Installing Flash Player for Midori Browser


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by fozzy bear » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:04 am
Hello

I have only just got my new Pi B and so am finding my way at the
moment. I also am more or less a Linux newbie
( who finds it very easy to use distros like Ubuntu/Xubuntu
as they operate very smoothly indeed)
and so have some work to do.

A german guy ( ghans ) who I am sure knows his stuff
just told me that Flash Player isn't supported by
Netsurf or Midori within Debian "wheezy".
Just want a 2nd opinion on this.

What about Mozilla Firefox ?
Can this be downloaded to and set up on the
Pi ? This would have flash support
wouldn't it ?

The Adobe site has various Linux downloads
for the flash plugin but I am not sure which one to use
( I think I am running "wheezy" and is this the same
as Raspbian ?) and whether I need the 32 or 64 bit
download ?

Also if you dl/install the flash plugin for say
Internet Explorer in Win XP there is usually
a setup that's easy to run etc or the
browser can sometimes do the whole
lot for you. I am not sure what the procedure
for browsers here is in wheezy ?

I think you can download a tarball compressed
archive then you have to know how to
decompress it and then where the relevant
programs are to run etc..
I did this maybe once before on an old Redhat
distro over 7 years ago and so need to
learn how again maybe.

I want to use You Tube on the Pi.
Does this mean I am limitted to XBMC
if I want to do this ?

any/all ideas welcome.

fozzy
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by cnt » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:38 am
flash player would have to be compiled for ARM linux. I know there were some versions for androd, which have since been discontinued by adobe, but I don't think there are any other version that have been compiled for ARM
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by ghans » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:32 am
Firefox is called Iceweasel on Rasbian/Debian for trademark reasons.
And yes , Adobe is actively killing off Flash in favour of Air.
They've dropped Android support and also Linux support.

ghans
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by themillak » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:56 pm
have you tried youtube.com/html5?
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by ghans » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:18 am
Problem with HTML5 videos is that the gstreamer backend kills the CPU ,
so you only get two frames or so , then it grinds to a halt.


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by Cloudcentric » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:00 am
I have installed "gnash" in Raspbian, but the results are not great, if need Youtube I use OpenElec:

http://debianarmpi.blogspot.co.uk

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash
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