Bug#678795: task-desktop: Flash support should pull in browser-plugin-lightspark
bubulle at debian.org
Wed Jun 27 05:34:20 UTC 2012
Quoting Gabriele Giacone (1o5g4r8o at gmail.com):
> [ CC'ing Didier actual lightspark maintainer, not subscribed ]
> On 06/26/2012 05:13 PM, Touko Korpela wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 12:27:21PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> >> [Christian PERRIER]
> >>> So both can coexist peacefully?
> >> I believe so. I have not checked it myself, but know there were talk about
> >> having lightspark calling gnash when it found AVM1 flash files. Not sure
> >> if both browsers plugin should be installed, or only the lightspark one
> >> and the gnash standalone program.
> > Flash maintainers, can you tell about compatibility of these plugins
> > and what packages should be installed by default in wheezy?
> They coexist and are complementary to provide a full flash experience.
> By installing browser-plugin-lightspark, it recommends gnash standalone
> so they are both installed and as Petter said LS falls back to gnash if
> flash is AVM1.
> Currently LS supports these [SITES] i.e. BBC News and partially
> Grooveshark, Google StreetView, Youtube.
> Youtube is the most visited and is a special case: if site detects
> gnash, it provides an AVM1 video player gnash can play very well,
> otherwise an AVM2 one LS plays with some limitations (progress bar is
> unusable, changing volume level is pretty hard, no fullscreen).
> Moreover to play yt movies better it would also need current [LIBXML++]
> patched and xul-ext-adblock-plus is more than recommended, without it
> many videos don't start due to ads lightspark can't play. IIRC that
> affects BBC site too.
> I think ideal would be forcing LS fall back to gnash also if site is
> youtube. No idea about how to implement that.
> An alternative could be also installing browser-plugin-gnash to make
> possible at least easily switching between them through alternatives
> system (e.g. b-p-lightspark Recommends b-p-gnash instead of gnash).
Thanks for the detailed answer.
Am I correct concluding that we can safely add
browser-plugin-lightspark to the desktop task?
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