F15/Gnash: can watch YouTube, but not Dailymotion

Shiv Manas shiv at linux.com
Mon Nov 21 20:54:03 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM, T.C. Hollingsworth
<tchollingsworth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli at gmail.com> wrote:
>>     Hello,
>>  I'm running F15 with Gnash as a flash plugin on Firefox. I can now
>> watch videos on YouTube, but not on DailyMotion - the area where the
>> video would appear first turns black and then white and nothing else
>> happens. How can I fix this? Thanks!
> Gnash most likely does not support some feature of Flash DailyMotion
> uses.  You can report a bug to the Gnash team to see if they can fix
> it:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/bugs.html
> There is another free software alternative to Flash called LightSpark
> that might work better.  Unfortunately, it relies on patent-encumbered
> codecs, so it's only available from RPMFusion.  If you have the
> rpmfusion-free repository enabled, you can just "yum install
> lightspark", otherwise see http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration for
> instructions.
> -T.C.
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LightSpark isn't fully an "alternative" to Gnash - well, not yet
anyways. I mean, you can install LightSpark along with Gnash, and your
system can fallback to Gnash if you come across a flash object that
LightSpark can't handle.

As for DailyMotion, you should just use the HTML5 player instead (just
like you should for youtube).


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