Trublue
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flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:36 pm

how can i make pi play flash

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Jessie
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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:16 pm

You can't. There is no flash player for the R Pi and none is planned.

Trublue
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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:23 pm

So what can I do to make it play YouTube videos when I am in Internet

Trublue
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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:28 pm

Thank you Jesse for answering but I need to be able to watch videos on my pie how can I make that possible

YouTube videos

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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:37 pm

Try gkreidls Minimal Kiosk Browser :

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40860

Note that some Flash-powered sites do work without it in the form of
a XBMC addon.

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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:44 pm

Feed it into google, there are numerous hacks to make youtube work but it doesn't use flash, generally involves hacking omxplayer one way or another.

One example :

http://www.raspians.com/Knowledgebase/h ... pberry-pi/

Or the smarta**e answer : http://lmgtfy.com/?q=raspberry+pi+play+youtube
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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:19 pm

+1 for Minimal Kiosk Browser makes use of youtube-dl and omxplayer, neat solution.

Alternatively Youtube and many other sites have a HTML5 option for playback format

https://www.youtube.com/html5?gl=GB
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rmwebs
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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:36 pm

Most (decent) video sites now offer a HTML5 option. As long as you're using a decent browser it should be able to play them. Dont expect awesome playback on the Pi running Raspibian though as you wont get it, it's not optimized for it.

If you're using the pi for video just stick Openelec or Xbian on it and it'll be able to play all sorts of content with a handful of free addons from one of the big repos like superrepo.

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Jessie
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Re: flash player

Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:40 pm

Trublue wrote:Thank you Jesse for answering but I need to be able to watch videos on my pie how can I make that possible

YouTube videos
Had your topic and question said "How do I watch You Tube on the Pi?". We could have helped you right away. I'm not sure anyone "needs" to watch You Tube, but that is just me splitting hairs. What would happen if there was absolutely no way to play YT content on a Pi?

mimi123
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Re: flash player

Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:12 am

There is Epiphany with Gstreamer1.0 somewhere in the collabora repository.
If you want Flash, DO NOT use any service which hate respecting the standards..
... and you will have HTML5.

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Re: flash player

Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:42 am

Jessie wrote: What would happen if there was absolutely no way to play YT content on a Pi?
Re encoding of YT content to pi compatable format me thinks .
Real life is, to most, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
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what about spike milligan?

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Re: flash player

Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:47 am

Youtube fully works with Epiphany:
http://raspberrypi.collabora.com/web.html

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Re: flash player

Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:27 am

mimi123 wrote:Youtube fully works with Epiphany:
http://raspberrypi.collabora.com/web.html
Only HTML5 as previously mentioned, not Adobe Flash.........

Regards Web Web Browser aka Epiphany see: http://www.raspberrypi.org/web-browser-beta/
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Ivan Tham
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Re: flash player

Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:24 pm

There is another way of watching youtube by using youtube-dl and omxplayer.
First, by installing youtube-dl.

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sudo apt-get -y update; sudo apt-get -y install youtube-dl omxplayer
Then use youtube-dl to download the video.

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youtube-dl [LINK]
After that use omxplayer to play that video.

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omxplayer [FILE]

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