"activate for flash video" doesn't work on all websites

Reported by Spyros Kavvadias on 2010-02-14
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Caffeine
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Bug Description

Spyros Kavvadias (thunk) on 2010-02-14
summary: - activate for flash video doesn't work on all websites
+ "activate for flash video" doesn't work on all websites
Isaiah Heyer (freshapplepy) wrote :

This is a known issue, and it is because some flash players don't create a temporary flv file in /tmp.

Michael Heyns (mike-bean-heyns) wrote :

Doesn't work on streaming websites... like aljazeera.com

Phil-ganchev (phil-ganchev) wrote :

It does not work for any web sites because flash-plugin now deletes Flash files after they are downloaded. (Linux processes that have opened a file can still use it after it is deleted.) The file is in memory.

To recognize Flash files, Caffeine can use

 lsof -n | grep Flash

and

 /proc/<processid>/fd

Reuben Thomas (rrt) wrote :

I've removed the Flash support: it's far too much special-case code to support a dying proprietary program.

Changed in caffeine:
status: New → Won't Fix
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