linux (tip) for adobe flash youtube movies
aus9
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hi

adobe is no longer updating flash for linux

I now use a combination of extensions, in google chrome to get around this
YMMV

Firstly I use
Stop Autoplay for YouTube------- to stop autoplay and
YouTube Downloader: MP3 / HD Video Download------to provide a download button to download movie in various formats and play in your favourite media player
eg vlc
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GoinEasy9
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but, doesn't Chrome contain flash?

Check out: Link

Adobe Flash Player is directly integrated with Google Chrome and enabled by default.
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aus9
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hi

yes I agree....but for the following reasons I don't use it.

According to your link, chrome use
libpepflashplayer.so.....which is modified from the original adobe plugin.

I think I have mentioned it elsewhere but I don't use chrome's plugin but the official plugin.

The reason for this.....is until recently......chrome is slower to update its plugin versus the adobe site.

I download the tarball and unpack it to a storage folder and have sym link to
/usr/lib/browser-plugins.

The beauty of my technique is I only need to use root powers to create the sym link, once.

Each update then is done with local user powers to replace the libflashplayer.so into my special folder.

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But adobe is no longer updating as today shows linux version is
11,2,202,236

but ms is
11.3.300.268

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so my OP was an explanation of what I am doing to avoid issues at youtube for some movies that rely on flash.

I am aware that youtube is moving away from flash so over time, linux may be back to equal?

cheers
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GoinEasy9
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I'm running the beta of the Chrome browser, that's why I haven't noticed. My flash in chrome is 11,3,31,222.

I misunderstood what you were posting, mostly because I hardly use Chrome, and, I'm used to older versions of flash in Firefox. My FF is at 11,2,202,236 now.
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techAdmin
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Wont' be options soon, unless firefox adopts the new plugin interface that chrome is using.

In a sense, that's ok though, but my guess is webkit and mozilla type browsers will all adopt the new method because otherwise they are haning this niche market to google chrome.
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aus9
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today I had to follow GoinEasy9 and move to beta as
some pages were very slow to load with todays update of chromium

but, without any real testing, I suspect its because the flash is so old
and running beta with flash version as per

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Google Chrome 21.0.1180.77 (beta)
OS Linux
Flash plugin 11.3.31.225 /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
Flash plugin 11.2 r202 /a/E/files/flash/libflashplayer.so (not used)


works with beta correctly for some web pages.

my last line is quote shows my old sym link and its version number
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aus9
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Having moved to beta, my old extensions for youtube no workee

if interested search in extensions for Dr Newton or

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mgohhadkbjddoimddcholknnjmcbldgm

works for me
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