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From: Daniel Campbell <lists@××××××××.us>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Flash+nspluginwrapper versus Gnash comparisons?
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2013 10:43:34
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] OT: Flash+nspluginwrapper versus Gnash comparisons? by Walter Dnes
1 On 10/31/2013 10:15 PM, Walter Dnes wrote:
2 > I'm getting rather annoyed with Firefox. I don't want to get into
3 > that flamewar right now. I'm trying to migrate to UZBL. The latest git
4 > version is a lot better than the stale stable version. The uzbl-9999
5 > ebuild is broken (yes, I've filed a bug), so I pull directly from git
6 > and build and install to ~/.local. It's a steep learning curve, and
7 > I've gradually resolved almost every issue. The last reason to have
8 > Firefox or Opera hanging around is Flash. I subscribe to NHL GameCenter
9 > Live and, so Flash functionality is mandatory for me.
10 >
11 > The git version of UZBL requires a recent version of webkit, which
12 > requires gtk3. Flash is a gtk2 program, so it doesn't work. I've heard
13 > that the 2 options are...
14 > 1) Running Flash in nspluginwrapper
15 > 2) Using Gnash to replace Flash
16 >
17 > How are people's experiences with the 2 options above?
18 >
20 Have you checked to see if the sites you use have an interface for
21 mplayer or another media player? (Assuming they are streaming services
22 similar to Youtube) If not, it may be simpler to use nspluginwrapper.
23 Gnash compatibility can be spotty, but is improving. If you suspect that
24 the services that you use don't use advanced/recent Flash features, give
25 gnash a whirl.
27 The last time I used gnash, it was completely fine for basic streaming
28 stuff, but marketing sites and tech demos and (some) Newgrounds material
29 was borked. But that was over 3 years ago; times have certainly changed,
30 and I'd wager for the better. :)
32 Good luck.


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Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Flash+nspluginwrapper versus Gnash comparisons? Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
[gentoo-user] Re: OT: Flash+nspluginwrapper versus Gnash comparisons? "Nuno J. Silva (aka njsg)" <nunojsilva@×××××××.pt>