Anyone know how to run cruncyroll videos without flash.
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Posted 3/3/12
I had just learned that adobe had decided to drop flash player support for Linux. Which is pretty disurbing for me, as my primary computer system run on ubuntu linux. Running Windows is not an option, as it far too underpowered for my needs.

Does anyone know of any flash alterative player that works for crunchyroll, btw Boxee uses flash to play videos.
Posted 3/3/12
Nope.
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Posted 3/3/12
....ubuntu can run flash you just need to go the system apps and search for adobe flash. It will work i have just done it recently myself, it might be flash 10 but just ignore that it works just fine. Also this will depend on your browser of choice if you are using mozzila it will be much easier than running chrome.
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Posted 3/3/12

rsplayer wrote:

I had just learned that adobe had decided to drop flash player support for Linux.

Apparently Google will continue to upgrade the built-in Flash support for Chrome on Linux, so as long as Google doesn't drop support for the Linux version of Chrome (and you don't mind using Chrome when you need Flash support), you should be good for quite some time.

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Also, by dropping support, they just mean they won't release new versions of Flash for Linux. So the old versions will work just fine.

Though HTML5 video playback will probably replace Flash in the future and sites like ours will have to make the transition when appropriate.
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Posted 3/4/12

BasouKazuma wrote: Also, by dropping support, they just mean they won't release new versions of Flash for Linux. So the old versions will work just fine.

Yes, this is the same situation as Mobile Flash ~ anything that works on Mobile Flash 11 will keep working.


Though HTML5 video playback will probably replace Flash in the future and sites like ours will have to make the transition when appropriate.

And since the first step could be a HTML5 video tag as the first fallback if there is no flash support, the "transition" can be done in incremental steps, first for those who don't have Flash, and then possibly down the track to HTML5 video first and flash only as a back-up. Of course, the smoke has not yet cleared on HTML5 DRM for video streaming, so the very first step might be lower resolution optimized for mobile 360p video.
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Posted 3/24/12 , edited 3/24/12
This is going to be a stretch but ... I do know its possible to run Android apps on Linux. Not sure how well it works either. Search your preferred search engine for "How to Run Android Applications on Ubuntu". If that works or you. Get the Crunchyroll app.


Or just spend 50$ and get a Roku.

http://www.roku.com/
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Posted 3/24/12
Use a non-PC device. The videos are using HTML5 for them.
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Posted 4/13/12

BasouKazuma wrote:

Also, by dropping support, they just mean they won't release new versions of Flash for Linux. So the old versions will work just fine.

Though HTML5 video playback will probably replace Flash in the future and sites like ours will have to make the transition when appropriate.


... which will mean that we finally get proper video playback under linux as Flash has never worked properly for video on any of my systems

Any chance this will get tested any time soon?
Posted 4/13/12
You could always dual-boot. But that could be pretty annoying.
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