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Running shockwave videos on 64 bit LM17 Cinnamon

Postby bigal on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:39 pm

[Solved] Running shockwave videos on 64 bit LM17 Cinnamon

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LM 17 Cinnamon v 2.2.13
Kernel 3.13.0-24-generic
Processor i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz x 4
Memory 1479.5 GB
Graphics card Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
NVIDIA Corp GK107M [GeForce GT 650M}

I need to play a lot of instructional videos for my training course. They are all in SWF (small web format?) format. I have a default installation so only have 'Video' and 'VLC Media Player' available. Using 'Video' I get the following message

Required plugin could not be found

Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: application/x-shockwave-flash decoder


I have read this post

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=149361&p=781331&hilit=shockwave#p781331


but as my machine is a Samsung I am not sure if the instructions are relevant. Is it possible to run any of these shockwave moves without too much fiddling about?
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Re: Running shockwave videos on 64 bit LM17 Cinnamon

Postby dsabadell on Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:17 am

I had the same problem. This has a simple solution:

1.- Open Mint package manager and install ia32-lib. This library makes 32 bits apps work in 64 bits linux. (Well, at least I can say it makes flashplayer work).
2.- Download flashplayer file (flashplayer_11_sa.i386.tar.gz, and yes, it's 32 bits) from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
3.- Unzip and move the file to desktop.
4.- Right click on flashplayer files, click on properties, and make the file executable in the second tab.
5.- Double-click the flashplayer file in the desktop.

There it is! You can open swf files now from the file menu.
It's version 11 so it's not as up-to-date as windows or mac version. They are in version 14. Adobe doesn't release the newer versions for Linux anymore, only security updates.
Hope this helps. :wink:

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Re: Running shockwave videos on 64 bit LM17 Cinnamon

Postby bigal on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi dsabadell,

Thank you for picking up on what is quite an old thread. I have followed through up to and but am getting a bit stuck at this point despite the clarity of your help. I am reading through the readme contained in the downloaded file and will sort that out before making another cry for help.

Cheers for now

Alan
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