Bug#724732: browser-plugin-gnash: needs to be removed in order to be able to watch flash-video
bugs.andreas.glaeser at freenet.de
Fri Sep 27 09:00:30 UTC 2013
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I have been trying for some time to be able to watch flash-video using lightspark, but
this did not work. Now I found that it is not possible at all to watch flash-video while
gnash and browser-plugin-gnash are installed. With Chromium for example, there also the
adblock-plus extensions needs to be disabled in order to be able to watch video.
Gnash was never good enough to play video, no idea if the situation is going to change,
when lightspark hits the crowd, it would be nice really.
But FSF should not be so fundamentalistic in my opinion. HTML5 video exists and it is
better than flash, not denying this, but it is simply not accepted widely enough yet. So
it does not seem to be a good idea yet to completely block macromedia-flashplayer from
debian-multimedia, or is this technically necessary ?
- -- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.10.7cafl (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages browser-plugin-gnash depends on:
ii gnash 0.8.11~git20120629-1
ii libboost-iostreams1.49.0 1.49.0-3.2
pn libc6 <none>
pn libgcc1 <none>
pn libglib2.0-0 <none>
pn libstdc++6 <none>
ii libx11-6 2:1.5.0-1+deb7u1
browser-plugin-gnash recommends no packages.
Versions of packages browser-plugin-gnash suggests:
pn browser-plugin-lightspark <none>
- -- no debconf information
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