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Re: Flash support for Firefox?
> I'm currently running a native NetBSD-6/amd64 Firefox "Nightly" 22.0
> and would like to handle "flash". It's not at all clear from the
> minimalist contents of the various pkgsrc/*/*/DESCR files how to do
> this. So, a few questions:
> 1. Is there a source-only option? Or do I have to install a pre-built
> binary package? (Binary-only will probably be a show-stopper for me,
> but it never hurts to ask.)
> 2. What, if anything, do I need to do to Firefox to include flash? Will
> I have to rebuild Firefox? Or is there just some "configuration"
> option somewhere? Is support for "plug-ins" automatically included?
> 3. Do I need to add Linux emulation? (If so, is there a suitable "How
> To" document or other tutorial?)
> 4. Are there any browsers other than Firefox that would make the whole
> process less cumbersome? (Like, for example, "flash is already
> included in the default from-source installation of www/browser-X")
> 5. Are there any other questions I should/would be asking if I were more
> Thanks in advance.
> Paul Goyette
As far as I know, Flash is Adobe proprietary and closed-source.
There are some open-source Flash players with less functionality:
gnash, swfdec, lightspark
Gnash is fine on YouTube but not a whole lot else.
A big snag is on page-turning sites such as laprensaky.com and realpageslive.com
though you may be able to download from realpageslive.com (pdf?)
Anybody who knows something better is welcome to correct me!
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