In one of my earlier posts, I talked about setting up Ubuntu 64-bit on my Dell Studio 17 laptop. I provided some information on how I set up Flash on my system. This solution used the 32-bit release version of Adobe’s Flash plugin and nspluginwrapper to allow the 32-bit plugin to be used with the 64-bit version of Firefox. I had just a few problems with this solution:
- Google Analytics would crash the entire browser if I tried to change the date range.
- Hulu would always take at least a minute to load any video. Full length videos would sometimes take as long as five minutes to load.
- Youtube would often times not work correctly.
- Random parts of certain Flash applications would not work at all.
- The new Hearts of Space Flash player didn’t work.
- All too often, all Flash apps would fail. This resulted in every instance of Flash being replaced with a light-gray background.
Fortunately, I found a great solution to this problem: an actual 64-bit Adobe Flash Plugin.