As the screenshot shows - running an ondemand channel4 programme within firefox and ubuntu (unity).
So how did I do this ... well I used Wine (so please don't hate me!)
This is the recipe for this if you want to try.
- install Wine
- install firefox using winetricks
- manually download flash from Adobe using your normal Ubuntu browser
- install flash using wine.
- launch firefox version of wine and enjoy.
In experimenting I found using the latest Wine (wine 1.7) worked much better than the standard wine 1.6 that is available in the repositories - especially when launching Flash content in fullscreen mode.
The windows firefox display is a bit glitchy - but the import part - the programmes appear to run just fine.
- Install wine 1.7
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging
sudo apt-get install wine-staging-compat winetricks
- Install firefox using winetricks
- Manually download flash
Go to the Adobe website using your Ubuntu browser and download the Windows 7 NPAPI version of flash
- Install flash
- Launch the windows version of firefox
wine start c:\run-firefox.bat
Note - for some reason the windows version of firefox seems to use the same profile as the Ubuntu firefox - so if you are using Adblock software you'll need to disable this in ubuntu. Shutdown firefox in both Windows and Ubuntu and start Windows firefox only.