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  • phoronix
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    Chrome 20 Takes Over Adobe Flash On Linux

    Phoronix: Chrome 20 Takes Over Adobe Flash On Linux

    Google's Chrome web-browser reached version 20 yesterday and for Linux users this marks the point that the web company has taken over Flash Player support on Linux from Adobe using its PPAPI implementation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEyNzc

  • xpojosh
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    Who is actually managing the codebase for the PepperFlash implementation?

    I can understand that a lot of Linux users only see flash as a movie delivery system and thus not worthy of support, but Actionscript 3 is an excellent object oriented programming-language that allows for rich internet application delivery with (until recently) decent cross-platform support.

    For my company, unfortunately there is no other alternative right now, so we need Flash/Actionscript support on Linux. My question for the group is who is actually maintaining the Pepper Flash Player code base? Is the player code being supplied/maintained by Google (under some sort of non-disclosure agreement with Adobe) or is Adobe providing the code and simply using Google's API to interface with the Linux?

    While the player's code may be closed-source, at least when Adobe was maintaining it there was a sort of democratic forum in which developers could report bugs, make feature requests and interact with the flash player code developers. We also were able to get detailed release notes and product road maps. Who are we supposed to interact with now? Where are Pepper Flash's release notes? The only thing I can find is this http://support.google.com/chrome/bin...&answer=108086. This is hardly anything one could hang his hat on.

    Josh

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  • RussianNeuroMancer
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    Looks like this new Flash release just not tested on Linux.

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  • Vadi
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    I can confirm this this funny looping has happened.

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  • Spectre
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    I haven't read the entire thread but has anyone had any issues with the new PPAPI? I keep getting issues with it where videos will run faster then usual for a few seconds and sometimes the video and audio will stutter whereby they play in a loop several times before continuing as normal.

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  • AJenbo
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    Adblocking seams to work just fine inside flash videos.

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  • m_gol
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    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Uh huh. And you wouldn't see advertisements on HTML5 videos how?
    It would be easy to block it with Adblock. Not so for Flash videos with ads.

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Originally posted by m_gol View Post
    Oh, come on, how many people have a Flash plugin that "crashes every 5 minutes or so" and use VLC to watch videos they previously download?

    For me, for example, Flash doesn't "crashes every 5 minutes or so" and I watch a lot of videos with ada on YouTube.
    Uh huh. And you wouldn't see advertisements on HTML5 videos how?

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  • tecknurd
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    Originally posted by Daveoc64 View Post
    The reason that plugins like Flash and Silverlight are still being used is that the content producers don't want their content in the totally unprotected forms that HTML5 video offers.

    Until you can find a way to solve that (and such a feat is inherently impossible), you won't see major content moving away from Flash/Silverlight.

    All of the stuff on YouTube that is Flash-only either has ads or is "protected" content.

    Other types of content like games pick Flash because it's very mature. The APIs that Flash supports in every browser from IE8 on Windows XP to Firefox on Mac OS X are (currently) more capable and stable than anything that the "HTML5 umbrella" (HTML5, CSS3, Canvas, SVG) can offer.

    Given:

    -The explosion in how much video people watch online
    -The rise of casual web games (particularly on Facebook)

    The demise of plugins like Flash is greatly exaggerated.
    The number one reason why web developers uses Flash or Silverlight is these two API are easier for artists to use as their own brushes to make artwork. A lot of artists do not think that the elements they use in their artwork should be position and always position from left to right. Artists think all over the place. Flash and Silverlight makes it easier to do this. HTML, Javascript, and CSS is not artists cup of tea, so that is when Flash and Silverlight comes in. Until HTML 5 has tools that relate well for artists, artists will not use HTML 5 for their artwork. Adding protection mechanics to HTML 5 will be easy, but providing tools for artists to use to design in HTML 5 will not. The main problem delivering video using HTML 5 is there is no company that is willing to use just one format. Too many companies have their own video format that they want HTML 5 to support. For HTML 5 to deliver video, there have to be one set standard video codec. There are too many selfish companies, so HTML 5 is halted.

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  • rokko
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    We all agree that flash sucks, we all are better with html5, but sometimes it's not an option. So, how does it work for you?
    Originally posted by kokoko3k View Post
    Just tried it... i don't know if i'm doing something wrong, but now i'm unable to use gpu to decode the streams (mms.cfg is properly configured) and when i open it in fullscreen i just see the left half of the video... on my right head (dual head setup).
    All used to work fine with flashplugin 10.3.183.10, now it is a mess with 11.3.31.208 on this Nvidia 9600GT.

    Great, let's back to firefox with the old flashplugin and flashvideoreplacer with vlc plugin.
    I got the same with simmilar setup - nvidia card and twin view.

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