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Old 01-24-2012, 05:59 AM
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Default Flash player for PC-BSD 9.0
Is there a PC-BSD way of installing Adobe Flash Player, or do I need to go the longer FreeBSD route?

This is for a fresh install of 9.0.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:17 AM
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Flash is working fine for me. I'm using Chromium, though.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:21 AM
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http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Java,_Flash,_and_Fonts
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:31 AM
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Interesting. It seems that in FireFox, some sites will play and others won't. YouTube plays, but suggests an upgrade. I'm confused about this stuff and don't actually know when it's broken or just doesn't work.

A little more digging and it seems like the problem here is with FireFox. Opera plays some things just fine, but FireFox is needed for it's development tools. I guess I just have to accept that it's a necessity to use different browsers for different purposes and sites.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:41 AM
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Thanks for that mooreted2000.

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PC-BSD installs and configures the Adobe Flash player (version 10) plugin for you. This means that flash should "just work" when browsing the web.

So that answers that question - it's what I thought, but wasn't sure.

What that means then is that I'm having a problem with FireFox. That makes sense. We had to install it a number of times (even compiled a port on one try) and it breaks completely every time we install Zotero. I even deleted all the files by hand because they don't uninstall. There's a bug or two in there somewhere. Oh well, there will probably be a new version of FF in a few days. lol
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:02 AM
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Never heard of Zotero, but it looks interesting.

Hope there is a fix for you soon.
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Default Flash player for PC-BSD 9.0
I'm not seeing flash fail anywhere here on 9.0..

What version is showing up on your system in firefox under "aboutlugins"
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I rebuilt ffmpeg to get rid of the vulnerability discovered last week, and took advantage of the situation to enable VAAPI and VDPAU for I thought it would be good for the performance of the graphics card (NVIDIA ASUS ENGTX260). However my perception of Flash performace was that it was slighty worse. I do not know if it was an anti-placebo effect, but it made me thought about the well balanced the system is configured as it is.

I came to the conclusion that if I want tweaking, I will go for FreeBSD, but for usability I will stay with PC-BSD, what I think it is the main project's goal.
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Originally Posted by kmoore134 View Post
I'm not seeing flash fail anywhere here on 9.0..

What version is showing up on your system in firefox under "aboutlugins"
There are a lot of players listed there, but none of them say "flash". However, going to the Firefox site where they will check your plugins and it does not understand the ones that are there except "Quicktime Plug-in 7.64" which it says is deprecated.

Firefox does not say what the problem is, but Opera gives a warning about outdated flash.
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Default Flash player for PC-BSD 9.0
Try this:

% flashpluginctl off && flashpluginctl on

Then restart FF, and check aboutlugins, any change?
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