[webkit-help] Flash/Flash Plugin functionality in WebKit (Linux)

Nevo sakur.deagod at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 23:10:51 PDT 2009

Webkit/Gtk will try to look into ~/.mozilla/plugins/ for flash plugin
(Netscape plugin) ,should be libflashplayer.so or you can use Open Source
flash player gnash (I used that :) )

2009/9/17 Elden Armbrust <earmbrust at gmail.com>

> I apologize profusely for my lack of seeking better a reference to how the
> list works.
> My platform is Linux 32-bit (Mepis/Debian) and I'm building against
> clutter-webkit (which is using GLib to interface with WebKit, from the same
> source tree as GTK WebKit.)  Arora (and other WebKit based browsers) are not
> showing Flash embeds at all either.  I could run a debug on the process(es)
> but I'm not receiving any kind of error output from any of the offending
> binaries.  I will look into the GTK interface to see if there is a way to
> specify/retrieve more information for plugins that may remedy the situation.
> -Elden
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Ariya Hidayat <ariya.hidayat at gmail.com>wrote:
>> > Maybe I'm missing it (most likey, since others seem to have it working)
>> but
>> > I can't seem to find a/the way to get flash working in my C WebKit
>> > program(s).  There's no error being reported that I'm aware of, it's
>> just
>> > simply not embedded into the rendered page at all.  I'm guessing that
>> the
>> > necessary plugin is simply not being loaded whatsoever.  So my question
>> to
>> > everyone here is: What is the proper way to get flash working in WebKit
>> on
>> > Linux? Are there certain functions I have to call?  Command line
>> arguments?
>> > Special locations for files?  Thanks in advance.
>> Please also read
>> https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-help/2009-August/000146.html
>> carefully first. Detailed information (port, compiler, platform, etc)
>> helps a lot, especially with plugins (32-bit and 64-bit can make a
>> huge difference).
>> At least on the Qt port, there are several plugin directories which
>> will be searched. Refer to http://doc.trolltech.com/4.5/qtwebkit.html
>> for details.
>> Often you also need to "activate" the plugin support in the settings.
>> I assume you use webkit-gtk, so search for plugin-related settings in
>> its API.
>> You might also want to use your debugging skills to breakpoint and
>> trace the problem right from the plugin code in WebCore/plugins, for
>> example starting from the PluginDatabase class.
>> --
>> Ariya Hidayat
>> http://www.linkedin.com/in/ariyahidayat
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