Flash player 9 Beta is Live
mark at mkproductions.org
Thu Oct 19 17:38:02 UTC 2006
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006, at 13:08:50 -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 06:32:14PM +0300, Dimiter Ivanov wrote:
> > http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2006/10/beta_is_live.html
> > I have downloaded the stand alone player and it works out of the
> > box. Anyone having expirience with the browser plugin ?
> > I'm using 6.1 Release and KDE 3.5.4
> OK. That sounds promising.
> But, is this limited to KDE or how about plain Firefox running
> on plain ole FreeBSD 6.1 with a fairly plain Windows manager?
> Does it requite the Lunix compatibility stuff?
Yes, the plugin would need the Linux compatibility and a Linux binary
browser (such as linux-firefox or linux-opera).
I tried the standalone version yesterday on FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE
[amd64] and I couldn't get the standalone version to play anything (it
would just not do anything when opening files -- just sits at the
white background of the window). I did try the Linux browser plugin
along with linux-opera and it worked somewhat.
It played the visual elements of Flash OK, however there is no sound
since they're using ALSA for the sound in version 9. I also noticed
that after playing Flash content, the area where the content was
would turn a solid grey color and it seemed to lock the browser up a
bit. If I closed out of that tab it seemed to be OK.
Normally I have Flash disabled for all but a couple sites since it uses
up tons of RAM and really slows down the browser after use (version 7
at least), so I unloaded 9 and went back to 7 for now where sound at
Hopefully Adobe will add in alternate sound support methods so other
platforms besides Linux can have sound like in version 7, and of course
I hope they release a native FreeBSD binary sometime too so we can use
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