Around the time of the release of Ubuntu 7.10, I tried out the Gnash Flash player included in that release. Because Adobe’s Flash player can not be redistributed in the default Ubuntu installation, a choice of players are offered when you visit a page in Firefox with Flash content. There are three options in Ubuntu 8.04: Adobe Flash, Swfdec (new to this version), and Gnash.
Last month we posted “Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications“, which listed some really good open source applications. One of the things missing was a good OpenSource, Flash content creation tool.
I'm starting to wonder if anything about Linux is going to be easy. But I remain undaunted in my efforts to use Ubuntu 7.10, or Gutsy Gibbon, to accomplish the same computing tasks I use Windows for. Now that I've got Flash and Quicktime working in Ubuntu, I feel like I'm nearly there.
Can’t get Flash Player working in Ubuntu? Ubuntu’s automatic installation of Adobe Flash Player was broken when Adobe released a new version. The installation will report to be successful, but expanding the terminal shows the problem:
I realized the other day that the flashplugin-nonfree package appears to be broken. It’ll act like its installing but at the end, if you pay close attention, it’ll give an error about the md5sum not matching and give up. This applies to installing the package manually or via the browser notification itself. I wanted to post a temporary fix while we wait for the package to be updated.
t's good news, bad news situation when it comes to Adobe's new Flash player for Linux:
Adobe has released the final version of its Flash Player Update 3, an important update that brings several new features:
Creating a high-quality chart for the Web can be a challenging task, but open source software like Open Flash Chart (OFC) makes it a cinch. As you might guess from its name, the core engine of OFC is written in Adobe Flash.
When I first updated to Gutsy, everything was working like a charm. Then one day flash videos no longer played with sound. I cast about for a bit trying to figure out what exactly happened.
Yesterday we took a look at Desktop Effects with Compiz. Today we turn to all the improvements for Firefox including the a better way to install plugins and the arrival of Gnash, a Free flash player.
There is a Macromedia Flash option that will install the Flash pug-in for Mozilla. This was a big deal to me. In the past (and I expected to do this again), I had installed Automatix to get the Flash working as well as the codecs one needs to watch videos and hear music. Automatix worked fine for me but I did think that this is something that I shouldn’t have to do.
So I put a check in the box and clicked the Apply Changes button. Well, faster than I could take a screenshot, Ubuntu found the plugin online, downloaded it and I was good to go. Excellent.
Gnash is an open source player for Adobe’s Flash format. It can be used as an alternative to Adobe’s proprietary player. The upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 release includes automatic installation of either Adobe Flash or Gnash. I decided to put this feature to the test in Ubuntu 7.10 Beta.
Zattoo delivers free Live-TV (P2P IPTV) to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. Depending on the country you live in you can select between multiple real TV stations to watch (if Zattoo is available in your country). This article shows how you can install the Zattoo player on an Ubuntu desktop.
good distro once ready for running on 256 usbkey.