state of flash on FreeBSD 7?
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 16 18:42:41 UTC 2008
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 01:37:03PM -0400, Gerard wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:15:34 +0100
> Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > 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.
> That kind of sucks. The idea is to simply click on a link and have it
> work. Adding extra software to accomplish what is already being done on
> other operating systems is regression not progress.
You are welcome to contribute to the development of a flash
player. Gnash has just gone to beta: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
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