Web Conferencing with Adobe Connect on Linux
Adobe Connect can only be used with rescritions and particular browsers on Linux:
Not all features of Adobe Connect is available on Linux. Currently there is no Adobe Connect browser addon that supports the exteded features of Adobe Connect. The limitations are as follows:
- No Active Desktop Sharing
- Downloading of recordings is not possible
- No Improved audio codec, only G.711 is supported
All other features are supported.
Adobe has discontinued the development of the flash plugin on Linux. The newest version is 11.2, which was published in May 2012. This version is not sufficient for using Adobe Connect. If you try to connect to a meeting with Firefox you will get a timeout.
The latest flash plugin is still being developed for Chrome Browser. So you can install this browser to participate in Adobe Connect meetings.
If you want to use an open source browser, please install Chromium. There is an extra Flash plugin package available on Linux (PepperFlash). On Ubuntu you have to install the packages chromium-browser and pepperflashplugin-nonfree.
Firefox currently can not use the Google Flash plugin because the PPAPI interfaces are not compatible. However, there is a project called Freshplayerplugin to resolve this issue. There are also instructions for Ubuntu on how to install this software. Please note that this project is still in an initial stage.