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do ipads have adobe flash player?

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ElGatoNegroXIII Calculating status...
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Apr 16, 2011 9:26 PM

I was wondering if ipads have adobe flash player like you canplay in the internet and watch videos without it being apple before i actually buy an ipad,

iPad 2
  • fanboy512 Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:28 PM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    No iOS device supports Flash. Most site are changing to be iOS compatible.

  • Cha-Ching Calculating status...
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:29 PM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    There is an app that has another web browser (primarily meant for the iPhone and iPad) that does support flash. Search for "web browser" in the app store.

  • anilsudhakaran Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:42 PM (in response to Cha-Ching)

    It's not like playing flash video in your browser. They have to first detect flash video and then process it on their server and provide it in .h264 format in a separate window for it to be playable on iOS devices. Also not all flash videos play through these browsers.

  • Cha-Ching Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:30 PM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    Try Skyfire Web Browser for iPad.....it should read Flash.....so yes....iPads can do Flash videos.

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    Apr 16, 2011 11:33 PM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    Per Steve Jobs' comment here, Flash is not something that the iOS devices will support. Since Flash is not an open standard (HTML5 is, Adobe Flash is not), Apple doesn't want to be dependent on a single 3rd party developer who can change the specs and requirements at any time. With HTML5, however, you get the same streaming capabilities of videos (such as YouTube, etc.) and a few games. However, you have to use a 3rd party app that essentially visits the Flash page/content for you, and then streams it to your device. It's slower and a bit of a hack/work-around, so you may want to look around for what's best for you.

  • TechPR Calculating status...
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:35 PM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    @ElGatoNegroXIII The iPad do not run (native) Adobe Flash and Apple made the best decision for performance and security. Apple is pushing the future of the Web and the name is HTML5.

     

    @fanboy512 The sites are not changing to be iOS compatible, is also changing for ALL devices that are HTML5 capable like most modern Android and Windows Phone 7 devices, not just for iOS devices.

     

    One single example from many is Adobe just announced HTTP Live Streaming (a protocol developed by Apple) to the Adobe Flash Media Server so all iOS or any HTML5 device including the Motorola Xoom can stream Live or On Demand video using this Media Streaming protocol when Flash is not available. There is a video by Adobe demonstrating this on both the iPad and Xoom.

     

    I'am a web developer and I and tell you this is going to the right direction.

  • Stefanito Calculating status...
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:39 PM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    The answer to your question is NO.

  • DigitalAssasin5 Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:45 AM (in response to ElGatoNegroXIII)

    Most critics point out that apple does not support flash player and just stop there. True, apple does not have flash capability, BUT you can still get a flash enabled browser from the App Store. There are a lot of flash browsers options including the following [apps]: iswifter, photon, puffin and (maybe)skyfire. I use puffin and it works very well for me.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,110 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to DigitalAssasin5)

    Do you realize you are responding to a thread last posted to in 2011?

  • DigitalAssasin5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to James Ward4)

    let teh n00bs b noobs. =P

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  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,110 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 4:49 AM (in response to DigitalAssasin5)

     

    Well, Noobs can learn. Resurrecting old theads presents a couple of issues:

    • The OP is probably long gone and won't benefit from further discussion
    • The issue discussed (although admittedly not n this case) was likely associated with a previous version of iOS, and potentially could no longer apply

    You participation is appreciated, but lets tackle current posts and issues.

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