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Isn't the use of Flash on this site ill-advised? There are more open video formats, that I am sure will be favored more in the open source community. PS. I am on OSX (the latest), with Flash Player (temporary unblocked for this site) at the very latest version, but no cigar.

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Sorry for reporting this user and deleting the post. At the time I couldn't see the relevance of the question. No offence intended.

(26 Mar '14, 08:30) grahamb ♦

Where is the site trying to play video, exactly? As far as I can tell from grepping the OSQA sources the only place it uses flash is to automatically copy text using ZeroClipboard. There isn't a good cross-platform way to copy text using pure JavaScript so unfortunately Flash is the best option at the present time.

(BTW, what leads you to think this site is Linux-centric? The majority of our users are on Windows but a significant portion use Linux and OS X.)

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