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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
1 This is of interest to those of us running old versions of Flash,
2 especially on 64-bit installs without 32-bit support (looks in
3 mirror<g>).
5 Download site is
6 To find out where to install, go to "about:plugins" in Firefox, and see
7 where your current version of is installed. In my
8 case it's /opt/Adobe/flash-player/
10 To install...
12 * for 64-bit version download the file
14 * for 32-bit version download the file
16 * exit Firefox
18 * mv your current copy of to another directory as a
19 backup, in case the new one doesn't work for you
21 * extract from the downloaded tar.gz into the
22 directory which you removed from.
24 * fire up Firefox, and away you go
26 * note that when the release version comes out, you'll need to manually
27 remove the Preview Release
29 Good news
30 =========
31 It works for me, so far. I've tried, both via my paid
32 account and via the free (with commercials) option. It works. So does
33 Youtube.
35 Bad news
36 ========
37 It's more painfull building up a collection of flv videos. The old
38 version used to copy Youtube videos/songs/whatever into /tmp with a
39 filename beginning with "Flash". It would get wiped each time you
40 played a new video/whatever. But you could always move it out to
41 another place before playing the next video. Rename the file to
42 <something>.flv and mplayer plays it beautifully. Nice way to build up
43 a collection.
45 The new version dumps it in the "Cache" directory of whatever Firefox
46 profile I'm using. You have to cd to the "Cache" subdirectory, and
47 execute...
49 file * | grep Macro
51 and you'll get a list of all "Macromedia Flash" files in the directory.
52 One of them is the most recent Flash file you played on Youtube. You
53 have to do some digging. Again, copy it to another file elsewhere to
54 keep a copy.
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57 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>