Flash

Tim Hanson tjhanson at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 12 21:43:58 UTC 2013


On Friday, April 12, 2013 11:04:55 am Doug wrote:
> On 04/12/2013 01:35 PM, Tim Hanson wrote:
> > On Friday, April 12, 2013 09:31:43 am Felix Miata wrote:
> >> On 2013-04-12 09:18 (GMT-0700) Tim Hanson composed:
> >>> This is BS.  This morning an "update fail" message informed me that I
> >>> can no longer rent and stream movies from Amazon.  The reason is that
> >>> the service attempted to update Flash player, and Adobe is no longer
> >>> updating its Linux version.  Soon others who use SWF to deliver
> >>> content will no doubt require a version of the plug-in not available
> >>> on Linux, leaving us marginalized and out in the cold.
> >>> 
> >>> Complain all you want about Flash, it is used to offer most streaming
> >>> content on the web.  Lack of access to Flash will severely hamper the
> >>> use of Ubuntu commercially.
> >> 
> >> Have you not seen what Adobe had to say on the subject? Content
> >> providers are urged to replace Flash content with HTML5 content. Flash
> >> is a usability nightmare. Complain to Amazon and anyone else that isn't
> >> getting with the evolution. Flash must die.
> >> 
> >> If you must have Flash, use Google's Linux browser version with Flash
> >> built in. I keep 5-6 different browsers open full time. Only one is
> >> allowed access to Flash, and I don't use it for much else, or much at
> >> all.
> > 
> > I know about the deficiencies of Flash.
> > 
> > I downloaded Chrome (I have been using Chromium) and, unfortunately came
> > up with the answer.  The current SWF added DRM, and Amazon uses it. 
> > Chrome doesn't support it yet.  I'll watch on my tablet.
> 
> Are you telling us that there is no solution?
> 
> --doug

Yes, for now.  I don't know if Google plans to include DRM encumbered Flash in 
its next iteration.




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