this may be impossible: iis there a way to play streams on our firefox?

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at
Thu Feb 4 19:02:50 UTC 2010

On 2/4/10, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:07 AM, Adam Vande More
> <amvandemore at>wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Mike Clarke
>> <jmc-freebsd2 at>wrote:
>>> Is it just me or is the flash plugin still not fully functional? I'm
>> I don't have either of those issues.  I've come across a couple of players
>> that don't work, but all the standard ones like youtube, pbs, bbc all work
>> perfectly for me.
> I would like to amemd that statement by saying they work perfectly for me
> except for an occasional temporary browser freeze.  This occur when entering
> or leaving a page at which point the entire browser will hang for maybe 30
> seconds then recover and perform as usual.  This a random event, but
> probably occurs at least daily.

When I upgraded one of my systems a few months ago, it had that
symptom, except it happened every time I entered a page that included
flash. I ended up uninstalling flash because it was too annoying and I
didn't really need it on that system.

More recently, I set up a system with flash and it works fine except
that in YouTube I often have to refresh the page to get the video to
load. For some reason the player doesn't seem to initialize when I
enter the page, but reloading it always works ok.

I suspect most of the problems people are having with Flash 10 have to
do with lingering old libraries or something like that. A brute force
rebuild of all ports might fix them. Also, pay attention to the
correct make.conf settings for the Linux kernel stuff.

-- Bob Johnson

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