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

gb.public at gb.public at
Fri Jun 27 13:38:39 UTC 2008


> 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.

This is possible but slow and I used a very old version of QEMU. IIRC, the OpenSUSE wiki mentions how to do that with a more recent version of QEMU.

However, if you run on i386, you don't need QEMU, simply use nspluginwrapper as is. I use FreeBSD 6.1 and tested FlashPlayer 9 lately, it works. Though not in a browser yet but with a standalone plugins viewer I wrote for testing and another project. I don't mean it won't work in a browser, I only mean I haven't got time to fully test with Firefox on *BSD yet.

You can get trunk, which represents the upcoming nspluginwrapper 1.2.0, through:
$ svn co nspluginwrapper

nspluginwrapper 1.0.0 (targetted to be released this weekend) is available in a separate branch:
$ svn co

I have not written docs for the standalone player yet (npplayer) but its usage is rather simple: npplayer src=uri/to/flash/content.swf

npplayer can be useful to you so that to test whether your problems are related to your Linux emulator or the browser, or even nspluginwrapper.

BTW, I would appreciate if people could test nspluginwrapper 1.0 on recent FreeBSD versions before I release it since I only have FreeBSD 6.1 and FreeBSD 5.3 at home. Thanks.

Gwenole Beauchesne.

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