Flash videos not playing in Fedora 11 firefox browser

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Mon Jul 5 18:45:04 UTC 2010

Patrick Bartek wrote:
> --- On Wed, 6/30/10, ranjan sundar <njan79 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I tried to download flashplayer for linux from adobe website and
>> downloaded this zip file. i extracted it and found that it contained
>> only 1 file with .so extension (shared object).
>> [snip]
> My guess--and it's only a guess--is that you downloaded the Windows version of the flash plugin.  Zip is usually used by Windows.  Linux uses .rpm, .tar.gz, and a few others, but rarely just plain ol' .zip.
> Go here to download the latest version.  The page should recognize that you're running Linux.  If not, click "Choose another operating system...."
>    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?promoid=BUIGP
> This is the 32-bit version.  There is no 64-bit version anymore.  So, if your Fedora 11 is 64-bit, you'll have to wrap the 32-bit version with  nspluginwrapper.  Or install a 32-bit browser.  Or find someone who still has the old 64-bit one (10.0.45 Alpha was the last, IIRC), but it has a major security hole.  However, I've been using it since its release back in February of this year on my 64-bit F12, and have had no incidents of viruses or trojans, etc.
This is Adobe doing its part to support HTML5. ;-)

I run 32 bit stripped FC13 under KVM and just move selected things out. Gives me 
the most secure flash rendition and an extra layer of isolation. At the cost of 
being a PITA if you don't have a base up-to-date 32 bit VM laying around to 
clone with qemu-img.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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