Flash Player 9 for Linux Released

(I’d like to do my part for contributing to a PageRank:) I’m very pleased to see that the Flash team over at Adobe has released a very working Flash Player 9 Beta for Linux.

I’ve tested it on a few videos in YouTube and the results are obvious: Sound and video are now synchronized well. I may very well be using my Linux desktop a whole lot more now.

I give a big thanks to the Flash team, especially Emmy Huang, the team leader.

For reference, I had to place the libflashplayer.so file into /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins and delete /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins/flashplayer.xpt. It kind of seems odd to me that my installation of Firefox is using the nsbrowser directory rather than the /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins directory. Whatever floats its boat, I guess.

Update: I unmerged ebuild netscape-flash from Portage to get rid of /usr/lib/nsbrowser. Firefox still believed I had Flash Player 7 installed. Then, I enabled the configuration option plugin.expose_full_path in about:config and figured out that the plugin it found was in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins and despite the fact that that file has a date of October 19, it wasn’t Flash Player 9. Deleted the libflashplayer.so there, restarted, and works well.

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