Flash plugin on 7.0, what are my options?

Lars Engels lme at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 16 00:17:30 PST 2008

Quoting Baldur Gislason <baldur at foo.is>:

> I recently installed 7.0-RC1 and I really want to get flash
> working in some web browser.
> What is a known working combination of browser+flash plugin?
> I noted that linuxpluginwrapper doesn't compile under FreeBSD 7.0
> Baldur

Hi Baldur,

flash7 + Firefox + nspluginwrapper + youtube works as other already  
have answered, but you have to live with an audio delay which can be  
very annoying.
So what I do when I want to see some Flash7/8/9 videos, is to run  
Windows Firefox in Wine and use Firefox integrated Flash installer to  
get the Flash 9 plugin.

I know that it is not a perfect solution but it just works out of the box.
The only thing you need to to is to emulate W2k IIRC as the Browser  
keeps crashing when you select Windows XP in Wine (or the other way  
around? Just  play around with it...).

Happy youtubing!


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