Lack of Flash support is no longer acceptable. Bounty established...

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at
Fri Jun 27 12:19:22 UTC 2008


On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:03:08AM -0600, Mark Carlson wrote:
> I've found wine + firefox + flash to work for everything I've tried so
> far (youtube, various websites with flash ads, one or two flash-only
> sites.)  It did crash on me once, but I'm not sure it was related to
> flash.  Wine is pretty good, but not perfect.  If all you need is to
> visit flash sites, it's a decent workaround in the mean time.  Also, I
> was very surprised how easy it was to set up (not having used wine
> before.)

The sake of completeness, I think it's worth mentionning that when using
nspluginwrapper, it is theorically possible to run the Flash plugin (and
other ones too) inside QEMU.  I've read this on nspluginwrapper author's
website [1]: this trick is used to execute binary plugins for i386 on
other platforms but this could obviously work for our problem.
Unfortunately, I've never seen any documentation or instruction to set
up this.  I've Cc'ed the author, in case he has some time to provide
additional details.


Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >

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