmoon.

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    Default Re: PaleMoon flash player-a struggle

    in all mozilla based browser in the address bar you can type
    Code:
    about:plugins
    to see all the installed and found plugins on your system, you can compare the Firefox and Palemoon output
    if you are using the tar ball you can always link the flash plugin to the plugins (if it's not there create it) subfolder inside palemoon's main folder
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/path/to/palemoon/plugins

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