Re: YouTube on iBook with Wheezy...?
On 01/07/2012 08:22 AM, Jeff Gordon wrote:
The FlashVideoReplacer plugin works as long as you set it as standalone
player. I have it working as such.
Hi, Folks --
Checking the archive of the mail list, I see this is a recurring question. :-)
I've installed Wheezy on my old iBook (G3? G4? not sure) and would love to
find a reasonable way to view YouTube videos on it. I gather the underlying
problem is (1) no Flash plugin expected to be made for PPC architecture, and
(2) Gnash development has stalled out...?
I've tried the FlashVideoReplacer plugin for Firefox/Iceweasel, but that
doesn't seem to work -- no matter which player I've set it for, nothing
happens; I see the file being transferred and cached, but pressing "Play"
only results in the message "Stopped" in less than a second.
It begins to look like HTML5 may, eventually, be the answer...? But it
seems to require something called WebM...? Only, when I follow the link
at YouTube for that and land at the mozilla site, the site will only tell
me I need a newer version of Firefox and won't I please download it now.
If I go ahead and download it, will I have something that will run in
Wheezy on PPC? Or is this a wild goose chase? Aternatively, is there
any other way to acquire WebM? And will _it_ be useful on PPC?