Negative thing with Mint & MX

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chzuck
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Negative thing with Mint & MX

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As a newbie there is one thing that has really frustrated me. Neither Mint or MX support streaming video or audio. Neither will play some of the videos that are on Facebook. I keep getting a warning that I need Flash installed or updated. Today I wanted to listen to a college football game that uses Stretchinternet.com and the same thing, warning that I need to install Adobe Flash 10 something. I have tried several browsers - Chromium, Seamonkey, Iceweasel, and Midori. Are there other means out there that I do not know about?
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Re: Negative thing with Mint & MX

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I think chrome might be able to do it. Google does flash now so it might be able to play these things.
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Google Chrome (not Chromium - or have I got that backwards?) has the latest Flash built into it. You can also install Pipelight if you want to have the latest Flash available in other browsers. With some sites you might also have to install a user agent switcher plugin and tell them you're using a different browser or operating system.
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When using Chromium you have to install flash plugin since (unlike Chrome) it does not come with it.

In terminal:
sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

I just tested some random stretchinternet.com live stream and I can watch a game no problem. Works fine with Firefox out of the box as well but I prefer Chromium since it is faster.
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