Grrrr! I wish Gnash and YouTube played well together. This is what I get when I try to view a YouTube video with Gnash in Iceweasel on Debian:
I've read that there are workarounds to get Gnash and YouTube to play nicely, but I haven't bothered. I had a binary blob Flash plugin for awhile - it was the alpha version for x8664 linux, but apparently there was a security issue with it, and the x8664 alpha has been discontinued and is no longer available. Ugh!
It seems so preposterous that Adobe is floundering with Flash where Macromedia made mega waves and had incredible penetration - I heard their plug-in was installed in over 90% of all browsers.
With HTML5 on the horizon, Adobe needs to act fast. The open source community has already done so much for and with the SWF format, its time for Adobe to step up to the plate and open up the format!
At least this error page on YouTube is a little more informative:
Ooh! This one is even better:
I tried listening to New World in My View by King Britt.