playing youtube

Henry Hu at
Sun Apr 18 03:20:54 UTC 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
> My ability to play the youtube videos has died ... I was admittedly away from my
> computer for 3 months (hospitalization + physical therapy), but when I got back,
> gnash stopped working for me on youtube, it keeps on telling me to upgrade.  I
> made sure I had the latest gnash installed into my firefox so I'm kinda at a
> loss to explain this (why the gnash port won't do that for me, and won't even
> offer a readme to help is quite beyond me).  The default place for the port to
> install itself should be the place that works for other FreeBSD ports browsers.

You may try the linux flash plugin:
www/linux-f10-flashplugin10 Adobe Flash Player NPAPI Plugin
It works fairly well now, generally no lockups, with sound, and good font...

> But you know what REALLY frosted me?  I went to google to see if maybe this had
> been chewed over and fixed (I'm running FreeBSD-current, BTW), and I saw several
> videos whose title seemed to be promising, but where where they?  Huh, they were
> on youtube.  Geeze, if you can view those videos, you don't need the help, and
> if you do need the help, you're basically fucked.  Anyone remember a book
> "Catch-22"?
> I needed to vent this.  Oh, and if anyone on there has the magic formula to get
> youtube playing again, I'd appreciate a hint, but I'll continue to try to mine
> the mailing lists, this MUST have irritated others.
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