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  • Giedrius
    started a topic Current situation of Adobe Flash player on linux

    Current situation of Adobe Flash player on linux

    Hello,

    Haven't been using linux for a while so I would like to ask what is the current situation of adobe flash player - have they implemented video acceleration, does it still hog all of the cpu? It would be crazy if they haven't done that yet

    Thanks

  • Pallidus
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    I have been flash free for over a year now


    here's something that I noticed:


    in windows using internet explorer 10 withou flash EVERY single youtube video will play

    in linux in firefox you have to use the /embed/ trick...

    scumbag google


    besides that, youtube and porn in mp4 I am pretty happy without flash


    flash is like rebecca fox's pussy, you think you need it but all it gives you is virus

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    You need "libpepflashplayer.so" from Chrome, because Chromium doesn't include the proprietary plugins (Flash and a PDF reader). And for Chromium to use it, you need to launch it with "--ppapi-flash-path=/path/to/libpepflashplayer.so". On Gentoo you'd put that in "/etc/chromium/default".
    Interesting. Thank you. I sometimes use Chromium over Firefox because the JS performance of Firefox on Linux is really, really bad for some reason. Chrome / Chromium is much better.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    I think my Chromium is also using the NPAPI version.
    You need "libpepflashplayer.so" from Chrome, because Chromium doesn't include the proprietary plugins (Flash and a PDF reader). And for Chromium to use it, you need to launch it with "--ppapi-flash-path=/path/to/libpepflashplayer.so". On Gentoo you'd put that in "/etc/chromium/default".

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  • johnc
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    Flash actually works fine in Firefox for me, albeit it isn't the latest version. (But they are pushing out security updates.) And I guess the video acceleration only works for NVIDIA GPUs? Can't say because that's all I use so I wouldn't know any different.

    I think my Chromium is also using the NPAPI version.

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  • entropy
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    Originally posted by dee. View Post
    Someone could write a HTML5-based webapp that runs arbitrary flash pages in an emulator. In fact I wonder why isn't someone doing just that?
    AFAIK, Mozilla Shumway is aiming at that.

    http://mozilla.github.com/shumway/

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  • dee.
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    Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
    Even with a very fast HTML5 adoption there will still be a very huge amount of Flash based content on the web. No one will convert that to HTML5.
    Someone could write a HTML5-based webapp that runs arbitrary flash pages in an emulator. In fact I wonder why isn't someone doing just that?

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  • Vim_User
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    Originally posted by dee. View Post
    I'm waiting for the day when we can finally get rid of flash entirely. HTML5 adoption can't come fast enough.
    Even with a very fast HTML5 adoption there will still be a very huge amount of Flash based content on the web. No one will convert that to HTML5.

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  • dee.
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    I'm waiting for the day when we can finally get rid of flash entirely. HTML5 adoption can't come fast enough.

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  • d2kx
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    Yeah what he said. Google Chrome does Flash perfectly fine, forget about the rest.

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