Need help getting gnash, swfdec, or adobe flash working on powerpc with Ubuntu 8.10
Posted on 2009-12-26
I was thrilled to finally get Ubuntu installed on a powerpc G3, but have found with much research and trouble shooting there is not a flash player made by Adobe for the powerpc. I have attempted to use gnash and swfdec, but neither work very well. Almost everything on youtube comes up with a black screen, but does not display video. This is the case for most flash sites. I either get blank boxes, or messages that flash is loading. I am guessing I have hit a road block here, but am hoping someone has found a way to overcome this issue, maybe by using wine, or a browser built with a working flash player, etc... I tried the fire fox add-on for downloading flash trailers, or videos, but nothing I have plays the video, including vlc, which crashes every time I try to open a file.
Hoping someone has some good news here :)