Comment 12 for bug 723831

Ralph Green (severian) wrote :

This is a really bad idea. Installing the codecs easily would be fine with me. Installing Adobe Flash is an awful idea. First, the license for Adobe Flash is not even close to reasonable. You give up the right to make proper backups of your system, for example. Second, Adobe Flash exposes your system to many vulnerabilities and more are discovered frequently. I don't even run Adobe Flash, and don't miss it. If the goal is to get Youtube working out of the box, there are better alternatives. Firfox 4, which is in Natty supports WebM and Youtube is moving to that, anyway. For the old flash videos, a combination of Greasemonkey, gnash and a greasemonkey script do a pretty good job of Flash and could be polished up a bit.