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).