Being Able to Watch History Channel or NETFLIX is a Quality of LIfe Issue

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Doug Hensley

19 Dec, 2016 12:29 AM

Folks, thanks for your hard work with 10.4.FOX. We are using the latest 45.6.0 but our computer is a PowerPC G5 with OS-X 10.5.8 and that is all we have. We have tried to watch the History Channel episodes but they want FLASH PLAYER. We have tried to use a free month trial of NETFLIX but they want us to use SILVERLIGHT. Looks like we are out of service on these two useful programs. I realize you are bouser developing for old PC's but see if you cannot come up with an inhouse solution to these two issues. Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 19 Dec, 2016 07:43 AM

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    I don't have a specific fix in TenFourFox and unfortunately due to the nature of these plugins I'm not ever likely to. However, a tool like SandboxSafari may be able to do so. Please note we don't support it and can't offer specific advice on its use. Read the entire instructions so you understand what it does, doesn't do and can't do.

  2. 2 Posted by Doug Hensley on 19 Dec, 2016 03:00 PM

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    Mr Kaiser, thank you for responding.

    Any idea how Flash technology went to the dark side? As far as I know it was not open source code as Adobe is very proprietary.

    Have a great holiday and thank you for keeping Tenfourfox alive,

    Doug Hensley

    Baton Rouge


  3. 3 Posted by Brian Szemon on 20 Dec, 2016 04:59 AM

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    Unfortunately when Apple made the switch over to Intel all support for flash from adobe stopped as in November, 2010 with release How ever individuals have made hacks to upgrade flash to version 16.1 but these are not recommended as it is a security concern and should be used cautiously. This said the plugin is still out of date for many major news and media sites that still use flash player to deliver video and won't pass the DRM built into flash for secure video. As for Netflix and Silverlight 2.0 their are ways to install it and get it working with a user agent but as I have not tried any of these methods I won't recommend trying.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 20 Dec, 2016 11:07 AM

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    No, neither of them are open source, so there's no way really to maintain them (particularly the DRM components which many of these video sites now require). It's less an issue of them having gone "to the dark side" and more an issue of being completely proprietary by design.

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