05 May 2007

Flash 9 Problems

As you propably already know Liferea allows to play MP3 enclosures in the application using the XSPF flash player. When you update your local Flash installation to Flash 9 you might see an error message similar to the following when trying to play some MP3.



The error is caused by missing priviledges of the Flash file installed with Liferea. Beginning with Flash 9.0 there seems to be a stricter checking for Flash applets.

The problem will be solved in the upcoming releases 1.2.14 and 1.3.4. If you want to fix the problem yourself you can download the Flash Local Content Updater from Adobe and run the following command to add the missing priviledges:
   $sudo ./LocalContentUpdater -a /usr/share/liferea/media/xspf_player_slim.swf

Please adapt the "/usr" path prefix to match your Liferea installation.
Much thanks go to tsukasa for pointing this out (German blog post).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i cant find a valid email address or other way to cantact you so asking here. can you implement a feature where liferea will go to a folder of your choice (like the 'unread' folder) when started?

Lars said...

From my side there is no plan to add such a feature. I consider the main use case to have Liferea running permanently and just once at the beginning selecting a feed/folder/... IMO is not that uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to disable this feature and revert liferea to the way it used to display enclosures, with the filename displayed and the ability to click on it to save it?

Lars said...

No there isn't. But you could modify the XSLT stylesheet to not use the flash player.