jackorton
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skype + youtube

Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:17 am

Raspberry pi's are AWESOME machines (i have one myself), but one of the major flaws in it is its ability to support youtube/flash. Maybe in one of the upcoming updates for the software you could include it???

I am aware this could be tough, but i would really like it. Thanks in advance

jack :ugeek: :ugeek: :D :D :D

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stevepdp
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Re: skype + youtube

Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:25 am

There are already plenty of topics out there discussing why Flash and Skype on the Raspberry Pi is unlikely, see this post for example.

Support for Flash and Skype on the Raspberry Pi is in high demand, but due to their proprietary nature we are entirely dependent on their creators Adobe and Microsoft to support it.

You can work around the Flash situation by using an open source effort such as gnash, but bare in mind that the support is going to be weak at best. If it's only a couple of sites you're looking to view such as Youtube or BBC iPlayer, then there are scripts out there which will pull down the video files for loading into something like omxplayer, such as get_iplayer and youtube-dl.

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Re: skype + youtube

Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:24 pm

Well u see u can enable HTML5 in youtube which is supported by all modern browsers and see videos on u tube. I have not tried this yet as i am yet to get the RPi. If this works pls update here.

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Re: skype + youtube

Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:49 pm

Adobe Flash requires an ARM v7 / Cortex A8 processor the PI is only ARMv6.
There are other alternatives for playing YouTube videos XMBC has a plugin for this - the builds of OpenELEC or Raspbmc should suffice for this task.

Richard S.

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Re: skype + youtube

Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:22 pm

redhawk wrote:Adobe Flash requires an ARM v7 / Cortex A8 processor the PI is only ARMv6.
There are other alternatives for playing YouTube videos XMBC has a plugin for this - the builds of OpenELEC or Raspbmc should suffice for this task.

Richard S.
Actualy it works just fine on the armv6, Just adobe don't license it to many devices due to the instruction set limitations

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