I get a lot of flak for making comments like this. They (the pi fanbois ?) don't like the implication that the Pi isn't a real computer.redhawk wrote:For flash player use a real computer else you'll have to rely on 3rd party video tools such as XBMC.
Nah, it's not the comments....pluggy wrote:I get a lot of flak for making comments like this. They (the pi fanbois ?) don't like the implication that the Pi isn't a real computer.redhawk wrote:For flash player use a real computer else you'll have to rely on 3rd party video tools such as XBMC.
Or to put it another way, the Pi has comparable power to that PC you scrapped off as unworkable a decade ago.Heater wrote:pluggy,
It's not just fanboyism. The Raspberry Pi is faster, has more memory, has more storage and vastly superior graphics than the PC's we were using at the end of the 1990's and into the new millennia. All those machines were sold as "real-computers".
Perhaps true. I think I'm not alone in wondering what happened. You see that fine old machine used to run Linux with KDE and surf the WEB just fine. Certainly the machine did not get slower.Or to put it another way, the Pi has comparable power to that PC you scrapped off as unworkable a decade ago.
Some would say that was a distinct advantage. Anyway, why on earth does anyone need FLASH?...lack of Flash makes it very compromised.
A whole bunch more words: Lots of sites (including one that I watch/listen to every day) are Flash only - and likely will never "upgrade" to newer/later technology, so if you don't have Flash, you're SOL. I'd really like to be able to listen to this site on a Pi or something like a Pi, but it is no dice. I'm stuck using an old WinXP box - which, at this point, exists primarily for this one purpose.kosmicken wrote:Two words: Homestar Runner.Anyway, why on earth does anyone need FLASH?
Only for a limited number of devices and it's not officially supported any more. Adobe stopped flash development for mobile devices three years ago and dismissed most of the developers responsible for it.kosmicken wrote:Flash is available for Android.
That will make it particularly difficult to view those sites.Speedwell68 wrote:I count the days until Flash disappears forever.
and then those sites will have evolve or die.Joe Schmoe wrote:That will make it particularly difficult to view those sites.Speedwell68 wrote:I count the days until Flash disappears forever.
I ran into a similar problem with the one radio station I wanted to stream off the net (starting about 2.5 years ago). The station's "play now" used Flash and--therefore--wouldn't run on a Pi. Don't know about now, but back then even gnash wouldn't do the trick. Fortunately, after contacting the station and complaining about their use of Flash, I got pointed to a direct streaming URL and have been streaming that station as part of my alarm clock Pi ever since.Wurlitzer28 wrote:Very recent newbie to the LINUX/Raspberry PI world and have run into this Flash situation about 3 days and numerous hours of failed debugging ago.
Getting through the vindictiveness of some posts this is a great thread especially for newcomers (and there will always be new newcomers).
I have tried all sorts of URL Snooper like programs and my Microsoft Net analysts tools to try and spot the URL which would allow me to use the PI running a Volumio player but no joy.
Had I spotted this thread earlier I would have realized immediately the flash player requirement of the one and only internet radio station I wanted "http://rtoldies.rad.io/#%2Flogin.jsf" was not possible or at least not easy.
While an accomplished Assembly programmer for true multicore/multitasking processors, I would never be so hard on newbies to another hardware/software platform as I am tripping over things many of you did years ago.
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mplayer -ao alsa:device=default http://8343.live.streamtheworld.com:80/KDFCFMAAC_SC