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    Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    I read somewhere that Flash Player doesn't work with Ubuntu (or Linux) for PPC and it should be better to use Gnash. I installed Gnash (although I don't know where it is... is there a place where to find installed applications outside the "Applications" menu?).

    But when trying to view an Youtube it says that I should have Flash 10 or more; I thought Gnash would automatically do the job. Any ideas?

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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Have you tried installing flashplugin-nonfree from medibuntu repository? Try to load the medibuntu repos and then try to install flashplugin-nonfree.

    Quote Originally Posted by canhoto View Post
    I read somewhere that Flash Player doesn't work with Ubuntu (or Linux) for PPC and it should be better to use Gnash. I installed Gnash (although I don't know where it is... is there a place where to find installed applications outside the "Applications" menu?).

    But when trying to view an Youtube it says that I should have Flash 10 or more; I thought Gnash would automatically do the job. Any ideas?
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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by cantormath View Post
    Have you tried installing flashplugin-nonfree from medibuntu repository? Try to load the medibuntu repos and then try to install flashplugin-nonfree.
    Don't waste your time with this suggestion, as there is no ppc flash for linux. Cantormath's suggestion works for intel-based macs, not power pc ones.

    Gnash has come a long way, but it doesn't do well enough to play YouTube videos in place. For me, I've used the Download Helper add-on for Firefox, and in the process converted the video to a format that VLC (my favorite) can handle. Others will have their suggestions, and it's a matter of preference in most cases. Good luck.

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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Take you pick from the options shown here. I assume the same packages are in Ubuntu,
    http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51504

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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by avtolle View Post
    Don't waste your time with this suggestion, as there is no ppc flash for linux. Cantormath's suggestion works for intel-based macs, not power pc ones.
    True, there is no Adobe Flash for PowerPC Linux but there are two free open source projects aiming to create a functional alternative, gnash and swfdec. It is still good to use the medibuntu codecs, I believe medibuntu has ppc codecs.

    I wonder if the mozilla-plugin-vlc or totem-mozilla packages work with youtube for their mp4 content.
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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Having flawed flash options stops some websites from falling back to a functional non-flash alternative. You just have broken. For me it is better to go flash-free. Probably depends what you are using the ppc for...

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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    I installed gnash and mozilla-plugin-gnash from the ppc repos and mostly youtube works fine, even in-place.

    You have to forget DRM stuff like BBC iPlayer though.
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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Installing mozilla-plugin-gnash let me watch youtube videos on my PowerMac g5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canhoto View Post
    I read somewhere that Flash Player doesn't work with Ubuntu (or Linux) for PPC and it should be better to use Gnash. I installed Gnash (although I don't know where it is... is there a place where to find installed applications outside the "Applications" menu?).

    But when trying to view an Youtube it says that I should have Flash 10 or more; I thought Gnash would automatically do the job. Any ideas?

    do you have gnash 0.8.9 installed ? i installed that on my eMac that i put Xubuntu 11.04 on and it works great. also install ubuntu-restricted-extras along with Gnash and that should
    do it for you . also, DRM based flash content doesn't work with Gnash, so if your trying to watch BBC or something like that, it won't work.
    Last edited by linuxftw3; May 1st, 2011 at 04:35 PM.

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    Re: Gnash, Flash, Youtube

    Hi, I am having a difficult time following the recommendations posted here to address the flash problems encountered by power pc users. I am using an ibook g4 power pc. I have Ubuntu 11.4 running on it and it works exceptionally well. However I cannot understand what I should do to watch a youtube video. Currently all I receive is a message indicating that I have to install flash. Can someone please post a very simple set of steps?

    Thanks!
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