Bug#678795: task-desktop: Flash support should pull in browser-plugin-lightspark

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Wed Jun 27 11:36:15 UTC 2012

[Per Olofsson]
> Gnash plays YouTube videos better than Lightspark. With only Gnash
> installed, YouTube works better. I belive YT is the most important
> Flash site. Having no Flash plugin forces HTML5 mode, and the HTML5
> player works *much* better than either Gnash or
> Lightspark. Unfortunately, not all videos are playable (due to ads).

Which browser are you using?

Given that HTML5 browsers either support H.264 or (Ogg Theora and
WebM), and most of the video sites on the web only provide H.264, I
guess it is a matter of browser choice if HTML5 work better than Flash
or not.

<URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5_video > have more details on
HTML5 video format support in browsers, and
<URL: http://webmink.com/essays/h-264/ > for background information on
the legal problems with H.264.

> The big drawback with not shipping a Flash plugin is that many
> YouTube videos won't work. But perhaps they will start work in the
> future once Google has added ad support to the HTML5 player?

Perhaps.  Or perhaps not. :)

I am not very optimistic.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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