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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Native 32 and 64-bit linux Flash 10 Preview Release available
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 06:09:10
This is of interest to those of us running old versions of Flash,
especially on 64-bit installs without 32-bit support (looks in

  Download site is
To find out where to install, go to "about:plugins" in Firefox, and see
where your current version of is installed.  In my
case it's /opt/Adobe/flash-player/

  To install...

* for 64-bit version download the file

* for 32-bit version download the file

* exit Firefox

* mv your current copy of to another directory as a
backup, in case the new one doesn't work for you

* extract from the downloaded tar.gz into the
directory which you removed from.

* fire up Firefox, and away you go

* note that when the release version comes out, you'll need to manually
remove the Preview Release

Good news
  It works for me, so far.  I've tried, both via my paid
account and via the free (with commercials) option.  It works.  So does

Bad news
  It's more painfull building up a collection of flv videos.  The old
version used to copy Youtube videos/songs/whatever into /tmp with a
filename beginning with "Flash".  It would get wiped each time you
played a new video/whatever.  But you could always move it out to
another place before playing the next video.  Rename the file to
<something>.flv and mplayer plays it beautifully.  Nice way to build up
a collection.

The new version dumps it in the "Cache" directory of whatever Firefox
profile I'm using.  You have to cd to the "Cache" subdirectory, and

file * | grep Macro

and you'll get a list of all "Macromedia Flash" files in the directory.
One of them is the most recent Flash file you played on Youtube.  You
have to do some digging.  Again, copy it to another file elsewhere to
keep a copy.

Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>