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Old 4th October 2008
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More posts on the mailing lists indicate that patches have been submitted to CURRENT that allow for Flash 9 to work in native FreeBSD with sound. Multiple success stories have been noted.
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I followed a link from a prior link in this thread and found this: http://www.kaourantin.net/2008/05/ad...n-project.html

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Now there have been questions if there are any gotchas in what Adobe has announced concerning the SWF and FLV specifications. There IS in fact a license, it is on page two of the specifications. You might be shocked however by how small it is. It's essentially BSD license style damages disclaimer plus some additional information about trademarks and such.
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Hi, I got Flash 9 with sound working on FreeBSD-CURRENT/linux_base-f8/native Firefox 3.0.3. (Tested on YouTube). For those who'd like to try it for themselves, here's what I did:

Enable Linux compatibility in rc.conf , then run
# /etc/rc.d/abi restart

Add this to /etc/make.conf:
Code:
OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT=f8
Then add this to /etc/fstab:
Code:
linproc         /compat/linux/proc      linprocfs        rw       0 0
...and mount it:
# mount /compat/linux/proc

Make sure the output of 'sysctl compat.linux.osrelease' says 2.6.16 (It's the default in -CURRENT, but hey, it wouldn't hurt to see, right? )

Install (not necessarily in order):
- emulators/linux_base-f8
- www/linux-flashplugin9
- www/nspluginwrapper
- www/firefox3 (of course )

After everything is installed:
% nspluginwrapper -i /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so

Check that Firefox recognizes the plugin, if it does, try to view a YouTube video. Hope this helps.

Addendum 10/15/2008: Sometimes npviewer.bin crashes, which prevents further viewing of Flash on the current Firefox session. If this happens, try killing all npviewer.bin processes, then reload the page.

Last edited by vmhobbes; 15th October 2008 at 01:44 PM. Reason: addendum re: npviewer.bin crash and workaround
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Hi, I got Flash 9 with sound working on FreeBSD-CURRENT/linux_base-f8/native Firefox 3.0.3. (Tested on YouTube). For those who'd like to try it for themselves, here's what I did:
Thanks for this guide! Does it work on amd64 or are we still limited to i386?
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Oof, sorry, I forgot to mention, this is on i386. I don't have an amd64 machine to test this on.

Many thanks go out to the people who worked on the code to make this happen.
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Any chance the patches might make it into FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE?
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@vmhobbes
I also added you post as a sticky thread on General category:
http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=2219
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Any chance the patches might make it into FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE?
No way. This was introducted into -CURRENT long after the -STABLE code freeze began.
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From http://www.kaourantin.net/2008/11/64-bits.html

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The 64-bit version of the [flash] plugin compiles and runs on FreeBSD 7.0 which I demoed at Flashforward 2008. There are no plans for release yet as it is still rather unstable and will require substantial work to get it ready for public consumption.
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Thanks for this guide! Does it work on amd64 or are we still limited to i386?
It works on AMD64. I'm using it right now, and it runs pretty well. I haven't had a crash or weird issues. *Knocks on wood.*
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I've concluded that Flash is utterly useless except for a few sites. npviewer.bin crashes every other time. I went back to swfdec, which I actually liked a lot better than standard Flash. At least content wasn't automatically loaded. Anyway, I appreciate the work the developers did, but Flash with this method can make your system quite unstable.
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its works but i dont have sound do you have a plugin.
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