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How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:21 pm

I need to find a way to install Flash Player on Chromium. I have the .tar.gz ready.What do I do next?

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:23 pm

Are the contents of the archive built for x86 linux, or for ARM. I don't think a version of Flash compiled for ARM actually exists as Adobe claimed not to support ARM1176JZFS (ARMv6), and obviously the x86 version won't run on ARM.

But I would be happy to be proven wrong on this (except that I loathe flash :mrgreen: , but others may be of a different opinion, thats fine by me :P )

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:40 pm

As I understand Flash player for Linux and Android has been discontinued but supported only the ARMv7 or higher processor.
There was an ARMv6 build many years ago called Flash Lite but had very limited hardware support so unlikely to run on the Pi.
It's only a shame that browsers like Skyfire do not support the Linux platform yet since their Flash Video playback on low spec hardware is cloud accelerated.

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:59 pm

Also , Flash for Android is built for ... Android , not
Raspbian. Raspbian runs X11 and uses glibc , Android does
not.


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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:53 am

Brick wrote:I need to find a way to install Flash Player on Chromium. I have the .tar.gz ready.What do I do next?

hi Brick

raspbian is can not install Flash player.

but next website reference and became use install flash.

http://windowslinuxcommands.blogspot.kr ... pbian.html

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:23 am

Gnash almost certainly won't cut it. Its slow and very limited. Its debatable whether its actually better than nothing.....
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:31 am

pluggy wrote:Gnash almost certainly won't cut it. Its slow and very limited. Its debatable whether its actually better than nothing.....
It is aptly named, since that's what you do with your teeth if you try to use it.
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:04 pm

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:20 pm

I've personally found Gnash to be unbearable on fairly recent x86 hardware. I can't imagine it being ok on the Raspberry Pi...
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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:39 pm

I'm trying to think of a good reason to even try it on X86 hardware. You can run 'real' flash on X86....
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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:48 pm

pluggy wrote:I'm trying to think of a good reason to even try it on X86 hardware. You can run 'real' flash on X86....
The reason to install it and test it out on X86 is precisely so that one is able to make a statement like:

It is unbearable on X86, so it would be catastrophic on ARM.
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

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Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:45 pm

Joe Schmoe wrote:
pluggy wrote:I'm trying to think of a good reason to even try it on X86 hardware. You can run 'real' flash on X86....
The reason to install it and test it out on X86 is precisely so that one is able to make a statement like:

It is unbearable on X86, so it would be catastrophic on ARM.
:lol:

Actually, no (though the notion is hilarious, I must say). It was actually pre-installed on a netbook, back in the early days of those - the first Asus Eee PC had it as part of its bizarre Debian/Xandros hybrid. ;)

My experience of the (official) ARMv7 Flash plugin (at least on ARM Linux - can't comment on Android, as it was long-dead on that platform before I ever got any devices running it) is that it actually isn't completely horrendous, though. A shame that they discontinued it before really doing much with it, though.
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