[LAU] new 64 bit adobe flash player for linux available

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Sep 16 03:42:10 UTC 2010

On Wed, September 15, 2010 4:59 pm, Niels Mayer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo
> <mle+la at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
>> I used to use the 64 bit Adobe flash plugin, but when they yanked
>> it, I started using Gnash (version 0.8.8 in Debian Testing).
>> The Gnash plugin works for Youtube (one of the main valid uses
>> for Flash) but doesn't work with Vimeo and a couple of others.
> Hmm ... does it work on this:
> http://nielsmayer.com/xwiki/bin/view/Timeline/NprTimeline
> I think flash's days are numbered. Once HTML5 video usage gets
> standardized, and perhaps even before (due to proliferation of
> flash-incompatible handhelds/tablets/etc), there will be almost no
> reason to be using flash for watching streaming media.
> To bridge the gap, there are a variety of "compatibility layers" that
> will display in HTML5, if capable, otherwise, dropping back to using
> flash, such as:
> http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-html5

Chrome browser has it bundled/embedded. I don't have any major issues with
adobe flash on my 64 bit machines in chrome or firefox.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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