On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:15:34 +0100 Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 02:55:20PM +0000, LtCdData wrote: > > > > So what's the deal with Flash? Occasionally, I will get a link on > > YouTube/Google Video that looks interesting, but for the most part, > > I've ignored them. Over the years, I have occasionally tried the > > mozilla flash plugin, but that has always crashed my browser within > > the first 10 minutes of use. > > > > So for those of you using FreeBSD 7, what is the current state of > > Flash? Can it be used regularly? Is it ready for the BSD desktop? > > Caveats? Comments? Advice? > > For youtube, you can use the www/youtube-dl port to download them, and > mplayer to play them. > > Alternatively, you can use the DownloadHelper add-on to download > videos from several sites. That kind of sucks. The idea is to simply click on a link and have it work. Adding extra software to accomplish what is already being done on other operating systems is regression not progress. > > I see flash popping on this list over and over, and as yet I have > > not seen a solution that fully works. Yes I tried the wrappers, > > gnash etc. on native firefox and opera with limited success, > > however as others have also noted flash is now required, and as for > > myself, fully working flash 9 is also. > > I for one am very glad to _not_ see all the annoying flash-based ads. The simple fact that a site or precess requires 'flash' to display correctly does not insinuate that the object is an advertisement. There are several browser based add-ons that can handle to various degrees pop-up advertisements, etc. -- Gerard [EMAIL PROTECTED] Schizophrenia beats being alone.
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