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Re: Flash not displayed in Firefox (uses gnash)

As an interested new Fedora user, who would like to avoid proprietary software - is Gnash the way I should be looking? I've heard of another project, swfdec, but never been told which option is better supported/has more developer activity/tends to work best.

Flash usage for me is fairly limited, I only use flash for last.fm, youtube, and menus on websites. Unfortunately, it is a necessary evil due to my employment.

I've been attempting to go the Adobe route (due to seemingly not having an option) - but this is a pain on 64-bit Linux. Any input would be very much appreciated!


On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Matthew Flaschen <matthew flaschen gatech edu> wrote:
Colin Paul Adams wrote:
>>>>>> "Anoop" == Anoop  <anoop chargotra gmail com> writes:
>     Anoop> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Colin Paul Adams
>     Anoop> <colin colina demon co uk>wrote:
>> If I point my browser to
>     >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/us_elections_2008/7697829.stm
>     >> , then the map is not displayed at all.
>     >>
>     >> Is there a way to get this to work, or do I have to install a
>     >> different flash player?
>     Anoop> You need to install adobe flash player for that. You can
>     Anoop> get it from www.adobe.com
> OK.
> But may I ask why? Is it the version of Flash needed? Or is gnash just buggy?

Gnash has most Flash features up to SWF done, while above that it is
spotty.  In this case, running the SWF with gnash's verbose output gives:

10666] 11:30:17: UNIMPLEMENTED: SWF9 is not fully supported, trying
anyway but don't expect it to work

for me.

It is a very active project, and they are making significant progress.
However, in the meantime, gnash can't handle this.

Matt Flaschen

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