Update about Flash on FreeBSD with gnash

Back in May, I wrote a post about Flash on FreeBSD using gnash.

Now that gnash-0.8.1 is in the ports tree, I have to say that the greasemonkey+mplayer hack is no longer needed to watch YouTube videos.

Everything works great using gnash alone.

Comments 3

  1. Philip Paeps wrote:

    We seem to have different values of “working great”. YouTube works, indeed (though it already worked using a Python script and mplayer) but other random sites using Flash nastiness make Xorg fall over with a bus error.

    I think my earlier statement “Flash sucks!” still holds. I’ll stick to www/dummyflash :-) It makes the web a much calmer place too!

    Posted 28 Sep 2007 at 23:53
  2. marc wrote:

    Could you post your options file, I have been playing with this and it is not quite working

    Posted 30 Sep 2007 at 22:28
  3. AMDmi3 wrote:

    If you use Firefox, you should try AdBlock extension – it allows you to play only desired flash clips

    Posted 01 Oct 2007 at 15:50

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