mplayer suffered the same fate.
Its sad, the bbc did this to mplayer on android, the app worked brilliantly and they only had a serious problem with it after they decided to launched their own flash based (jerky as hell) lag luster effort.
Now because flash for droid is on the way out, they have decided to work around it by offering what appears to be an adobe standalone 22 meg app that is most likely just a bespoke incarnation of flash/air.
Which is a complete joke when other media players that can play xvid/x264/ac3/mp3/dts/stream from smb dont require such a big install.
Its sad, that instead of killing such like projects they cant just bring it in house instead, make sure the download option is limited to x days, drm is not bypassed, the storage container is written into a encrypted and secure file format that only the app can read and just stop listening to adobes lies that its the only secure way to transmit video online, as it isnt...!
Really rmtps, ha its been a wide open for ages give me a break.
As for linux and flash, i use chrome as its built in flash support works everytime for me.