Flash and Shockwave Flash
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Aug 8 09:12:52 BST 2002
Pieter Breed wrote:
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> I got 2 questions/issues
> 1) - I got the linux flash player,
Well, in my usual Germanic manner:
What do you mean when you say that you: "got the linux flash player"?
That is, did you install it?
> but I cannot get it to work.
The "*.tar.gz" archive file contains a Netscape plugin (*.so) file and a
Java "*.class" file. There is NOT any installation anything, you need
to copy these two files to the correct place(s) for it to work. And,
then for Konqueror, you need to run a Netscape Plugin Scan either with
the widget in Konqueror Settings, or with the command: "nspluginscan"
> (When I go to www.flash.com I get a "You need the flash plugin" error)
Konqueror had a bug (fixed in 3.0.x) which may be responsible for the
problem, but only if it is opening a new window and that new window
tells you that.
> I also have plugger installed and while I can see .xls and .doc files
> from within netscape I can't get the files to open from within
> Konqueror. Any ideas on how to fix this ?
Yes, you need to go to the "File Associations" in Konqueror setup and
make sure that the MIME type(s) for these extensions are set to: "Show
file in embedded viewer" and to use: "Netscape plugin viewer".
For further information, see: "File Associations" in section 9. of the
Konqueror Handbook (3.0.x others may vary). Click: "Help" in Konqueror
and select: "Konqueror Handbook.
> 2) - What is the difference between Flash and Shockwave flash. I
> realise this is not _really_ a kde topic but it goes with the
> previous question.
In your context, there isn't any difference. The Flash plugin is
properly called the Shockwave Flash plugin. But, don't confuse it with
the actual Shockwave plugin. Yes, this *is* confusing. :-)
NOTE: as I understand it, it would be better to post such questions to
the KDE-Linux list.
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