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flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Job » 2010-05-22 17:27

I don't know if developers come around here but they should know that the flashplayer for 64 bit release does not work. I don't know how this should get to Adobe or any other person who is in charge of this part. As I understand the current release is at the beta stage this is the time for the brains in charge to get this information.
Flashplayer works only on a few sites. The majority of sites requiring flashplayer simply close Iceweasel. Very frustrating stuff.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby gusnan » 2010-05-22 17:55

Which version of Debian are you on? I am myself on testing, and using Iceweasel with the package flashplugin-nonfree which downloads the flash player from adobes site, I've got flash working better than ever.

The only snags are that some stuff that are supposed to go fullscreen only gets slightly bigger, and nowhere near fullscreen. - Havn't had it crashing in ages. - All this is very much a contrast to the stability of flash I have experienced on previous versions of Debian, which has been pretty horrific.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-22 18:11

The package you want is flashplugin-nonfree.

You get the latest version from the multimedia repo.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby craigevil » 2010-05-22 18:27

jheaton5 wrote:The package you want is flashplugin-nonfree.

You get the latest version from the multimedia repo.


Incorrect, the package name in the dmm repo is flashplayer-mozilla.

flashplugin-nonfree is in backports, testing and sid.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Bulkley » 2010-05-22 18:41

Something I found out the hard way is that flashplayer doesn't compete well with itself. If you install the Adobe package, then stick with it. Don't mix it with flashplayer-mozilla. If you have trouble with it, the hidden (~.) files are probably guilty and it can take a while to figure out which one.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-22 23:25

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jheaton5@Chico:~$ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii  flashplugin-nonfree                  1:2.8                          Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin

It was in the squeeze multimedia repo I found on your sources list.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Raffles10 » 2010-05-22 23:37

I don't know what plugin the OP was trying to use but flashplugin-nonfree works perfectly, and is in contrib:

apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
flashplugin-nonfree:
Installed: 1:2.8
Candidate: 1:2.8
Version table:
*** 1:2.8 0
500 http://mirror.ox.ac.uk squeeze/contrib Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Job » 2010-05-22 23:40

i have flashplugin-nonfree version 1:2.8 installed i can't play nhl.com videos uefa.com videos, yahoo.com videos, msn.com videos and many others.
here is my sources.list

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20100217-22:04]/ squeeze main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20100217-22:04]/ squeeze main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
#Squeeze
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#Unstable souces
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#Unstable Sid
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#Multimedia
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
#Emerlad Only
#deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/osrdebian unstable compiz-fusion-git
#deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/osrdebian unstable compiz-fusion-git
#deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/shames/debian-sid/desktopfx/unstable/ ./
#e17
#deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os/ hungrytiger main
#deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os/ tinwoodman main



i get this when i try to install flashplayer-mozilla
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flashplayer-mozilla:

Package flashplayer-mozilla has no available version, but exists in the database.
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents of sources.list



maybe you guys can tell me if i am in the wrong track.
between flashplugin-nonfree and flashplayer-mozilla which one actually works.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby naeryandor » 2010-05-23 00:06

In my new 64-bit install of Squeeze/Testing (GNOME), I have used flashplugin-nonfree with excellent results.

My sources consist of:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free

I am unsure if these sources are 100% correct for everyone, but I know they work for me. Perhaps they will work for you, as well.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby craigevil » 2010-05-23 00:26

There is no flashplayer-mozilla for amd64:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/ ... ary-amd64/
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/ ... ary-amd64/

So its either install flashplugin-nonfree or download the Adobe Beta and extract it and copy the libflashplayer.so to your ~.mozilla/firefox/plugins
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Job » 2010-05-23 00:36

naeryandor wrote:In my new 64-bit install of Squeeze/Testing (GNOME), I have used flashplugin-nonfree with excellent results.

My sources consist of:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free

I am unsure if these sources are 100% correct for everyone, but I know they work for me. Perhaps they will work for you, as well.

Can you try playing a video from www.nhl.com and let me know if it works for you? I will try your repos although I don't believe that's my problem.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Job » 2010-05-23 00:42

craigevil wrote:There is no flashplayer-mozilla for amd64:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/ ... ary-amd64/
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/ ... ary-amd64/

So its either install flashplugin-nonfree or download the Adobe Beta and extract it and copy the libflashplayer.so to your ~.mozilla/firefox/plugins


I just removed and reinstalled flashplugin-nonfree. My iceweasel still closes if I direct it to nhl.com. Could it be that I screwed up my installation along the line?
iceweasel lists the plugin

Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby naeryandor » 2010-05-23 01:41

Job,

The video on the front page of nhl.com plays for me with no problem. I have never attempted to install flashplayer-mozilla. Perhaps your prior installation is conflicting with the newer installation in some way.
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby emariz » 2010-05-23 15:51

Job wrote:I just removed and reinstalled flashplugin-nonfree. My iceweasel still closes if I direct it to nhl.com. Could it be that I screwed up my installation along the line?

You must purge all Flash-related packages and ensure that the plug-ins are indeed removed (inspect the directories and about:plugins in Iceweasel), then install flashplugin-nonfree.
Oh!, and I can watch UEFA's and NHL's videos without problems. That Bergeron's save was amazing, mate!
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Re: flashplayer for 64 bit

Postby Raffles10 » 2010-05-23 18:04

Job wrote:Can you try playing a video from http://www.nhl.com and let me know if it works for you? I will try your repos although I don't believe that's my problem.
Cheers.


It plays for me, although I had to turn off Adblock Plus to get the page to load. Are you blocking ads ?
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