Thanks for the new trouble ticket. I am a facebook user and
like to view my and other videos. Only in the last month have I
message on firefox telling me to update flash player. The
does not work on the old power PC mini mac, only intel
architecture. I was hoping 10 four would allow
me to play the data behind the php code and as you say not all
Facebook is supported. It seems more and more applications are
dependent on intel architecture.
Like the Australia Tax Office tax return program. I have Dell
beside my desk that would install a new linux. Would firefox or
10_04 play facebook videos on that.
It already has windows XP and a corrupted SUSE 10.2. I really do
not want to be force to buy a new minimac yet.
Raymond, all Facebook videos as far as I know require the Flash
plugin (embedded YouTube videos can be watched on YouTube with
HTML5, though). Even if plugins were supported in TenFourFox, FB
videos still wouldn't work because they require Flash 10.2 or later
(maybe even 11.0 by now). The final Flash version for PPC Macs is
Now what can you do?
download the video using this website: http://www.downvids.net and watch it
offline. It can download the HD version also, and it can even
download private videos without breaching anyone's password
Regarding the QuickTime Enabler: If you try the QuickTime
Enabler to "Open Link in QuickTime" directly in your newsfeed, it
will try to load the .php website (e.g. https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10151706694026241)
that has the video embedded. There seems to be a Flash container
and a plain .mp4 video inside the Flash container. The URL for the
.mp4 is given in the source, but scrambled in a way QuickTime
doesn't understand, e.g.
This is something a human or a machine can reconstruct into a real
which could be fed into QuickTime if Facebook didn't add
some authorization (?) stuff after the .mp4 bit. I think Facebook
video support (in the way YouTube is supported) will be very hard
or impossible to implement in the QuickTime Enabler.
And yes, Firefox on x86 Linux will play Facebook videos because
Adobe supports Flash for this platform. The latest version is