state of flash on FreeBSD 7?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Mar 16 16:15:38 UTC 2008

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 02:55:20PM +0000, LtCdData wrote:
> So what's the deal with Flash? Occasionally, I will get a link on
> YouTube/Google Video that looks interesting, but for the most part,
> I've ignored them. Over the years, I have occasionally tried the
> mozilla flash plugin, but that has always crashed my browser within
> the first 10 minutes of use.
> So for those of you using FreeBSD 7, what is the current state of
> Flash? Can it be used regularly? Is it ready for the BSD desktop?
> Caveats? Comments? Advice?

For youtube, you can use the www/youtube-dl port to download them, and
mplayer to play them.

Alternatively, you can use the DownloadHelper add-on to download videos
from several sites.
> I see flash popping on this list over and over, and as yet I have not seen a 
> solution that fully works. Yes I tried the wrappers, gnash etc. on native 
> firefox and opera with limited success, however as others have also noted 
> flash is now required, and as for myself, fully working flash 9 is
> also.

I for one am very glad to _not_ see all the annoying flash-based ads. 

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